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Egypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romances

Monday, November 24th 2014, 0:24

The dangers faced by interfaith Egyptian couples
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Greste family appeal to Egypt's Sisi

Friday, November 21st 2014, 7:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The parents of jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste make a direct appeal to Egypt's President Sisi for his release.
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VIDEO: Cairollers: Roller derby Cairo style

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 23:53
related places: Cairo

Roller derby changing lives for Egyptian women
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Egypt 'considers Al-Jazeera pardons'

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 18:32

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the possibility of granting pardons to two of the three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists is being considered.
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Two cleared in landmark FGM case

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 18:16

The doctor and father of a 13-year-old who died after allegedly undergoing female genital mutilation are cleared in a landmark trial in Egypt.
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VIDEO: Egyptian street art movement

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 11:49

In the wake of uprisings in the Arab region since 2011, the street art movement has been gaining momentum employed as a means to address not only political issues, but also social problems in the society.
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Egypt radio bans 'critical' singer

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 18:08

Egyptian state radio has banned the songs of popular singer Hamza Namira from its airwaves, officials say, because they criticise the authorities.
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Egypt civilians die in Sinai clashes

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 11:18

Ten people, most of them civilians, have been killed in clashes between Islamist militants and soldiers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, officials say.
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Egyptian woman dies of bird flu

Monday, November 17th 2014, 20:21

An Egyptian woman becomes the second person to die of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in the country in 2014, after contact with infected poultry.
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VIDEO: Car bombs in Libyan capital Tripoli

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 17:11
related countries: Libya Libya, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Tripoli

Two car bombs are set off in the Libyan capital Tripoli, appearing to target the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies.
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Egypt sailors missing after attack

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 14:57

Eight navy personnel are missing after dozens of gunmen attacked an Egyptian navy ship in the Mediterranean, officials say.
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Egypt militants pledge loyalty to IS

Monday, November 10th 2014, 16:17

Egyptian militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis pledges allegiance to radical Islamist group Islamic State, saying it offers them a "new dawn".
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Egypt rights record under fire at UN

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 19:22

Egypt is strongly criticised by Western countries and right groups during a regular review of member states at the UN Human Rights Council.
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Trade deals to ease River Nile row

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 13:27
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

Egypt and Ethiopia sign a series of trade agreements in Addis Ababa which could help smooth diplomatic tensions over use of the River Nile waters.
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Egypt jails 'gay wedding video' men

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 12:37

Egypt court sentences eight men to three years in prison for appearing in a video alleged to be of a gay marriage.
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Egypt destroys homes for Gaza buffer

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 18:17
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Egypt begins demolishing homes along its border with Gaza as part of a planned 500m buffer zone intended to prevent weapons smuggling.
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Egypt 'plans Gaza smuggling buffer'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 23:22
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Egypt is reportedly planning a 500m buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip to block the smuggling of weapons.
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VIDEO: 'I left my fiancée to be a barber'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 18:49

A hairdresser in Egypt says she is proving people in Egypt who think a woman who works as a hairdresser is not decent wrong.
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VIDEO: Egypt FM on Greste imprisonment

Monday, October 27th 2014, 18:31

Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shukry talks to the BBC's Frank Gardner about the fight against so-called Islamic State and the convictions of three Al-Jazeera journalists.
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Egypt gives new powers to military

Monday, October 27th 2014, 18:17

The Egyptian leader authorises the military to protect state facilities after jihadists killed more than 30 soldiers last week.
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Egypt jails 23 activists for protest

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 15:30

Activists accused of violating a controversial protest law are sentenced to three years in jail by an Egyptian court.
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Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 12:03

Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.
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Egypt: 29 killed in Sinai attacks

Friday, October 24th 2014, 19:32

At least 29 Egyptian soldiers are killed in a suspected jihadist car bomb attack and a shooting, Egyptian officials say.
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VIDEO: Egypt's battle to end FGM

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 14:37

A court date is set for a verdict in Egypt's landmark trial in a case of female genital mutilation (FGM).
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Egypt 'sets appeal' for journalists

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 15:46

An appeal against the sentences of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists will be heard by an Egyptian court on 1 January, relatives say.
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Carter Center shuts office in Egypt

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 13:37
related countries: United States United States

A rights group founded by former US President Jimmy Carter has closed its office in Egypt citing restrictions on democratic freedoms.
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Minibus collision kills 30 in Egypt

Monday, October 13th 2014, 11:06

Three minibuses are involved in a collision in southern Egypt, killing at least 30 people and injuring more than a dozen, security sources say.
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Donors offer $5.4bn for Palestinians

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 22:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Donors at a Cairo conference pledge $5.4bn (£3.4bn) in aid to the Palestinians, after the 50-day Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas.
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Coptic landmark restored in Cairo

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 16:48
related places: Cairo

The restoration of one of Egypt's oldest Coptic Christian churches, the Virgin Mary church in Cairo, is completed after 16 years.
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Hosni Mubarak verdict postponed

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 10:48

A verdict is postponed in the retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who faces charges of ordering the killing of protesters.
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Unity government 'to return to Gaza'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 18:22
related places: Cairo

Palestinian negotiators in Cairo say they have agreed a "comprehensive" deal for a national unity government to take responsibility for running Gaza.
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Deadly Egypt military aircraft crash

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 13:05

A military aircraft has crashed in Egypt, killing six crew, state TV reports.
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VIDEO: At scene of Cairo bomb blast

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 11:54
related places: Cairo

A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo has killed at least two police officers, security officials say.
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Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 9:43
related places: Cairo

A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least two police officers, security officials say.
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Guilty plea in US embassy bombings

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 1:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Tanzania Tanzania, United States United States
related places: New York

An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.
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VIDEO: Guilty pleas in US embassy bombings

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 1:45
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Tanzania Tanzania, United States United States
related places: New York

An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York.
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VIDEO: Egypt's last Jews: 'We are dying'

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 5:27

The Jewish community in Egypt is on the verge of disappearing - up until the 1950s, as many as 100,000 Jews called the country home - now, just 12 remain.
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Six police killed in Egypt bombing

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 7:47

Six Egyptian policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai peninsula, the interior ministry says.
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Egypt activist to be freed on bail

Monday, September 15th 2014, 15:13

An Egyptian court orders the release on bail of one of the country's most prominent pro-democracy activists, Alaa Abdul Fattah.
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Egypt key to fighting IS - Kerry

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 15:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States

Egypt has a key role to play in countering Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry says on a visit to Cairo.
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Egypt orphanage manager jailed

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 17:30
related places: Cairo

A court in Egypt sentences the head of a Cairo orphanage to three years in prison for assaulting children in his care and endangering their lives.
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Arrests over Egypt 'gay wedding'

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 12:50

The Egyptian authorities arrest seven men accused of appearing in a video apparently showing a gay wedding.
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Morsi charged over Qatar files leak

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 13:59
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Egypt charges ousted President Mohammed Morsi with the handing over of secret files to Qatar, state media report.
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Power cut disrupts Cairo rush hour

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 10:40
related places: Cairo

A power cut triggers blackouts across most of Cairo, causing major disruption across the Egyptian capital at the height of the morning rush hour.
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Egypt police killed in Sinai attack

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 11:38

At least 11 policemen have been killed in a bomb attack on a convoy in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, officials say.
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Egypt Brotherhood death sentence cut

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 14:34

The head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has one death sentence commuted to life in prison, but still faces another death penalty.
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Morsi investigated over 'Qatar leak'

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 17:00
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Egypt has opened an investigation into ousted President Mohammed Morsi for allegedly handing over secret files to Qatar, state media report.
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US alarm at air strikes on Libya

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 9:59
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

American officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya that targeted Islamist-linked militia last week and that the US was not consulted.
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Gaza deaths as fresh fire traded

Monday, August 25th 2014, 16:24
related countries: Israel Israel

At least eight Palestinians in Gaza are killed by Israeli air strikes amid ongoing rocket attacks on Israel, as Egyptian mediators reportedly propose a new ceasefire deal.
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Abbas and Egypt urge new Gaza talks

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 23:27
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas joins Egypt to urge Israel and Hamas to start fresh talks, as a 12-storey Gaza building is destroyed in air strikes.
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Tour buses collide near Egypt resort

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 6:29

Two tourist buses collide near Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured, officials say.
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Egypt urges US restraint in Ferguson

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 14:53
related countries: China China, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Ferguson

The Egyptian foreign ministry has criticised the US police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following similar criticism from Iran and China.
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Gaza ceasefire 'extended by a day'

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 13:02
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

The five-day Gaza ceasefire is extended for a further 24 hours after talks in Cairo, Palestinian and Israeli officials tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: House prices mean life in a cemetery

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 11:29
related places: Cairo

In the Egyptian capital, Cairo, rising prices have forced almost two million people out of their homes over the years, and many now live in cemeteries.
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