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'Act of terror' downed Russian plane

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 10:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's security chief says a bomb destroyed the Russian Airbus plane in Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board.
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'Alarm lapse' in Van Gogh theft

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 15:31
related places: Cairo

None of the alarms and just a few security cameras were working at the Cairo museum from which a Van Gogh painting was stolen, Egyptian officials say.
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'Benghazi suspect' dies in Cairo

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 22:57
related places: Cairo

A suspect in the attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi dies after a firefight with security services in Cairo, officials say.
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'Bomb' alert on UK-Egypt flight

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 1:47
related countries: Greece Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A plane travelling from the UK to Egypt is diverted to Greece after a note containing the word "bomb" was apparently found on board.
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'Child bride' inquiry in Nigeria

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 16:34
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's Senate orders an investigation into reports that one of its members has married a 13-year-old Egyptian girl.
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'Day of departure' rally in Cairo

Friday, February 4th 2011, 20:59
related places: Cairo

Tens of thousands attend a rally in Cairo to reinforce their demand for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down immediately.
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'Deadly' train collision in Egypt

Saturday, October 24th 2009, 18:04
related places: Cairo

Two passenger trains collide near the Egyptian capital, Cairo, causing deaths and injuries, medical and security officials say.
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'Dozens detained secretly' in Egypt

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 10:27

Dozens of people in Egypt have apparently disappeared after being detained secretly by the security forces, Human Rights Watch says.
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'Egypt abuse caused' Hamas death

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 13:05

Palestinian militant group Hamas accuses Egyptian prison guards of torturing to death the brother of its spokesmen.
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'Egypt border gunmen' found dead

Monday, August 6th 2012, 14:22
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says it has found the bodies of eight gunmen who attacked a checkpoint on the border with Egypt, killing 16 Egyptian policemen.
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'Egypt video' Zimbabweans freed

Monday, March 7th 2011, 17:23

Thirty-eight Zimbabweans arrested last month for discussing an Egypt-style uprising are freed but eight remain in custody, their lawyer says.
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'Eight accused' over King Tut's beard

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 22:11

Egyptian prosecutors are reported to have referred eight museum employees for trial over a botched reattachment of the beard on the burial mask of the pharaoh, Tutankhamun.
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'Find of century' for Egyptology

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 10:27

Egyptologists say they have identified the 3,000-year-old mummy of Egypt's most powerful female ruler.
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Tuesday, May 23rd 2006, 14:30

A group blamed for recent attacks in the Sinai peninsula had support from Palestinian militants, Egypt says.
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'Harassment' mars Egyptian vote

Monday, June 11th 2007, 15:06

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood accuses authorities of harassment and widescale irregularities during voting.
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'High chance' of chamber in Tut's tomb

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 11:48

Egyptian officials say they now think it is "90% likely" that there is a hidden chamber in King Tutankhamun's tomb.
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'IS attack' kills 13 in Egypt's Sinai

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 21:45

The Islamic State (IS) group has said it carried out an attack that killed at least 13 policemen in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula.
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'Justice served'

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 21:11
related countries: Germany Germany

Egypt reacts to Germany's 'veil martyr' verdict
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'Massive gas discovery' off Egypt coast

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 14:33
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian energy group Eni says it has found one of the world's largest natural gas fields off Egypt's coast.
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'Moment of truth' for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Friday, March 30th 2012, 0:08

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood on verge of power but bitterly split
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'Mossad' trial resumes in Cairo

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 12:23
related countries: Canada Canada, Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

The trial has resumed in Cairo of an Egyptian-Canadian dual national accused of spying for Israel.
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'My Egyptian military household'

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 19:54

Growing up in an Egyptian army household
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'Mystery campaign'

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 22:51

Who's promoting Hosni Mubarak's son as Egypt's next leader?
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'Near miss' on JFK airport runway

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 15:51

A Lufthansa jet aborts a take off from New York's JFK airport after an Egyptian plane on the ground strays too close to the runway.
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'No decision' on Brotherhood status

Friday, September 6th 2013, 17:15

Egypt's government denies state media reports that the social solidarity ministry has decided to revoke the Muslim Brotherhood's legal status.
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'No evidence of terror' in Sinai crash

Monday, December 14th 2015, 11:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Egypt says it has not yet found evidence that terrorists caused a Russian jet to crash in Sinai in October, killing all those on board.
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'No police role' in student's death

Monday, February 8th 2016, 18:34
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Cairo

Egypt's interior minister rejects accusations that security forces were involved in the killing of an Italian student in Cairo.
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'No progress' in Mid-East talks

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 16:30
related countries: West Bank West Bank

During a rare visit to the West Bank, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit says there has been no breakthrough in efforts to revive Mid-East peace talks.
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'No SOS call' from Sinai crash plane

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 20:59
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian aircraft did not lodge an SOS call or report any problems before crashing in the Sinai peninsula, killing 224 people, an Egyptian minister says.
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'No survivors' in Sinai airline crash

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 18:02
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian airliner crashes in Sinai killing all 224 people on board - rescuers describe a "tragic scene" with bodies of victims strapped in their seats.
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'Nuclear spy' arrested in Egypt

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 12:48
related countries: Israel Israel

Egyptian authorities say they have arrested an engineer from the state nuclear agency for spying for Israel.
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'Nuclear spy' arrested in Egypt

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 11:06
related countries: Israel Israel

Egyptian authorities say they have arrested an engineer from the state nuclear agency for spying for Israel.
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'Pro-Morsi' footballer assets seized

Friday, May 8th 2015, 14:53

The Egyptian authorities seize ex-footballer Mohamed Aboutrika's assets, amid claims he helped fund banned Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood.
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'Remarkable scenes' in Cairo

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 13:57
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Cairo

Anti-government protests have broken out in Egypt after an internet campaign inspired by the uprising in Tunisia.
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'Scores killed' at Egypt protest

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 15:16
related places: Cairo

More than 100 people are reported killed in clashes at a protest held by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo.
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'Secret policeman' grabbed in Alexandria

Friday, February 4th 2011, 18:27
related places: Alexandria

The BBC's Wyre Davies has witnessed a 'secret policeman' being targeted amid protests in Egypt's second city, Alexandria
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'Several sharks' in Egypt attacks

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

Sharks of different species are behind a series of attacks on tourists at Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, a US investigator says.
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'Small cell' behind Cairo blast

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 11:58
related places: Cairo

Egyptian police are holding three suspects over the Cairo bombing that killed one person and injured 20, officials say.
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'Some protesters simply curious'

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 16:56

Anti-government protests continue in Egypt, with more people coming down to Tahrir Square 'out of curiosity' according to one protester, Ali Abdel Kader.
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'Spider-Man' tackles life in Cairo

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 11:09
related places: Cairo

Photos of the superhero out and about in Cairo go viral, as those behind it say they want to highlight daily problems.
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'Surge' in Egypt forces' sex attacks

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 8:58

Egyptian security forces are using sexual violence against detainees on a massive scale, according to human rights campaigners.
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'Thousands evicted' in Egypt's Sinai

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 9:43

Egypt has illegally evicted and demolished the homes of 3,200 families in the Sinai peninsula to make way for a buffer zone, Human Rights Watch says.
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'Today Egypt will be free or we die here'

Monday, January 31st 2011, 14:04
related places: Cairo

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in central Cairo for a seventh day of protest, but President Mubarak is showing no sign of stepping down.
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'Torture in Sinai' for Eritreans

Friday, May 13th 2011, 10:32

Up to 400 people, mainly Eritreans, are currently being held captive for ransom and tortured by people-traffickers in Egypt's Sinai desert, a Catholic priest tells the BBC.
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'Torture' victim jailed in Egypt

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 16:33

An Egyptian man filmed being sexually assaulted in jail is imprisoned on charges related to the same incident.
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'Vast' tomb found south of Cairo

Monday, January 4th 2010, 18:38
related places: Cairo

Archaeologists in Egypt say they have found the largest known tomb in the ancient necropolis of Sakkara, to the south of Cairo.
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#FreeSpeechStories: Why was one death singled out in Egypt?

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 11:38

Why one protester's death went big on social media
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A close shave at the Cairo barber's

Sunday, June 24th 2007, 12:06
related places: Cairo

Middle East producer Jon Donnison is surprised by his first visit to a barber in Egypt.
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A presidential democracy without a president

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 0:17

Egypt's presidential democracy without a president
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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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Abbas forces get weapons

Friday, December 29th 2006, 10:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Forces loyal to PA President Mahmoud Abbas receive an arms shipment from Egypt with Israeli approval.
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Abbas to attend Gaza truce talks

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 9:29

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas goes to Egypt to try to secure a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, following fresh strikes.
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Abducted Western tourists freed

Monday, September 29th 2008, 14:40

Eleven Europeans are freed in an operation near Sudan's border with Chad, 10 days after being kidnapped in Egypt.
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