Cairo

Cairo is both daunting and exhilarating. With a population of more than 17 million, Egypt's capital city is crowded, noisy and polluted. It is also one of the most vibrant and complex cities in the world. Skyscrapers and five-star hotels loom over the River Nile, mosques fill even the most westernis...

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Egyptian court quashes transfer of Red Sea Islands

Court overturns Egypt's decision to cede Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The Egyptian government is set to appeal a court's nullification of its controversial decision in April to cede two strateg...
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Second phase of Egyptian elections

Low voter turnout for Egypt’s parliamentary elections. The second round of Egypt’s two-part parliamentary elections ended on 23 November, following two days of low voter turnout. The elections,...
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First round of Egyptian elections ends

Low turnout in first phase of Egypt's parliamentary elections. The first round of Egypt's two-part parliamentary elections ended on 19 October, following two days of extremely low turnout in the st...
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Egypt government resigns

Move follows arrest of agriculture minister amid corruption enquiry. Egypt's prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab and his cabinet resigned on 12 September, days after the country's agriculture minister w...
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Egypt to hold parliament elections in October and November

Nation sets election date after three years without parliament Egypt is to hold parliamentary elections in two stages in October and November after being without a parliament since it was dissolved...
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Egypt amends election law

President paves way for parliamentary elections An amendment to Egypt's laws regulating electoral constituencies has now been ratified by Egyptian president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. The amended la...
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Morsi sentenced to death

Former Egyptian leader currently serving 20-year sentence Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to death by a Cairo court, on charges of breaking out of prison during Egypt&rs...
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Morsi sentenced to 20 years in jail

 Former Egyptian leader expected to appeal verdict Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a criminal court in Cairo on 21 April. Morsi was convicted i...
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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign deal over Nile dam

Leaders sign agreement over Nile water resources Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed an initial agreement over Nile water resources as Addis Ababa continues with its $6 billion Grand Ethiopian R...
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Egyptian prosecutors request death penalty for Morsi

Dozens arrested at anti-government rally in Cairo Egyptian prosecutors asked for the death penalty for ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi and 35 other Muslim Brotherhood figures including it...
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Death sentences for senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Court sentences Brotherhood leader to life in prison An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 10 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures, eight of them in absentia, including Abdel-Rahman al-...
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Sisi takes office as Egyptian president

Low key reception from West at Cairo ceremony Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as Egypt's new president on 8 June following last month's landslide election in which he received 97 per cent of the...
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Egypt votes for new president

El-Sissi expected to win easily Egyptians vote for a new president on 26 and 27 May, two years after Islamist Mohammed Morsi became the nation's first democratically elected leader. The electio...
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Sisi says Muslim Brotherhood will not return

First interview of Sisi's campaign Egyptian presidential candidate and former military chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said the Muslim Brotherhood will never return as an organisation, accusing it of u...
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Sisi enters Egyptian presidential race

Former army chief pledges fight against militancy Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced his resignation as Egypt's military chief and declared his candicacy for a presidential election...
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Morsi supporters sentenced by Egyptian court

Largest capital punishment case in modern Egypt An Egyptian court has sentenced 529 members of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood to death, in what is the country's largest capital punishment case o...
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Egyptians vote to rewrite constitution

Landslide approval for referendum on constitution Over 98 per cent of Egyptian voters have backed the referendum held on 14-15 January for a new constitution. The results were announced as a suc...
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Morsi trial postponed until 1 February

Decision comes days before major constitutional referendum The trial of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi on charges of inciting the murder of protesters was adjourned on 8 January u...
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Morsi faces new trial on terror charges

Ousted president faces a number of upcoming trials Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi goes on trial on 23 December on charges of fraud connected with his Muslim Brotherhood's economic and so...
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Egypt and Turkey downgrade diplomatic relations

Cairo reacts following repeated criticism by Turkey Egypt expelled Turkey's ambassador from Cairo on 23 November over Turkey's continued “interference” in Egyptian internal affairs, promp...