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Egypt releases Australian journalist

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste leaves Cairo after 400 days in jail Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released “unconditionally” from Cairo's notorious Tora prison on 2 Februar...
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Islamic militants kill at least 30 in Sinai

Egyptian military targeted by attacks Islamic State’s Egypt wing has claimed responsibility for killing at least 30 security personnel in four separate attacks in the North Sinai and Suez pro...
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Britain and Canada close embassies in Cairo

Move prompted by security concerns The British and Canadian embassies in Cairo closed to the public on 8 December over security fears and will remain shut until further notice. Following a reques...
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Egypt court dismisses charges against Mubarak

Former Egyptian president cleared of killing of protesters in 2011 uprising A court in Cairo has dropped its case against deposed former president Hosni Mubarak, his interior minister Habib al-Adl...
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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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Bomb explodes near Cairo supreme court

Dozen injured in attack in downtown Cairo A dozen people were injured after a homemade bomb exploded near the supreme court in downtown Cairo during the night of 14 October, according to the count...
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Cairo brings forward Ethiopia dam meeting

Second panel meeting over contentious dam Egypt has brought forward a second meeting of a tripartite technical panel on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the river Nile, from 20-21 October to...
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Cairo’s painted satellite dishes

Splash of colour across Cairo rooftops Cairo's skyline is being enlivened thanks to the efforts of an American author and filmmaker who has launched the Cairo Dish-Painting Initiative. The art...
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Cairo to boost security at tourist sites

New measures aimed at boosting tourism Egypt is to increase its security around major tourist sites in an effort to relaunch the country's flagging tourism sector. The measures include increase...
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Cairo Opera to donate funds to Suez Canal corridor

Egypt picks consortium for Suez corridor masterplan The Cairo Opera House has announced that it will donate funds from a series of monthly concerts to the “Long Live Egypt” project to r...
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Egypt's tourism continues decline

Tourist numbers in June drop over 20 per cent since last year The numbers of tourists visiting Egypt in June has fallen over 20 per cent compared to the same month last year, according to data rel...
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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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Egypt sentences foreign journalists

Imprisonment of al-Jazeera reporters causes international outcry Three al-Jazeera journalists received lengthy jail terms after being convicted of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood moveme...
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New tourist tax at Cairo airport

Tax applies to tourists leaving Egypt via Cairo Airport Tourists leaving Cairo airport will now be charged $25 at Cairo International Airport, in a move that commentators suggest will further hit...
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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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Mass death sentence for Muslim Brotherhood supporters

Brotherhood leader among 683 men facing death sentence An Egyptian court has recommended the death sentence for 683 members of the Muslim Brotherhood including Mohamed Badie, the leader of the outl...
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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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