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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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Cairo’s landmark remains closed

Workers at the Cairo Tower fear for their jobs The 120 workers at the Cairo’s Tower fear for their employment at the city’s landmark tower which has now been closed since the end of Jan...
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New Cairo museum under construction

Museum will be first to showcase evolution of Egyptian civilisation The new National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) in Cairo, currently under construction, is expected to be partially opened...
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Journalists' trial adjourned in Cairo

Concerns raised over freedom of speech in Egypt Egypt's high-profile trial of 20 journalists on terror-related charges has been adjourned until 5 March, after a court hearing in Cairo's Tora Prison...
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Cairo film festival to return in November

Film festival resumes after last year's cancellation The 36th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival is scheduled to take place from 9-18 November this year, according to the festival's pre...
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Cairo stadium to host African Super Cup

Al Ahly request authorities to allow fans to attend Cairo International Stadium is to host the African Super Cup between local side Al Ahly and Tunisia's Sfaxien on 22 February, according to the C...
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Islamic Museum in Cairo seriously damaged

Weekend of violence prompts Egypt to call early presidential elections The Museum of Islamic Art in central Cairo was extensively damaged when a car bomb exploded outside the adjacent police headq...
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Calls for Egypt to release journalists

Jailed journalists face terrorism charges Senior media correspondents around the world have demanded that Egypt release a number of journalists, some of whom they say have been "detained arbitrarily"...
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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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Snow in Cairo

Students protest in Cairo and across Egypt Cairo has had its first snow in 112 years, blanketing the city's suburbs as well as some of its most famous sites such as the Sphinx in Giza south-west of...
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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...
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Morsi trial adjourned until January

Ousted leader insists he remains president The trial of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has been adjourned until 8 January, following chaotic scenes at a criminal court hearing on 4 Novem...

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