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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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FIFA rules Cairo safe for World Cup qualifier

First international match since overthrow of Mubarak in 2011 FIFA, the international football governing body, has ruled that Cairo is safe to host the World Cup play-off between Egypt and Ghana on...
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Resumption of some Cairo train services

A number of train services began operating out of Cairo's Ramses station again on 22 October, following a 10-week stoppage ordered by the Egyptian interior ministry over security concerns. About 28...
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Over 50 dead in clashes in Egypt

Rival factions clash during national holiday At least 50 people were killed in clashes across Egypt as supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi clashed with security forces on 6 Octobe...
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Cairo court bans Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered the confiscation of its assets, following a ruling in Cairo on 23 September. The order marks a major escalation in the crackdown on the...
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US embassy Cairo changes visa application process

The visa application process at the US embassy in Cairo is set to change from 4 October with a transition period in effect from 15 September. The new system is part of the Cairo embassy's efforts t...

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