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Egypt army chief warns of

The Egyptian defence minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has warned that Egypt's ongoing political, economic and social crisis threatens the country's "security and stability" and may lead to the “col...
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Mubarak granted retrial

A Cairo court ordered a retrial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on 13 January, granting an appeal of the former dictator’s life sentence for failing to prevent violence against protes...
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Egyptian constitution passed

Egyptian voters have approved the contentious Islamist-drafted constitution, which was signed into effect on 25 December by President Mohammed Mursi, shortly after the official results were announced...
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Protests continue over Egyptian referendum

Fresh opposition protests have been held outside the presidential palace in Cairo over the contentious Islamist-backed draft constitution that looks on course to be adopted after the second and final...
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Egypt’s new constitution published

Egypt’s new constitution has been finalised after being rushed through in a vote by the country’s Islamist-led assembly on 30 November. The move is seen as an attempt to quell the ongoing...
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Mursi grants himself sweeping powers

Opposition leaders in Egypt are calling for mass protests across Egypt on 23 November over the decree issued by President Mursi that gives him sweeping powers and makes it difficult for him to be remo...
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Confusion over Egyptian closing times

The Egyptian government has delayed implementing its nationwide closing hours, a controversial piece of legislation that has generated a backlash from the public and business owners, particularly in t...
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US embassy in Cairo attacked

Protesters attacked the American embassy in Cairo on 11 September. Some 2,000 people gathered around the heavily- fortified embassy in central Cairo, before tearing down and destroying the US flag....
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Egypt announces new cabinet

Egypt's new prime minister Hesham Kandil and his cabinet were sworn in on 2 August, becoming the first government since the inauguration of the president Mohammed Mursi on 30 June. The little-known...
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Courts defer ruling on Egypt’s constitutional assembly

A Cairo court deferred a ruling on the legitimacy of Egypt’s constitutional assembly until 24 September, extending the ongoing legal row that has overshadowed the country's transition to democra...
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Egypt’s new president heads for African summit

Newly-elected Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi will attend the African Union’s (AU) African summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on 15-16 July. Mursi’s participation marks the first...
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Mursi orders parliament to reconvene

Egypt’s newly-elected president Mohammed Mursi has ordered the Islamist-dominated parliament to reconvene until new elections can be held, in defiance of the generals who dissolved it days befor...
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Mursi takes office as Egypt’s president

The Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi was sworn in as Egypt's new president on 30 June at Cairo’s constitutional court despite Mursi's wish that the swearing-in ceremony would be befor...
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Mursi wins Egyptian presidential election

The Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi was declared the winner of the Egyptian presidential election on 24 June, over his opponent Ahmed Shafiq in the 16 June elections. The historic victory...
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Tension in Cairo ahead of election results

Following Egypt's landmark presidential elections over the weekend of 16 June both candidates are claiming victory while the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) has delayed its announceme...
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Egyptians vote for new president

Egyptians start two days of voting on 16 June to choose their new president. The run-off election is between Ahmed Shafiq – the last prime minister of deposed president Hosni Mubarak – and...
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Mubarak ruling leads to protests in Cairo

There have been mass protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square following the news on 2 June that former president Hosni Mubarak received a life sentence for his failure to halt the killing of protesters durin...
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Shafiq’s Cairo office set ablaze after election results

The Cairo campaign headquarters of Ahmed Shafiq were set on fire on 28 May only hours after it was confirmed that Shafiq would face Mohammed Mursi in the run-off of Egypt
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Egyptians vote for president

Egyptians have begun to cast their votes in elections on 23 May to determine which of the 12 presidential candidates will become their future leader. It is the first time that ordinary Egyptians ha...
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Cairo curfew shortened

Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has shortened a nightly curfew in Cairo's central Abbasiya district, where violent scenes on 4 May resulted in one death and 373 wounded...


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