Egypt

Tall Tales: Israeli tension ‘a sign world is about to end’
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Tall Tales: Israeli tension ‘a sign world is about to end’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
3 Aug 2020
Are Egypt and Ethiopia heading for a water war?
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Are Egypt and Ethiopia heading for a water war?

Cairo warns of ‘consequences’ if fellow African nation takes control of Nile River
8 Jul 2020
The rise and fall of Hosni Mubarak
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The rise and fall of Hosni Mubarak

Autocratic ruler dies at the age of 91 after reigning for 30 years in Egypt
25 Feb 2020
The countries hit by major protests in 2019
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The countries hit by major protests in 2019

Millions have taken to the streets across the globe this year demanding change
19 Nov 2019
Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
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Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

UK lifts its four-year ban on direct flights to Sharm el Sheikh
23 Oct 2019
Why Egyptians are protesting
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Why Egyptians are protesting

Demonstrators defy ban on large public gatherings to take to streets in Cairo and other cities
24 Sep 2019
Egypt to sue Christie's to retrieve Tutankhamun bust
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Egypt to sue Christie's to retrieve Tutankhamun bust

Statue sold for £4.7m last week in ‘one of its most controversial auctions in years’
10 Jul 2019

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What happened to Giulio Regeni? Italy names suspects
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What happened to Giulio Regeni? Italy names suspects

Tensions grow as Italian prosecutor identifies members of Egyptian security forces linked to killing of Cambridge student
30 Nov 2018
Cat mummies found in 6,000-year-old tombs in Egypt
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Cat mummies found in 6,000-year-old tombs in Egypt

An ancient unopened tomb and rare mummified scarab beetles were also unearthed at the site south of Cairo
13 Nov 2018
How were the pyramids built?
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How were the pyramids built?

New discovery hints at much quicker construction process than previously thought
6 Nov 2018
Egypt forces kill 19 militants following religious attack
Mourners carry the coffin of one of seven Christians killed in Egypt on Friday
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Egypt forces kill 19 militants following religious attack

Seven Coptic Christians killed in latest attack on religious minority
5 Nov 2018
From the Red Sea to the Nile: Soma Bay review
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From the Red Sea to the Nile: Soma Bay review

With five first-rate hotels, Egypt’s captivating east coast resort is leading the rebirth of the country’s tourism sector
28 Sep 2018
Why Egypt is building a new capital city to replace Cairo
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Why Egypt is building a new capital city to replace Cairo

Government says nearly completed metropolis will be bigger and better - but is it a symbol of optimism or a cynical ploy?
11 Sep 2018
Man arrested for eating breakfast with woman in Saudi Arabia
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Man arrested for eating breakfast with woman in Saudi Arabia

Egyptian hotel worker detained after ‘offensive’ video goes viral
11 Sep 2018
Thomas Cook removes hotel guests after Egypt deaths
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Thomas Cook removes hotel guests after Egypt deaths

Concerns about the raised level of illness among guests at the Red Sea coast hotel prompt tour operator to move them elsewhere
24 Aug 2018
World Cup group A: Uruguay finish top ahead of hosts Russia
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World Cup group A: Uruguay finish top ahead of hosts Russia

Group A final standings and results
25 Jun 2018
Mohamed Salah injury: Egypt star a major doubt for World Cup
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Mohamed Salah injury: Egypt star a major doubt for World Cup

Liverpool striker was taken off in the Champions League final loss to Real Madrid
27 May 2018
Africa’s space race intensifies
Nigeria could soon be following private firms like Space X, which launched its Falcon Heavy rocket in February
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Africa’s space race intensifies

Moon landings ‘still a long way off’ but Nigeria and South Africa leading the way in space technology
17 May 2018
Egypt to ban ‘fake’ weather reports
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Egypt to ban ‘fake’ weather reports

Move comes amid growing crackdown on dissenting media
1 May 2018
Egypt prepares for ‘Putinesque’ presidential election
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Egypt prepares for ‘Putinesque’ presidential election

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has just one challenger after other candidates were arrested or forced to drop out
20 Mar 2018
Why is Islamic State targeting Sufi Muslims?
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Why is Islamic State targeting Sufi Muslims?

Last week's bombing of a mosque in Egypt was the latest in a series of attacks against the mystical Sufis
27 Nov 2017
EgyptAir MS804: 'Traces of explosives' found on victims
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EgyptAir MS804: 'Traces of explosives' found on victims

Officials warn against drawing conclusions on cause of crash that killed 66 people
16 Dec 2016
Howard Carter: The Englishman who unearthed Tutankhamun
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Howard Carter: The Englishman who unearthed Tutankhamun

Discovery of the 'cursed' pharaoh's burial site is the subject of a new TV drama
18 Oct 2016
'Dinosaur lightning' photograph captured by park employee
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'Dinosaur lightning' photograph captured by park employee

Bolt described as 'a Tyrannosaurus Rex getting ready to chomp a formation at Blue Mesa' - and other tall tales
19 Aug 2016
Refugees who 'can't pay' are being sold for organs
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Refugees who 'can't pay' are being sold for organs

Former trafficker claims smugglers are killing people for transplants
5 Jul 2016
Tutankhamun's dagger 'was of extra-terrestrial origin'
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Tutankhamun's dagger 'was of extra-terrestrial origin'

New analysis of young pharaoh's knife suggests it was made with iron from a meteorite
2 Jun 2016
King Tut's tomb may hold Nefertiti's burial chamber secret
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King Tut's tomb may hold Nefertiti's burial chamber secret

Hidden rooms 'could be the discovery of the century' and unearth final resting place of the legendary queen
18 Mar 2016
Sinai plane crash: Egypt says 'no proof of terrorism'
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Sinai plane crash: Egypt says 'no proof of terrorism'

Crash probe findings go against Russia and Western intelligence claims
14 Dec 2015
Egypt elections: turnout low as voters go to the polls
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Egypt elections: turnout low as voters go to the polls

President Sisi's camp looks set to dominate elections thanks to a weak opposition
19 Oct 2015
Forgotten conflicts: the wars that go unnoticed
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Forgotten conflicts: the wars that go unnoticed

Across the world – and especially in Africa – war can rage on for years, ignored by all those who are not directly affected
17 Aug 2015
Virginity 'testing': why the traumatising practice continues
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Virginity 'testing': why the traumatising practice continues

The invasive tests are a gross violation of women's rights but are still openly carried out in many societies
10 Jun 2015
Man 'founds country' to make daughter a princess
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Man 'founds country' to make daughter a princess

American starts world's first crowdfunding page to set up a kingdom in northeast Africa
14 May 2015
Middle East peace process: are two states the only option?
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Middle East peace process: are two states the only option?

As the chances of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fade, few alternatives remain
10 Apr 2015
Germanwings crash: what are the parallels with EgyptAir 990?
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Germanwings crash: what are the parallels with EgyptAir 990?

Experts see similarities between Tuesday's tragedy and the mysterious 1999 crash of EgyptAir flight 990
27 Mar 2015
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