Egypt

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
Egypt voting
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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
Congolese soldier
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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
Egypt women protesters
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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?
A relative of a victim from EgyptAir Flight 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
Egyptian woman who lived as man given 'best mum' award
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Egyptian woman who lived as man given 'best mum' award

Sisa Abu Daooh has spent the last 40 years dressing and working as a man to provide for her family
23 Mar 2015
VIDEO: Outcry over Islamic State-themed wedding
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VIDEO: Outcry over Islamic State-themed wedding

Footage shows knife-wielding men forcing the couple into a cage on the dance floor while jihadi music plays
5 Mar 2015
Egypt buys French fighter jets as press rattles sabre
Egyptian defence minister and his French counterpart in the presence of President Sisi
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Egypt buys French fighter jets as press rattles sabre

Egyptian newspapers are full-throated in their support for military action against Islamic State
18 Feb 2015
Egypt 'avenges' Coptic Christians killed by Islamic State
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi making a televised statement
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Egypt 'avenges' Coptic Christians killed by Islamic State

Islamic State targets in Libya hit by Egyptian forces after militants behead 21 Christians in gruesome video
16 Feb 2015
Peter Greste: why Al-Jazeera journalist was freed in Egypt
Peter Greste's brother, Andrew, holding a picture of Peter
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Peter Greste: why Al-Jazeera journalist was freed in Egypt

Australian correspondent says he will now fight to win the release of his two colleagues from jail
2 Feb 2015
EGYPT: Islamist militants killed 26 people
Abdul Fattah al-Sisi
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EGYPT: Islamist militants killed 26 people

Group which pledged allegiance to Islamic State carried out simultaneous attacks on military targets
30 Jan 2015
Jobs, security, investment: Africa’s next billion
Africa's growing population
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By 2050, Africa’s population will hit 2.4 billion. What effect will this have and what opportunities will it present for your business?
16 Sep 2014
Egypt's Rab'a massacre: what we know now
Protesters hold placards showing the 'Rabia sign' which has become the symbol of the Rabaa massacre
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Egypt's Rab'a massacre: what we know now

A year after 1,000 people died in Cairo's Rab'a Square, investigators says mass killings went 'according to plan'
14 Aug 2014
Hamas underground - the tunnels that supply Gaza, in pictures
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Hamas underground - the tunnels that supply Gaza, in pictures

From the archive: Gaza smugglers
18 Jul 2014
Week in pictures: 25 - 31 May
Protesters in Kashmir
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Week in pictures: 25 - 31 May

1 Jun 2014
Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: who is Egypt's new president?
Former Egyptian army chief, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
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Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: who is Egypt's new president?

Everything you need to know about the former military chief turned politician Abdul Fattah al-Sisi
29 May 2014
REVIEWS: Ancient Lives unwraps mummy mysteries
Ancient Lives mummy exhibition
In Review

REVIEWS: Ancient Lives unwraps mummy mysteries

British Museum's 'revelatory' mummy show displays a magical art in scientific detail
22 May 2014
Egypt: farewell democracy, hello President Sisi
A portrait of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi behind two Egyptian girls
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Egypt: farewell democracy, hello President Sisi

Egypt voted for Morsi and his Islamic rule: but the West has happily watched the military retake control
9 May 2014
Arab League summit split by turmoil in Syria and Egypt
Syria's vacant chair
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Arab League summit split by turmoil in Syria and Egypt

Little to celebrate as divided Arab League meets for 25th anniversary summit in Kuwait
26 Mar 2014
more proof that Egypt is out of control
Robert Fox
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more proof that Egypt is out of control

Al-Sisi needs to get a grip if US and secular middle classes are to support his leadership
25 Mar 2014
Egypt: journalists in court on 'absurd' terrorism charges
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Egypt: journalists in court on 'absurd' terrorism charges

Al Jazeera accused of being a 'mouthpiece of Islamists' as terrorism trial gets underway
20 Feb 2014
EGYPT: Morsi appears in soundproof box
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EGYPT: Morsi appears in soundproof box

Mohammed Morsi silenced by government as he faces charges relating to 2011 jail break
28 Jan 2014
ARIEL SHARON: A flawed man, but a great soldier
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ARIEL SHARON: A flawed man, but a great soldier

The feat Sharon pulled off in the Yom Kippur War made him a heroic general and saviour of Israel
7 Jan 2014
Egypt braces for violence as Morsi allies take to streets
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Egypt braces for violence as Morsi allies take to streets

Muslim Brotherhood leaders arrested, but Morsi supporters vow to 'bring down' military coup
5 Jul 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 25 Jun 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 25 Jun 2012

25 Jun 2012
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 20 Jun 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 20 Jun 2012

20 Jun 2012
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