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Egypt's long road to economic recovery

Five years on from the revolution that saw the fall of the Mubarak regime, and Egypt is still on its knees.

Five years on from the revolution that saw the fall of the Mubarak regime, and Egypt is still on its knees.

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Tensions flare on Israel-Gaza border

A group affiliated with the so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for firing rockets towards Israel from Egypt.

A group affiliated with the so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for firing rockets towards Israel from Egypt.

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Egypt police station suicide bombing in Sinai kills 10

At least 10 people, mostly police officers, have been killed in northern Sinai after a suicide bomber rammed a lorry into a security check point.

At least 10 people, mostly police officers, have been killed in northern Sinai after a suicide bomber rammed a lorry into a security check point.

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Traces of explosives 'found on victims' of Egypt plane crash

Egyptian air accident investigators have found traces of explosives on the remains of some victims of the Egyptair flight which crashed in May, killing all 66 on…

Egyptian air accident investigators have found traces of explosives on the remains of some victims of the Egyptair flight which crashed in May, killing all 66 on…

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ISIL claims responsibility for Cairo Cathedral attack

The Islamic militant group ISIL has said it was behind Sunday’s bomb attack (Dec 11) on Cairo’s main Coptic cathedral.

The Islamic militant group ISIL has said it was behind Sunday’s bomb attack (Dec 11) on Cairo’s main Coptic cathedral.

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Egypt: Sisi names Coptic Cathedral bomber as funeral is held

A 22-year-old suicide bomber was behind Sunday’s massacre at Cairo’s Coptic Christian Cathedral complex, Egypt’s President said on Monday.

A 22-year-old suicide bomber was behind Sunday’s massacre at Cairo’s Coptic Christian Cathedral complex, Egypt’s President said on Monday.

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Cairo cathedral blast 'a suicide bomb'

The explosion in the Coptic cathedral in Cairo that killed at least 24 people on Sunday was caused by a suicide bomber rather than a planted device, according to Egyptian president Abdel Fattah…

The explosion in the Coptic cathedral in Cairo that killed at least 24 people on Sunday was caused by a suicide bomber rather than a planted device, according to Egyptian president Abdel Fattah…

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Egypt: Coptic Cathedral blast victims are laid to rest

Grieving families attended a funeral service on Monday for 24 people, mostly women and children, killed in the bombing of Cairo’s main Coptic cathedral complex.

Grieving families attended a funeral service on Monday for 24 people, mostly women and children, killed in the bombing of Cairo’s main Coptic cathedral complex.

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Explosion near Cairo's Coptic Cathedral kills dozens

An explosion near Cairo’s Coptic cathedral has killed at least 25 people and more than 30 injured, the country’s health ministry has said.

An explosion near Cairo’s Coptic cathedral has killed at least 25 people and more than 30 injured, the country’s health ministry has said.

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Beard of bees

Egyptian beekeeper Mohamed Hagras grows a “beard of bees” to demonstrate the usefulness of the honey-producing insects and to show that they aren’t aggressive.

Egyptian beekeeper Mohamed Hagras grows a “beard of bees” to demonstrate the usefulness of the honey-producing insects and to show that they aren’t aggressive.

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Challenge and hope: analysing Egypt's loan from the IMF

Egypt is to get an International Monetary Fund bailout loan, but can it bring down public debt, control inflation and protect the country's poor?

Egypt is to get an International Monetary Fund bailout loan, but can it bring down public debt, control inflation and protect the country's poor?

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Egypt devalues its currency to stabilise the economy

Egypt has effectively devalued its currency by allowing it to trade freely, hoping to stabilising the economy and attracting foreign investment.

Egypt has effectively devalued its currency by allowing it to trade freely, hoping to stabilising the economy and attracting foreign investment.

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Syrian opposition group calls on Cairo for help to resolve the civil war

The Cairo Conference for Syrian Opposition delegation is in talks with Egypt to try to convince the Arabic power to have more involvement in efforts to resolve the Syrian civil…

The Cairo Conference for Syrian Opposition delegation is in talks with Egypt to try to convince the Arabic power to have more involvement in efforts to resolve the Syrian civil…

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'Clash': Egyptian nail-biter is Egypt's Oscar entry

A hit in Cannes where it opened the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section, ‘Clash’ by Mohamed Diab has been selected as Egypt’s entry to the Oscars.

A hit in Cannes where it opened the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section, ‘Clash’ by Mohamed Diab has been selected as Egypt’s entry to the Oscars.

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Four people smugglers arrested in Egypt after migrant boat capsizes

Four suspected people smugglers have been arrested in Egypt after at least 42 people were killed when a boat carrying hundreds of African migrants capsized off the Egyptian…

Four suspected people smugglers have been arrested in Egypt after at least 42 people were killed when a boat carrying hundreds of African migrants capsized off the Egyptian…

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Tragedy at sea as another migrant boat sinks in the Med

At least 43 people have been killed and scores more are missing after a boat carrying almost 600 migrants capsized off the coast of Egypt.

At least 43 people have been killed and scores more are missing after a boat carrying almost 600 migrants capsized off the coast of Egypt.

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The difficult task of securing Egypt's financial future

Egypt's $12 billion (10.7 billion euro) loan from the International Monetary Fund dominated a major conference in Cairo on the country's financial future.

Egypt's $12 billion (10.7 billion euro) loan from the International Monetary Fund dominated a major conference in Cairo on the country's financial future.