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Egypt court gives Mursi another life sentence over spying case

Egypt’s former President Mohamed Mursi has been given another life sentence after a court in Cairo found him guilty of espionage and leaking state secrets.

Egypt’s former President Mohamed Mursi has been given another life sentence after a court in Cairo found him guilty of espionage and leaking state secrets.

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Egypt court postpones Mursi spying verdict for second time

A court in Cairo has postponed passing judgement for a second time on Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Mursi in his latest trial. Six other

A court in Cairo has postponed passing judgement for a second time on Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Mursi in his latest trial. Six other

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Protests in Cairo over Egypt-Saudi Tiran and Sanafir island deal

Thousands in the Egyptian capital Cairo have protested President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia. Sisi’s

Thousands in the Egyptian capital Cairo have protested President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia. Sisi’s

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Egyptian parliament meets for the first time in three years

The Egyptian parliament met on Sunday for the first time in three years as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seeks approval for up to 300 laws issued by

The Egyptian parliament met on Sunday for the first time in three years as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seeks approval for up to 300 laws issued by

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Turnout low on day one of Egypt poll

Ballots boxes were tightly secured at the end of day one of Egypt’s parliamentary elections. Voting continues today (Monday Oct 19) in this the first

Ballots boxes were tightly secured at the end of day one of Egypt’s parliamentary elections. Voting continues today (Monday Oct 19) in this the first

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Egypt votes in parliamentary poll set to strengthen President Sisi

A milestone in the road-map to democracy. That is how Egypt’s long-awaited parliamentary election, which began on Sunday, is being presented. But

A milestone in the road-map to democracy. That is how Egypt’s long-awaited parliamentary election, which began on Sunday, is being presented. But

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Egypt's road to democracy: parliamentary elections take place

Egypt begins the final stage of the road to democracy. Voting is underway in the country's first parliamentary elections in three years.

Egypt begins the final stage of the road to democracy. Voting is underway in the country's first parliamentary elections in three years.

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Queen Nefertiti's tomb or bust Egypt vows to find her burial place

Egyptian authorities say that they will obtain the radar equipment needed to complete the search for Queen Nefertiti’s tomb. The latest theory

Egyptian authorities say that they will obtain the radar equipment needed to complete the search for Queen Nefertiti’s tomb. The latest theory

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Sherif Ismail heads new Egypt government

Egypt has a new government one month ahead of a general election with Sherif Ismail as its prime minister. President al-Sisi has kept the former

Egypt has a new government one month ahead of a general election with Sherif Ismail as its prime minister. President al-Sisi has kept the former

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Egypt's government resigns as Ismail asked to form new cabinet

Egyptians are bewildered at the sudden resignation of the government and prime minister with a general election looming in October. President Abdel

Egyptians are bewildered at the sudden resignation of the government and prime minister with a general election looming in October. President Abdel

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Pink Taxi strikes back against sexual assaults in Egypt

There is a new taxi company in Egypt reserved for women: Pink Taxi. Sexual harassment and Egyptian male society’s behaviour toward women is the worst

There is a new taxi company in Egypt reserved for women: Pink Taxi. Sexual harassment and Egyptian male society’s behaviour toward women is the worst

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Critics round on Egypt's 'repressive' new anti-terror law

Critics of Egypt’s new anti-terrorism law, fear it will be used to crush dissent and stifle press freedom. The addition to the law books, introduced

Critics of Egypt’s new anti-terrorism law, fear it will be used to crush dissent and stifle press freedom. The addition to the law books, introduced

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Egyptian president unveils pet Suez Canal project

It is a pet project that comes with a cool price tag of nearly eight billion euros. A second Suez Canal has been a top priority for Egyptian

It is a pet project that comes with a cool price tag of nearly eight billion euros. A second Suez Canal has been a top priority for Egyptian

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Suez Canal expansion to open on Thursday

Egypt is due to open an expansion to the Suez Canal on Thursday designed to allow larger vessels to use the waterway, to cut transit times and to

Egypt is due to open an expansion to the Suez Canal on Thursday designed to allow larger vessels to use the waterway, to cut transit times and to

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Egypt prepares to inaugurate new Suez Canal

Egypt has finished builiding its new Suez Canal, a project President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi regards as a symbol of national pride and a major chance to

Egypt has finished builiding its new Suez Canal, a project President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi regards as a symbol of national pride and a major chance to

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'The Last Supper' - Egypt's upper class amid social upheaval

“The Last Supper,” directed by Egyptian Ahmed El Attar, depicts a society that fails to get rid of a tyranical figure – and all forms of despotism

“The Last Supper,” directed by Egyptian Ahmed El Attar, depicts a society that fails to get rid of a tyranical figure – and all forms of despotism

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Egypt: international condemnation over Muslim Brotherhood death sentences

The international community expresses concerns over an Egyptian court's decision to seek the death penalty for ex-president Mohammed Mursi and 106 others.

The international community expresses concerns over an Egyptian court's decision to seek the death penalty for ex-president Mohammed Mursi and 106 others.

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Egypt: Ousted President Mohamed Mursi sentenced to death

Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Mursi has been told he faces execution, along with more than 100 supporters of his now banned Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Mursi has been told he faces execution, along with more than 100 supporters of his now banned Muslim Brotherhood

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Egypt's new capital will be solar powered, says housing minister

Egypt plans to build a new administrative capital east of Cairo within the next seven years costing the equivalent of 43 billion euros. The country’s

Egypt plans to build a new administrative capital east of Cairo within the next seven years costing the equivalent of 43 billion euros. The country’s

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Gulf states bolster Egypt with financial support at Sisi summit

Gulf Arab allies have pledged big investments and central bank deposits for Egypt at an international summit which got underway in Sharm el-Sheikh on

Gulf Arab allies have pledged big investments and central bank deposits for Egypt at an international summit which got underway in Sharm el-Sheikh on

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Egyptians divided over Mubarak verdict

Relatives of protesters who died in the 2011 uprising in Egypt have reacted with fury over a court’s decision on Saturday to drop charges against the

Relatives of protesters who died in the 2011 uprising in Egypt have reacted with fury over a court’s decision on Saturday to drop charges against the

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Egypt: breaking 'the pharaoh's curse'

An economic version of the curse of the pharaoh’s has cast its shadow over Egypt for the past three years with the country going through seismic

An economic version of the curse of the pharaoh’s has cast its shadow over Egypt for the past three years with the country going through seismic

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Egypt's president says deadly attack was 'foreign funded'

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a deadly assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula was a “foreign funded operation.” The

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a deadly assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula was a “foreign funded operation.” The