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British Minister Tobias Ellwood and Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Memeesh sail on the new Suez Canal on Wednesday January 14, 2015. Courtesy of the British embassy in Cairo.
The British minister for the Middle East urged on Sunday that "constitutional elections" be held in Egypt "as soon as possible", in response to reports that Egypt's parliamentary elections, due...
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Bomb blast outside Mansoura police station
Two people were killed and five others, including a police conscript, were injured in a blast outside a police station in Upper Egypt's city of Aswan late Sunday, state-run news agency MENA reported. Preliminary...
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Gunmen from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, line up outside the house of their late leader Ahmed Jaabari, after mourners finished visiting his family to pay their condolences in Gaza City on 22 November 2012
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Gaza residents said Sunday they fear growing isolation and more hardships after an Egyptian court declared the territory's ruling Hamas a terrorist organization. Some blamed the Islamic militant Hamas while others...
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© Dassault Aviation/AFP/File | A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation, flies over the desert in Egypt on December 23, 2014
 
 
 
The French government loaned Egypt 3.2 billion euros to finance the recent multi billion-euro purchase of French military equipment, Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in...
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© Mohamed el-Shahed, AFP | Members of Egypt's constitutional court hold a session to rule on the law organising the upcoming parliamentary elections on March 1, 2015 in the capital Cairo
 
Egypt’s president ordered Sunday an amendment of laws linked to a March-April poll after a court ruled an article was unconstitutional. Meanwhile, the election committee said it was now working on a new timetable...

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On 6 April, security forces clashed with hundreds of protesters, most of them from the April 6...

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The Egyptian military said it killed a total of 173 people, whom it described...
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‘smart’ syringes 
 
Employing the same needle or syringe to give injections to more than one person...
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Families of 13 out of 21 Coptic Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State in Libya mourn their loss at the village of al-Owr, Minya
 Families of 13 out of the 21 Coptic Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State...
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This piece was written for Egypt Independent's final weekly print edition,...
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Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy shout slogans against him and members of the Muslim Brotherhood during a demonstration in Tahrir square in Cairo June 30, 2013.
Egypt’s people and its army launched a new chapter in the country's...
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