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30 injured in clashes in front of US embassy in Egypt


September 13th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 13 (IANS) At least 30 people were injured in clashes in front of the US embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, the state TV reported Thursday, quoting ... Read more...

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Israeli missile kills militant in Egypt


August 27th, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 27 (IANS) A motorcycle-borne militant was killed in Egypt by a missile launched from an Israeli plane, Xinhua reported.The militant -- identified as Ibrahim Nasser, a Bedouin -- ... Read more...

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Two Sets of Pyramids Discovered In Egypt


August 14th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Aug 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two new possible pyramid sites have been discovered by an American scientist who has spent 10 years studying the region. The archeology researchers known as Angela Micol ... Read more...

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13 policemen killed in Egypt


August 6th, 2012 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 13 policemen were killed and 10 others injured in an attack on a checkpoint in Egypt's North Sinai, medical and security sources said Sunday.The ... Read more...

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American tourists kidnapped in Egypt


July 14th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 14 (IANS) Two American tourists and their Egyptian guide have been kidnapped in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, Xinhua reported.The group was abducted 5 km away from Sadr al-Hitan district ... Read more...

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No restrictions for tourists in Egypt


June 30th, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There will be no ban on wearing bikinis or drinking alcohol by tourists coming to Egypt following the election of Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim ... Read more...

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Two Americans kidnapped in Egypt


June 1st, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two American tourists have been kidnapped by unidentified armed men from near the Red Sea resort of Dahab, Egyptian television reported.The two Americans are in ... Read more...

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4,000-year-old tomb found in Egypt


May 29th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 29 (IANS/AKI) Archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old tomb in Egypt that contains a sarcophagus inscribed with ancient funeral texts as well as ritual objects."It is the first time ... Read more...

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Two Brazilian girls kidnapped in Egypt


March 19th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 19 (IANS) Two Brazilian girl tourists along with their local guide were kidnapped by armed Bedouins in Egypt's Sinai peninsula Sunday afternoon, a security official said.The two tourists ... Read more...

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Ukrainian, two Israelis get life term in Egypt


March 13th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 13 (IANS/AKI) Two Israelis and a Ukrainian were Tuesday sentenced to life terms in prison by an Egyptian court for smuggling arms into the country.The three were convicted ... Read more...

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Two Chinese workers kidnapped in Egypt


March 1st, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 1 (IANS) Two Chinese nationals working at a stone factory in the Egyptian capital were Thursday kidnapped by unidentified gunmen, officials said.Chen Jiannan, deputy head of the Chinese ... Read more...

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Top Al Qaeda leader arrested in Egypt


February 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 29 (IANS) A senior leader of terror outfit Al Qaeda was Wednesday arrested at the Cairo International Airport after his arrival from Pakistan, official Egyptian news agency MENA ... Read more...

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South Korean tourists abducted in Egypt


February 11th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Three South Korean tourists and their Egyptian guide were abducted in southern Egypt Friday, police said.The tourists, two males and one female, all above 50 years ... Read more...

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US tourists kidnapped, released in Egypt


February 4th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 4 (IANS) Two American tourists and their Egyptian guide were kidnapped by local tribesmen in Egypt on their way back from a local monastery, but were later released ... Read more...

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Over 600 injured as police-protesters clash in Egypt


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 600 people were injured in clashes between police and protesters that broke out in downtown Cairo following a deadly football-match riot in Port ... Read more...

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25 Chinese nationals held in Egypt


February 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 1 (IANS) As many as 25 Chinese nationals working for a cement factory in Egypt have been taken captive by some local people in Egypt's Sinai town of ... Read more...

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French tourist killed in Egypt


January 29th, 2012 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 29 (IANS) A 42-year-old French tourist was killed by robbers at a currency exchange shop in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Xinhua reported.The masked gunmen ... Read more...

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Outrage in US as Americans barred from leaving Egypt


January 27th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Egyptian authorities have been sent some strong words after the country refused to allow six US citizens to leave the country. The new Egyptian leaders have slapped ... Read more...

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International community expresses alarm after raids on NGOs in Egypt


January 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- The international community expressed alarm on Friday and Saturday after seventeen non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were raided by Egyptian authorities on Thursday for allegedly receiving 'illegal foreign funding.'Several ... Read more...

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World Bank grants $247 mn to Egypt


August 11th, 2011 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 11 (IANS) The World Bank's Institutional Development Fund (IDF) has attributed $247 million support to Egypt, Xinhua reported Thursday.The IDF will grant the fund worth $ 247.51 million ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s daughters-in-law banned from leaving Egypt


June 17th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's ministry of justice has imposed travel bans on two daughters-in-law of former president Hosni Mubarak, Al Ahram reported.The ban was imposed by the ministry's ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood’s party officially registered in Egypt


June 7th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian commission for political parties has officially registered the Freedom and Justice Party created by the Muslim Brotherhood to run in the upcoming parliamentary ... Read more...

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850 ill due to chlorine poisoning in Egypt


May 30th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 850 people fell ill due to chlorine poisoning after toxic gas leaked from a shop in Egypt's north, a media report said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Iranian diplomat arrested for spying in Egypt


May 29th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 29 (IANS) An Iranian who worked at the country's diplomatic mission in Egyptian capital Cairo has been arrested on charges of spying, a media report said.Sayyed Kassem al-Husseini ... Read more...

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Tagore birth anniversary celebration in Egypt


May 23rd, 2011 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) The Indian embassy will organise a special function here May 28 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of India's Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.It will be ... Read more...

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Former first lady Suzanne Mubarak detained for 15 days in Egypt


May 14th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- Former first lady Suzanne Mubarak on Friday was detained for 15 days to be questioned over the corruption charges on his husband, ousted president Hosni Mubarak.According to ... Read more...

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Swiss museum to return 4,000-year-old relic to Egypt


May 13th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 13 (IANS/AKI) Switzerland's Museum of Basel would return to Egypt an upright limestone slab dating back over 4,000 years.The 51 cm slab depicts a hunting scene and is ... Read more...

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Mubarak complicit in shootings of anti-regime protesters in Egypt


April 20th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 19 (ANI): Judge Omar Marwan, the Secretary General of Egypt's official commission on the recent uprising, has said ousted President Hosni Mubarak was complicit in the shooting of anti-regime protesters. ... Read more...

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‘Fears of ‘catastrophic’ return of Islamic fundamentalists in Egypt’


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 2 (ANI): Religious fundamentalists including Abboud al-Zomor, Egypt's former intelligence officer who has been recently released after serving a jail term for supplying the bullets that had killed the country's ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood in deal with military for big role in post-revolutionary Egypt?


March 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo (Egypt), Mar 25(ANI): The Muslim Brotherhood, the banned Islamic group that is considered as Egypt's main political opposition, is reportedly poised to be at the forefront of post-revolutionary Egypt, having reached ... Read more...

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Protesters storm security office in Egypt


March 5th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 5 (IANS) Protesters in the Egyptian city of Alexandria stormed the headquarters of the state security agency after there were reports that officers were destroying key documents, according ... Read more...

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Mubarak, family barred from leaving Egypt


March 1st, 2011 - 4:50 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 1 (IANS) Egypt's Prosecutor General Abdel-Mageed Mahmoud has ordered the freezing of assets of former president Hosni Mubarak and his family and banned them from travelling abroad.Bank accounts of the ... Read more...

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Attempt to steal pharaoh’s statue foiled in Egypt


February 25th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 25 (IANS/AKI) Archaeologists have thwarted an attempt by looters to steal a statue of Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II who ruled more than 3,000 years ago. The thieves tried to cut ... Read more...

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Three ex-ministers among four held in Egypt


February 18th, 2011 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian authority has detained three former ministers and a top leader of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party (NDP) for misusing public money, state-run MENA ... Read more...

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Ex-premier, senior officials barred from leaving Egypt


February 13th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's chief prosecutor has barred former prime minister Ahmed Nazif and other senior officials from leaving the country to prevent them from escaping corruption charges, soon after ... Read more...

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