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Egypt safe for tourists, says president


August 6th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt remains a stable and safe destination for tourists despite the revolution in 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, President Mohamed Morsi said Monday.Morsi was speaking ... 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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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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Football violence: Egypt announces three-day mourning


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian authorities announced a national three-day mourning period following violence at a stadium in Port Said that saw at least 73 people killed and ... 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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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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Thousands of missing Libyan missiles threat to London Olympics


December 19th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Thousands of missing missiles that have fallen into the hands of terrorists after the fall of the Muammar Gadaffi regime in Libya now poses a threat ... Read more...

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Egypt close down Great Pyramid


November 12th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Egyptian authorities closed the Great Pyramid in Cairo following rumors that some people plan to have rituals on the special day 11/11/11. The Egyptian authorities did not ... Read more...

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US urges fair, transparent trial for Mubarak


August 4th, 2011 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The US State Department has urged Egyptian authorities to hold a fair and transparent trial against former president Hosni Mubarak."Our concern would be that we generally ... Read more...

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Egypt’s Islamists lead Tahrir Square protests


July 30th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of thousands of Islamists on Friday gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square to participate in the "Friday of Unity" protests, Ahram Online reported.Protesters chanted Islamic slogans such as ... Read more...

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Women protesters made to undergo ‘virginity checks’: Egyptian general


May 31st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A senior military general of Egypt has admitted that "virginity checks" were carried out on women arrested during a demonstration. It is the first such admission ... Read more...

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Hamas hails decision to permanently open Rafah border crossing


May 27th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by BNO News
GAZA (BNO NEWS) -- Hamas, one of the main Palestinian factions, on Thursday hailed the courageous decision by the Egyptian ruling military council to permanently open the Rafah border crossing.According to the ... Read more...

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New protests begin in Cairo


May 21st, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Protests erupted in Cairo after the Friday prayers, with one group gathering at the central Tahrir Square in the wake of media speculation that ... Read more...

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Amnesty International demands justice for victims of Egypt’s January revolution


May 20th, 2011 - 3:18 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- At least 840 people were killed and over 6,000 people were injured in the violent repression that took place during the Egyptian revolution earlier this year, Amnesty International ... Read more...

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Switzerland to return frozen assets of former Egyptian President Mubarak


May 13th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- The Swiss government on Friday announced that it will return all the frozen assets of former Egyptian President Mubarak and other officials if they are proven illegal, ... Read more...

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Egypt’s general prosecutor mulls shifting Mubarak to jail


April 21st, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 21 (IANS) The Egyptian authorities were Thursday contemplating shifting ex-president Hosni Mubarak to a prison cell, MENA news agency reported. The news agency said Egypt's General Prosecutor Abdel ... Read more...

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Former Egyptian President Mubarak to be questioned over abuse offenses


April 12th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday will stand before authorities to be questioned over financial and power abuse charges in Sinai.According to Al-Ahram newspaper, this will ... Read more...

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Egypt frees 14 Palestinian prisoners


April 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian authorities late Tuesday released 14 Palestinian prisoners detained during the rule of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, the Palestinian Al Quds radio station has ... Read more...

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Egyptian women protesters forced to take ‘virginity tests’


March 24th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Mar.24 (ANI): Women arrested by Egyptian military personnel during protests at Cairo's Tahrir Square were subjected to "virginity tests" and other forms of humiliation, claims an Amnesty International report.Eighteen demonstrators were ... Read more...

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Operation ‘Safe Homecoming’ successfully drawing towards a close: MEA


March 10th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): The External Affairs Ministry on Thursday informed that as 'Operation Safe Homecoming' rapidly draws towards a close tonight, some 15,400 of Indian nationals are already home from ... Read more...

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All Indians to be back home from Libya by Friday


March 10th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The last three flights are on way to Libya to bring back the remaining Indians from there, ending the fortnight-long operation of evacuating nearly 18,000 ... Read more...

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Gamal Mubarak attempted suicide with poisoned tea


March 4th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 4 (IANS/AKI) Former-Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak's second son Gamal attempted suicide in the days following his father's ouster after 30 years as the president of the Arab world's ... Read more...

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Egypt confirms bid was made on ex-vice president’s life


February 24th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit confirmed that former vice president Omar Suleiman survived an assassination bid at the height of the recent nationwide revolution, the Middle ... Read more...

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Clinton ‘very concerned’ about sexual assault on CBS News correspondent Lara Logan


February 18th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has turned up the heat on the Egyptian government over the sexual assault on CBS News correspondent Lara Logan in Cairo.The State Department ... 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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Israelis react cautiously to ally Mubarak’s exit


February 12th, 2011 - 8:19 am ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv (Israel), Feb.12 (ANI): Israel has reacted with quiet and deep concern over the exit of long-term ally Hosni Mubarak as the president of Egypt.The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ... Read more...

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Hope Egyptian governmental bodies will function normally: Russia


February 12th, 2011 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that he expected Egyptian authorities would ensure the normal functioning of governmental bodies.Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned Friday after 18 ... Read more...

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Egypt unrest: Malaysia may fly out more of its nationals


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 10 (IANS) Malaysia, which has flown out 5,000 of its nationals from Egypt, would mount another operation if the situation there worsens, says Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Tun Abdul ... Read more...

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French PM admits to New Year’s holiday at Mubarak’s cost


February 9th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has admitted he enjoyed a New Year holiday in Egypt sponsored by President Hosni Mubarak.Fillon's office said his family were treated to a ... Read more...

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No need to evacuate Pak nationals from Egypt as situation ‘almost normal’: Envoy


February 8th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 8(ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to Egypt Seema Naqvi has said there is no need to evacuate Pakistani nationals from the country, as life is almost back to normal there now.Initially, the ... Read more...

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Missing Google executive in Egypt to be released


February 7th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) A senior Google executive, who mysteriously went missing over a week ago after emerging as a key figure in the Egypt protests against the 30-year rule of ... Read more...

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‘Critics of Egyptian authorities faced false detention, torture, threatened rape’


February 5th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 5(ANI): Egypt has used a continuous state of emergency for the past 30 years to justify the suppression of political dissent in the name of security, an Amnesty International official ... Read more...

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India condemns attacks on foreign journalists in Cairo


February 4th, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India Thursday strongly condemned the detention and vicious attacks on foreign journalists by mobs on the streets in Cairo and issued a travel advisory for Indian journalists ... Read more...

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India issues advisory asking journalists to avoid troubled spots in Egypt


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): India on Thursday issued advisory after journalists covering the confrontations between pro- and anti-regime protesters in Cairo got into troubles.A number of Indian journalists have travelled in ... Read more...

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