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# cairo - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Egypt: 19 killed as train carrying troops derails

A train carrying military conscripts derailed southwest of Cairo, killing 19 people and wounding 107.

# cairo - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Egyptian referendum: Pro-Constitution side claims narrow win

The Muslim Brotherhood says the Yes vote won 57-43 in yesterday’s votes, but the referendum is not finished yet.

# cairo - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Divided Egypt votes on new constitution

International watchdogs have expressed reservations about the draft due to loopholes they say could be used to weaken human rights, including those of women, and the independence of the judiciary.

# cairo - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Egypt braces for rival protests

The demonstrations in Cairo come over a bitterly divisive referendum on a new constitution.

# cairo - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Egypt: Opposition mulls next step after Morsi gives up expanded powers

President Mohamed Morsi has annulled the decree which gave him wide-ranging powers but the referendum on a controversial draft constitution will go ahead this coming week.

# cairo - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Tanks deployed at Egypt presidential palace after clashes

Five demonstrators died overnight as supporters and opponents of president Mohamed Morsi fought outside the presidential palace.

# cairo - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Pics: Clashes as Egyptians take to Tahrir Square in their thousands... again Egypt This post contains images

Pics: Clashes as Egyptians take to Tahrir Square in their thousands... again

Egyptian police fired tear gas at protesters camped out in the Cairo square this morning as demonstrations against a power grab by President Mohamed Morsi took place across the country.

# cairo - Saturday 17 November, 2012

47 children dead in Egypt after train crashes into bus

The children, all aged between four and six, were on a trip organised by their nursery this morning.

# cairo - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Pharaonic princess's tomb found near Cairo

Inscriptions on the four limestone pillars at the tomb indicate that the princess is the daughter of King Men Salbo.

# cairo - Monday 29 October, 2012

Egypt's Coptic Christians vote to elect new Pope

Pope Shenuda III died in March – leaving a dangerous vacuum as the Coptic Church deals with the post-Mubarak era.

# cairo - Saturday 15 September, 2012

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Filmmaker questioned as protests continue over anti-Islamic movie

Meanwhile, Al Qaeda has called for more attacks on US embassies.

# cairo - Friday 14 September, 2012

Egyptian leaders call off nationwide protest against anti-Islamic film

The Muslim Brotherhood had called for demonstrations across Egypt, but the British and German embassies in Sudan are targeted.

# cairo - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Man killed as armed mob attacks US embassies in Libya and Egypt over film

Islamists stormed the embassies to protest a film deemed offensive to Islam.

# cairo - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Egypt: State media reports Hosni Mubarak to be 'clinically dead'

The State-run MENA says the 84-year-old former President’s heart has “stopped beating” and will not respond to defibrillation.

# cairo - Monday 18 June, 2012

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood claim election win as army accused of 'coup'

Mohammed Mursi has claimed victory in the presidential election but the sweeping powers that the military have given themselves may render him toothless.

# cairo - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Egypt worried as parliament dissolved, elections begin

Many voters are stuck between a rock and a hard place as they go to the polls today.

# cairo - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Egypt: Supreme Court's call for parliament dissolution sparks outcry

Activists accused the military of a ‘soft coup’ after a court decision also paved the way for a former ally of the deposed president Hosni Mubarak to run in the presidential run-off this weekend.

# cairo - Monday 11 June, 2012

Mubarak slipping in and out of consciousness as condition worsens

The former Egyptian president’s health is reported to have rapidly deteriorated since his trial.

# cairo - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Crowds gather in Egypt's Tahrir Square as protests continue

Demonstrations in the aftermath of the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak continued today as the ex-dictator’s health was reported to have deteriorated further.

# cairo - Monday 4 June, 2012

Protests in Tahrir Square continue after verdicts in Mubarak trial

The verdict in the trial of the country’s former president has sparked nationwide outrage after six of his security chiefs where acquitted.

# cairo - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Hosni Mubarak sentenced to life in jail – but immediately vows to appeal

Hosni Mubarak, 84, will spend the rest of his life in jail for conspiring to kill those who demonstrated against him.

# cairo - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Anger in Egypt: riots in Cairo over election results Egypt This post contains videos

Anger in Egypt: riots in Cairo over election results

The HQ of run-off election candidate – and former PM – Ahmad Shafiq was set on fire by angry protesters.

# cairo - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Saudi Arabia closes embassy in Egypt following protests

The embassy in Cairo has been closed sue to protests over a detained Egyptian human rights lawyer.

# cairo - Monday 9 April, 2012

From The42 McGee inspires Ireland to playoff win in Cairo Winning

McGee inspires Ireland to playoff win in Cairo

Ireland avoided relegation in Cairo today, largely thanks to the Dubliner’s performances.

# cairo - Sunday 25 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge In pictures: An aerial tour of Cairo's pyramids Egypt This post contains videos This post contains images

In pictures: An aerial tour of Cairo's pyramids

Incredible images taken over Giza’s pyramids and the Sphinx by Russian photography group.

# cairo - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Egypt's military investigates activists including ex-Google executive

A dozen leading activists are being accused of inciting hatred against the military and trying to overthrow the government.

# cairo - Saturday 11 February, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest stories – plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

# cairo - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Foreign NGO workers facing trial in Egypt

The US has warned that it could reconsider its funding to Egypt over pressure on Americans NGOs and staff.

# cairo - Friday 3 February, 2012

Two shot dead as soccer riot sparks new round of violence in Egypt

They were the first to die in clashes that erupted around the country after a riot at a soccer stadium killed 74 on Wednesday as sports violence spiraled into a new political crisis for Egypt.

# cairo - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Three days of mourning after at least 74 killed in Egyptian soccer clashes Egypt This post contains videos

Three days of mourning after at least 74 killed in Egyptian soccer clashes

Fans invaded the pitch after a match between two of the country’s biggest football clubs Al-Masry and Al-Ahly.There are conflicting reports as to what caused the violence.

# cairo - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Researchers find cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy

Researchers say the discovery in the 2,200-year-old mummy is the second oldest known case of prostate cancer.

# cairo - Friday 27 January, 2012

Egyptians mark first anniversary of 'Friday of Rage'

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Tahrir Square today to demand an early transfer of power by the ruling military and the trial of generals for the killing of protesters.

# cairo - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Bomb found on Libyan plane in Cairo

Officials at the Egyptian airport have said they have now defused the explosives.

# cairo - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Timeline: One year since Egypt's Arab Spring Egypt This post contains videos This post contains images

Timeline: One year since Egypt's Arab Spring

Looking back in photos at the main events of the past year which saw Egypt’s president Mubarak forced out of office after 30 years in power.

# cairo - Monday 16 January, 2012

Trial postponed for Egyptian tycoon who 'insulted religion' with a Twitpic

Naguib Sawiris posted a picture to Twitter showing Mickey and Minnie Mouse wearing Islamic clothing.

# cairo - Monday 2 January, 2012

Mubarak trial resumes - amid speculation charges could be dropped

The trial of the former Egyptian president may be abandoned, after policemen were acquitted of similar charges.

# cairo - Monday 26 December, 2011

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags

From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011′s most defining events were captured on Twitter…

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.

# cairo - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Human rights group calls on Egypt's military to prevent further protest violence

Thousands of women took to the streets in Cairo this week to protest recent violence against women by security forces.

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