Tag Archive for Egypt

Mother fined by schools after taking sons to visit dying grandmother in Egypt

Mother fined by schools after taking sons to visit dying grandmother in Egypt

‘I just feel let down by the system really,’ she said. Read more

Eleven men jailed for three to 12 years in Egypt for being gay

Eleven men jailed for three to 12 years in Egypt for being gay

The court convicted the men of ‘debauchery and incitement to debauchery.’ Read more

Brit man with no memory of his identity found walking around Egypt barefoot

Brit man with no memory of his identity found walking around Egypt barefoot

A Facebook appeal was launched to find his loved ones. Read more

Boy, 7 drowned on Egypt holiday ‘while lifeguards were on hour-long break’

Boy, 7 drowned on Egypt holiday ‘while lifeguards were on hour-long break’

He was found unconscious with one missing and one broken tooth under a waterfall. Read more

Police officer and soldier shot dead near Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Police officer and soldier shot dead near Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

The incident comes just a day after two men attacked the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Read more

Egypt rescue planes sent to evacuate stranded Brits forced to turn back mid-flight

Egypt rescue planes sent to evacuate stranded Brits forced to turn back mid-flight

A Thomas Cook flight from Manchester did a U-turn just two hours away from the resort. Read more

Amal Clooney heads up campaign to free Al Jazeera journalists jailed for three years in Egypt

Amal Clooney heads up campaign to free Al Jazeera journalists jailed for three years in Egypt

Social media users were outraged by the decision. Read more

Explosion kills one at Italian embassy in Egypt

Explosion kills one at Italian embassy in Egypt

An Egyptian security official said one civilian and one policeman were also injured. Read more

The singers of this spoof music video are wanted in Egypt for ‘disrupting morality’ and ‘inciting debauchery’

The singers of this spoof music video are wanted in Egypt for ‘disrupting morality’ and ‘inciting debauchery’

Bit to much breast, apparently. Read more

Christian Bale’s latest movie Exodus: Gods and Kings has been banned in Egypt for being ‘inaccurate’

Christian Bale’s latest movie Exodus: Gods and Kings has been banned in Egypt for being ‘inaccurate’

Censors have apparently banned the film due to ‘historical inaccuracies’. Read more

Egypt court jails eight men for ‘gay wedding’ video

Egypt court jails eight men for ‘gay wedding’ video

The men were jailed for their alleged appearance in a viral video that purported to show a gay wedding. Read more

Egypt international Shawky El-Said reportedly swaps shirt for pet monkey after Botswana match

Egypt international Shawky El-Said reportedly swaps shirt for pet monkey after Botswana match

Well, this is different… Read more

Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt: Everything you need to know in 60 seconds

Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt: Everything you need to know in 60 seconds

A court in Egypt has sentenced three journalists to between seven and ten years each in prison Read more

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood terror group after Christmas meeting

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood terror group after Christmas meeting

Egypt’s interim government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, giving the military backed administration increased power to crack down on the organistation. Read more

At least 44 die as street battles rage across Egypt

At least 44 die as street battles rage across Egypt

Street fighting claimed at least 44 lives and left 94 people injured as a public holiday in Egypt was marred by violence. Read more

Espionage in Egypt: Swan suspected of being a spy

Espionage in Egypt: Swan suspected of being a spy

A swan suspected of being a spy has been detained in Egypt.

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Egypt: Concerns Irish teenager is being ‘beaten to hell’ in Cairo prison

Egypt: Concerns Irish teenager is being ‘beaten to hell’ in Cairo prison

Four Irish siblings are still being detained by Egyptian authorities, days after they were captured by security forces who stormed a Cairo mosque in which they were sheltering from the violence.

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Sinai attack takes Egypt death-toll to 1,000 after a week of unrest

Sinai attack takes Egypt death-toll to 1,000 after a week of unrest

An attack by suspected militants upon off-duty police officers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has seen the country’s death-toll in a week of unrest rise to 1,000. Read more

Egypt: Irish citizens escape Mosque violence following tense stand-off

Egypt: Irish citizens escape Mosque violence following tense stand-off

Egyptian security forces have stormed into a mosque after an all-night stand-off with Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

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Egypt: British tourists in Red Sea resort of Hurghada advised to stay inside hotels

Egypt: British tourists in Red Sea resort of Hurghada advised to stay inside hotels

British tourists in the major tourist resort of Hurghada have been advised not to leave their hotels amid the ongoing unrest and violent clashes gripping Egypt. Read more

Egypt faces international condemnation after day of violence leaves over 300 dead

Egypt faces international condemnation after day of violence leaves over 300 dead

Egypt’s government has faced international condemnation after a day of violence following the clearing of protest camps left over 300 people dead.

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State of emergency declared as Egypt counts cost of day of bloodshed

State of emergency declared as Egypt counts cost of day of bloodshed

Egypt is counting the cost of a day of widespread bloodshed after the military-backed government moved against supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and declared a state of emergency. Read more

Sky News cameraman among Egypt dead as Muslim Brotherhood protest camps cleared

Sky News cameraman among Egypt dead as Muslim Brotherhood protest camps cleared

A Sky News cameraman has been shot and killed as Egyptian security forces cleared two protests camps in Cairo, amid reports of a death-toll in the hundreds. Read more

Egypt crisis: Dozens of Mohammed Morsi supporters killed in deadly protests

Egypt crisis: Dozens of Mohammed Morsi supporters killed in deadly protests

At least 100 supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi have been killed after deadly night of violence in Cairo. Read more