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Photo © REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih Sharm el-Sheikh - Almaty direct flights to open in summer 2014 Egypt plans to launch Sharm el-Sheikh - Almaty direct flights this summer.
24 апреля 2014
Egypt's Sisi announces run for presidency Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday he had quit the military to run for president and vowed to rid the country of "terrorism" almost nine months after he toppled its elected leader.
27 марта 2014
Hala Shukrallah, the president of the Dostour liberal party. ©Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh First woman to head Egypt party worried over military The first woman to head an Egyptian political party has expressed concern that a return to military rule could threaten democracy in a country roiled by three years of turbulence.
05 марта 2014
Elections don't always lead to democracy, says Kerry US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke passionately Wednesday about the "incredible yearning for modernity" sweeping across the world, warning that free elections do not necessarily usher in true democracy in many countries.
28 февраля 2014
Egypt's Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. ©Reuters/Stringer Egypt's Sisi negotiates arms deal in Russia Egyptian army chief and likely new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets top Russian officials on Thursday to negotiate a $2-billion arms deal that is meant to replace subsiding assistance from old ally Washington.
13 февраля 2014
Egypt army chief says he will run for president: Kuwait paper Egypt's top military commander Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in comments published in Kuwait Thursday that he has decided to run in the presidential election scheduled for April.
06 февраля 2014
Mohamed Morsi. ©Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Murder trial of Egypt's Morsi set to resume The murder trial of deposed Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi is due to resume in Cairo Saturday, after he insisted at a separate hearing that he was still the legitimate president.
01 февраля 2014
©Reuters/Stringer Car bomb kills three at Cairo police HQ: state media A car bomb struck Cairo police headquarters on Friday, killing at least three people in an early morning blast heard across the Egyptian capital.
24 января 2014
Egypt constitution sails through vote but turnout key Egyptian voters overwhelmingly backed a new constitution that paves the way for the army chief to run for president, early results showed Thursday, but turnout figures will provide a key measure of his popularity.
16 января 2014
Egypt votes on constitution as violence highlights divide Egyptians queued to vote amid tight security Tuesday in a referendum on a new constitution likely to launch a presidential bid by the army chief who overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
15 января 2014
Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency Egyptians vote for a new constitution Tuesday in a referendum seen as a test of support for a presidential bid by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, almost seven months after he toppled Mohamed Morsi.
14 января 2014
Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi. ©Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino Morsi arrives in court for new hearing in murder trial Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi arrived at the courthouse on Wednesday for the second hearing in his murder trial, as police braced for rallies by his Islamist supporters.
08 января 2014
Deadly clashes kill 11 as Morsi backers rally in Egypt At least 11 people were killed Friday in clashes across Egypt as police dispersed thousands of protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, the health ministry said.
06 января 2014
Peter Greste. Photo courtesy of citizen.tv Egypt police arrest Al-Jazeera journalists: ministry Egyptian secret police have arrested an award-winning Australian journalist and an Egyptian reporter for the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera channel on suspicion of illegally broadcasting news harming "domestic security", the interior ministry said.
31 декабря 2013
John Kerry. ©Reuters/Jason Reed Kerry expresses concern over Egypt crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed concern Thursday over Egypt's intensified crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood after the military-installed government declared it a terrorist group.
27 декабря 2013
Egypt's Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi. ©Reuters/Ben Job  Egypt PM labels Brotherhood 'terrorist' group after bomb kills 14 Egypt's premier on Tuesday declared the Muslim Brotherhood movement a "terrorist" group, after a car bomb ripped through a police building and killed at least 14 people.
24 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Rick Wilking Egypt's first gay film, a sad affair that irks censors Director Hany Fawzy's "Family Secrets," Egypt's first film about homosexuality, has hit a sensitive nerve with censors in this Muslim country where the topic is taboo.
06 декабря 2013
US arms halt to Egypt largely 'symbolic': analysts By suspending military aid to Egypt, Washington is pressing Cairo to end the bloodshed on the streets but its largely "symbolic" act is unlikely to have a concrete impact.
11 октября 2013
Actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan. ©Reuters/Jimmy Jeong Bollywood boards 'Chennai Express' to steam back to Egypt Crowds of movie lovers cheered as Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's latest film "Chennai Express" screened in Cairo theatres, marking the return of Hindi cinema to Egypt after more than two decades.
10 октября 2013
©Reuters US halts delivery of major arms systems to Egypt US suspended deliveries of major military hardware and cash assistance to Egypt to signal deep concern over the mounting bloodshed and the lack of a democratic transition.
10 октября 2013

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