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A military court sentenced 11 supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the deposed Islamist President, to life imprisonment today on charges of attacking the army.

From killing to kidnapping: Egypt riots rage

The fury unleashed by the deaths of 74 people at a football match in Port Said spread across Egypt yesterday, with at least six people killed in rioting in Cairo and Suez in the east, and 1,500 hurt.

Three die in Egypt clashes over deadly soccer riot

Police in Cairo fired salvos of tear gas and birdshot at protesters angry over a deadly soccer riot as fresh clashes on Egyptian streets killed three people on Friday, according to a volunteer doctor and health officials.

Egypt: Liberal fear in new poll

Egyptians turned out in large numbers yesterday for a second round of parliamentary elections, with Islamists looking to boost their already overwhelming lead and liberal voters concerned the outcome will push the country in a more religious direction.

Egypt begins second round of voting

Egyptians in nine provinces have started voting in the second round of the first parliamentary elections since a popular uprising ousted president Hosni Mubarak in February.

Egypt’s Military Council, led by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, stands accused of suppressing dissent

Censorship row fuels public's fears over Egyptian election

Newspaper article which criticised military ruler is banned

Egyptian protesters run for cover under clouds of tear gas on 23 November

British-made tear gas was used on Egypt's protesters

CS gas canisters with serial and lot numbers have been found by victims fired on in Tahrir Square

3,400 year-old Pharaoh statue found

Archaeologists have unearthed a large statue of Amenhotep III, who ruled nearly 3,400 years ago and was the grandfather of Tutankhamun.

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Women are not remaining silent about their treatment, but insistently reminding their country that this is not what they meant when they protested for change

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Is the Egyptian revolution sidelining women?

On the first International Women’s Day 100 years ago, one million people marched in Europe to call for an end to discrimination against women.

A Day That Shook The World: Suez invasion

On 5 November 1956, Britain and her ally France invade Egypt in retaliation for President Nasser's annexation of the Suez Canal.

Israel takes 'grave view' of Iranian warships in Suez

Two Iranian navy vessels were approaching Egypt's Suez Canal yesterday before making the first passage through the waterway since Iran's 1979 revolution. Israel said it took "a grave view" of Tehran's move.

Iranian ships approach Suez Canal

Two Iranian navy vessels are approaching Egypt's Suez Canal today before making the first passage through the waterway since Iran's 1979 revolution and Israel said it took "a grave view" of Tehran's move.

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