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# Egypt

Last month
January 2023
# Cairo
Looted ancient sarcophagus returned to Egypt from US
The repatriation is part of the Egyptian government’s efforts to stop the trafficking of its stolen antiquities.
Last year
2022
# Egypt
COP27: UN climate talks extended into weekend in bid to break deadlock
Wealthy and developing nations struggled to find common ground on a host of crucial issues.
# COP27
EU vows more emissions cuts at UN climate talks but campaigners say it doesn't go far enough
The EU has increased emissions reduction targets from 55% to 57%, but campaigners say the target should be 65%.
# Egypt
20 dead as Egypt minibus topples into canal
Egyptian media outlets report the accident was caused by a malfunctioning steering wheel.
Warming weather and rising seas getting worse, UN meteorological report warns
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the latest report was a chronicle of climate chaos and a distress signal from the planet.
# Pressure
US Secretary of State asks Egypt for human rights progress before COP27 summit
It’s estimated that 60,000 political prisoners are behind bars in Egypt
# COP27
British PM Rishi Sunak makes sudden u-turn on attending Cop27 climate summit in Egypt
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney welcomed the u-turn.
# Olympics
Egypt to enter bid to host 2036 Olympics
If successful with its bid, Egypt would become the first African or Arab nation to host the Olympics.
# Egypt
At least 41 dead after fire in Cairo church
The blaze broke out during a Sunday mass.
# Cairo
Egypt displays trove of newly discovered ancient artefacts including mummies
The artefacts date back 2,500 years.
# Tragedy
At least 10 killed as lorry and tourist bus collide in Egypt
The crash happened on a road about 27 miles south of the city of Aswan
# Africa
Mane scores and Salah misses in penalty shootout as Senegal beat Egypt to reach World Cup
Partey strikes as Ghana upset Nigeria to reach World Cup
# Qualifiers
Salah sets up win for Egypt over Senegal, Slimani stuns Cameroon
The eagerly awaited clash was a repeat of the Africa Cup of Nations final last month.
# Historic
Mane converts winning spot-kick as Senegal win first AFCON after penalties
Sadio Mane had previously missed a penalty in the first half of normal time before later sealing the winner against Egypt.
# Videogate
Egypt boss Queiroz blasts Eto'o for describing AFCON semi-final as 'a war'
The former Real Madrid coach has called on the Confederation of African Football to take action.
# The Egyptian King
Mohamed Salah scores winning spot-kick as Egypt edge past Ivory Coast
The sides remained locked together at 0-0 after 120 minutes.
# Round-Up
Seven-time AFCON champions Egypt book last-16 spot as Cape Verde and Malawi also advance
It’s great news for Dublin-born defender Roberto Lopes who plays for Cape Verde.
# Sudan
Egyptian president urges Sudanese to talk as he denies backing coup
Egypt fears that prolonged deadlock would further destabilise its southern neighbour.
# Off the Mark
Iheanacho hits winner against Salah's Egypt as Nigeria move past troubled AFCON build-up
Guinea-Bissau couldn’t capitalise on Egypt’s defeat despite their best efforts against Sudan.
All time
# Egypt
Perfectly wrapped ancient Egyptian mummy digitally ‘unwrapped’ for first time
The body of Amenhotep I has been seen for the first time in centuries after being digitally scanned to avoid disturbing its beautiful wrapping.
# No Salah
Salah to miss World Cup qualifiers, Liverpool tell Egyptian FA
The international side will face Angola and Gabon in September.
# mhq
Afghanistan and Egypt among five countries to be added to hotel quarantine list
The five countries will go on the list from Tuesday morning.
Fresh clashes break out in Jerusalem, as Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds
Thousands of displaced Gazans have started going back to their homes to check for damage, while Israelis returned to normal life.
Israeli police have used sound bombs against Palestinians at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, where clashes first broke out 11 days ago.
Celebrations were heard on Gaza streets in the minutes after the truce began, while in the occupied West Bank, joyful crowds took to the streets.
World leaders have welcomed the deal, with some pushing for more direct negotiation between Israel and Hamas
Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent
# train derailment
11 dead and nearly 100 injured after passenger train derails in Egypt
It is the latest of several rail accidents to hit the country in recent years.
# Egypt
Egypt 'seizes' ship that blocked Suez Canal, demands nearly $1 billion compensation
The 200,000-tonne MV Ever Given got diagonally stuck on 23 March.
# Cairo
Egypt jails man, 20s, for eight years for sexually harrassing three minors and drug possession
Claims against the former student first emerged through online testimonies.
# ever given
Latest attempts to refloat container ship in Suez Canal 'not successful'
The Ever Given remains wedged diagonally across the entire canal.
# tahta train crash
Two trains collide in southern Egypt, killing at least 32 and injuring dozens
The latest deadly train crashes comes as the country battles fallout from the Suez Canal traffic jam.
# ever given
Egypt closes Suez Canal for up to 72 hours as efforts to free ship to enter fourth day
Owners of the 400m-long vessel say they face “extreme difficulty” refloating it.
# ever given
Stuck ship in Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide, with over 150 vessels waiting to pass
At least 150 ships are sitting idle waiting for the Ever Given to be freed.
# Egypt
Suez Canal Authority attempts to free 400m-long container ship wedged against both sides of waterway
The container ship has been stuck in the Egyptian waterway since yesterday.
# No Salah
Salah returns another positive test ahead of Liverpool's top-of-the-table clash
The champions face Leicester City on Sunday.
# historic find
Egypt unveils ancient coffins and mummies found in huge necropolis
Colourful, sealed sarcophagi and statues were displayed in a makeshift exhibit at the foot of the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara.
# Cairo
Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections
The elections will be held in two phases, with the first covering 14 provinces today and tomorrow.
# Coronavirus
Stranded in Peru: Irish citizens struggling to get home are offered London flights costing €3,000
It’s thought that there are at least 30 Irish tourists stranded in Peru after a sudden 15-day lockdown was announced.
# Mubarak
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies aged 91
He ruled Egypt for over 30 years.
# gaza strip
Ceasefire called in Gaza after fresh violence sees 8 members of same family killed in air strike
The Palestinian health ministry said that the Abu Malhous family was killed in the Israeli air strike earlier this week.
# Controversy
Fifa hit out at 'unfair and misleading' reports over voting for The Best awards
Mohamed Salah appeared to be upset when the full list of voting was released without his country’s selections.
# Cairo
'Pushed to breaking point': Mass hunger strike at Egyptian prison
Inmates have been on hunger strike for more than six weeks, Amnesty International has said.
# over and out
Egypt manager sacked and FA president resigns after shock African Cup of Nations exit
The Pharaohs last-16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations proved costly for Javier Aguirre and his staff.