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# Egypt

29th November 2023
Debunked: Old footage from Egypt shared with false claims it shows Israel storming Gaza hospital
Footage shows people seeking shelter in a hospital as gunshots can be heard outside.
This month
November 2023
More Irish citizens set to leave Gaza via the Rafah Crossing today
Over 20 Irish citizens crossed into Egypt yesterday.
From living in 'darkness and fear' to safety: Irish family on their relief in leaving Gaza
‘One night you’re sleeping in darkness and fear, then the next day, you’re safe and in a quiet and nice place.’
Hamas official says no wounded Gazans were evacuated into Egypt today
An AFP journalist at the Rafah crossing saw a large crowd of people hoping to cross into Egypt today.
Last month
October 2023
US senator pleads not guilty to charge of acting as agent of Egypt
The senator was the chair of the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee.
Hamas says two more Gaza hostages freed after mediation by Qatar and Egypt
Two American women, a mother and daughter, were freed on Friday.
New aid convoy enters Gaza amid concerns region could spiral 'out of control'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Lebanon’s Hezbollah that if it got involved, it would be “the mistake of its life”.
Two Israeli tourists, local guide shot dead by Egypt policeman
Israel said visitors already in Egypt should leave “as soon as possible.”
This year
Three British tourists missing after boat fire in Egypt
Twelve other tourists are said to have been rescued from the vessel.
3 Israeli soldiers and 1 Egyptian killed shooting near shared border
An Israeli army statement identified the assailant as an Egyptian policeman.
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
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.
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%.
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.
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
British PM Rishi Sunak makes sudden u-turn on attending Cop27 climate summit in Egypt
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney welcomed the u-turn.
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.
At least 41 dead after fire in Cairo church
The blaze broke out during a Sunday mass.
Egypt displays trove of newly discovered ancient artefacts including mummies
The artefacts date back 2,500 years.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Mohamed Salah scores winning spot-kick as Egypt edge past Ivory Coast
The sides remained locked together at 0-0 after 120 minutes.
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.
Egyptian president urges Sudanese to talk as he denies backing coup
Egypt fears that prolonged deadlock would further destabilise its southern neighbour.
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
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.
Salah to miss World Cup qualifiers, Liverpool tell Egyptian FA
The international side will face Angola and Gabon in September.
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
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 'seizes' ship that blocked Suez Canal, demands nearly $1 billion compensation
The 200,000-tonne MV Ever Given got diagonally stuck on 23 March.
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.
Latest attempts to refloat container ship in Suez Canal 'not successful'
The Ever Given remains wedged diagonally across the entire canal.
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.
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.
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.