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 6 months | Traces of explosives found on victims of EgyptAir Flight 804

              Traces of explosive material have been found on remains that were recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804, which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in May during a flight from Paris, Egyptian officials say. (more)   

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 11 months | Black box data indicates smoke before crash of EgyptAir Flight 804

              Data that has been downloaded from the black box of EgyptAir Flight 804 indicates the presence of smoke before the plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea last month, investigators say, though the cause of the crash remains a mystery. (more)   

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 1 yr | EgyptAir Flight MS804 disappears from radar during Paris-Cairo flight

              EgyptAir Flight MS804 has disappeared from radar during a flight from Paris to the Egyptian capital of Cairo and is believed to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, officials say. The fate of the 66 people on board remains unknown. (more)   

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 1 yr | Peaceful end to hijacking of EgyptAir Flight MS181, hijacker in custody

              All passengers and crew are safe following the hijacking of EgyptAir Flight MS181. Authorities say the hijacker, who claimed to be armed with an explosive belt, has been taken into custody. (more)

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 1 yr | First photo of Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed after release


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 1 yr | Al Jazeera journalists freed from Egypt jail after presidential pardon - AFP

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 1 yr | Egypt’s president pardons jailed Al Jazeera journalists, 98 others

              Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has pardoned 100 prisoners, including Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who lost their appeal last month on terrorism-related charges. (more)   

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 1 yr | Egypt’s agriculture minister arrested on corruption charges

              Egyptian Agriculture Minister Salah El-Din Mahmoud Helal was arrested on corruption charges Monday shortly after the government announced his resignation. A judicial source told the Al-Ahram newspaper that the allegations against Helal involve the bribery of officials in the agriculture ministry, though specific details were not immediately available. (more)   

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  2 yrs | ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ actor Omar Sharif dies at age 83

              Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, who is best known for his roles in the classic films 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Doctor Zhivago,' has died in Cairo of a heart attack, the BBC is reporting, citing agent Steve Kenis. He was 83.   

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  2 yrs | UN Security Council condemns ‘cowardly assassination’ of Egypt’s public prosecutor

              The United Nations Security Council has issued a statement condemning "in the strongest terms" the "cowardly assassination" of Egypt's public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat. The council offered its condolences and underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice. Barakat died on Monday after his motorcade was targeted by a bomb blast in Cairo. [statement attached]   

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