US report points to Egyptian abuses, anti-democracy actions

2017-09-22 13:06

Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant US monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report.

US report: Egypt falls short on rights, Sinai monitor access

2017-09-20 10:08

A damning Trump administration report says Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant US monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt president expects inflation to fall by half in 2018

2017-09-14 20:01

Egypt's president says he expects the country's inflation rate to fall by more than half in 2018, forecasting an improving economy after years of political unrest.

WATCH: Rights group finds 'assembly line' of torture in Egypt

2017-09-06 14:01

An international rights group says Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has given a "green light" to systematic torture inside detention facilities, allowing officers to act with "almost total impunity".

Trump administration calls out Egypt on human rights

2017-08-24 17:03

Washington's surprise decision this week to cut or delay nearly $300m in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record

Egypt adds media watchdog to blocked websites list

2017-08-18 18:34

Egypt has blocked access to the website of media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, adding RSF to a growing list of restricted online sites in the north African country.

Egypt sets up 'national council' to combat 'terror'

2017-07-27 10:04

Egypt has created a "national council" to combat the rise of Islamist "terrorism" which has targeted its security forces and Coptic Christian minority, in a presidential decree.

Egypt police trap and kill top militants: govt

2017-07-18 19:24

Egyptian police have killed two leaders of the Hasam militia in a shootout after intercepting them as they relocated to a new hideout on Cairo's outskirts, the government says.

Egypt parliament in tumultuous meet over Saudi islands pact

2017-06-12 15:03

In a raucous and tense meeting, Egyptian lawmakers have begun reviewing a disputed 2016 agreement to hand control over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, a move critics say ignores a final ruling by a high court to annul the pact.

Saudi foreign minister to meet Egyptian counterpart in Cairo

2017-06-04 19:36

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister is expected to meet with his Egyptian counterpart amid efforts to resolve differences on the Syrian conflict and other regional flashpoints.


Trump to 'consider' resuming military aid to Egypt

2017-09-21 19:01

US President Donald Trump has signaled he would consider resuming military aid to Egypt which had been frozen because of concerns over its human rights record.

Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks

2017-09-19 11:26

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office says.

Egypt's Sisi eyes $1bn in trade on Vietnam visit

2017-09-06 15:26

Vietnam and Egypt have agreed to nearly triple trade to $1 billion, including with ship-building and IT contracts, as Egypt seeks to kick-start its sputtering economy and forge ties with fast-growing Asian nations.

Trump calls Egypt's Sisi to affirm support: statement

2017-08-25 19:00

US President Donald Trump has told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that he wants to strengthen ties with Cairo, Sisi's office says, days after it emerged Washington had cut some aid to Egypt.

Egyptian MP steps back from call to extend president's term

2017-08-20 20:05

The Egyptian lawmaker behind a call to amend the constitution to extend the president's term by two years says the change won't apply to President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi current four-year term

Egypt detains train workers 15 days over crash

2017-08-13 20:15

Egypt's prosecution has ordered the detention of a train driver following a deadly train collision near the coastal city of Alexandria that killed 43 people and injured scores

Egypt opens military base, the largest in northwest region

2017-07-22 20:30

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has inaugurated a military base in the country's northwest to protect facilities and projects in coastal cities

Egypt parliament committee passes Saudi islands deal

2017-06-14 08:49

A controversial agreement for Cairo to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has passed an Egyptian parliamentary committee, setting the stage for a vote in the house.

Egypt's Sisi sees vindication in moves against Qatar

2017-06-08 13:33

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sees his uncompromising, vision on Islamic militancy vindicated, with Egypt becoming part of a four-nation alliance against Qatar.

Sudan minister in Egypt on a visit that may defuse tensions

2017-06-03 15:30

Sudan's foreign minister is in Egypt in what could potentially be a prelude to defusing tensions between the two Afro-Arab neighbors over a longtime border dispute

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