Egypt seeks cash, prestige boost with 'new Suez Canal'

2015-08-04 12:16

Egypt is set to inaugurate a “new Suez Canal” waterway touted as an achievement rivalling the digging of the original, as it seeks to boost both its economy and international standing.

Brotherhood members arrested for alleged Suez plot

2015-07-06 18:01

Egyptian authorities have arrested 13 members of the Muslim Brotherhood on suspicion of planting bombs around the Suez Canal to disrupt shipping, security sources say.

Watchdog: Journos face unprecedented threats in Egypt

2015-06-25 11:48

Journalists face unprecedented threats in President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's Egypt, a watchdog group says, with the highest number behind bars since it began keeping records in 1990.

Egypt court orders retrial for Mubarak over protester killings

2015-06-04 10:14

Egypt's highest appeals court has ordered a retrial for former president Hosni Mubarak on charges relating to the deaths of protesters, after granting an appeal by the prosecution, state-run newspaper al-Ahram reportes.

ISIS’s Egypt affiliate urges attacks on judges

2015-05-21 08:04

Islamic State’s Egypt affiliate has urged followers to attack judges, declaring a new front in an Islamist militant insurgency in the world’s most populous Arab state.

Mubarak sentenced to 3 years for corruption

2015-05-09 16:46

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison after a retrial for embezzlement.

Egypt sentences 5 to death for police killings

2015-05-04 14:17

An Egyptian court has sentenced to death five men convicted of killing 13 policemen in a town near Cairo during a deadly security crackdown on ousted president Mohammed Morsi’s supporters in 2013.

Egypt to destroy torched building of Mubarak's party

2015-04-15 22:18

Egypt's government has ordered the army's corps of engineers to demolish the headquarters of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's now-defunct party.

Egypt try policeman over death of female protester

2015-03-18 06:33

Egypt's state prosecutor has referred a police officer to trial for allegedly shooting dead a leftist female protester during a peaceful rally in central Cairo.

Policeman killed woman activist -prosecutor

2015-03-17 15:22

Egypt’s public prosecutor says a police officer shot and killed woman protester Shaimaa Sabbagh, whose death in January caused an international outcry when footage of it spread online.


US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit

2015-08-03 10:34

Despite persistent human rights concerns, the US has resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago.

Egypt's chief prosecutor injured in bomb blast

2015-06-29 11:56

Egypt’s chief prosecutor has been injured after a bomb blast hit his convoy in northern Cairo, health and security officials say.

Egypt NGOs face renewed crackdown - groups

2015-06-17 07:30

Ten international rights groups have denounced a "renewed crackdown" by the authorities in Egypt on independent civil society groups that receive funding or are critical of the government.

Egypt begins demolishing Mubarak party HQ

2015-05-31 15:01

Egypt has begun tearing down the headquarters of the once-dominant party of ex-president Hosni Mubarak that was torched during the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

Egypt media criticism of Sisi raises questions on allies' support

2015-05-14 10:45

Unprecedented media criticism of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggests he may no longer enjoy unquestioning support from the diverse groups that helped him to stage an army takeover two years ago.

Egypt court to decide on Mubarak trial appeal

2015-05-07 19:12

An Egyptian court says it will decide on a prosecution appeal against lower court’s ruling that dropped murder charges against ex-president Hosni Mubarak.

After tasting power, Morsi awaits sentencing

2015-04-21 09:47

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi is set to stand in a court cage, as a judge announces his fate nearly three years after he was declared Egypt’s first freely elected president.

Obama unblocks delivery of F-16s to Egypt

2015-04-01 12:10

US President Barack Obama has approved the delivery of a dozen F-16 aircraft to Egypt that had been frozen after a military-led takeover.

Egypt prosecutors blame Brotherhood for stadium disaster

2015-03-17 19:46

Egyptian prosecutors say the banned Muslim Brotherhood was behind the deaths of 21 football fans at a Cairo stadium last month.

Egypt upholds police sentence over death that stirred Mubarak revolt

2015-03-04 16:51

An Egyptian court has upheld a 10-year prison sentence imposed on two policemen for torturing an activist to death in 2010, judicial sources say.

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