6 injured in Cairo bomb blasts

2014-04-16 10:20

Two bomb blasts in Cairo have wounded six people including at least two policemen, the latest attacks since Egypt’s Islamist president Mohammed Morsi was ousted.

Video shows bomber who killed 16 in Egypt

2014-04-11 07:40

An al-Qaeda inspired group in Egypt has posted a video online showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, an assault that killed 16 people.

In Egypt's political vacuum, Sisi looms large

2014-03-28 07:39

If former military chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi wins Egypt’s presidency as is widely expected, he will have an overwhelming presence over a shattered political scene.

Death penalties: Egypt's legal war on Islamists

2014-03-26 12:17

An Egyptian court’s sentencing of 529 people to death for rioting has fixed the spotlight on a massive legal war on the Islamist opposition, with thousands in prisons and hundreds more convicted in mass trials.

Egypt to have 'elected' leader by June

2014-03-14 12:02

Interim president Adly Mansour said Egypt will have an "elected" leader in two and a half months, in an interview published Friday by the state-owned Al-Ahram daily.

Sisi can't ignore demands for presidential bid

2014-03-04 21:05

Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says he can't ignore demands for him to run for president and will take official measures soon.

PM: Security top priority for new Egypt govt

2014-03-03 10:46

Egypt’s new military-installed PM says security is his top priority, with police and soldiers facing near daily attacks since the July ouster of Islamic president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt army 'Aids detector' instead finds ridicule

2014-02-28 14:27

Egypt’s military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a “miraculous” set of devices that detect and cure Aids, hepatitis and other viruses.

Govt resignation surprises Egyptians

2014-02-25 08:46

Egyptians have been left surprised after the country’s military-installed government resigned en masse ahead of a presidential poll.

S Korea 'shocked' as citizens killed in Egypt

2014-02-17 07:49

South Korea has voiced shock and outrage at the bombing of a tourist bus in Egypt that killed three of its nationals as well as the Egyptian driver.

Egypt cop shot dead, militants blow up gas pipeline

2014-02-11 13:28

Suspected militants have blown up a gas pipeline in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula and gunmen have shot dead a policeman in the Suez canal city of Ismailia, security officials say.

Popular wave may lift Egypt's Sisi to office

2014-01-30 10:58

Unknown only two years ago, the head of Egypt’s military, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is riding on a wave of popular fervour that is almost certain to carry him to election as president.

Morsi in glass-encased cage at trial

2014-01-28 13:37

Egypt’s toppled president Mohammed Morsi has appeared inside a glass-encased metal cage, separated from other defendants for the start of a new trial, a report says.

3 years after revolt, Egypt 'quashing rights'

2014-01-23 08:47

Egypt’s military-installed authorities are quashing dissent and trampling on human rights, three years after the revolt which toppled Hosni Mubarak, Amnesty International says.

Egypt's Brotherhood aim to outwit informants

2014-01-22 10:19

Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt have agreed to only meet after sunset, as part of tactics to outwit informants.

Egypt charter opens road for Sisi

2014-01-20 07:46

The approval of Egypt’s constitution bolsters the powerful army chief but a large number of youths who helped topple two presidents within three years shunned the vote on the new charter.

Eyes on Sisi as Egypt announces vote results

2014-01-18 14:11

Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who ousted Mohammed Morsi is monitoring the outcome of a constitutional referendum.

Sisi focuses on Egypt's problems

2014-01-17 08:47

Having secured victory in a referendum on a relatively liberal constitution that he championed, insiders say Egypt’s military chief is turning his attention to the country’s overwhelming problems.

Jubilant mood as Christian Egyptians vote 'yes'

2014-01-16 10:12

Egypt’s Christian minority are in a jubilant mood after they overwhelmingly backed a new constitution that paves way for the army chief to run as president.

Egyptians vote 'yes' on constitution

2014-01-14 14:38

Egyptians have voted on a new constitution many say have not read but would approve anyway in support of the army’s ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt seizes hoard of antiquities

2014-01-07 16:16

The Egyptian police have seized a hoard of more than 1 500 illegally excavated ancient artefacts, the antiquities ministry says.

Brotherhood prisoners go on hunger strike

2013-12-23 22:32

More than 450 imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood members have launched a hunger strike over their "inhuman treatment" after being jailed.

Morsi to face new trial on terror charges

2013-12-19 11:26

Egypt has announced a new trial of ousted president Mohammed Morsi on charge of sweeping terror conspiracy.

Egypt activists to be tried for demo

2013-12-05 23:04

Two prominent Egyptian secular activists are set to stand trial for allegedly taking part in a violent and unauthorised protest under a disputed new law, judicial sources say.

Egyptian blogger held in widening crackdown

2013-12-03 13:58

A prominent Egyptian blogger says he has been arrested, the latest political activist to be detained in a widening crackdown on dissent by the army-backed government.


Egypt to introduce smart card for bread

2014-04-13 21:34

Egypt will introduce a smart card system for subsidised bread nationwide by July, in an attempt to curb corruption and smuggling, Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi says.

Egypt tribal fighting kills 23

2014-04-05 19:00

Police have sent reinforcements to Egypt's southern province of Aswan after at least 23 people were killed in tribal clashes there, officials say.

Egypt's Sisi ditches army fatigues

2014-03-27 15:50

Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ditched his military fatigues and resigned as Egypt’s defence minister, a day after announcing he would run for president.

Egyptian militants outwit army in Sinai battlefield

2014-03-17 10:54

Egypt’s army says it is crushing Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula, but in the region’s villages and towns a victory for the state feels a long way off.

Egypt police kill Cairo bombing suspect

2014-03-12 10:31

Egyptian police have shot dead a militant suspected of being involved in a January bomb attack against Cairo police headquarters, the interior ministry says.

Egypt cops get 10 years for blogger death

2014-03-04 07:25

Two Egyptian policemen have been sentenced to 10 years in jail for the killings of a blogger whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

Interim Egypt govt sworn in

2014-03-01 22:02

Egypt's new interim government has been sworn in, a lightly reshuffled Cabinet with familiar faces that keeps powerful ministers in charge of the country's security and military services in place ahead of an anticipated presidential election.

Egypt's interim president names new premier

2014-02-25 17:11

Egypt's interim president has chosen as prime minister a construction magnate from the era of ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Aussie reporter's parents petition for release

2014-02-18 10:01

The parents of an Australian journalist held on terrorism-related charges in Egypt have launched an online petition calling for his release days before his trial is due to start in Cairo.

US embassy employee detained in Egypt

2014-02-12 18:28

A US embassy official says Egyptian authorities have held a local employee for nearly three weeks without charges.

Egypt's Mubarak to face new charges

2014-02-06 21:06

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, in court for alleged incitement to kill protesters and corruption, is to also to stand trial this month on embezzlement charges.

Egypt: Morsi shouts inside cage at trial

2014-01-28 15:26

Egypt’s toppled president Mohammed Morsi has appeared at a new trial wearing a white prison uniform in soundproof glass-encased metal cage, pacing and shouting angrily at the judge.

Egypt: Sisi poised to announce presidency bid

2014-01-27 17:00

Three years after the “Arab Spring” toppled Hosni Mubarak a secretive general with a cult-like following is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt ahead of elections.

Morsi backers call for 18 days of protests

2014-01-22 17:53

An Islamist alliance backing deposed president Mohammed Morsi has called for 18 days of protests, as Egypt on 25 January marks three years since the revolt that ousted his predecessor.

Egypt vote 'muddies political outlook'

2014-01-20 11:49

Results of last week’s constitutional referendum may have fallen short of the emphatic popular mandate the nation’s military chief was looking for before announcing his presidential run.

New charges against Morsi for insulting judiciary

2014-01-19 21:17

Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi and 24 others will stand trial for insulting the judiciary, state media and judicial sources have said.

Egypt referendum: Authorities hail high turnout

2014-01-17 09:54

Egypt’s military-installed authorities have hailed a "high turnout" in a constitutional referendum as a sign of strong approval of the army’s ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt awaits results on key post-Morsi vote

2014-01-16 15:43

Egypt is awaiting results of a referendum on a new constitution that could launch a presidential bid by the army chief, with initial tallies indicating overwhelming support for the charter.

Egypt constitution sails through vote

2014-01-16 07:35

Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly backed a new constitution that paves way for the army chief to run for president, early results show.

Vote on charter defines Egypt's future

2014-01-13 08:46

With a presidential run by Egypt’s powerful military chief seeming more likely by the day, this week’s constitution referendum is widely seen as a vote of confidence in the regime he installed last summer.

Egypt: Slain Swiss couple found buried in yard

2014-01-03 14:13

Egyptian police have found a murdered Swiss couple buried in the garden of their house in the Red Sea resort town of Hurgada, a security official says.

Mubarak's sons, PM acquitted of corruption

2013-12-19 14:42

An Egyptian court has acquitted former leader Hosni Mubarak’s two sons and his last prime minister of corruption charges, judicial officials say.

Egypt to try 23 Islamists for unauthorised demo

2013-12-17 19:20

An Egyptian court will try 23 Islamists under a newly passed law banning unauthorised demonstrations.

Egypt's top satirical poet dies at 84

2013-12-03 15:07

Egypt's best known satirical poet, Ahmed Fouad Negm, has died, his close friend and publisher Mohammed Hashem, director and owner of Merit publishing says. He was 84.

Egypt: Morsi's links to jihadists probed

2013-12-03 11:38

Investigators in Egypt are looking into possibly putting deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi on trial for his links to jihadis.

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