Egypt to begin long-delayed parliamentary polls in October

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Egypt is to elect its first parliament in over three years in a series of voting rounds starting on October 17, the electoral commission says.

Egypt's Sisi, Putin to discuss closer ties in Moscow talks

2015-08-20 17:26

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is set to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow for the third time in a year to continue promoting closer strategic and economic relations, official say.

Egypt opens border with Gaza for first time in 2 months

2015-08-17 15:03

Egypt has opened its border with Gaza for the first time in two months, temporarily allowing a two-way travel.

Egypt's deposed president appeals death sentence

2015-08-15 23:01

The court-appointed legal team representing deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has filed an appeal at the country's highest court challenging sentences of life imprisonment and death handed down in June.

Police disperse Cairo demos

2015-08-14 19:12

Egyptian police using tear gas have dispersed small demonstrations in Cairo by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Cairo airport website hacked as Egyptians mark massacre

2015-08-14 15:13

The website of Cairo’s airport has been hacked, as Egyptians marked the second anniversary of the mass killing of demonstrators in the capital.

Egypt to try Brotherhood chief for 2013 Cairo clashes

2015-08-11 18:14

Egypt has referred Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to trial for staging a protest at a Cairo square where several police and hundreds of Islamist protesters were killed in 2013 clashes.

Morsi refuses to eat prison food

2015-08-09 07:18

Egypt's ousted former president Mohamed Morsi, who has been in detention for two years, is to undergo a medical examination at his request after he complained about prison food.

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.

Wanted Egyptian militant 'urges jihad against Sisi'

2015-07-22 11:07

One of Egypt’s most wanted men, a former special forces officer turned Islamist militant commander, has condemned President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and called for a holy war against his government.


ISIS kills 2 police in Egypt's Sinai

2015-08-26 14:03

Gunmen have killed two Egyptian policemen in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry says, in an attack claimed by ISIS.

Cairo car bomb injures six policemen

2015-08-20 09:19

Cairo has been rocked by a massive car bomb that hit a security building in the northern suburb of Shubra al-Kheima injuring six policemen, according to the interior ministry.

Egypt adopts anti-terror law critics say may muzzle media

2015-08-17 10:10

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified an anti-terrorism law which stipulates exorbitant fines, and possible suspension from employment, for "false" reporting on militant attacks.

Rights groups criticise Egypt crackdown

2015-08-14 21:01

Rights groups say Egypt has failed to hold officials accountable 2 years after the deadly rally crackdown.

Egypt police deploy on anniversary of mass protester killing

2015-08-14 17:55

Egyptian police have bolstered their presence in the capital in anticipation of protests on the second anniversary of the mass killing of Islamist demonstrators in which hundreds died.

Egypt frees pro-Morsi politician after 2 years pre-trial detention

2015-08-13 12:18

Egypt's opposition politician Abul-Ela Mady has been released after nearly two years of pre-trial detention, Mady's son Ahmed says, two days after a court ordered him set free.

Bomb explodes at Cairo traffic sentry post, wounds 3 cops

2015-08-10 16:36

Three police have been wounded after a bomb exploded under a traffic sentry post near a Cairo court house, security sources say, in the latest in a series of attacks to hit the Egyptian capital.

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.

4 Egypt soldiers killed in Sinai bombing

2015-07-23 18:01

Four Egyptian soldiers have been killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula, where the army is battling an Islamist insurgency, the military says.

Egypt removes jail time for journalists in anti-terrorism bill

2015-07-16 12:26

Egypt’s cabinet has amended a draft counter-terrorism law so that journalists would be fined, rather than jailed, for contradicting the authorities’ version of any terrorist attack, a report says.

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