Egypt's president defends the military's economic role

2016-09-26 18:37

Egypt's president has rejected criticism that the military is being distracted from its core duties by further involving itself in the economy.

Egypt pulls out all stops for Sisi's UN visit

2016-09-18 19:00

Seeking to improve the country's image, authorities in Egypt are pulling out all the stops to ensure that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's visit to New York for the UN General Assembly is a diplomatic success.

Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for Muslim pilgrimage

2016-08-30 18:03

Hamas says Egypt has opened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip for three days, allowing hundreds of Muslim faithful to travel for a yearly pilgrimage

Egypt forces 32 judges to retire over Morsi ouster

2016-03-28 22:01

Egypt's Supreme Judicial Council has forced 32 judges into retirement for having opposed the army's ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, officials says.

Car bomb targeting police kills 6 in Egypt

2015-11-04 09:08

A car bomb targeting a policeman’s club in the Egyptian city of El Arish has killed six people, security sources say.

Egypt enters second day of election without voters

2015-10-19 13:32

Egyptians appear to be shunning the ballot for a second day in what one newspaper calls "an election without voters", highlighting disillusionment since the army seized power in 2013.

'3 abducted' in ISIS attack on Egypt's Sinai checkpoint

2015-10-15 14:38

Militants have kidnapped three pro-government fighters manning a checkpoint in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, officials say.

Egypt's last Islamists standing offer 'polite' opposition

2015-10-14 12:18

On the campaign trail ahead of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, the heavily bearded leader of the ultra-conservative Nour Party praises Islam’s Prophet Mohammad for cleaning up politics, and promises to do the same.

Convicted Al Jazeera journalists appeal to Egypt for pardons

2015-09-30 08:44

Three journalists convicted of aiding a terrorist organisation while covering Egyptian unrest for Al Jazeerra have publicly appealed to Egypt’s president to pardon them.

Head of Egyptian pro-democracy movement arrested

2015-09-23 07:37

The head of a pro-democracy movement that played a key role in Egypt’s 2011 revolution against dictator Hosni Mubarak has been arrested, his organisation says.


Egypt's Coptic church criticised over Sisi rallies at UN

2016-09-21 22:00

Egypt's Coptic Christian church is facing criticism over its role in organising rallies in support of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi during his visit to New York for the UN General Assembly.

Egypt court to review protest ban in October

2016-08-31 07:02

Egypt’s constitutional court is to start reviewing on October 1 a controversial law that bans unauthorised protests, officials say.

Egypt court suggests death for 6 codefendants, but not Morsi

2016-05-07 20:00

An Egyptian court has recommended death sentences for six codefendants of Mohammed Morsi, but not for the ousted Islamist president himself in their trial on espionage charges.

Egypt's president visits Britain to discuss terror, trade

2015-11-04 15:28

Egypt’s leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has defended anti-terror legislation enacted in August, arguing that the country needs stability and time to achieve a democratic future for his nation.

Roadside bomb kills Egyptian police officer in Sinai

2015-10-23 13:05

Security and medical officials say a roadside bomb has killed a police officer and wounded three conscripts in Egypt’s northern Sinai city of al-Arish.

Voting for a new parliament begins in Egypt

2015-10-18 12:53

Polling stations have opened in 14 of Egypt's 27 governorates for the first round of parliamentary elections, the country's first since the army toppled Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Facts and figures on Egypt's general election

2015-10-15 09:55

More than 27 million Egyptians are eligible to vote in the first phase of a general election for a new parliament, the first since the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

2 Egyptian policemen shot dead in Sinai

2015-10-04 15:35

Gunmen have shot dead two Egyptian policemen in the bastion of the Islamic State jihadist group in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry says.

Egypt military winds down campaign against ISIS in Sinai

2015-09-23 17:00

Egypt’s military has announced it is winding down its largest campaign in the Sinai against Islamists, following a 16-day operation in which it says scores of ISIS group jihadists were killed.

4 soldiers, 2 civilians killed in Egypt Sinai attacks

2015-09-12 11:17

An Egyptian woman and child has been killed in a car bomb, and four soldiers died in a separate explosion in the northern Sinai Peninsula, where the military is engaged in a sweeping campaign against jihadists, the army say.

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