Mubarak, symbol of dashed hopes, goes free

2017-03-24 20:33

In six years, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has gone from symbolising the hubris of Middle East dictators swept away by the Arab Spring uprisings to an emblem of dashed hopes.

Egypt appeals court acquits Mubarak over protester killings

2017-03-02 22:28

Egypt's top appeals court has acquitted Hosni Mubarak of involvement in the killing of protesters during a 2011 revolt, ending the final trial for the strongman who ruled for 30 years.

Egypt arrests 9 Muslim Brotherhood leaders

2017-03-01 10:35

Egyptian authorities have arrested nine leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group pending investigation into charges of belonging to a terrorist organization and plotting to overthrow the government.

Founder: Police close Egyptian center for torture victims

2017-02-09 21:35

The founder of an Egyptian center that treats victims of torture and trauma says the institution has been closed down by police.

After court victory, Egypt rights lawyer eyes presidency bid

2017-02-08 15:00

Egyptian rights lawyer who won landmark court case against government now says he's eyeing running for president.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

After Sinai attack, Egypt leader says tough battle ahead

2017-01-10 18:16

Egyptian president says the country faces a tough battle as it struggles "alone" against insurgents and the terror threat from an Islamic State affiliate based in northern Sinai.

Activist behind Egypt's 2011 uprising released from prison

2017-01-05 16:06

A leading Egyptian activist behind the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison after serving a three-year sentence for violating a ban on unauthorized protests

Egypt targets 5% economic growth by mid-2018

2016-12-26 09:00

Egypt targets a five percent economic growth rate in the year to June 2018, the finance ministry says, as the government seeks to revive an economy battered by political turmoil.


Main events since Hosni Mubarak's ouster

2017-03-24 16:27

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, toppled in a 2011 revolt then jailed, has been freed in a country still coming to terms with the consequences of the uprising that ended his 30-year rule.

Egypt's Mubarak back in court over protester deaths

2017-03-02 19:41

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has returned to a Cairo courtroom for a retrial on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign

Egypt tycoon says to speak up on political return

2017-02-15 11:05

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris says he is returning to politics to press for more freedoms in the North African country after staying away out of frustration.

Two Palestinians killed near Gaza-Egypt border: Hamas

2017-02-09 17:16

Two Palestinians were killed and five wounded overnight near the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, the Islamist movement Hamas which runs the Palestinian enclave said Thursday, blaming an Israeli strike.

ISIS claims killing and wounding 20 Egyptian troops in Sinai

2017-01-31 21:06

Islamic State group in Egypt claims its fighters killed and wounded 20 Egyptian soldiers in clashes in northern Sinai.

Six years on, Egypt activists worry uprising 'gone to waste'

2017-01-23 12:41

Six years after Hosni Mubarak was forced from power, activists behind Egypt's 2011 uprising are facing a new crackdown and struggling to see much reason for hope.

Rights group slams Egypt's record in 2016

2017-01-12 21:18

Human Rights Watch says in a new report that Egypt has banned public criticism and peaceful opposition, and that security forces routinely torture detainees and forcibly disappeared hundreds last year

Egypt arrests four over Cairo church bombing

2017-01-05 19:02

Egypt has arrested four people suspected of involvement in a Cairo church bombing last month that killed 27 people, the interior ministry says.

Egypt extends custody of Jazeera reporter for 15 days

2017-01-05 12:21

Egyptian prosecutors have extended the detention of an Al Jazeera journalist accused of incitement and fabricating news for another 15 days, officials say.

Egypt executes convicted jihadist

2016-12-15 11:14

Egyptian authorities have executed a jihadist convicted of involvement in a 2013 gun attack on police in the Sinai Peninsula, a report says.

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