Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

2014-07-29 12:01

An Egyptian military spokesperson says troops have killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.

Jazeera journos jailed in Egypt set to appeal

2014-07-25 10:16

Three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt last month for up to 10 years on charges of adding a terrorist organisation are set to appeal their convictions.

US condemns attack on Egyptian soldiers

2014-07-22 07:46

The US has condemned a weekend attack on an Egyptian border checkpoint which left 21 soldiers dead, and vowed to keep up support for Egypt’s security.

Turkey PM slams Egypt's 'illegitimate tyrant' Sisi

2014-07-18 15:23

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant, saying that Cairo can’t be relied upon to negotiate a ceasefire with Israel.

8 killed in mortar attack in Egypt's Sinai

2014-07-14 07:41

Militants in Egypt’s northern Sinai have fired mortar rounds at a military post in the provincial capital of el-Arish, killing soldiers as well as seven civilians, including two children.

Sisi defends fuel subsidies cut, adds taxes

2014-07-07 09:12

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has defended a government decision to raise fuel prices as the authorities also slapped higher taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, a report says.

Egypt court upholds death verdict against 10 Islamists

2014-07-05 22:23

Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has upheld death sentences against 10 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and sentenced 38 others to life.

At least 3 killed in Egyptian 'own' blast

2014-07-04 20:08

Three people are believed to have been killed in an explosion at a house south of Cairo used to making bombs, a report says.

Islamists call 'day of anger' to mark Morsi ouster

2014-07-03 11:40

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has called for a ‘day of anger’ to mark the first anniversary of the military overthrow of president Mohammed Morsi.

Morsi's son sentenced to 1 year

2014-07-02 22:25

The son of Egypt's ousted president has been sentenced to 1 year for drug possession and use.

Blast near Egypt’s presidential palace injures 3

2014-06-30 11:19

Security officials say a homemade bomb has gone off near Egypt’s presidential palace in Cairo, wounding at least three people.

At least 4 wounded in Cairo explosions

2014-06-25 09:11

Two explosions have wounded at least four people at two Cairo metro stations, highlighting some of the challenges faced by newly elected President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Parents of Aus journo jailed in Egypt 'shattered'

2014-06-24 10:08

The parents of Australian journalist Peter Greste, one of three Al Jazeera journalists jailed for seven years each by an Egyptian judge, have called the verdict an attack on free speech.

Jazeera slams 'unjust' Egypt verdicts against staff

2014-06-23 14:12

Al-Jazeera has slammed as “unjust” an Egyptian court decision to jail three of its journalists for between seven and 10 years after convicting them of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt court to give verdict in Al-Jazeera trial

2014-06-23 09:05

An Egyptian court is set to deliver its verdict in the trial of Al-Jazeera journalists accused of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood in a case that has sparked an international outcry.

Govt to build strong state, says Egypt's PM

2014-06-17 19:07

Egypt’s PM Ibrahim Mahlab says the country’s government plans to work around the clock to combat corruption, ensure the return of security and build what he described as a "strong state".

Sisi chairs first meeting of new Cabinet

2014-06-17 10:51

Egypt’s newly elected President Abdel Fattah-al-Sisi has chaired his first meeting of his new Cabinet, shortly after its members were sworn in at the presidential palace in Cairo.

Egypt cop killed in shoot-out with Morsi men

2014-06-16 21:39

An Egyptian police captain has been killed in a shoot-out on the southern outskirts of Cairo with alleged supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt: Sexual assault on student sparks outrage

2014-06-10 08:40

A string of sexual assaults on women during celebrations of Egypt’s presidential inauguration have prompted outrage as a video emerged purportedly showing a teenager naked and surrounded by dozens of men.

Egypt arrests 7 for sexual assault in Tahrir

2014-06-09 15:42

Egyptian police have arrested seven men for sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student during celebrations marking the inauguration of the country’s new president in Cairo, security officials say.

The poor long for help as Egypt's Sisi is sworn in

2014-06-09 10:00

Egyptians are looking forward to a change in their lives after former military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as president of the north African country.

Sisi to be sworn in as Egypt president

2014-06-08 07:29

Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is set to be sworn in as Egypt’s new president, confirming the de facto status of head of state which he has already held for nearly a year.

Time to work, Sisi tells Egyptians

2014-06-04 08:49

Egypt's president-elect Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has told Egyptians it is now “time to work” to rebuild the country after he was officially declared the landslide winner of last week’s election.

Polls: Egypt rejects appeal of defeated candidate

2014-06-02 07:41

Egypt’s elections committee has rejected a defeated presidential candidate’s appeal against voting results that gave former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a landslide victory, judicial sources say.

Egypt: Sisi wins election by landslide

2014-05-29 08:27

With nearly all votes counted, Egypt's former military chief has won a crushing victory over his sole opponent with more than 92% of the votes, according to results announced by his campaign.


Egypt army destroys more Gaza tunnels

2014-07-27 12:45

Egypt's army says it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1 639 the overall number it has laid waste to.

Egypt judge: Jazeera team did "devil's" work

2014-07-24 07:53

An Egyptian judge has released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together “by the devil” to destabilise the country.

Egypt summons Turkish diplomat

2014-07-21 07:40

Cairo’s foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires in protest over derogatory comments by Turkey's PM Tayyip Erdogan, aimed at the Egyptian president, a report says.

Morsi's fugitive son held at Egypt train station

2014-07-18 08:43

A son of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, who was sentenced to a year in prison for possession and use of hashish, has been arrested at a train station south of Cairo.

Egypt takes back seat in attacks on Hamas

2014-07-10 18:26

Having crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, Cairo's new government has taken a back seat as Israel pounds Hamas, the Egyptian movement's Islamist allies across the border in Gaza.

Aus journo family encouraged by Sisi comments

2014-07-07 07:51

The family of jailed journalist Peter Greste says they are encouraged by Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi saying he “wished” the Australian had never been put on trial.

Muslim Brotherhood leader gets life in prison

2014-07-05 13:00

An Egyptian court has sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison for inciting the violence that erupted after the army deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Blast in Egypt train as cops crush protests

2014-07-04 07:43

A bomb blast in a train and clashes between protesters and security forces have rocked Egypt, as police quashed demonstrations marking the anniversary of ex-president Mohammed Morsi’s ouster.

Egypt: Blast near Cairo military hospital

2014-07-03 07:41

A limited explosion has occurred inside a car near a Cairo military hospital, an official says, hours before the first anniversary of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.

One year after Morsi, Egypt roiled by unrest

2014-07-01 07:47

A year after he deposed Egypt’s first freely elected president only to take his place, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi presides over a country roiled by militancy and ever-shrinking liberties, critics say.

Egypt: Jailed Aus journo 'outraged' at verdict

2014-06-26 09:04

Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has voiced his “outrage” at being jailed for seven years by an Egyptian court, saying the case was about silencing critical voices.

Egypt's Sisi won't interfere in court verdicts

2014-06-24 12:41

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi says he will not interfere in court rulings, a day after three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced to seven years in prison.

Egypt under pressure to pardon Jazeera journos

2014-06-24 07:35

Egypt is under mounting pressure to pardon three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in a ruling that sparked global outrage and fears of a growing media crackdown.

Egypt sentences 3 Jazeera journos to 7 years

2014-06-23 11:34

An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists from Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges.

Egypt to be allowed back into AU

2014-06-18 10:34

The AU is set to readmit Egypt and end its nearly year-long suspension from the grouping because of the country’s military coup, an official says.

Egypt to free hunger-striking Jazeera journo

2014-06-17 13:04

Egypt's prosecutor general has ordered the release of Al Jazeera's Arabic journalist Abdullah Elshamy, ending almost a year of imprisonment without charge, the media network says.

Egypt's Sisi swears in new government

2014-06-17 07:42

Egypt’s new Cabinet has been sworn in by the country’s newly elected President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the capital Cairo.

Leading anti-Mubarak activist gets 15 years

2014-06-11 11:08

An Egyptian court has sentenced a leading activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to 15 years in jail for violating a protest law and on other charges, his lawyer says.

Sisi keeps Egyptian premier

2014-06-09 17:32

Newly inaugurated President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has re-appointed Egypt’s PM, signalling continuity as he sets out to fix the economy and overcome political divisions after a long period of turmoil.

Egypt govt quits, Sisi to choose new team

2014-06-09 12:25

Egypt's interim PM Ibrahim Mahlab says his cabinet has resigned, allowing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to choose a new team on his first day in office.

Sisi sworn in as Egypt's president

2014-06-08 11:42

Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has taken the oath of office as Egypt’s president after a landslide election victory following the ouster of Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi last year.

US to work with Egypt's Sisi but urges reforms

2014-06-04 12:06

The United State says it will work with Egyptian president-elect Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but urged him to carry out human rights reforms.

Egypt to confirm Sisi's poll win

2014-06-03 12:12

Egypt's presidential election commission is expected to officially name former army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi as the country's next president.

Egypt revokes 52 Morsi-era pardons

2014-05-30 17:06

Egypt's interim president has revoked amnesties for 52 people pardoned by ousted president Mohammed Morsi.

Egyptians slow to vote on extra day

2014-05-28 10:19

Egyptians have been slow to vote on a hastily added third day of a presidential election after lower-than-expected threatened to damage the credibility of the man widely forecast to win.

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