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Egypt targets last bastion of Brotherhood dissent

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Egypt has moved to close down one of the last bastions of Muslim Brotherhood dissent with sweeping new rules to curtail protest at Al Azhar University.

Jihadists claim bomb that killed 6 Egypt cops

2014-09-17 11:03

Egypt’s deadliest militant group has claimed the killing of six policemen in a roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula, where forces frequently clash with jihadists.

Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track

2014-09-17 08:56

Egypt's antiquities minister has brought journalists inside a 4 600-year old pyramid to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence".

Sinai bomb kills 6 Egypt policemen

2014-09-16 11:06

A bomb has hit an Egyptian security force convoy in the Sinai Peninsula, killing six policemen in the restive region where jihadists launch regular attacks.

Egypt: Qatar ordered Islamists out within 2 months

2014-09-15 13:39

Egypt will hunt down exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders and seek their arrest, a top official says, after Qatar ordered them to leave its territory.

Egypt tourism could fully recover by end 2015

2014-09-15 12:15

Egypt's tourism industry could fully recover by the end of 2015 if current levels of stability persist, says the tourism minister.

Kerry drums up support to fight jihadists

2014-09-13 20:20

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Egypt was on the frontline against "terrorism" after meeting its leadership to garner support to fight jihadists in Iraq and Syria.

Kerry to visit Egypt to push anti-ISIS coalition

2014-09-12 05:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Cairo as Washington seeks to build an international coalition to counter ISIS.

Cairo truce talks to resume mid-September

2014-09-10 21:54

Hamas's exiled deputy leader says indirect talks with Israel to consolidate a Gaza ceasefire are to resume in Cairo in mid-September.

Egypt: Brotherhood leader, cleric get 20 years in jail

2014-09-09 14:36

An Egyptian court has sentenced a leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and an Islamist cleric to 20 years in prison for attempting to kill two policemen.

Egypt charges Mursi with passing secrets to Qatar

2014-09-06 14:05

An Egyptian prosecutor has charged ousted president Mohamed Morsi and several of his aides with endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar.

Path to jihad: From upmarket Cairo to ISIS beheadings

2014-09-04 15:47

After leaving his upmarket Cairo neighbourhood to fight with the ISIS militant group in Syria and Iraq, Younes says he learned how to work as a sniper, fire heavy weaponry and behead prisoners.

Massive blackout hits Cairo rush hour

2014-09-04 12:16

A huge power outage has blacked out most of Cairo causing major disruption across the city of at least 20 million people at the height of the morning rush hour.

Egypt judge orders lawyers investigated

2014-09-03 21:11

In an unprecedented move an Egyptian judge has ordered activist lawyers to be investigated by prosecutors.

Group: Witness for Egypt mass killings detained

2014-09-03 07:18

Human Rights Watch says one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer has been detained, calling for his release.

Egypt slams Israel over Palestinian land

2014-09-01 19:02

Egypt has denounced Israeli plans to expropriate West Bank land, saying the move violates international law and is an obstacle to efforts for a lasting Palestinian-Israeli settlement.

Egypt probes Morsi for giving 'security papers' to Qatar

2014-08-28 07:56

Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohammed Morsi for delivering “documents relevant to national security” to Qatar, a report says.

Hamas 'brought Israel to its knees': Iran

2014-08-27 14:03
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Iran says Palestinian militants had emerged the victors and brought their Israeli foe "to its knees" during the bloody 50-day Gaza conflict.

Libya neighbours back Egypt call to disarm militias

2014-08-25 21:15

Libya's neighbours have backed an Egyptian call for rival militias in the tumultuous North African country to be disarmed.

Egypt presses on with Gaza truce efforts

2014-08-25 17:44

Israeli air strikes have killed at least five Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as militants keep up their rocket fire on southern Israel, while Egypt presses on with efforts to broker a durable truce.

Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

2014-08-23 17:49

Egypt has called on Israel and the Palestinians to halt fire and resume peace talks, but violence continued unabated with Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants firing rockets at the Jewish state.

At least 33 dead in bus crash in Egypt's Sinai

2014-08-22 07:41

At least 33 people have died and dozens injured after two buses collided before dawn in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, a report says.

Four beheaded corpses found in Egypt's Sinai

2014-08-20 16:42

Four beheaded corpses were found by residents of a town in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, security sources said, blaming Islamist militants waging an insurgency against Cairo.

Israel orders Gaza truce team back from Cairo

2014-08-19 17:21

Israel has ordered its negotiating team to return immediately from Gaza truce talks with the Palestinians in Cairo after three rockets hit the country's south, a government official says.

Egypt urges US restraint over Missouri unrest

2014-08-19 14:26

Egypt has urged US authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

Egypt recovers fragments of Cheops pyramid

2014-09-18 08:11

Egypt has recovered fragments from the pyramid of Cheops said to have been stolen by Germans, including part of a stone tablet identifying the pharaoh.

Power cuts biggest hurdle to investment - Egypt

2014-09-17 10:30

Power cuts clouding Egypt have become the biggest obstacle to luring back foreign investment after three years of political upheaval.

Copts clash with cops

2014-09-16 17:23

Coptic Christian protesters have clashed with police in southern Egypt over an abducted housewife.

Egypt court releases hunger-striking activist

2014-09-15 14:47

An Egyptian court has released on bail one of the country's best-known democracy activists who is standing retrial after he was sentenced to 15 years in jail for organising an illegal protest.

6 dead in Egypt after factory collapses

2014-09-15 12:40

A textile dyeing factory has collapsed in Egypt, killing six people and injuring 22 in an accident blamed on poor construction, authorities says.

Egypt arrests 157 migrants headed to Italy

2014-09-15 08:58

The Egyptian coast guard has arrested 157 migrants of different nationalities, who had been planning to sail illegally in a rickety fishing boat from Egypt to Italy, a security official said.

Muslim Brotherhood figures leave Qatar

2014-09-13 14:33

Some senior figures in Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood have agreed to leave Qatar, following months of pressure on the Gulf Arab state from its neighbours.

Egypt jails orphanage head for beating kids

2014-09-11 09:08

A court has jailed the head of a Cairo orphanage for three years after a video emerged on the internet showing him beating children.

ISIS leaves signed note on beheaded corpse

2014-09-10 19:43

Residents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have found a beheaded corpse bearing a note signed by an Islamist militant group linked to the Syria and Iraq-based Islamic State.

Egypt prosecutor orders 7 held for 'debauchery'

2014-09-06 22:31

Egypt's top prosecutor has ordered seven men detained and physically examined over accusations of "debauchery", a charge often levelled at gays, after a video emerged of a same-sex wedding party.

Egypt jihadist group claims deadly Sinai bombing

2014-09-04 19:31

An Egyptian jihadist group behind some of the deadliest attacks on security forces says carried the bombing that killed 11 police in the Sinai Peninsula this week.

Power outages hit many parts of Egypt

2014-09-04 12:45

Power cuts have hit many parts of Egypt, causing blackouts and halting some public transport in the Arab world's most populous country.

Sisi: stalled Mideast peace process fuels jihadists

2014-09-04 10:28

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has blamed the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process for fuelling regional militancy, as US tries to shore up support to combat ISIS jihadists.

Policeman shot dead in Egypt's restive Sinai

2014-09-03 17:01

An Egyptian security official says an off-duty policeman has been shot dead by gunmen in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula.

Sinai blast kills 11 Egypt cops

2014-09-02 16:41

Eleven Egyptian policemen have been killed after a roadside bomb blast struck their armoured vehicle in the restive Sinai Peninsula, security officials say.

Israelis skeptical of PM Gaza victory claim

2014-08-28 14:21

A new poll has shown that a majority of Israelis are skeptical of PM Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas.

UN aid convoy arrives in Gaza from Egypt

2014-08-27 17:52

A UN humanitarian aid convoy crossed into Gaza from Egypt for the first time since a blockade was introduced on the territory in 2007.

19 killed in Egypt as buses plunge into canal

2014-08-26 14:48

Nineteen people have been killed and 15 injured after two minibuses plunged into an irrigation canal in southern Egypt, an official says.

More Egyptians join ongoing hunger strike

2014-08-25 19:39

A rights group says more prisoners are joining the Egypt hunger strike, including a prominent activist.

Egypt proposes new Gaza ceasefire - official

2014-08-25 11:52

Egyptian mediators have proposed a new ceasefire in Gaza that would open the blockaded enclave’s crossings and allow in aid and reconstruction materials, a senior Palestinian official says.

Libya football stadium hosts videotaped execution

2014-08-22 16:04

An Islamist armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty says highlights the country’s descent into lawlessness.

Tunisia, Cairo airport closes air routes to and from Libya

2014-08-21 20:40

Tunisia and Egypt’s Cairo airport have cancelled all flights to Libya, officials in the three countries have said.

Egypt activist goes on hunger strike

2014-08-19 21:18

A prominent activist imprisoned in Egypt has started a hunger strike to protest his prosecution.

Egypt awards Suez hub project to consortium

2014-08-19 15:44

Egypt has announced it has chosen a consortium to develop an industrial and logistics hub in the Suez Canal area.

Egypt cop gets 15 years for killing detainee

2014-08-19 08:30

An Egyptian court has sentenced a policeman to 15 years in prison for shooting dead a man in detention, judicial sources say.

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