ISIS destruction of Iraqi heritage 'odious crime'

2015-02-27 18:42

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi says the destruction of priceless artefacts by the Islamist State group is an "odious crime" against cultural heritage.

Amal Clooney slams Canada over Al-Jazeera journalist case

2015-02-27 08:25

Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has lashed out at the Canadian government, accusing Ottawa of 'woefully inadequate' efforts to secure the repatriation of Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy from Egypt.

Three arrested over grisly dog killing

2015-02-26 17:09

Three Egyptians have been arrested over the grisly killing of a dog captured on video. WARNING: Graphic images

4 bombs explode in Cairo

2015-02-26 12:54

One person has been killed and two were wounded when a bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the residential Imbaba district of Cairo, the Egyptian interior ministry says.

Egypt army kills 'scores' of suspected Islamist militants

2015-02-26 06:28

Egypt's military has killed dozens of suspected Islamist militants in an operation in Sinai, security sources say, while state media reported the kidnapping of a businessman in the region.

Australia imposes sanctions on Egypt-based militant group

2015-02-25 11:10

Australia has imposed financial sanctions on the Egypt-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a statement says.

Egyptian acquits top Mubarak officials on graft charges

2015-02-24 12:24

An Egyptian court has acquitted two top Hosni Mubarak-era officials of graft charges at a retrial, judicial sources say, a day after a prominent activist was sentenced to five years in jail.

Egyptians evacuated from strife-hit Libya

2015-02-23 21:12

At least 1 000 Egyptians have been evacuated from Libya through Tunisia following the murder of Coptic Christians by ISIS.

Egyptian court sentences activist to 5 years

2015-02-23 12:30

A court in Egypt has sentenced an icon of its 2011 revolt to five years in prison after a retrial.

Libyan govt loses grip as general expands power

2015-02-23 10:21

Libya’s economy minister Munir Ali Asr has outlined optimistic plans to attract investment to a country ravaged by war and political chaos.


25 000 Egyptians return from Libya

2015-02-27 12:00

More than 25 000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the ISIS group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry says.

Egypt detains 2 cops over lawyer's death

2015-02-27 05:00

Egypt has detained 2 police officers over allegations they tortured a lawyer to death.

Obese Egyptian could be freed from Guantanamo

2015-02-26 13:13

An Egyptian who is obese and ailing has been declared eligible for release by a US government panel that reviews cases of those still held at the prison camp President Obama has pledged to close.

4 years after Egypt uprising, patronage politics dominate still

2015-02-26 11:16

Four years after Egypt's 2011 popular uprising that toppled Mubarak and raised hopes for an end to patronage politics, many desperate citizens will cast their vote in next month's parliamentary poll in accordance with the same old system.

At least 20 000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings

2015-02-25 16:57

An Egyptian border official says at least 20 000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the release of a grisly beheading video by Islamic State militants.

Sisi issues decree widening scope of security crackdown

2015-02-24 15:42

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on an anti-terrorism law that gives authorities more sweeping powers to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order.

7 killed in Egyptian air strikes on Libyan city

2015-02-24 07:40

Seven civilians have been killed after Egyptian jets attacked suspected Islamist militant targets in the eastern Libyan city of Derna last week.

Egypt shuts embassy in Yemen over 'bad' security

2015-02-23 15:13

Egypt has shut its embassy in Sanaa and recalled all its staff due to deteriorating security, a report says, joining a diplomatic exodus since Shiite militia seized the Yemeni capital.

Egypt's retrial of Al Jazeera journalists to begin

2015-02-23 11:27

The retrial of two Al Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in a case widely criticised by human rights organisations and media groups is set to begin in Egypt.

Sisi tries to reassure Egyptians despite host of challenges

2015-02-23 09:09

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has sought to reassure Egyptians that he is in control and steering the country on the right path in the face of Islamist militancy in neighbouring Libya and the Sinai and economic challenges.

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