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Egypt adds media watchdog to blocked websites list

2017-08-18 18:34

Egypt has blocked access to the website of media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, adding RSF to a growing list of restricted online sites in the north African country.

Egypt blocks access to website of group supporting media

2017-08-18 06:02

Egypt has blocked internet access to the website of an international media watchdog that provides support for journalists and champions media freedoms.

Egypt discovers three millennia-old tombs

2017-08-16 06:12

Egypt archaeologists have discovered three ancient tombs containing sarcophagi in the south of the country in a cemetery dating back about 2 000 years, the antiquities ministry has said .

Popular sites targeted in string of Africa attacks

2017-08-14 19:49

The attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday was the latest in a series of assaults in Africa targeting spots popular with foreigners and locals alike.

Egypt detains train workers 15 days over crash

2017-08-13 20:15

Egypt's prosecution has ordered the detention of a train driver following a deadly train collision near the coastal city of Alexandria that killed 43 people and injured scores

UPDATE: Death toll in Egypt train collision reaches 43; 122 injured

2017-08-12 13:01

Train collision in Egypt's port city of Alexandria kills 43 in country's deadliest rail accident in over a decade.

Trains collide in Egyptian city of Alexandria, killing 25

2017-08-11 18:05

An Egyptian official says that a train collision in the coastal city of Alexandria has killed 25 people and injured 65 others.

Islamic State group claims attack on police in Egypt's Sinai

2017-08-10 21:23

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing four Egyptian policemen in restive northern Sinai peninsula.

Islamic group state claims attack on police in Egypt's Sinai

2017-08-10 19:21

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing four Egyptian policemen earlier in the restive northern part of the Sinai peninsula

Egypt curtails access to subsidized food as part of reforms

2017-08-09 20:06

Egypt curtails access to ration cards for subsidized food items, the latest move in its ambitious economic reform plan

 

PICS: Kourtney Kardashian’s Egyptian vacation

2017-08-18 12:39

Kourtney Kardashian in on an adventure along the border of northeast Africa and the Middle East, aka she is in Egypt.

Sudan's Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

2017-08-17 21:01

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has said that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo.

Suspected militants kill 2 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

2017-08-15 20:27

Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic militants have shot dead two policemen in el-Arish, capital of the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, where an Islamic State affiliate is fighting security forces

Egypt's Moussa rejects calls to extend presidential terms

2017-08-13 20:21

The head of the panel that drafted Egypt's 2014 constitution, possibly the most progressive in the country's history, has denounced calls to amend the charter, saying parliament should focus instead on implementing it.

Egypt train crash toll hits 40 as cranes clear busy link

2017-08-12 13:28

The death toll from Egypt's latest train disaster has risen to 40 as cranes worked to clear the stricken railway line between Cairo and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

PICTURES: Egypt train collision death toll rises to 36: ministry

2017-08-11 19:27

At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided outside the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry has said.

Egypt police kills 3 jihadists behind anti-Copt attacks: ministry

2017-08-10 21:23

Egypt's interior ministry have said its forces had killed three jihadists suspected of involvement in deadly attacks against the country's Coptic Christian minority.

Scores of Egypt public figures defend convicted library head

2017-08-10 20:21

Scores of Egyptian former ministers, state officials and diplomats have rallied in defense of the former head of the Library of Alexandria who was sentenced earlier this month to three years in prison on charges of squandering public funds.

Egypt inflation surges to 33% after fuel subsidy cuts

2017-08-10 16:21

Egypt's official statistics agency says the country's inflation rate has jumped to 33% in July - up from 29.8% in June.

Coming to you from a Cairo village: Egypt's first minicar

2017-08-08 16:32

In shadow of Giza's pyramids, Egyptian entrepreneur builds country's first locally made minicar.

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