Egypt


Egyptian militant group claims Cairo bombing

2015-03-29 15:23

An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for a bombing in front of Cairo University that wounded eight people, including four police officers.

Warships move in key strait near Yemen

2015-03-27 20:52

Egyptian warships have moved into the key strait off Yemen as Saudi-led airstrikes continue.

Arabs to consider joint military force at Egypt summit

2015-03-26 11:18

Arab leaders are set to meet in Egypt over the weekend for an annual summit dominated by Cairo-led calls for a joint military force as Yemen and several other states teeter on the brink of collapse.

Egypt teacher held for beating student over hijab

2015-03-24 19:46

An Egyptian elementary school teacher has been arrested for allegedly beating a girl and cutting off a lock of her hair because she was not wearing a hijab, an official says.

Egypt sacks spokesperson who said shot protester was too thin

2015-03-24 16:58

Egypt’s forensic authority spokesperson Hisham Abdel Hamid says he has been sacked after an interview in which he said a protester died of birdshot wounds because she was too thin.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign accord over Nile waters

2015-03-23 16:35

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed an initial agreement on how to share water from the Nile River that runs through the three countries.

Egypt try policeman over death of female protester

2015-03-18 06:33

Egypt's state prosecutor has referred a police officer to trial for allegedly shooting dead a leftist female protester during a peaceful rally in central Cairo.

Egypt to try 16 over football stadium deaths

2015-03-17 21:03

Egypt's state prosecutor has referred to trial 16 suspects accused of clashing with police that led to a deadly Cairo football stadium stampede.

Policeman killed woman activist -prosecutor

2015-03-17 15:22

Egypt’s public prosecutor says a police officer shot and killed woman protester Shaimaa Sabbagh, whose death in January caused an international outcry when footage of it spread online.

Sawiris to invest $500m in Egypt

2015-03-15 18:30

Top Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris is ready to invest $500m in Egypt and diversify his telecoms business.

 

Egypt president says Yemen intervention inevitable

2015-03-28 22:30

Egypt's president says the military intervention by a 10-nation coalition led by Saudi Arabia was "inevitable" after meddling there by a foreign power - a thinly-veiled reference to Iran.

4 Egyptian naval vessels en route to secure Gulf of Aden

2015-03-26 18:18

Four Egyptian naval vessels have crossed the Suez Canal en route to Yemen to secure the Gulf of Aden, maritime sources at the Suez Canal.

Oldest evidence of breast cancer found

2015-03-25 05:00

A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world's oldest evidence of breast cancer.

Egypt, Ethiopia hope for long-term Nile co-operation

2015-03-24 19:46

Egypt and Ethiopia say there's hope for long-term Nile River co-operation following their agreement.

Soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Egypt's Sinai

2015-03-24 13:05

An Egyptian security official says a roadside bomb struck a passing armoured vehicle in the north-eastern Sinai Peninsula, killing two soldiers.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign agreement on Nile dam

2015-03-23 14:35

Leaders from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed a co-operation deal over a giant Ethiopian hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the river Nile, in a bid to ease tensions over regional water supplies.

Egypt tightening visa rule for individual visitors

2015-03-18 05:00

Egypt is tightening rules for visas by requiring individual visitors to obtain them at embassies instead of on arrival at Egyptian airports.

Egypt prosecutors blame Brotherhood for stadium disaster

2015-03-17 19:46

Egyptian prosecutors say the banned Muslim Brotherhood was behind the deaths of 21 football fans at a Cairo stadium last month.

Egypt celebrates billion-dollar deals at conference

2015-03-16 18:42

An investment conference used as a tool to revive Egypt's battered economy has ended with deals potentially worth tens of billions of dollars being signed.

New Egypt tourism minister sets out growth plan

2015-03-15 18:00

Egypt hopes to generate $20 billion in revenue from tourism by 2020 by attracting 20 million visitors, says new tourism minister Khaled Ramy.

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