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2 Egyptians, 2 Emiratis killed in military aircraft crash

2014-12-18 09:02

Four crew members have been killed, two of them Egyptian and two Emirati, when their military aircraft crashed during joint exercises, officials say.

312 Egypt Islamists to face military courts

2014-12-16 20:48

Egypt has referred 312 backers of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi to military trial accused of torching a court complex in the city of Ismailiya, a judicial source says.

World Bank urges Egypt to make reforms

2014-12-16 12:30

A senior World Bank official has called on Egypt to implement promised legal and bureaucratic reforms ahead of an international conference.

Egyptian policeman killed in drive-by

2014-12-14 14:10

Gunmen have killed an Egyptian policeman and wounded another in a drive-by shooting in the Sinai Peninsula, security and medical officials say.

Abbas backs Egypt crackdown on Gaza tunnels

2014-12-12 09:43

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas says he supported Egypt's crackdown on tunnels linking the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt arrests 33 for debauchery

2014-12-08 18:59

Thirty-three men have been arrested in a night-time police raid on a Cairo bathhouse for alleged debauchery.

Canadian embassy in Cairo closed due to security concerns

2014-12-08 16:55

The Canadian Embassy in Cairo is closed until further notice because of security concerns, an official answering the emergency telephone line says.

Rights groups slam Egypt over death sentences

2014-12-03 16:03

Global rights groups Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have slammed Egypt over the mass death sentencing of 188 Islamists.

Head of Egypt's Al-Azhar slams ISIS 'barbarity'

2014-12-03 14:03

The head of Al-Azhar, one of the most prestigious centres of Sunni Islam learning, on Wednesday condemned "barbaric crimes" committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Egypt must hold forces accountable

2014-12-02 17:44

Egypt must rein in its security forces and investigate human rights abuses against protesters, the United Nations says.

Sisi sees new future for Egypt after Mubarak verdict

2014-12-01 13:17

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says Egypt will never return to the past and is charting a new future, after a court dismissed murder charges against former leader Hosni Mubarak.

Lawyer: Mubarak could get early release

2014-11-30 20:01

Egypt's jailed ex-president Hosni Mubarak could be released early after having served two-thirds of a corruption sentence and seeing murder charges dropped, his lawyer says.

Protest in Cairo against Mubarak verdict

2014-11-29 18:51

Dozens of protesters have gathered at a key Cairo square to denounce an Egyptian court's decision to drop a murder charge against ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

Gunmen shoot dead Egypt army general in Cairo

2014-11-28 22:32

Gunmen in a car have shot dead an Egyptian army brigadier general and wounded two soldiers in eastern Cairo.

Egypt rounds up dozens ahead of Islamist demos

2014-11-28 14:10

Egyptian police have arrested dozens of suspected Islamists ahead of planned rallies as troops beefed up their presence in the capital.

Three Egyptian police killed in Sinai

2014-11-26 17:55

Gunmen have shot dead three Egyptian policemen in the Sinai Peninsula, where militants regularly launch attacks on security forces.

10 killed in Egypt after building collapses

2014-11-25 10:20

Police officials say at least 10 people have been killed when an eight-story building collapsed in the western Cairo suburb of Matariya.

Pardon for Jazeera journos being discussed - Sisi

2014-11-21 10:04

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has suggested that he is considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year.

Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader as crackdown intensifies

2014-11-20 22:23

Egyptian police have arrested Mohamed Ali Bishr, one of the few Muslim Brotherhood leaders to escape jail after last year’s overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt: 10 die in mistaken airstrike on civilian home

2014-11-19 14:15

Ten members of the same family have died after the Egyptian air force shelled a civilian home in the Sinai Peninsula by mistake.

Egyptian woman dies of bird flu

2014-11-18 11:35

A 19-year-old Egyptian woman has died from bird flu. Egypt has identified seven cases of the virus in people this year, including the two who died.

Egypt issues first microfinance law

2014-11-14 13:35

Egypt has issued the country's first law regulating micro finance services, says the Egyptian Supervisory Authority.

Bombs explode near Egypt, UAE embassies in Libya

2014-11-13 10:36

Bombs have exploded near the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in Tripoli, though there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage in the attacks.

New Egypt decree to deport foreigners

2014-11-12 22:49

A new Egyptian decree allows the president to deport foreigners accused or convicted of a crime.

 

Egypt refers 26 suspected homosexuals to trial

2014-12-17 20:51

An Egyptian official says prosecutors have referred 26 men arrested in a raid on a bath house to trial on charges connected to their suspected homosexuality.

British embassy in Cairo reopens to the public

2014-12-16 17:35

The British embassy in Cairo says it has resumed services to the public, nine days after it was suspended over security concerns about the mission's main building.

Scholars criticise Egypt over cleric’s arrest warrant

2014-12-15 16:40

A group of Islamist scholars have criticised Egypt for seeking an Interpol arrest warrant for their leader, a Qatar-based cleric and supporter for the Muslim Brotherhood.

11 Egyptian fishermen drown as boat sinks

2014-12-14 11:17

Egyptian security and hospital officials say 11 fishermen have drowned and 11 have been injured after their boat collided with another passing ship near the country's southern Sinai.

Dad allegedly kidnaps son, 7, leaves SA

2014-12-09 11:59

Specialised Security Services says it is helping police investigate the alleged kidnap of a 7-year-old boy by his father last month when he took him on a "dad weekend" and left the country for Egypt.

Egypt to try 71 Brotherhood students

2014-12-08 18:48

Egypt's prosecutor general has referred to trial 71 students of the prestigious Al-Azhar University on charges of joining the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt to criminalise 'insulting revolutions'

2014-12-03 15:26

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says his office is drafting a law to criminalise insulting the uprisings that toppled President Hosni Mubarak and his Islamist successor Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt court sentences 188 people to death

2014-12-02 22:27

An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced 188 people to death pending approval from the country's top religious official.

Prosecutor appeals Mubarak verdict, cites flaws

2014-12-02 16:51

Egypt’s public prosecutor says he has appealed against a court decision to drop charges against former president Hosni Mubarak, his interior minister and six aids of the killing of protesters in a 2011 uprising.

Egypt militant group says it killed US oil worker

2014-12-01 13:16

An Egyptian organisation allied with the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of an American oil worker.

2 die in clashes over Mubarak

2014-11-30 10:16

Two people have been killed in clashes between police and demonstrators in Cairo after a court dismissed murder charges against former president Hosny Mubarak.

Murder charge against Mubarak dropped

2014-11-29 16:38

An Egyptian court has dismissed a murder charge against former president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising.

1 officer killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypt

2014-11-28 16:06

Government officials say a senior Egyptian army officer was killed while security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.

Surprising traffic through Suez Canal

2014-11-26 20:44

Beneath the decks of the giant cargo ships that use the Suez Canal, innumerable creatures also cross the waters and settle in the Mediterranean Sea, damaging the local ecology and coastal economies.

Egypt reopens Gaza crossing for 1st time in month

2014-11-26 15:34

Egypt has reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the first time since its closure in late October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials say.

Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns after violence

2014-11-21 14:58

Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a 'journey of death'.

Egypt acquits doctor of fatal FGM

2014-11-21 05:05

An Egyptian court has acquitted a male doctor of carrying out a female circumcision that killed a teenager.

5 police wounded in Cairo blast

2014-11-20 16:41

A bomb has wounded five policemen near a Cairo university and four people were hurt in a panicked crush after an explosion at a train station.

Africa to get new trade bloc in December

2014-11-19 19:45

Three African economic blocs will merge into a new 27-nation free-trade zone under an agreement to be signed in Cairo, Egypt's industry and trade minister says.

Sinai caught in the middle of Egypt's 'war on terror'

2014-11-18 13:01

With soldiers firing warning shots to herald the nightly curfew and jihadist militants beheading informants, Sinai's residents find themselves caught in the middle of Egypt's "war on terror".

Egyptian woman dies of bird flu

2014-11-17 22:29

A woman diagnosed with bird flu has die, the second fatality this year say Egyptian health officials.

Sinai militants kill 5 as Egypt probes sea attack

2014-11-13 18:50

Militants have shot dead five Egyptian conscripts in the Sinai Peninsula, as the army searched for eight servicemen missing after an attack on a navy boat in the Mediterranean.

'Terror' attack on Egypt vessel leaves 8 missing

2014-11-13 09:07

The Egyptian military says one of its navy vessels came under 'terrorist' attack in the Mediterranean, leaving five servicemen injured and eight others missing at sea.

Germans convicted of stealing from Egypt pyramid

2014-11-12 10:51

An Egyptian court has sentenced three Germans and six Egyptians to five years jail on for stealing fragments of a pharaonic artefact from Cairo's Great Pyramid, a judicial source says.

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