Smugglers kill Egyptian policeman near border with Israel

2015-10-02 14:42

Smugglers have killed an Egyptian policeman in northern Sinai near the border with Israel as he foiled a cross-border smuggling attempt, Egypt’s interior ministry says.

Archaeologist aims to pinpoint Nefertiti's tomb

2015-09-29 19:00

With the help of a sophisticated radar, an archaeologist aims to prove Nefertiti is buried in a hidden chamber of Tutankhamun's tomb.

Al Jazeera journalists freed from prison in Egypt

2015-09-23 21:16

Two Al Jazeera journalists have been released from prison following a pardon from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi, in a case that drew worldwide condemnation.

Hollande, Sisi agree on sale of Mistral warships to Egypt

2015-09-23 16:03

French President Francois Hollande and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have agreed on the purchase by Egypt of the two French Mistral helicopter carriers whose planned sale to Russia was cancelled.

Empty Cairo homes beyond reach of Egypt's poor

2015-09-23 11:53

Ahmed and Mohamed are both married with children but still live with their mother, unable to afford one of the hundreds of thousands of homes sitting empty in Egypt's capital.

Egypt says military killed 10 militants in western desert

2015-09-22 16:05

Egypt’s military spokesperson says troops have killed 10 militants near the Bahriyah Oasis in the country’s western desert - an area where Egyptian forces earlier this month mistakenly killed 12 people.

Tutankhamun's tomb closed for restorations

2015-09-20 21:11

The tomb of legendary boy pharaoh Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings will close from October for restorations.

Horror and fear in Gaza as Cairo floods tunnels

2015-09-20 16:47

Underground lifelines used by residents of the town of Rafah are being flooded by Egypt, worsening existing isolation.

New Egyptian government sworn in

2015-09-19 09:57

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has sworn in a new government, a week after he accepted the resignation of the previous government amid a corruption investigation.

Witnesses: Egypt flooding tunnels to Gaza Strip

2015-09-18 14:01

The Egyptian army has begun to pump water from the Mediterranean Sea into underground smuggling tunnels connecting Sinai with the Gaza Strip, security officials and eye witnesses say.


Convicted Al Jazeera journalists appeal to Egypt for pardons

2015-09-30 08:44

Three journalists convicted of aiding a terrorist organisation while covering Egyptian unrest for Al Jazeerra have publicly appealed to Egypt’s president to pardon them.

Sinai bombing kills two Egypt police

2015-09-26 16:41

Two Egyptian policemen were killed in a roadside bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Egypt military winds down campaign against ISIS in Sinai

2015-09-23 17:00

Egypt’s military has announced it is winding down its largest campaign in the Sinai against Islamists, following a 16-day operation in which it says scores of ISIS group jihadists were killed.

Egypt's Sisi pardons Al Jazeera journalists

2015-09-23 14:56

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned two Al Jazeera journalists jailed for three years in a case that drew worldwide attention to his government's crackdown on dissent.

Head of Egyptian pro-democracy movement arrested

2015-09-23 07:37

The head of a pro-democracy movement that played a key role in Egypt’s 2011 revolution against dictator Hosni Mubarak has been arrested, his organisation says.

HRW: Egypt has evicted 3 200 families from Gaza border

2015-09-22 07:43

Egyptian forces have evicted at least 3 200 families in a campaign of mass demolitions on the border with the Gaza Strip in violation of international law, Human Rights Watch says.

New Egyptian chief prosecutor, government sworn in

2015-09-20 18:27

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi has sworn in a new government and a chief prosecutor, a week after he accepted the resignation of the previous government.

Egypt police general gunned down in Sinai street

2015-09-20 09:59

Unidentified assailants have gunned down an Egyptian police general on the street in the Sinai Peninsula stronghold of the Islamic State group.

Egypt's Sisi swears in new government

2015-09-19 09:18

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has sworn in a new government, as he tries to rebuild an economy battered by Islamist militant violence, a report says.

Mexico demands Egypt compensate attack victims

2015-09-18 09:56

Mexico's government has demanded that Egypt compensate tourists mistakenly attacked by Egyptian security forces at the weekend in a deadly incident that outraged the Latin American nation.

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