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Egypt police kill four suspected in mid-July attack: ministry

2017-07-26 20:01

Egyptian police shot dead four militants and arrested two others accused of involvement in the mid-July killing of five policemen, the interior ministry has said.

Egypt military says 40 militants killed in campaign

2017-07-25 21:41

Egypt's military has said it has killed more than 40 extremists in a wide-ranging campaign in the Sinai Peninsula where the Islamic State group has been waging a deadly insurgency.

Seven killed by car bomb in North Sinai: Egypt army

2017-07-25 17:00

Seven civilians, including two children, were killed when a car bomb exploded near a military checkpoint in North Sinai, the Egyptian army has said.

Amnesty calls for inquiry into death in Egypt police custody

2017-07-24 06:08

An international rights group has urged Egyptian authorities to investigate the death of a Coptic Christian man who died in police custody, apparently of torture.

Egyptian court sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing

2017-07-23 07:37

An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death for their involvement in the assassination of the country's prosecutor general in 2015.

Egypt kills 30 extremists in Sinai: military

2017-07-22 14:00

Egyptian forces have killed 30 extremists during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police, the military says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Obasanjo, Gambia

2017-07-22 09:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resumed nationwide rallies, and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged African leaders to treat ex-presidents with respect.

Cairo upset over latest US travel warning to Egypt

2017-07-21 14:00

Egypt upset over latest US travel warning, says it makes false distinction between terrorists, violent political groups

Egypt's president names top judge, risks backlash

2017-07-20 08:27

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has overruled a powerful branch of the judiciary by appointing its new leader, risking a backlash from the judges, who had nominated another candidate

Egypt to end visas on arrival for Qataris

2017-07-18 11:29

Egypt says it would end visas on arrival for Qatari citizens as a dispute between four Arab states and the Gulf emirate continues over allegations that Doha supports terrorism.

 

Egypt squatters lose homes as state seizes land

2017-07-26 18:17

Hala Gamal looks at a pile of rubble on Cairo's Warraq island - all that's left of her house after a police operation to evict residents accused of squatting on state land.

Egypt tells EU no 'compromise' over Qatar

2017-07-25 19:47

Egypt has warned the EU that four Arab states would accept no compromise in their dispute with Qatar over allegations that the gas-rich emirate supports terrorism.

EU, Egypt agree framework for co-operation in coming years

2017-07-25 14:30

The European Union and Egypt have pledged to work together to develop the country's economy, promote stability, counter extremism and manage migrant flows.

Egypt academy sets up religious edict booths in Cairo metro

2017-07-23 16:15

Egypt's Islamic Research Academy of Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world's foremost religious institution, has set up booths in Cairo metro stations to give religious edicts to citizens in an attempt to "correct misconceptions and radical ideologies".

Egypt opens military base, the largest in northwest region

2017-07-22 20:30

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has inaugurated a military base in the country's northwest to protect facilities and projects in coastal cities

Egypt kills 2 Islamist militants: government

2017-07-22 11:00

Egyptian forces shot dead two militants from the Hasam group, the government has said, after the Islamist group claimed to have carried a deadly attack on police.

Egypt's state-run media says attack kills 1 policeman

2017-07-21 17:59

Egypt's state-run news agency says gunmen have attacked a three-car police convoy on the main Cairo-to-Fayoum road killing one policeman and injuring three others.

African leaders 'treat former presidents like animals', says Nigeria's Obasanjo

2017-07-21 08:32

frican leaders should treat their former presidents with more dignity because currently "we are being seen as animals", former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has said.

Egypt police trap and kill top militants: govt

2017-07-18 19:24

Egyptian police have killed two leaders of the Hasam militia in a shootout after intercepting them as they relocated to a new hideout on Cairo's outskirts, the government says.

Militants kill 5 police in complex attack in Egypt's Sinai

2017-07-18 08:00

Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic militants have attacked police in the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing five of them and wounding another five.

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