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Egypt sentences 11 to death over attacks on police

2017-10-22 19:06

An Egyptian criminal court has confirmed death sentences for 11 men and handed down life sentences to 14 others over charges including attempted murder of policemen.

Egyptian official: 14 policemen killed southwest of Cairo

2017-10-21 12:30

An Egyptian security official says 14 policemen have been killed in a shootout with militants southwest Cairo.

Egypt frees Egyptian-Irish after 4 years detention

2017-10-20 12:04

Egyptian authorities have released an Irish-Egyptian man who was detained for four years on charges related to a Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo in 2013.

In Egypt, archaeologists find part of 4 000-year-old statue

2017-10-19 06:11

Egyptian archaeologists uncover part of 4 000-year-old wooden statue likely depicting female regent from that era

ISIS affiliate claims attacks in Egypt's Sinai

2017-10-16 18:00

An Islamic State affiliate has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula that killed nine soldiers and wounded at least 37 others.

Saudi Arabia cancels female Egyptian star Sherine's concert

2017-10-16 08:58

Saudi Arabia's entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring a famous Egyptian singer named Sherine, known for her rags-to-riches story.

6 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai attack

2017-10-13 18:49

Six Egyptian soldiers were killed in a "terrorist" attack in restive North Sinai, where jihadists are active, the army's spokesperson has said.

Egypt accepts leading activist's appeal of life sentence

2017-10-12 19:30

An Egyptian court has granted a re-trial to one of the leading activists behind the 2011 uprising, who was sentenced to life in prison for taking part in a violent protest months later

Egypt extends its state of emergency

2017-10-12 14:29

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has extended the state of emergency in Egypt for another three months.

Official says Egypt to expand buffer zone along Gaza boarder

2017-10-10 18:45

An Egyptian official says the military has bulldozed at least 140 homes and more than 200 acres along the Gaza Strip border in efforts to expand a buffer zone that aims to reduce weapon smuggling and illegal militant crossings.

 

35 Egyptian police, troops die in clashes with Islamists: sources

2017-10-21 17:40

At least 35 Egyptian troops and police officers have been killed in clashes with Islamist fighters in the Bahariya oasis in the country's Western Desert, security and medical sources say.

White House envoy arrives in Egypt

2017-10-20 13:02

Egyptian airport officials say a white House envoy has arrived in Cairo to discuss the latest developments in Palestinian reconciliation efforts mediated by Egypt.

Egypt rights groups demand release of leading dissident

2017-10-19 16:26

Ten major Egyptian rights groups have urged an appeals court to free Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading dissident in the 2011 uprising that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak.

Germany nixes web monitoring workshop for Egyptian officials

2017-10-17 20:02

German police have canceled a workshop designed to help Egyptian security officials monitor extremist websites because they might learn skills that could be used against other groups

Militants rob bank, attack church in Egypt's Sinai; 7 dead

2017-10-16 17:11

In a brazen daytime attack, about a dozen Islamic militants robbed a local bank, lobbed grenades and traded gunfire with security forces guarding an unused church in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing seven people, including three civilians, officials have said.

Egypt: Suspected ISIS attacks on troops

2017-10-15 21:43

Suspected ISIS militants have hit six checkpoints in Egypt in near-simultaneous attacks with heavy machine guns and mortars.

Egyptian Coptic priest killed in Cairo attack

2017-10-12 20:37

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church says a priest has been killed in a knife attack in a poor Cairo district, the latest deadly assault on members of the country's Christian minority

Palestinian Authority to take full control of Gaza by Dec 1: Egypt

2017-10-12 18:35

The Palestinian Authority is to take full control of Gaza by December 1 under the agreement reached to end the split between Fatah and Hamas, Egypt's government has said in a statement.

Human rights honor goes to Egyptian banned from travel

2017-10-10 21:18

An Egyptian has been honored with one of the most prestigious awards granted to human rights defenders but was unable to receive the prize in person because of a travel ban linked to his work documenting abuses

Egypt condemns 8 to death over police station attack

2017-10-10 18:45

An Egyptian court sentenced eight people to death for allegedly killing three officers during the storming of a Cairo police station in 2013, a judicial official has said.

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