Sanef 'shocked' by sentencing for Al Jazeera journalists

2015-08-30 16:22

The South African National Editors Forum along with several key media forums, have expressed their collective "shock" at the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists in Cairo.

Egypt oil spill covers nearly a mile of Nile River

2015-08-30 09:29

Egypt's official news agency MENA says a pipeline at a southern power plant has burst, covering a kilometer and half of the Nile River with fuel oil.

Jazeera to appeal 'grotesque' verdict to jail journalists

2015-08-29 17:51

Al Jazeera has vowed to appeal an Egyptian court verdict to sentence three of its journalists to three years in prison, calling it a "deliberate attack on press freedom".

'Devastated' Al Jazeera journalist's family to press for deportation

2015-08-29 12:26

The family of Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy say they are "devastated" by the three-year sentence handed to him by an Egyptian court, and will seek to have him deported to Canada, where he holds citizenship.

Egypt court sentences 12 ISIS supporters to death

2015-08-28 09:15

An Egyptian court has sentenced to death 12 members of the Islamic State group for planning attacks against police and soldiers in the country, a judicial official says.

ISIS kills 2 police in Egypt's Sinai

2015-08-26 14:03

Gunmen have killed two Egyptian policemen in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry says, in an attack claimed by ISIS.

Four reported injured as Egypt police fight striking cops storming HQ

2015-08-23 20:03

Egyptian policemen striking for more pay have fired into the air to disperse riot control forces trying to prevent them from occupying security headquarters in the northern city of Zagazig.

Minister urges Egyptians to donate to buy statue

2015-08-23 09:15

Egypt's antiquities minister urged his countrymen to raise nearly $25m so that the country can buy back an ancient statue sold by the English Northampton Museum to an unknown party.

Italy rescuing 3 000 migrants, 18 boats in trouble

2015-08-22 16:08

Italy's coastguard says it is coordinating the rescue of up to 3 000 migrants from waters off Libya after receiving SOS calls from 18 different crowded vessels.

Gaza families ask Egypt to save abducted Palestinians

2015-08-21 05:20

The families of 4fourPalestinians abducted by militants in Sinai have called on Egypt to free them.


Egypt ruling on Jazeera reporters condemned by western states

2015-08-30 10:14

Many western countries have voiced swift disapproval after an Egyptian court handed down three-year prison sentences to three Al Jazeera reporters whom they have long demanded be released.

Greste calls for Sisi to pardon Al-Jazeera journalists

2015-08-30 07:38

Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste has called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to pardon him and two colleagues after a court handed down three-year prison sentences, describing the decision as 'politically motivated'.

Rights groups condemn jailing of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt

2015-08-29 15:36

Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders have condemned the jailing for three years of Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed by an Egyptian court.

Al Jazeera journalists jailed for 3 years in Egypt

2015-08-29 11:15

An Egyptian court has jailed three Al Jazeera journalists for three years each on charges of broadcasting false news and working without permits.

Putin set to meet Egypt's Sisi

2015-08-26 15:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in Moscow as Russia ramps up its efforts to serve as a leading mediator in Middle Eastern conflicts.

Bomb kills 1 Egyptian policemen, wounds 29

2015-08-24 10:48

A bomb has struck a bus carrying Egyptian policemen, killing one and wounding 29, police say, the latest attack against forces who are being targeted by Islamic State group jihadists.

Egypt arrests 3 under terror law for spreading ISIS ideology

2015-08-23 16:59

Egyptian police have arrested three individuals under a new anti-terrorism law who are accused of spreading Islamic State propaganda through Facebook.

Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison

2015-08-22 20:00

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 16 others have been sentenced to life in prison on charges related to the killing of five people in an attack on a police station in 2013.

Muzzling the media: Egypt's new 'anti-terror' laws

2015-08-22 14:52

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has signed a controversial and wide-ranging anti-terrorism bill that has far-reaching implications for journalists and the media.

ISIS claims Cairo courthouse bomb

2015-08-20 21:31

ISIS's Egypt affiliate said it is behind a car bombing that wounded 30 people, including 8 policemen.

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