Egypt police says foiled church bombing

2017-06-25 07:23

Egyptian police say they foiled a church bombing by arresting a cell including the would-be attackers, two months after suicide bombers killed dozens of church goers in two attacks.

Egypt tycoon jailed for diva murder freed after presidential pardon

2017-06-24 18:00

An Egyptian real estate tycoon jailed for the murder of a Lebanese pop diva was freed as part of a presidential pardon for hundreds of detainees, security officials have said.

UN urges Egypt to halt execution of 6 men in 'flawed' trials

2017-06-22 21:04

UN experts urge Egypt to halt execution of 6 men over killing a policeman in 2014, saying their trials were 'flawed'

Egypt doubles capacity of ration cards

2017-06-21 19:31

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi says the government will increase the monthly capacity of ration cards through which it distributes food subsidies from $1.16 per person to $2.77 in an attempt to ease the effects of hard-hitting economic reforms.

Egypt sends fuel to power-starved Gaza, undercuts Abbas

2017-06-21 13:19

Egypt is trucking 1 million litres of cheap fuel to Gaza's power plant, easing a crippling electricity crisis but also undercutting efforts to pressure territory's Hamas rulers

Egypt police kill 3 militants in gunfight

2017-06-20 21:06

Egyptian policemen shot and killed three wanted militants from the Islamist Hassam group in a shootout in the coastal city of Alexandria, the interior ministry has said.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Mali, Nigeria

2017-06-20 08:31

A Zanu-PF youth leader has reportedly urged President Robert Mugabe to eject all remaining commercial white farmers, and at least four assailants were killed and 36 guests rescued after Mali tourist resort attack.

Egypt's Azhar condemns London mosque attack

2017-06-19 18:38

Egypt's Al-Azhar institution, a leading authority of Sunni Islam, have condemned Monday's "sinful" terror attack near a London mosque and urged Western countries to take steps against Islamophobia.

Egypt woman breaks into men-only Ramadan wakeup call job

2017-06-19 06:03

Dalal Abdel-Qader is doing something that has for centuries been the exclusive domain of men - being a "mesaharaty", or the person who walks the streets to wake people up to eat their last meal before they start their dawn-to-dusk fast.

Egyptian court sentences 31 to death in prosecutor's case

2017-06-17 13:19

An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced to death 31 Islamists for their part in the 2015 assassination of the country's top prosecutor, Hesham Barakat.


Egypt's president ratifies disputed Saudi islands pact

2017-06-24 21:00

Egypt's president has ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Egypt extends state of emergency

2017-06-22 21:04

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has extended a state of emergency declared after twin church bombings in April by jihadists, in a decree issued in the official gazette.

Egypt census workers detect another baby boom

2017-06-22 16:01

Egypt census workers going door to door discover that more than 20 million people were born in the last decade alone.

Egypt top court suspends all rulings on islands transfer

2017-06-21 18:26

Egypt's top court has suspended all previous rulings on whether Cairo can transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, as it considers who has legal jurisdiction.

Egypt court rules against island transfer to Saudi

2017-06-20 22:07

An Egyptian court ruled that previous judicial decisions in favour of transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia were invalid, a judicial official and a lawyer have said.

Egypt army says 12 militants killed in North Sinai

2017-06-20 20:07

Egypt's military says its air force has killed 12 "extremely dangerous" militants in airstrikes in northern Sinai, a militant hotspot

Egypt islands deal with Saudi pits government against courts

2017-06-19 19:34

The tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt's government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country's battered opposition a nationalist cause to whip up at a time of growing economic distress.

Egypt sentences policeman to 10 years over protester's death

2017-06-19 16:32

An Egyptian policeman was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Monday for the deadly shooting of a protester during a January 2015 rally, judicial and security officials have said.

Roadside bomb kills policeman south of Cairo

2017-06-18 14:08

A roadside bomb has killed an Egyptian policeman and wounded four others on a highway on the southern outskirts of Cairo, the interior ministry says.

Arrests in Egypt as opposition calls for islands protest

2017-06-16 19:00

Egyptian police have arrested dozens of activists in the face of opposition calls for protests after parliament passed a controversial agreement to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia.

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