Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader as crackdown intensifies

2014-11-20 22:23

Egyptian police have arrested Mohamed Ali Bishr, one of the few Muslim Brotherhood leaders to escape jail after last year’s overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt: 10 die in mistaken airstrike on civilian home

2014-11-19 14:15

Ten members of the same family have died after the Egyptian air force shelled a civilian home in the Sinai Peninsula by mistake.

Egyptian woman dies of bird flu

2014-11-18 11:35

A 19-year-old Egyptian woman has died from bird flu. Egypt has identified seven cases of the virus in people this year, including the two who died.

Egypt issues first microfinance law

2014-11-14 13:35

Egypt has issued the country's first law regulating micro finance services, says the Egyptian Supervisory Authority.

Bombs explode near Egypt, UAE embassies in Libya

2014-11-13 10:36

Bombs have exploded near the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in Tripoli, though there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage in the attacks.

New Egypt decree to deport foreigners

2014-11-12 22:49

A new Egyptian decree allows the president to deport foreigners accused or convicted of a crime.

At least 10 wounded in Sinai blast

2014-11-12 09:44

A car bomb outside a fast-food restaurant in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has wounded 10 people after it exploded as security forced were evacuating a heavily populated area, sources say.

Egypt jihadists seek ISIS ties

2014-11-10 21:00

Under increasing pressure from the military, Egypt's deadliest jihadist group has pledged allegiance to ISIS in a bid to boost recruitment and bolster its fight.

Egypt to open Sphinx area to tourists again

2014-11-10 09:28

Egypt will soon open to tourists the courtyard in front of the Sphinx, the colossal monument which has been under restoration for nearly four years, officials say.

Militant leader explains targetting Egypt soldiers

2014-11-08 18:06

A leader of a Sinai-based extremist group says militants have killed soldiers because they serve an apostate army and those who are fighting Islam and killing Muslims.

US weighs sanctions on Libyan factions

2014-11-07 10:21

The US is considering imposing sanctions on Libya’s combative factions to try to prevent a proxy conflict fuelled by regional powers from erupting into a full-blown civil war.

Bomb kills 2, wounds 14 on trains in and around Cairo

2014-11-06 07:35

A bomb planted in a train has killed two Egyptian policemen and wounded 11 other people after it exploded at a station in the Nile Delta province of Menufia, a report says.

Blast targets troops near Egypt-Gaza border

2014-11-03 19:10

Two military officials say an explosive device has gone off near Egyptian troops demolishing houses in a town on the border with the Gaza Strip where Egypt is clearing a buffer zone.

Gov't tightens security at Cairo University

2014-10-30 13:30

Government has tightened security at Cairo University as it seeks to avert another year of unrest on university campuses.

Army moves into Gaza homes

2014-10-29 19:08

The Egyptian army is moving in as homes are evacuated along the Gaza border following the order for a buffer zone.

Egypt to create Gaza buffer

2014-10-28 23:56

Egypt has ordered the eviction of residents living along the border with the Gaza Strip to create a buffer zone.

Egypt court jails 23 for violating protest law

2014-10-26 17:43

An Egyptian court has sentenced 23 young activists to three years in jail for violating a law that forbids protesting without a permit, judicial sources say.

Masked men burn 2 Saudi Arabia consulate cars in Egypt

2014-10-24 22:20

Masked men have set fire to two cars belonging to the consulate of Saudi in the Egyptican city of Suez, local security sources say.

Cairo blast wounds 10

2014-10-22 18:58

An explosion outside Cairo University has wounded at least 10 people among them police and civilians.

Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops

2014-10-22 16:56

Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border have fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military says.

Egypt military court sentences 7 to death

2014-10-22 06:12

An official in Egypt says a military court has sentenced seven alleged militants to death and two to life in prison for their roles in a pair of attacks that killed nine soldiers.

Egypt: No plan for action against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

2014-10-21 09:42

Egypt has no plans to provide the US with direct military assistance in its war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria even though American aerial bombardment may not be enough to defeat the group.

Egypt to get natural gas from Israeli firm

2014-10-20 15:00

An Israeli firm will supply Egypt with natural gas, more than two years after sabotage halted the flow of Egyptian gas to Israel.


5 police wounded in Cairo blast

2014-11-20 16:41

A bomb has wounded five policemen near a Cairo university and four people were hurt in a panicked crush after an explosion at a train station.

Africa to get new trade bloc in December

2014-11-19 19:45

Three African economic blocs will merge into a new 27-nation free-trade zone under an agreement to be signed in Cairo, Egypt's industry and trade minister says.

Sinai caught in the middle of Egypt's 'war on terror'

2014-11-18 13:01

With soldiers firing warning shots to herald the nightly curfew and jihadist militants beheading informants, Sinai's residents find themselves caught in the middle of Egypt's "war on terror".

Egyptian woman dies of bird flu

2014-11-17 22:29

A woman diagnosed with bird flu has die, the second fatality this year say Egyptian health officials.

Sinai militants kill 5 as Egypt probes sea attack

2014-11-13 18:50

Militants have shot dead five Egyptian conscripts in the Sinai Peninsula, as the army searched for eight servicemen missing after an attack on a navy boat in the Mediterranean.

'Terror' attack on Egypt vessel leaves 8 missing

2014-11-13 09:07

The Egyptian military says one of its navy vessels came under 'terrorist' attack in the Mediterranean, leaving five servicemen injured and eight others missing at sea.

Germans convicted of stealing from Egypt pyramid

2014-11-12 10:51

An Egyptian court has sentenced three Germans and six Egyptians to five years jail on for stealing fragments of a pharaonic artefact from Cairo's Great Pyramid, a judicial source says.

Egyptian rights groups fear govt crackdown looms

2014-11-10 14:32

Some Egyptian human rights groups have shredded documents and instructed their staff to stay home as a government deadline approaches for them to register under a Hosni Mubarak-era law.

Egyptian militant group pledges loyalty to ISIS

2014-11-10 08:35

Egypt's most active militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, the al-Qaeda offshoot which has seized territory in Syria and Iraq, according to an audio clip.

Three killed in clashes, attacks across Egypt

2014-11-07 21:02

At least three Egyptians have been killed and eight wounded in separate incidents involving Islamist protesters and militants across the country.

Bomb wounds woman near Egypt presidential palace

2014-11-06 11:36

A bomb blast just 100m from a Cairo presidential palace wounded a female passer, just hours after a train bomb killed three people, security officials say.

At least 18 die as Egypt school bus, tanker truck collide

2014-11-05 13:19

At least 18 people have been killed after a bus packed with high school students collided with three other vehicles, including a tanker, in northern Egypt, medics say.

Egypt jails eight gay men for three years

2014-11-01 20:06

An Egyptian court has jailed eight men for three years over a video prosecutors claimed was of a gay wedding.

Pharaonic temple found under Egypt house

2014-10-29 21:02

A group of men have discovered a 3 400-year-old pharaonic temple from the reign of warrior king Thutmosis III under their house in a city south of Cairo.

SA condemns Egypt attack

2014-10-29 11:42

The South African government has condemned last week’s attack in Egypt in which at least 30 soldiers were killed.

Egypt vows economic reforms

2014-10-27 19:20

From mega-projects to tax reforms, ministers have presented detailed initiatives to revive an economy battered by three years of upheaval and decades of neglect.

Egypt orders activist Abdel Fattah back to jail - family

2014-10-27 15:53

An Egyptian court has ordered prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah back to jail after he was previously freed on bail during a trial for taking part in an illegal protest, a relative says.

Egypt leader: Foreign hands behind Sinai attack

2014-10-25 17:28

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation".

Attack on Egypt army post kills 20+

2014-10-24 19:16

A suicide bomber may have driven his car into an Egyptian army post in Sinai killing 20+, but reports are confusing.

Egypt jails 25 on terrorism charges

2014-10-22 17:57

An Egyptian court has jailed 25 men for from seven years to life for planning 'terrorist attacks' on state institutions during the presidency of Islamist Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt bans anti-Mubarak activist from leaving

2014-10-22 12:38

Egypt's authorities have banned a prominent activist of the 2011 uprising, Asma Mahfouz, from leaving the country while on her way to Bangkok, a Cairo airport official says.

Egypt sets 1 Jan appeal for Al Jazeera journalists

2014-10-21 19:05

An Egyptian court has set 1 January as the date for an appeals hearing for the three Al Jazeera journalists serving jail time in Egypt.

Unrest fears: Egypt clamps down on campuses

2014-10-21 08:29

As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo's universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led protests that previously turned campuses nationwide into battlefields.

Egypt, Sudan to co-ordinate on Libya unrest

2014-10-20 05:00

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi says his country will work with Sudan to support Libya's military against Islamic militants.

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