Egypt


Moody's sees Egypt's economy growing but reforms slipping

2017-03-30 08:42

Ratings agency Moody's says the economic picture for Egypt is improving, but that "mounting public discontent" will likely lead it to slow reforms undertaken to secure a bailout from the IMF.

Lab opens at Egypt's pyramids to restore pharaonic boat

2017-03-29 17:47

Egypt is inaugurating its largest on-site antiquities laboratory, to restore the second ceremonial boat of Pharaoh Cheops, known for building the largest of Egypt's iconic pyramids

White House says Egypt's Sisi to visit April 3

2017-03-29 06:08

The White House announced Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make an "official visit" to Washington on April 3, ending years in which the Egyptian president had been kept at arm's length amid rights concerns.

56 jail terms for Egypt migrant shipwreck

2017-03-26 18:11

An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 people to prison terms of between seven and 10 years over the deaths at sea of at least 202 migrants in September, judicial officials say.

Egypt's last Jews aim to keep alive heritage

2017-03-26 09:05

Once a flourishing community, only a handful of Egyptian Jews, mostly elderly women, remain in the Arab world's most populous country, aiming at least to preserve their heritage.

Key events in the life of the ousted Egyptian president

2017-03-25 18:31

Key events in the life of the ousted Egyptian president, who has been released from detention and returned home.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Egypt, Mali

2017-03-25 07:14

Zimbabwean opposition parties are on the verge of forming a formidable coalition ahead of next years presidential election, and Egyptian long time autocratic Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail.

Main events since Hosni Mubarak's ouster

2017-03-24 16:27

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, toppled in a 2011 revolt then jailed, has been freed in a country still coming to terms with the consequences of the uprising that ended his 30-year rule.

An Egypt court is to reopen a corruption probe into Mubarak

2017-03-23 19:04

An Egyptian court ordered a renewed corruption probe into ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who has been cleared for release after almost six years in detention, judicial officials say.

Egypt says fighting in central Sinai leaves at least 10 soldiers dead

2017-03-23 13:04

The Egyptian army says it has lost at least 10 soldiers in fighting with Islamic extremists in central Sinai, following a raid launched against militants.

 

Libyan premier calls for dialogue between rivals

2017-03-29 21:02

Libya's UN-backed prime minister has called for dialogue between political rivals to resolve crisis in the north African country.

Israel warns citizens against visiting Egypt's Sinai

2017-03-29 08:46

Israel has issued a severe travel warning to its citizens advising against visiting Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt hands journalists one-year suspended jail sentence

2017-03-27 11:06

An Egypt appeals court has handed the former head of the journalists' union and two members a suspended one-year jail sentence for "harbouring fugitives", a judicial source say.

Egypt resumes Brazil meat imports

2017-03-26 16:01

Egypt said on Saturday it would resume importing meat from Brazil after a brief suspension following allegations that exporters in the Latin American country had sold tainted beef and poultry.

Roadside bomb kills 3 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

2017-03-25 20:32

Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb planted by suspected Islamic militants has hit a police armoured vehicle in the north of the Sinai peninsula, killing three members of the security forces

Cities and monuments to dim lights in a nod to Earth

2017-03-25 07:46

From Sydney to New York, cities and monuments will dim their lights in a show of solidarity against the threats being faced by the planet from humankind.

Mubarak, symbol of dashed hopes, goes free

2017-03-24 20:33

In six years, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has gone from symbolising the hubris of Middle East dictators swept away by the Arab Spring uprisings to an emblem of dashed hopes.

BREAKING: Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed from detention

2017-03-24 14:00

Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak has left a military hospital where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer says.

Egypt suspends school meals program amid poisoning outbreaks

2017-03-23 16:07

Egypt's education ministry has suspended the distribution of school meals nationwide after several outbreaks of food poisoning sickened hundreds of children in several provinces.

Over 400 students fall ill of Egypt army's school meals

2017-03-22 22:04

Egyptian Health Ministry officials say at least 435 students have fallen ill of suspected food poisoning in public schools across the country on Wednesday and Tuesday after consuming government-issued school meals

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