Egyptians brace for austere Ramadan after reforms

2017-05-25 16:30

Ramadan is a time for daytime fasting and lavish evening feasts, but Egyptians are scaling back preparations for the Muslim holy month this year after austerity measures fuelled decades-high inflation.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Somalia, Nigeria

2017-05-25 07:33

HRW says villagers on Grace Mugabe farm were 'beaten on soles of their feet by Zimbabwe's riot police, and Nigeria has seized an illegal arms shipment.

Egyptian prosecutors order release of opposition leader

2017-05-24 17:30

Prosecutors have ordered the release on bail of an opposition leader accused of publicly making an obscene finger gesture in January

Likely presidential candidate in Egypt ordered detained

2017-05-23 22:44

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention for one day of an opposition leader widely tipped to challenge President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in 2018 elections following a complaint he publicly made an obscene finger gesture

Egypt refers 48 to trial over ISIS church bombings

2017-05-21 20:00

Egyptian authorities have referred 48 suspected Islamic State group members to military trial over three deadly church bombings, the public prosecutor's office says.

Egypt marks MS804 crash with ceremony and no information

2017-05-20 14:00

Egypt has held a sombre ceremony on the first anniversary of the EgyptAir MS804 disaster in Cairo, but no answers were forthcoming on why the flight crashed into the Mediterranean killing all passengers on board.

Jordan's king in Egypt visit discusses Mideast issues

2017-05-17 22:03

Jordan's king visits Egypt for talks expected to touch on Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia

Egypt says Trump called al-Sisi ahead of Saudi summit

2017-05-16 17:00

Egypt says Trump has called President al-Sisi to express commitment to 'robust strategic' ties between their countries.

17 mummies discovered in central Egypt: ministry

2017-05-13 22:14

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in catacombs in Minya province, south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry has announced.

Egypt's ballet dancers find passion on an isolated stage

2017-05-12 21:25

Egypt's national ballet company is rebuilding after years of political turmoil and economic pain.


Egypt blocks several news sites including Jazeera

2017-05-25 10:44

Egypt has blocked several media websites, including those belonging to the Qatari Al-Jazeera news channel and an opposition television station based in Turkey, a security official says. .

Egypt denies Sudan claims of providing vehicles to rebels

2017-05-24 20:33

Egypt has denied the announcement by Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir that Egyptian armored vehicles were used by rebels in recent attacks in the Darfur region

Egypt moves bed, chariot of King Tut to new museum

2017-05-23 22:44

Egypt has safely transported two unique items, a funerary bed and a chariot belonging to the famed pharaoh King Tutankhamun from a museum in central Cairo to a new one on the other side of the city.

Food cart shut down? Turn to Egypt's president on live TV

2017-05-22 13:56

Egypt's president goes on live TV to answer public's complaints and woes in a savvy form of political theater.

Trump announces plans to soon visit Egypt

2017-05-21 10:13

US President Donald Trump has announced that he would visit Egypt soon during talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the Saudi capital.

Egypt hands Italy documents in student murder probe

2017-05-17 22:03

Egypt's prosecution says it has handed over to Italian investigators documents requested by Rome to help the probe into the kidnapping and murder last year of an Italian student.

US wheat gets a chance in Egypt

2017-05-17 21:00

The US will get a chance to compete with Russia to sell wheat to Egypt, but France seems to be out of the picture after rain wrecked the harvest.

Egyptian judges defy new law on judiciary appointments

2017-05-14 18:02

Judges from one of three main branches of the Egyptian judiciary have voted to defy a newly adopted and widely disputed law enhancing the president's control over the judiciary

Egypt calls for lifting of arms embargo on Libya

2017-05-13 19:59

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is calling on the international community to lift an arms embargo on Libya so that weapons can be delivered legally to a powerful general he backs in the fractured country's east.

Egypt, IMF in initial agreement on next aid tranche

2017-05-12 21:25

The International Monetary Fund says it will release the second tranche of a $12bn loan to Egypt, in a "vote of confidence" in the country's economic reform programme.

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