Egypt's scholars reject government-written sermons

2016-07-27 21:51

In a rebuke to the Egyptian government, the top religious scholars of Egypt's Al-Azhar have rejected new government measures to standardise Friday sermons, saying such a step would "freeze" the development of religious discourse.

Israel to display ancient mummy with modern-day afflictions

2016-07-26 17:04

Israel's National Museum is to display a 2 200-year-old Egyptian mummy that shows signs of some modern-day afflictions.

Solar Impulse 2 on last leg of tour

2016-07-24 17:01

The first solar-powered plane to circle the world has taken off from Cairo for Abu Dhabi, on the final leg of its journey.

Egypt's Sisi wants to 'break deadlock' in Middle East peace process

2016-07-21 21:57

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says his country is serious about pushing forward peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Egypt court rejects appeal for writer jailed for 'obscenity'

2016-07-18 05:21

A Cairo court has rejected an appeal by an Egyptian author against a two-year prison sentence he was given on obscenity charges.

Egypt's pro-army media jump gun, welcome Turkey coup

2016-07-16 19:36

Some of Egypt's pro-army media have jumped the gun in their reporting on the attempted coup in Turkey, declaring it a success and welcoming the overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Egypt displays oldest papyrus

2016-07-14 17:24

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has put on display the country's oldest papyri, which date back 4 500 years, detailing the daily life of the pyramid-builders.

'Unprecedented spike' in Egypt disappearances

2016-07-13 16:45

Egypt's police have been implicated in an "unprecedented spike" in enforced disappearances since early 2015.

Egypt court jails officers over detainee death

2016-07-12 19:10

An Egyptian court has sentenced six policemen for beating a detainee to death in the latest in a string of reports of harsh treatment of detainees.

'Probable' EgyptAir debris washes up on Israeli beach

2016-07-08 11:54

Aircraft debris believed to have come from an EgyptAir crash in May has washed up on a beach near Tel Aviv, an official in the Israeli premier's office said.


Egypt asks IMF for loan to help economy

2016-07-27 21:00

The Egyptian government says it is finalising talks with the International Monetary Fund on a three-year loan programme.

Egypt policeman killed in attack claimed by ISIS

2016-07-25 11:46

Egypt's interior ministry said a gunman shot dead a police officer in north Sinai in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair - Report

2016-07-23 10:11

An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, a newspaper reports.

Muslims mob stabs Christian to death in Egypt

2016-07-18 21:51

Egyptian officials say a group of Muslim have stabbed a Coptic Christian to death over a personal feud.

CHART: SA closing gap on Nigeria as Africa's biggest economy

2016-07-17 11:45

South Africa, which has regained second place after overtaking Egypt, is closing the gap on Nigeria as Africa’s number one economy.

Egypt standardises Muslim sermons

2016-07-15 18:59

Egypt has launched a program of having Muslim clerics read a standardised government-written sermon at Friday prayers, a move by the state to tighten control over religious discourse.

10 protesters sentenced to 3 years in prison in Egypt

2016-07-14 17:23

An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 protesters to three years in prison for holding demonstrations against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi's decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Solar-powered plane arrives in Egypt on globe-circling trip

2016-07-13 13:53

An experimental solar-powered plane has arrived in Egypt as part of its globe-circling voyage.

Egypt foreign minister heads to Israel for rare visit

2016-07-10 11:33

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry was heading to Israel for a rare visit in which he is to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his office said.

Pakistani drowns as Nile pleasure boat sinks

2016-07-06 15:35

A Pakistani has drowned and three others are missing after a pleasure boat sank on the Nile in Cairo, an Egyptian security official said.

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