3 dead in Egypt as planned bomb attack fails

2014-07-30 14:52

Three people have been killed when two bombs they were carrying in a pick-up truck went off prematurely, Egyptian government and security forces say.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad 'ready for 24h truce' - PLO

2014-07-29 16:28

The Palestinian leadership, along with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, are willing to observe a 24-hour ceasefire in the war-torn Gaza Strip, a senior PLO official says.

Egypt's Morsi salutes Palestinian 'resistance'

2014-07-28 16:24

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has praised the Palestinian "resistance" over the 21-day conflict with Israel in Gaza that has killed more than 1 030 people.

Egypt army destroys more Gaza tunnels

2014-07-27 12:45

Egypt's army says it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1 639 the overall number it has laid waste to.

Jazeera journos jailed in Egypt set to appeal

2014-07-25 10:16

Three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt last month for up to 10 years on charges of adding a terrorist organisation are set to appeal their convictions.

Sisi defends Egypt peace efforts for Gaza

2014-07-23 21:02

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has defended Egypt's role in trying to broker a Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas.

US condemns attack on Egyptian soldiers

2014-07-22 07:46

The US has condemned a weekend attack on an Egyptian border checkpoint which left 21 soldiers dead, and vowed to keep up support for Egypt’s security.

Egypt summons Turkish diplomat

2014-07-21 07:40

Cairo’s foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires in protest over derogatory comments by Turkey's PM Tayyip Erdogan, aimed at the Egyptian president, a report says.

Gunmen attack Egypt troops, killing 21 near Libya

2014-07-20 12:09

Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades have attacked a border guard post in Egypt's western desert in a brazen assault that killed 21 troops.

Turkey PM slams Egypt's 'illegitimate tyrant' Sisi

2014-07-18 15:23

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant, saying that Cairo can’t be relied upon to negotiate a ceasefire with Israel.

Morsi's fugitive son held at Egypt train station

2014-07-18 08:43

A son of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, who was sentenced to a year in prison for possession and use of hashish, has been arrested at a train station south of Cairo.

Gaza truce goes into force

2014-07-17 09:22

A five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas has come into force, hours after the Israel military said it fought Palestinian gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza.

Hamas formally closes door on Egyptian proposal

2014-07-16 16:58

A senior Hamas official says the Islamic militant group has formally closed the door on the Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire aimed at ending the conflict with Israel.

Egypt road crash kills 17 – report

2014-07-16 07:40

At least 17 people have been killed in Egypt after a bus ploughed into a truck south of Cairo, a report says.

Hamas rejects Egypt proposal for truce with Israel

2014-07-15 09:47

A senior Hamas official says the Palestinian militant group rejects an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Israel.

Libya weighs international help after deadly clashes

2014-07-15 08:31

Libya’s government says it is considering calling for international forces to help re-establish security after deadly clashes closed Tripoli airport, severing air links with the outside world.

Mubarak party leaders can run for elections

2014-07-14 20:52

A Cairo appeal court has ruled that leaders of the former ruling party of ousted president Hosni Mubarak will not be barred from running for elections, a report says.

Egypt's Sisi warns against Gaza 'escalation'

2014-07-12 16:44

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that escalating the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza would cost more "innocent lives," as the death toll climbed to 127 Palestinians.

Egypt arrests man for raping Russian tourist

2014-07-12 13:00

Egyptian police have arrested a driver for raping a Russian tourist in a resort town, as the government cracks down on an epidemic of sexual harassment and violence.

Egypt takes back seat in attacks on Hamas

2014-07-10 18:26

Having crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, Cairo's new government has taken a back seat as Israel pounds Hamas, the Egyptian movement's Islamist allies across the border in Gaza.

Egypt hikes sin taxes

2014-07-07 11:13

Egypt has raised the sales tax on cigarettes by up to 120% and doubled the tax on alcohol, as part of a bid to curb the budget deficit and reform the economy.

Aus journo family encouraged by Sisi comments

2014-07-07 07:51

The family of jailed journalist Peter Greste says they are encouraged by Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi saying he “wished” the Australian had never been put on trial.

Egypt court upholds death verdict against 10 Islamists

2014-07-05 22:23

Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has upheld death sentences against 10 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and sentenced 38 others to life.

Muslim Brotherhood leader gets life in prison

2014-07-05 13:00

An Egyptian court has sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison for inciting the violence that erupted after the army deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.


Israel intensifies Gaza assault

2014-07-29 22:35

Israel has knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war Hamas.

Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

2014-07-29 12:01

An Egyptian military spokesperson says troops have killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.

Foreigners urged to leave Libya amid violence

2014-07-28 11:15

Egypt and several Western states have urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiralling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead.

Egypt to try 20 suspected in terrorist attacks

2014-07-27 07:18

Egypt's chief prosecutor has charged 20 suspected militants with carrying out terrorist attacks that killed seven people and wounded more than 100.

Egypt judge: Jazeera team did "devil's" work

2014-07-24 07:53

An Egyptian judge has released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together “by the devil” to destabilise the country.

World pushes for truce as Israel batters Gaza

2014-07-22 12:05

UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo in a bid to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of fighting which has left over 570 Palestinians dead.

Egypt's black market reform faces hurdles

2014-07-21 15:24

A call has been made for the economist behind a plan to unlock at least $380bn worth of assets from the black market to first restore the public trust.

Egypt vows to punish attackers in checkpoint assault

2014-07-20 16:46

Egypt has vowed to punish the attackers who killed 21 border guards in its western desert near the frontier with restive Libya.

15 Egyptian soldiers killed in checkpoint attack

2014-07-19 20:38

Gunmen firing rocket-propelled grenades have attacked an Egyptian checkpoint, killing at least 15 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's ouster.

Abbas: Israel must stop Gaza ground operation

2014-07-18 08:58

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has called on Israel to stop its ground operation in the Gaza Strip, saying it would cause more bloodshed and complicate efforts to end the conflict, a report says.

Abbas to meet Egypt's Sisi over Gaza crisis

2014-07-17 10:57

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas is set to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi amid intensifying efforts to end the deadly Israel military offensive on Gaza.

Sanef pleads for Al Jazeera journalists' release

2014-07-16 18:02

The SA National Editors' Forum has pleaded with the Egyptian government to review the prison sentences of three Al Jazeera journalists.

Egypt sentences 8 to life for sexual assaults

2014-07-16 15:12

An Egyptian court has sentenced eight men to life in prison for sexual assaults on women during a number of public rallies in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square.

US offers Egypt late invite to Africa summit

2014-07-15 10:39

The US has invited Egypt to an African leaders summit in Washington next month, after initially barring Cairo following the military’s coup against the former Muslim Brotherhood-led government.

US dad claims African kingdom

2014-07-15 09:34

A US father has laid claim to a tract of land between Egypt and Sudan so his daughter can be a princess, a report says.

Egypt proposes ceasefire in Gaza fighting

2014-07-14 21:53

Egypt has proposed an initiative aimed at stopping fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, state news agency MENA says.

8 killed in mortar attack in Egypt's Sinai

2014-07-14 07:41

Militants in Egypt’s northern Sinai have fired mortar rounds at a military post in the provincial capital of el-Arish, killing soldiers as well as seven civilians, including two children.

Gaza violence: Blair arrives in Cairo for talks

2014-07-12 14:10

Mideast Quartet envoy Tony Blair has arrived in Cairo for talks on ending the violence in Gaza, where Israeli air raids have killed more than 125 Palestinians this week, officials say.

Egypt hits out over Israeli 'mass punishment' in Gaza

2014-07-11 10:22

Egypt hit out at Israel for killing civilians in Gaza with "oppressive policies of mass punishment", while urging the international community to act quickly to end the conflict.

Egypt opens border to wounded Palestinians

2014-07-10 11:22

Egypt has opened its Rafah border crossing to Gaza to receive wounded Palestinians as Israel pounded the enclave with air strikes, an official at the border says.

Iraqi Kurd secession would splinter Mideast - Sisi

2014-07-07 12:32

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that the independence of Iraq's Kurdish region would be "catastrophic" and cause the Middle East to splinter along ethnic and religious lines.

Sisi defends fuel subsidies cut, adds taxes

2014-07-07 09:12

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has defended a government decision to raise fuel prices as the authorities also slapped higher taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, a report says.

Egypt seeks to justify fuel subsidy cuts

2014-07-06 10:35

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb has sought to justify subsidy cuts on fuel and natural gas, saying they were necessary fix an economy hammered by turmoil.

Sunni cleric: Jihadist caliphate violates sharia

2014-07-05 16:30

A Sunni Muslim religious scholar says that the declaration of an Islamic caliphate by jihadists fighting the governments in Syria and Iraq violates sharia law.

At least 3 killed in Egyptian 'own' blast

2014-07-04 20:08

Three people are believed to have been killed in an explosion at a house south of Cairo used to making bombs, a report says.

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