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.

Fire erupts at Cairo power plant

2014-10-16 15:55

A top civil defence official says a massive fire has erupted at a power plant in northern Cairo, requiring 20 fire trucks to put it out.

Bomb wounds 12 in central Cairo

2014-10-15 06:08

A bomb has exploded in the centre of the Egyptian capital Cairo wounding 12 people, security and medical officials say.

At least 30 die in Egypt bus crash

2014-10-13 10:00

At least thirty people have died in a bus crash in southern Egypt, security sources say.

Israel: Gaza reconstruction needs our consent

2014-10-12 14:08

The foreign minister of Israel, which was not invited to an international conference in Cairo on rebuilding Gaza, has said any such effort would need his country's consent.

Centamin gold output jumps 10.5%

2014-10-09 13:45

Centamin has posed a rise in third-quarter output as it mined higher-grade ore at its Sukari in Egypt.

Egypt, Libya announce closer security co-operation

2014-10-08 19:36

Egypt will train Libyan forces to fight terrorism and help secure a shared border, the prime ministers of the two states have announced in Cairo.

Egypt arrests militants recruiting for ISIS group

2014-10-06 07:25

Security forces in Egypt have arrested four suspected members of a militant cell recruiting fighters for the Islamic State group in Syria, a report says.

Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites ISIS threat

2014-10-01 14:28

Egypt has offered to train pro-government forces battling rival armed groups in Libya, stepping up efforts to eradicate what it says is a threat to its own stability from the anarchy engulfing its neighbour.

Egypt delivers reforms but hurdles remain

2014-10-01 09:41

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a fast start on reform, but winning the confidence of foreign investors will require further sensitive moves.

Egypt could export petrochemicals to Europe

2014-09-29 12:00

A new state-owned factory could save Egypt about $500m on annual imports and allow it to begin exporting petrochemicals to Western Europe and Africa.

Egypt's Mubarak in court for murder verdict

2014-09-27 10:41

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has arrived at court for the verdict in his murder retrial over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

Egypt changes clocks for 4th time in 5 months

2014-09-26 20:04

Egypt has changed clocks for the fourth time in less than five months and cabinet says no major disruptions have been reported.

Egypt's current account deficit shrinks

2014-09-25 16:14

Egypt's 2013-14 current account deficit has narrowed to $2.4bn in the 2013-14 fiscal year from $6.4bn the previous year, boosted by foreign transfers.

Brotherhood leader, 104 referred to trial

2014-09-22 22:30

The leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 104 others have been referred to trial on murder charges.

Egypt 'gay marriage' video detainees to face trial

2014-09-22 17:26

Eight men arrested in Egypt for appearing in a "gay marriage" video that went viral on the Internet have been referred to trial for inciting debauchery.

Egypt military aircraft crash kills six

2014-09-21 22:00

The Egyptian army says six soldiers have been killed after an Egyptian military aircraft crashed on a training mission.

Decapitated body found in Egypt's Sinai

2014-09-19 19:01

The decapitated body of a man has been found in a town in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, security officials say, the latest in a series of beheadings allegedly carried out by jihadists.

Egypt targets last bastion of Brotherhood dissent

2014-09-18 18:17

Egypt has moved to close down one of the last bastions of Muslim Brotherhood dissent with sweeping new rules to curtail protest at Al Azhar University.


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.

Sinai bomb kills two Egypt policemen

2014-10-17 12:45

A roadside bomb has killed two Egyptian policemen and wounded nine in the town of El Arish in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, security officials say.

Kerry meets Egypt's Sisi to press democracy

2014-10-13 11:14

US secretary of state John Kerry is meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to press the former military leader to adopt greater democratic reforms.

Egypt police in 2 universities to quell protests

2014-10-12 17:47

Security officials say police backed by armoured vehicles have stormed the campuses of at least two prominent Egyptian universities to quell anti-government protests by students.

Police arrest 40 protesters at Islamist rallies

2014-10-10 21:00

Egyptian security officials say 40 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested in Cairo and Egypt's second city Alexandria during protests.

Egypt prepares for 'war' as students return to campus

2014-10-09 12:28

As summer holidays end, universities across Egypt are preparing for the return of students with a heavy, pre-emptive security clampdown.

Egypt: Army offensive kills 16 militants in Sinai

2014-10-07 11:11

Egyptian military officials say troops have killed 16 members of an al-Qaeda-inspired militant group in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt judge in mass death cases removed

2014-10-03 10:02

The Egyptian judge who oversaw mass death sentence cases against Islamist supporters of the country's ousted president, has been removed from his criminal court.

Egypt court jails 68 pro-Morsi protesters

2014-10-01 10:17

An Egyptian court has sentenced 68 people to up to 15 years in prison over protest clashes, in the latest mass sentencing of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt court bans party

2014-09-30 08:01

An Egyptian court has banned an Islamist political party that had formed part of a coalition backing ousted president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt postpones Mubarak verdict

2014-09-27 14:15

An Egyptian court has postponed the verdict on whether former president Hosni Mubarak ordered the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule.

Egyptian 'cured of Ebola' returns to Cairo

2014-09-27 06:45

An Egyptian man reportedly cured of Ebola has been quarantined in Cairo as a precaution after returning from Sierra Leone, a report says.

Egypt blasts Turkish leader after UN speech

2014-09-25 22:09

Egypt has accused Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan of supporting terrorists and seeking to provoke mayhem in the Middle East after he questioned the legitimacy of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Palestinians to proceed with Gaza ceasefire talks

2014-09-23 16:25

The Palestinian delegation to Gaza ceasefire talks in Cairo decided to proceed with the negotiations, despite Israel's killing of two Hamas militants in the occupied West Bank.

Egyptian officials visit new Ethiopian dam

2014-09-22 19:31

Egyptian and Sudanese officials have visited the site of the new Nile dam in Ethiopia.

Egypt militants claim blast near foreign ministry

2014-09-22 13:49

An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in a busy downtown Cairo street near the foreign ministry that has killed two senior police officers and wounded several others.

Four die in Cairo bombing

2014-09-21 14:02

A bomb blast has killed two Egyptian policemen and two civilians near the foreign ministry in central Cairo.

Egypt 'using detention' to silence opponents

2014-09-19 13:59

The growing number of political detainees in Egypt is raising concerns about human rights abuses, an issue US secretary of state John Kerry says he has had 'frank' talks about in Cairo.

Egypt recovers fragments of Cheops pyramid

2014-09-18 08:11

Egypt has recovered fragments from the pyramid of Cheops said to have been stolen by Germans, including part of a stone tablet identifying the pharaoh.

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