Egypt


Egypt militants killed while making bombs

2015-04-25 17:14

Egyptian police say that four Islamists were killed in an accidental explosion while preparing bombs south of the capital.

Morsi just Brotherhood puppet

2015-04-21 17:11

Ousted Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi, who has been sentenced to 20 years in jail was a figurehead for his Muslim Brotherhood who was not the Islamist movement's first choice to run for president.

Egypt court jails ousted president Morsi for 20 years

2015-04-21 11:13

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president Mohammed Morsi and 12 other defendants to 20 years in jail for involvement in the arrests and torture of protesters during his rule.

Mortar fire kills 2 children in Egypt's Sinai

2015-04-21 07:22

Mortar fire have killed two five-year-old boys in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, officials say, hours after a bomb killed three soldiers in the area where troops are fighting an Islamist insurgency.

Egypt sentences 22 members of Brotherhood to death

2015-04-20 14:17

An Egyptian court has sentenced 22 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death over an attack on a police station in the town of Kerdasa after the army removed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi from power in 2013.

3 Egyptian soldiers killed in blast claimed by ISIS affiliate

2015-04-20 10:47

An Egyptian army captain and two other soldiers have been killed by a roadside bomb in Rafah, near the border with the Gaza Strip, security and medical sources say.

Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem

2015-04-18 19:56

Young Egyptians are organising running events on social media and hundreds have started running in the chaotic streets of Cairo.

Egypt official says she burned books 'corrupting' kids

2015-04-16 10:14

An Egyptian education official under investigation for burning library books from a school suspected of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood has defended her decision.

Egypt jails top Morsi aide for abuse of power

2015-04-15 20:02

A Cairo criminal court has jailed deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's former chief of staff for three years.

Egypt says discussed 'major military manoeuvre' in Saudi

2015-04-15 13:57

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have discussed holding a "major military manoeuvre" in Saudi Arabia with other Gulf states and will form a joint military committee to look into the matter further, the Egyptian presidency says.

 

Arab army chiefs meet to plan regional force

2015-04-22 13:54

Army chiefs from Arab League nations have met in Cairo to start work on the establishment of a region-wide military force aimed at combating jihadists, including the ISIS group.

AI calls for Morsi to be retried in civilian court or freed

2015-04-21 14:48

Amnesty International has called for Mohammed Morsi to be retried in a civilian court or to be released after the ousted Egyptian leader was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

After tasting power, Morsi awaits sentencing

2015-04-21 09:47

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi is set to stand in a court cage, as a judge announces his fate nearly three years after he was declared Egypt’s first freely elected president.

Egypt court sentences belly dancer for insulting flag

2015-04-20 21:03

An Egyptian court has sentenced a popular Armenian belly dancer to six months in prison for "insulting the Egyptian flag" after she allegedly wore a tight dress in its red, white and black colour scheme.

CIA chief holds Egypt talks

2015-04-20 12:42

US Central Intelligence Agency director Paul Brennan has held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during an unannounced visit to Cairo, the president’s office says.

Morsi faces possible death penalty in first verdict

2015-04-19 09:41

Egypt's ex-president Mohammed Morsi faces being sentenced to death Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power.

Ship collision delays Suez Canal traffic

2015-04-18 14:06

A source says two container ships have collided in Egypt's Suez Canal, delaying traffic through a vital global trade route for several hours.

Egypt to destroy torched building of Mubarak's party

2015-04-15 22:18

Egypt's government has ordered the army's corps of engineers to demolish the headquarters of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's now-defunct party.

Bomb in north Egypt kills 2 military academy students

2015-04-15 16:55

Two students from an Egyptian military academy have been killed and six wounded after a bomb targeting a minibus exploded in the northern city of Kafr al-Sheikh, officials say.

Egypt court upholds ban on gay Libyan

2015-04-14 22:20

An Egypt administrative court has upheld the decision banning a Libyan student from the country for being gay.

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