Egypt


Spanish police arrest suspect from Egypt with German help

2017-04-23 08:57

Spanish police say they have arrested a 43-year-old Egyptian man for allegedly belonging to an international terror organisation

Egypt army says kills 21 Islamic extremists in Sinai

2017-04-21 21:13

Egyptian forces have killed 21 extremists, at least 19 of them in an airstrike, the military says, including three senior figures of the Islamic State group's affiliate in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt, Sudan vow not to aid opposition groups

2017-04-21 11:18

Egypt and Sudan said on Thursday they will not harbour or support opposition groups fighting their respective governments, as top diplomats of the two countries vowed to boost bilateral ties.

Egypt army says kills 19 extremists in Sinai

2017-04-20 23:00

The Egyptian military says its air force has killed 19 Islamic extremists in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt frees US charity worker after 3 years

2017-04-19 16:00

The lawyer of Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi says she has been freed after spending nearly three years in jail.

Egypt policeman dies in gunmen attack near Sinai monastery

2017-04-19 07:30

Egyptian officials say gunmen opened fire on a police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, killing one policeman and wounding four.

Egypt arrests church bombings suspect

2017-04-18 20:04

Egyptian police have arrested a man wanted for alleged involvement in twin church bombings claimed by ISIS.

Egypt arrests 13 'preparing attacks'

2017-04-17 06:54

The Egyptian authorities have arrested 13 suspected "terrorists" allegedly planning to attack Christians and public institutions.

Security tight as Egypt Copts hold Easter mass

2017-04-16 13:56

Egyptian Coptic Christians observed Easter Mass under tight security on Saturday with the ancient minority still reeling from twin church bombings that killed dozens just days before.

1 dead in Egypt gas pipeline explosion

2017-04-15 21:55

Egypt's Health Ministry says one person has been killed and 17 injured after a sewage system maintenance employee accidentally struck a gas pipeline, causing an explosion.

 

Rights group: Halt Egypt aid over video showing executions

2017-04-22 11:06

Human Rights Watch is urging suspension of military aid to Egypt after video showed troops appearing to carry out cold-blooded executions of detainees in the Sinai Peninsula, where the army is embroiled in battles with the Islamic State militant group.

Israel reopens Taba crossing to Egypt

2017-04-21 15:29

Israel has reopened a border crossing into Egypt's Sinai region after a more than week-long closure due to security threats, but urged its citizens to avoid visiting the peninsula.

500kg woman sheds half her weight after India surgery

2017-04-21 10:44

The "world's heaviest woman" has shed half her weight in the two months she's been in India for treatment, doctors say.

US defence secretary arrives in Cairo for Sisi meeting

2017-04-20 17:27

US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis has arrived in Cairo on the latest leg of a regional tour, as ties with Egypt continue to warm under President Donald Trump.

Egypt investor conference hosted in Cape Town

2017-04-19 15:19

Renaissance Capital, an emerging and frontier markets investment bank, is holding its second annual Egypt Investor Conference in Cape Town.

Six mummies discovered in ancient tomb in Egypt

2017-04-18 22:28

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1 000 funerary statues in a 3 500-year-old tomb.

Clashes erupt between tribes and ISIS militants in Sinai

2017-04-17 14:47

Egyptian security officials say three people have been injured in clashes between militants and local tribes in the Sinai peninsula

Egypt acquits US-Egyptian citizen after 3-year legal ordeal

2017-04-16 21:22

An Egyptian court has acquitted Aya Hijazi, a dual US-Egyptian citizen, after nearly three years of detention over accusations related to running a foundation.

Fear and grief mar Easter Mass celebrations in Egypt

2017-04-16 10:03

Easter Mass was held in churches across the country in curbed Easter celebrations amid fear and grief after twin bombs killed 45 people in churches in Alexandria and Tanta earlier this week on Palm Sunday

Egypt faces uphill battle against corruption

2017-04-15 15:28

When Egyptian real estate developer Hassan tried building an apartment block without paying bribes, officials stalled the project, going so far as to suggest there were ancient relics beneath the lot.

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