19 killed in Egypt as buses plunge into canal

2014-08-26 14:48

Nineteen people have been killed and 15 injured after two minibuses plunged into an irrigation canal in southern Egypt, an official says.

More Egyptians join ongoing hunger strike

2014-08-25 19:39

A rights group says more prisoners are joining the Egypt hunger strike, including a prominent activist.

Egypt proposes new Gaza ceasefire - official

2014-08-25 11:52

Egyptian mediators have proposed a new ceasefire in Gaza that would open the blockaded enclave’s crossings and allow in aid and reconstruction materials, a senior Palestinian official says.

Libya football stadium hosts videotaped execution

2014-08-22 16:04

An Islamist armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty says highlights the country’s descent into lawlessness.

Tunisia, Cairo airport closes air routes to and from Libya

2014-08-21 20:40

Tunisia and Egypt’s Cairo airport have cancelled all flights to Libya, officials in the three countries have said.

Egypt activist goes on hunger strike

2014-08-19 21:18

A prominent activist imprisoned in Egypt has started a hunger strike to protest his prosecution.

Egypt awards Suez hub project to consortium

2014-08-19 15:44

Egypt has announced it has chosen a consortium to develop an industrial and logistics hub in the Suez Canal area.

Egypt cop gets 15 years for killing detainee

2014-08-19 08:30

An Egyptian court has sentenced a policeman to 15 years in prison for shooting dead a man in detention, judicial sources say.

Israel demands 'clear' security answer

2014-08-17 20:15

Israel will not agree to any long-term ceasefire in Gaza at indirect talks in Cairo unless its security needs are clearly met, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.

2 Islamist protesters killed in Cairo

2014-08-15 17:17

Two Islamist protesters have been killed during clashes between police and demonstrators in Cairo, Egyptian security sources say.

Egypt Islamists mark anniversary of mass killing

2014-08-14 14:41

Egyptian security forces firing tear gas have quashed small, scattered demonstrations by Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi.

Gunmen shoot dead Cairo cop

2014-08-14 12:40

Gunmen have shot dead a police sergeant in Cairo, as security forces were on heightened alert for the first anniversary of the killing of hundreds of Islamist protesters.

Israel, Gaza violence defies truce 'deal'

2014-08-14 11:20

Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiralling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the brink of collapse.

Israel, Palestinians agree to extend Gaza truce

2014-08-13 22:35

Israel and Palestinians have agreed to extend a ceasefire in Gaza for another 72-hours after failing to reach a long term agreement in Cairo-mediated talks, an Egyptian official says.

Egypt to deliver Mubarak verdict in September

2014-08-13 14:30

An Egyptian court says it will deliver its verdict in the murder trial of Hosni Mubarak on 27 September, in a session in which the ousted strongman passionately defended his 30-year rule.

Egypt's Sisi visits Putin for arms talks

2014-08-12 21:26

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for talks about Cairo's purchase of advanced surface-to-air missiles and membership in a Moscow-led free trade zone.

Russia to boost wheat supplies to Egypt

2014-08-12 17:05

Russia will supply at least 5 million tons of wheat to Egypt and will increase agricultural goods imports from the North African country.

Top Egypt officials accused of war crimes: HRW

2014-08-12 13:32

Human Rights Watch has accused top officials in Egypt of likely 'crimes against humanity' in a August 2013 crackdown, in which hundreds of protesters were killed.

HRW chiefs denied entry to Egypt - staff

2014-08-11 09:47

The executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member have been denied entry to Egypt for "security reasons" after being held at the Cairo airport for 12 hours, two of the group's staff says.

Israel accepts Egypt ceasefire proposal: govt official

2014-08-10 19:52

Israel has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza which will go into force within hours, government officials say.

Palestinians accept new 72-hour ceasefire offer

2014-08-10 14:48

Palestinian negotiators have accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour truce with Israel, clearing the way for a possible resumption of talks, although Israel says it won't negotiate while rocket fire continues.

Egypt burns books promoting Brotherhood ideas

2014-08-09 21:04

Egypt has extended its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood to include burning books it says promote violence and ideas linked to the banned Islamist group, a local official and a security source says.

Gaza reignites as talks falter

2014-08-08 18:11

Israel has launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce.

Egypt sex attack 2 get life

2014-08-07 19:28

Egypt has sentenced 2 men to life in prison and 1 to 20 years for sexual assaults in Tahrir Square.

Obama: Egypt should release Al Jazeera journos

2014-08-07 10:14

US President Barack Obama has called for the release of three Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to prison in Egypt for allegedly defaming the country.


Libya neighbours back Egypt call to disarm militias

2014-08-25 21:15

Libya's neighbours have backed an Egyptian call for rival militias in the tumultuous North African country to be disarmed.

Egypt presses on with Gaza truce efforts

2014-08-25 17:44

Israeli air strikes have killed at least five Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as militants keep up their rocket fire on southern Israel, while Egypt presses on with efforts to broker a durable truce.

Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

2014-08-23 17:49

Egypt has called on Israel and the Palestinians to halt fire and resume peace talks, but violence continued unabated with Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants firing rockets at the Jewish state.

At least 33 dead in bus crash in Egypt's Sinai

2014-08-22 07:41

At least 33 people have died and dozens injured after two buses collided before dawn in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, a report says.

Four beheaded corpses found in Egypt's Sinai

2014-08-20 16:42

Four beheaded corpses were found by residents of a town in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, security sources said, blaming Islamist militants waging an insurgency against Cairo.

Israel orders Gaza truce team back from Cairo

2014-08-19 17:21

Israel has ordered its negotiating team to return immediately from Gaza truce talks with the Palestinians in Cairo after three rockets hit the country's south, a government official says.

Egypt urges US restraint over Missouri unrest

2014-08-19 14:26

Egypt has urged US authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri.

Egypt cop killed, another wounded in shooting attack

2014-08-18 11:40

A policeman was killed and another seriously wounded in northern Egypt when gunmen in a parked car fired at patrolling officers.

Israelis, Palestinians poised to resume talks

2014-08-16 14:07

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are poised to resume indirect talks with Egyptian mediators on reaching a more permanent ceasefire before a current truce expires.

Three dead in Egypt clashes

2014-08-14 19:09

At least three people have been killed in Egypt as police quashed attempts by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to commemorate the first anniversary of the Cairo crackdown.

Gold miner Centamin's Q2 profit nearly halves

2014-08-14 13:30

Gold miner Centamin's second-quarter core earnings have nearly halved as it mined lower-grade ore at its key Sukari mine in Egypt.

Mummies began long before Age of Pharaohs

2014-08-14 11:24

The earliest evidence of mummification in Egypt suggests that the practice of wrapping bodies to preserve them after death began around 1 000 years earlier than thought.

Israel carries out air strikes in Gaza after new truce

2014-08-14 08:33

Israeli aircraft have carried out air strikes across Gaza in response to Palestinian rocket fire and shortly after a new ceasefire brokered by Egypt came into effect, officials say.

Mummies long before Age of Pharaohs

2014-08-13 21:28

The earliest evidence of mummification in Egypt suggests that the practice of wrapping bodies to preserve them after death began around 1 000 years earlier than thought.

HRW urges UN probe of 'systematic' Egypt killings

2014-08-13 13:14

The killing of hundreds of Egyptian demonstrators at two protest camps last year was systematic, ordered by top officials and probably amounts to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch says, calling for a UN inquiry.

Gaza ceasefire talks difficult, but truce holds

2014-08-12 19:58

Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are "difficult", Palestinian delegates have said, while an Israeli official said no progress had been made so far.

Year after Cairo carnage, Sisi turns page

2014-08-12 16:04

A year after a bloody Cairo crackdown, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has tightened his grip on Egypt, crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, jailed top opponents and turned the page.

Israeli negotiators in Cairo for Gaza talks

2014-08-11 14:33

Israeli negotiators have arrived in Cairo for talks on ending a month-old Gaza war with Palestinian militants after a new 72-hour truce brokered by Egypt appeared to be holding.

Egypt's president to visit Saudi Arabia

2014-08-11 08:04

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is in Saudi Arabia to meet one of his strongest international supporters, King Abdullah, to talk about key security issues impacting the region.

Israel, Palestinians mull new 3-day truce

2014-08-10 19:12

Palestinian negotiators at truce talks in Cairo were examining an Egyptian proposal for a new three-day ceasefire as Israeli warplanes kept up pressure on Gaza.

Fears for truce talks as Israel pounds Gaza

2014-08-10 07:23

Palestinian negotiators have warned they will leave Cairo if their Israeli counterparts do not show up for truce talks, after Israel pummelled Gaza with fresh air strikes that killed at least 10 Palestinians.

Egypt closes Muslim Brotherhood political wing

2014-08-09 15:01

An Egyptian court has issued a ruling dissolving the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Palestinians press on with Cairo talks

2014-08-08 17:01

Palestinian factions will remain in Cairo and press on with Egyptian-mediated talks despite the end of the ceasefire in Gaza, the head of the delegation, Fatah official Azzam Ahmed, says.

Mufti rejects Brotherhood leader death verdict

2014-08-07 13:45

An Egyptian court has asked the top religious authority to reconsider his decision to reject its death sentence against the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 13 supporters.

Egypt: Militants attack checkpoint, kill 5 police

2014-08-06 16:32

Egypt's interior ministry says militants attacked a police checkpoint in the country's north, killing five policemen. Security forces killed four of the attackers in a gun battle that followed.

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