UN rights chief deplores killing of protesters in Egypt

2015-01-27 13:59

The UN human rights chief has voiced deep concern over the killing of at least 20 people in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Egypt in recent days.

Egypt: Release of Mubarak's sons caps weekend of violence

2015-01-27 12:47

The release of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s sons after almost four years in prison capped the weekend of violence and dealt a latest blow to the 2011 uprising.

Mubarak sons released from prison

2015-01-26 19:26

The sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak have been released from prison .

HRW slams Egypt cops after revolt anniversary bloodshed

2015-01-26 16:31

Human Rights Watch has accused Egyptian police of using "excessive force" against protesters after 20 people were killed in clashes on the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising.

Egyptian female cyclists pedal for acceptance

2015-01-26 11:44

More and more women in Egypt are deciding to use bicycles as a form of transport, even though socially it is unacceptable in Egypt for a girl to ride a bicycle in the street.

11 die in unrest on Egypt uprising anniversary

2015-01-25 18:30

At least 10 protesters and a policeman have been killed in unrest in Egypt as the country marked the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising, officials say.

Mubarak sons leave prison pending Egypt retrial

2015-01-23 14:30

Two sons of Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak seen as symbols of his era’s corruption have been freed from prison pending a graft retrial, a report says.

Egypt court frees Mubarak sons pending graft trial

2015-01-22 16:39

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of the two sons of ousted president Hosni Mubarak pending a corruption retrial, a judicial official says.

Egypt imprisoned blogger on hunger strike hospitalised

2015-01-20 15:29

The family of a prominent Egypt blogger imprisoned for protesting say he has been hospitalised after 78 days on hunger strike.

Egypt has enough wheat until mid-May - minister

2015-01-18 11:45

Egypt's stock of wheat for its subsidised bread programme will last until the middle of May, says Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi.

Egypt looks at gas imports from Israel - minister

2015-01-14 19:19

Egypt is open to importing gas from Israel, another sign that it may lean on its neighbour to help tackle its energy troubles, says the oil minister.

Egypt minister - Al Jazeera pardon possible

2015-01-13 21:12

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi could still pardon three jailed Al Jazeera journalists who are now facing a retrial if he deems it appropriate.

Egypt court orders retrial of Mubarak in graft case

2015-01-13 14:23

Egypt’s appeals court has ordered the retrial of deposed President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons in a corruption case, a move that could pave the way for the former autocrat’s release.

Egypt court acquits 26 men accused of debauchery

2015-01-12 15:34

An Egyptian court has acquitted 26 men accused of "debauchery" after they were arrested in a night-time raid on a Cairo bathhouse that triggered international concern.

Egypt to finalise Gazprom LNG deal

2015-01-11 15:57

Egypt is set to complete an agreement with Russia's Gazprom for liquefied natural gas, says Egyptian Oil Minister Sharif Ismail.

Egypt doubling Gaza buffer

2015-01-08 19:45

The Egyptian military is doubling the buffer zone with Gaza , demolishing nearly 1 220 more homes.

Egypt court sets Morsi trial verdict for 21 April

2015-01-08 16:30

An Egyptian court is set to deliver a verdict in the trial of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and 14 others charged with inciting the killing of protesters, judicial officials say.

Gunmen kill 2 Egyptian cops guarding Coptic church

2015-01-06 16:04

Egyptian security officials say gunmen have opened fire, killing two policemen guarding a Coptic church south o Cairo.

New pharaonic tomb unearthed in Egypt

2015-01-05 14:16

Czech archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown queen believed to have been the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4 500 years ago, officials in Egypt say.

Egypt disputes Amal Clooney arrest warning claim

2015-01-04 14:35

Egypt disputed Sunday a claim by British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney that she had been warned she risked arrest last year if she released a report in Cairo critical of the judiciary.

Egyptian gays living in fear under Sisi regime

2015-01-02 16:24

Since the night police stormed into a Cairo bathhouse and dragged out a group of near-naked men, gays in Egypt fear a widening police crackdown on homosexuals.

Jazeera urges quick Egypt release of jailed reporters

2015-01-01 20:01

Al-Jazeera has called for the swift release of three of its journalists detained in Egypt for more than a year, after the top appeal court ordered a retrial.


Egypt: Car bomb detonates near police station

2015-01-27 12:47

One person has been killed by a car bomb, parked near a police station by suspected Islamist militants, in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, security sources say.

ISIS is not a state - Egyptian cleric

2015-01-27 05:00

The ISIS group, which has sown a trail of terror across Syria and Iraq, is neither a state nor justified by Islam, Egypt's top Muslim cleric says.

Egyptian doctor convicted for female genital mutilation

2015-01-26 16:31

An Egyptian lawyer says an appeals court has convicted a doctor for performing a female genital mutilation that killed a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison.

Mubarak’s 2 sons freed from prison – officials

2015-01-26 13:10

Egyptian security official say two sons of ousted president Hosni Mubarak have been released from prison, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father.

Release of Mubarak sons delayed

2015-01-26 08:43

Egyptian security officials say the release of the Alaa and Gamal Mubarak pending a corruption retrial has been delayed, after state media reported they had walked free from prison.

Egypt growth to be 'easily north of 4%'

2015-01-23 14:30

Egypt can expect economic growth "easily north of 4%" in fiscal year 2014-15, which ends in June, boosted by rising confidence and a windfall from lower oil prices.

Egypt's Sisi: Right to protest is exaggerated

2015-01-20 17:37

Egypt's president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi says those questioning his government about human rights are ignoring the fact that his country of 90 million lacks development, stability and investment.

Egypt drops sexual case against Ecuador envoy

2015-01-20 10:43

Prosecutors in Egypt have dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against Ecuador's ambassador because of insufficient evidence, the foreign ministry in Quito says.

Egypt to investigate Aids detector

2015-01-15 05:00

Egypt's military prosecutor is to investigate an 'AIDS detector' that experts at home and abroad have derided.

Islamic body urges Muslims to ignore Charlie Hebdo

2015-01-14 15:13

Leading Islamic authority al-Azhar urged Muslims to 'ignore' the publication of a new Prophet Mohammad cartoon by French magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying his stature was too lofty to be harmed by cartoons.

Police captain found dead in Egypt’s Sinai

2015-01-13 17:24

The body of a police captain has been found in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, two days after he was abducted by suspected militants, the military says.

Sisi scores early success with smart cards for bread subsidies

2015-01-12 17:01

The successful roll-out so far of a new "smart card" system to distribute subsided bread has been a major achievement for Egypt’s government.

Relatives: Former Morsi-aide released from jail

2015-01-12 05:00

A former aide to ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement has been released for health reasons after 18 months in detention.

Egypt sets poll dates as Sisi cements grip

2015-01-09 11:05

Egypt says it is to hold parliamentary elections from 21 March but analysts say the new legislature will offer no meaningful opposition to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule.

Amal Clooney disputes Egypt arrest warning story

2015-01-07 05:00

British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has disputed a story reporting how Egyptian officials warned her she risked arrest last year if she released a report in Cairo critical of judiciary.

Libya appeals for weapons to battle militia

2015-01-06 10:29

Libya’s internationally recognised government has appealed for weapons to combat militias which have seized parts of the oil-rich nation, at an emergency meeting of the Arab League.

Defence lawyers criticise Egypt bathhouse trial

2015-01-05 08:45

Defence lawyers for 26 men on trial in Egypt after being arrested in a televised raid by police officers looking for gays at a public bathhouse, have criticised the prosecution’s case, saying it is based on a faulty investigation.

At least 20 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya

2015-01-03 16:20

A priest and a witness say masked gunmen in central Libya have kidnapped 20 Coptic Christians from Egypt.

Jailed Aus journalist asks to be deported from Egypt

2015-01-02 14:30

Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste has applied to be deported from Egypt, his family says, describing it as the “best option” after a court ordered a trial of the Al Jazeera reporter and two colleagues.

Egypt hearing in Al Jazeera case lasts minutes

2015-01-01 11:05

A defence lawyer says the appeal hearing for three Al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt is over, lasting only minutes.

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