Egypt


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
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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.

Jihadists claim bomb that killed 6 Egypt cops

2014-09-17 11:03

Egypt’s deadliest militant group has claimed the killing of six policemen in a roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula, where forces frequently clash with jihadists.

Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track

2014-09-17 08:56

Egypt's antiquities minister has brought journalists inside a 4 600-year old pyramid to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence".

Sinai bomb kills 6 Egypt policemen

2014-09-16 11:06

A bomb has hit an Egyptian security force convoy in the Sinai Peninsula, killing six policemen in the restive region where jihadists launch regular attacks.

Egypt: Qatar ordered Islamists out within 2 months

2014-09-15 13:39

Egypt will hunt down exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders and seek their arrest, a top official says, after Qatar ordered them to leave its territory.

Egypt tourism could fully recover by end 2015

2014-09-15 12:15

Egypt's tourism industry could fully recover by the end of 2015 if current levels of stability persist, says the tourism minister.

Kerry drums up support to fight jihadists

2014-09-13 20:20

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Egypt was on the frontline against "terrorism" after meeting its leadership to garner support to fight jihadists in Iraq and Syria.

 

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.

Power cuts biggest hurdle to investment - Egypt

2014-09-17 10:30

Power cuts clouding Egypt have become the biggest obstacle to luring back foreign investment after three years of political upheaval.

Copts clash with cops

2014-09-16 17:23

Coptic Christian protesters have clashed with police in southern Egypt over an abducted housewife.

Egypt court releases hunger-striking activist

2014-09-15 14:47

An Egyptian court has released on bail one of the country's best-known democracy activists who is standing retrial after he was sentenced to 15 years in jail for organising an illegal protest.

6 dead in Egypt after factory collapses

2014-09-15 12:40

A textile dyeing factory has collapsed in Egypt, killing six people and injuring 22 in an accident blamed on poor construction, authorities says.

Egypt arrests 157 migrants headed to Italy

2014-09-15 08:58

The Egyptian coast guard has arrested 157 migrants of different nationalities, who had been planning to sail illegally in a rickety fishing boat from Egypt to Italy, a security official said.

Muslim Brotherhood figures leave Qatar

2014-09-13 14:33

Some senior figures in Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood have agreed to leave Qatar, following months of pressure on the Gulf Arab state from its neighbours.

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