Egypt TV host shuns Twitter after pro-president poll fiasco

2016-08-26 17:20

An Egyptian TV host and staunch supporter of the country's army-chief-turned-president has shut down his Twitter account after his improvised poll in favour of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi backfired.

Egypt orders release of a lawyer in solitary confinement

2016-08-25 17:24

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a prominent rights lawyer detained and held in solitary confinement for the past three months.

Egypt plans to end fuel subsidies - sources

2016-08-23 11:56

Egypt plans to end fuel subsidies within three years and is aiming to increase fuel prices, government sources say.

Egypt takes anchorwomen off air until they lose weight

2016-08-18 20:00

Egypt's state-run television has taken several anchorwomen off the air until they lose weight, the broadcaster's chief has said, drawing criticism from rights groups but also praise from some commentators.

Is SA really Africa's biggest economy?

2016-08-16 16:29

It is too close to make a call on whether South Africa toppled Nigeria to claim the fancy status of the largest economy in Africa, according to a senior economist.

Jailed Egypt photographer says he's been 'forgotten'

2016-08-15 11:22

Shouting to make himself heard from the soundproof glass dock during a break in his trial, Egyptian photographer Mahmoud Abdel Shakour says he feels he has been "forgotten" in prison.

Egypt needs about $6bn to seal IMF deal

2016-08-12 18:18

Egypt's preliminary deal for a $12bn IMF loan programme can go to the board for approval only if the government secures $5-6bn in bilateral financing for the first year.

Egypt house speaker wants illegal currency dealers executed

2016-08-11 09:59

Egypt's parliament speaker quoted as saying illegal currency dealers should be executed.

Egypt proposes 18-month reform plan to IMF - reports

2016-08-08 17:24

Egyptian newspapers say Cairo has proposed to IMF delegates an 18-month reform programme in return for a $12bn loan over three years to shore up its economy

Senior Egypt mufti escapes shooting

2016-08-05 22:04

Gunmen have opened fire at former Egyptian mufti Ali Gomaa in a Cairo suburb missing the pro-government cleric but wounding a bodyguard.


Egypt minister quits amid wheat scandal

2016-08-25 21:26

Egypt's minister of supplies, Khaled Hanafy, has announced his resignation after reportedly being found politically responsible for wheat deals that had cost the country tens of millions of dollars.

Egypt wants Mubarak-era tycoon's foreign assets unfrozen

2016-08-24 10:20

Egyptian authorities have said they have been asking foreign countries to unfreeze the assets of a close associate of former president Hosni Mubarak after he had paid back three quarters of his wealth.

Turkey wants to repair ties with Egypt: PM

2016-08-20 17:07

Turkey wants to repair its ties with Egypt, after relations has soured over the removal of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said.

Egypt FM: We want to help Lebanese politicians reconcile

2016-08-16 22:11

Egypt's foreign minister says he is visiting Beirut to help rival Lebanese groups find common ground.

Egypt bus collision kills 17

2016-08-16 12:51

Seventeen people have been killed when two buses collide north of Cairo, the Egyptian health ministry said in a statement.

Egypt Christians stage rare Cairo protest

2016-08-13 22:31

Egyptian Christians have staged a rare protest in downtown Cairo to demand the government uphold their rights, saying they are being treated as second-class citizens in the Muslim-majority country.

23 Egyptians kidnapped in Libya freed

2016-08-12 14:25

Twenty-three Egyptian workers kidnapped in Libya have been freed and returned to their country, Egyptian state television reports.

Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation at 14% in July

2016-08-10 11:00

Egypt's annual urban consumer price inflation was14% in July, unchanged on the previous month, the country's statistics agency CAPMAS has said.

Egypt bids farewell to Nobel Prize winning chemist

2016-08-07 14:38

Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail has received a funeral with military honours attended by Egypt's president and top state officials in Cairo.

Egypt: Leader of ISIS affiliate killed in Sinai

2016-08-05 05:19

Egypt's military says the leader of the Islamic State's affiliate has been killed in the Sinai Peninsula.

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