Suez Canal revenue hits a record $508m

2014-09-03 12:45

Revenues from Egypt's Suez Canal has reached $508m in August, the highest monthly level in history, Suez Canal Authority chairperson says.

Egypt stocks plunge after Mursi power grab

2012-11-25 19:18

Egypt's stock market has plunged in its first day open since President Mohamed Mursi's seizure of new powers set off street violence and a political crisis.

Minister: Egypt still unsure about IMF loan

2011-12-04 15:19

Egypt's future finance minister said it was too soon to say whether the country would take a loan of $3.2bn offered by the IMF to fund its budget deficit.

Oil rockets to $101 on Egypt unrest

2011-01-31 20:52

Oil has surged beyond $100 for the first time since 2008 amid unrest in Egypt that could disrupt the flow of oil through the Suez Canal.

HRW: Egypt must stop migrant deaths

2010-10-08 20:32

Human Rights Watch has urged Egypt to stop shooting foreign migrants, mostly Sudanese or Eritrean, who try to cross into Israel.

Egypt arrests 20

2009-10-18 15:51

Egyptian authorities have detained 20 members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood, the largest and most organised opposition group in the country, a security official and the have group said.

Mummies from 4 000 years ago had heart disease

2014-04-04 12:07

Heart disease is not a modern disease – when scientists did full-body CT scans of 4 000-year-old mummies they discovered evidence of hardening of the arteries.

Fourth bird flu death in Egypt this year

2015-01-20 12:25

According to the World Health Organisation there has been a jump in the number of bird flu infections in people in Egypt.


Key anti-Mubarak group banned in Egypt

2014-04-28 13:22

A Cairo court has banned the opposition April 6 Youth Movement that was a catalyst in the uprising to oust former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Egypt requests World Bank loan

2012-02-03 11:41

The World Bank says talks are to start soon with the Egyptian government over a $1bn loan.

Swiss freeze Mubarak assets

2011-02-11 20:32

Switzerland has frozen assets that may belong to Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down as president of Egypt after 30 years of rule.

Egypt markets plunge on politics

2011-01-26 18:13

Egyptian financial markets plunged 6% with the currency tumbling to near 6-year lows a day after fierce anti-government protests.

Egypt faces troubles at home

2010-08-22 11:35

Power and water cuts, soaring costs, scorching heat and anxiety over the country's supply of wheat are causing frustration in Egypt during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Egypt students clash with police

2013-12-17 10:48

Egyptian security forces have fired tear gas at dozens of university students outside their Cairo campus in an attempt to prevent their protest from reaching the nearby defence ministry.

Archaeologists discover ancient skeleton with cancer

2014-03-18 14:56

British researchers have found evidence of metastatic cancer on a 3 000-year-old skeleton from a tomb in Sudan and hope it will offer new insights into the disease.

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