IMF praises Egypt for 'bold' economic reforms

2017-09-26 19:13

The International Monetary Fund has expressed satisfaction over the Egyptian government's "bold" economic reforms, as it prepares to release the third tranche of a $12-billion loan to the country.

Egyptian opposition figure defiant after court conviction

2017-09-26 16:32

Egyptian senior opposition figure defiant after being convicted of offending public morals, says he will appeal

Egypt court sentences notable opposition leader to 3 months

2017-09-26 10:19

An Egyptian court has sentenced a prominent opposition leader widely expected to run against President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in next year's elections to three months in prison for offending public morals.

Egypt jails 14 over deadly stadium stampede

2017-09-25 07:00

An Egyptian court has jailed two people for life and 12 to between two and 10 years over violence that led to a deadly football stadium stampede in Cairo.

Former Egypt Brotherhood leader Akef dies aged 89

2017-09-23 13:07

Former Muslim Brotherhood head Mohammed Mahdi Akef, who helped turn Egypt's Islamist movement into a major opposition force, died in a Cairo hospital aged 89, his daughter has said.

US report points to Egyptian abuses, anti-democracy actions

2017-09-22 13:06

Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant US monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report.

Some 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya's coast

2017-09-21 20:00

The Libyan coast guard says some 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the country's west coast

Egyptian Cabinet expands grounds for withdrawing citizenship

2017-09-21 17:26

Egypt's Cabinet has proposed an amendment to the law regulating conditions for the withdrawal of acquired citizenship to include those convicted of crimes related to harming state security.

Moody's: Egypt economy still recovering from 2011 uprising

2017-09-20 18:33

An international credit rating agency says Egypt's economy has started to improve but has yet to recover from the 2011 uprising and the years of unrest that followed

Egypt court orders detention of 24 minority Nubians 15 days

2017-09-20 17:00

A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the detention of 24 Nubians for 15 days pending investigation for participating in an unauthorised protest earlier this month shortly after they were ordered released


Benghazi trial could undercut Sessions' push for tribunals

2017-09-26 19:13

The federal court trial of the Libyan militant accused of being a mastermind of the 2012 Benghazi attacks is testing the Trump administration's claim that Guantanamo Bay is the best place to prosecute terror suspects

Thousands of Libyans march for new politician, others oppose

2017-09-26 11:20

Nearly 2 000 demonstrators have gathered in the Libyan capital in support of a Switzerland-based Libyan businessman who had called for a rally to reject the leadership of both main sides min the divided country.

US says it killed 17 ISIS militants with airstrikes in Libya

2017-09-25 11:30

The United States says it has launched airstrikes in Libya that killed 17 Islamic State militants and destroyed three vehicles

Worlds of Islam, Michael Jackson collide in Egyptian film

2017-09-24 07:11

In a new Egyptian film, an ultra-conservative Muslim is torn by his love of Michael Jackson, mirroring a country's struggle between traditions and modern global influences

Tunisia bans forced anal exams for homosexuality

2017-09-22 18:18

Tunisia, where sodomy is punishable by jail, has banned forced anal examinations to determine sexual orientation, the North African state's minister for human rights has said.

Almost 90 missing, at least 8 dead in Libya migrant shipwreck

2017-09-21 21:01

At least eight migrants drowned and almost 90 others went missing after a shipwreck off Libya, a local official citing survivors who had clung onto the sinking vessel for days has said

Trump to 'consider' resuming military aid to Egypt

2017-09-21 19:01

US President Donald Trump has signaled he would consider resuming military aid to Egypt which had been frozen because of concerns over its human rights record.

UN launches new push for Libya peace

2017-09-21 11:17

The United Nations has launched a new push to bring stability to Libya, which has been ravaged by chaos since the 2011 ouster of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Morocco to expand counterterror efforts abroad

2017-09-20 17:00

A top Moroccan security official says his government is working on a new strategy to track Moroccans who become radicalised in Europe, part of beefed-up counterterrorism efforts by a country that is both a key player in the global anti-extremism struggle and a source of international jihadis.

US report: Egypt falls short on rights, Sinai monitor access

2017-09-20 10:08

A damning Trump administration report says Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant US monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula.

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