Egypt detains 8 anti-Trump protesters after Cairo rally

2017-12-11 15:35

A top Egyptian rights lawyer says at least eight protesters have been detained and accused of "association with a terrorist organisation" after joining a small protest in Cairo over the Trump administration's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Egypt revives dream of new desert capital

2017-12-10 14:12

In Egypt's eastern desert, roads are being carved across vast expanses of sand where the government is building a new administrative capital, a long-cherished project that has failed in the past.

Egypt presidential hopeful returns home, whereabouts unclear

2017-12-04 12:49

There has been no official word on the whereabouts of an Egyptian presidential hopeful who flew home from the United Arab Emirates.

Egypt's Sisi vows 'brutal' response to mosque attackers

2017-11-25 10:18

An angry Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pledged to respond with "brutal force" against militants who massacred at least 235 people at a mosque during weekly prayers on Friday.

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.

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.

Egypt president expects inflation to fall by half in 2018

2017-09-14 20:01

Egypt's president says he expects the country's inflation rate to fall by more than half in 2018, forecasting an improving economy after years of political unrest.

WATCH: Rights group finds 'assembly line' of torture in Egypt

2017-09-06 14:01

An international rights group says Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has given a "green light" to systematic torture inside detention facilities, allowing officers to act with "almost total impunity".

Trump administration calls out Egypt on human rights

2017-08-24 17:03

Washington's surprise decision this week to cut or delay nearly $300m in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record

Egypt adds media watchdog to blocked websites list

2017-08-18 18:34

Egypt has blocked access to the website of media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, adding RSF to a growing list of restricted online sites in the north African country.


Russia's Putin lands in Egypt in sign of growing ties

2017-12-11 14:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Cairo for talks with his Egyptian counterpart on their two countries' rapidly expanding ties.

Egypt's Sisi warns Trump over Jerusalem embassy move

2017-12-06 11:52

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, one of Donald Trump's closest allies in the Middle East, has urged the US president to be cautious, his office says, after reports Washington is planning to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem.

Ex-Egypt premier says he'll run in 2018 presidential vote

2017-11-30 12:30

A former Egyptian prime minister living in the United Arab Emirates says he will return to his country to contest the 2018 presidential elections

Egypt's president says he won't seek a third term in office

2017-11-07 12:43

Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says he does not favour amending constitutional provisions that bar the president from staying in office beyond two, four-year terms.

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.

Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks

2017-09-19 11:26

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office says.

Egypt's Sisi eyes $1bn in trade on Vietnam visit

2017-09-06 15:26

Vietnam and Egypt have agreed to nearly triple trade to $1 billion, including with ship-building and IT contracts, as Egypt seeks to kick-start its sputtering economy and forge ties with fast-growing Asian nations.

Trump calls Egypt's Sisi to affirm support: statement

2017-08-25 19:00

US President Donald Trump has told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that he wants to strengthen ties with Cairo, Sisi's office says, days after it emerged Washington had cut some aid to Egypt.

Egyptian MP steps back from call to extend president's term

2017-08-20 20:05

The Egyptian lawmaker behind a call to amend the constitution to extend the president's term by two years says the change won't apply to President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi current four-year term

Egypt detains train workers 15 days over crash

2017-08-13 20:15

Egypt's prosecution has ordered the detention of a train driver following a deadly train collision near the coastal city of Alexandria that killed 43 people and injured scores

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