Egypt arrests 54 accused of uprising anniversary plots

2019-01-30 06:24

Egypt says it has arrested 54 alleged members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group who were plotting to foment chaos on the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 Arab Spring uprising.

Egypt reaches agreement with IMF on next $2bn loan payment

2018-11-01 11:31

Egypt has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on release of the next $2 billion loan installment, the fifth under the country's three-year aid programme, the IMF says.

Two sons of Egypt's Mubarak arrested for alleged stock manipulation

2018-09-15 18:03

The two sons of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak have been arrested for alleged stock manipulation, a judicial source says.

Mubarak-era interior minister to be freed ahead of retrial

2018-01-11 17:31

An Egyptian court overturned a seven-year prison sentence against ex-president Hosni Mubarak's interior minister Habib al-Adly and ordered a retrial on accusations of embezzlement, a judicial official has said.

Former Egyptian PM to 'further study' presidential run

2017-12-04 16:33

A former Egyptian prime minister who had declared his intention to run for president next year says he needs to "further study" his plans before he makes a final decision.

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".

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

Ex-head of Alexandria library convicted of corruption

2017-08-02 11:33

An Egyptian misdemeanors court has sentenced the former head of Alexandria Bibliotheca to three years in prison after convicting him on corruption-linked charges.

Egypt census workers detect another baby boom

2017-06-22 16:01

Egypt census workers going door to door discover that more than 20 million people were born in the last decade alone.

Egypt lifts limit on foreign currency transfers

2017-06-15 20:57

Egypt's central bank says it has lifted a $100 000 annual cap for foreign currency transfers abroad, signaling progress toward easing a dollar shortage and potentially strengthening investor confidence


Egypt's Mubarak asks Sisi for 'permission' to testify in Morsi trial

2018-12-27 07:29

Egypt's deposed president Hosni Mubarak has asked current President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for "permission" to disclose sensitive information in the retrial of ousted Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.

Son of Egypt's jailed former president campaigns for father

2018-10-02 14:31

Youngest son of Egypt's jailed former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi is campaigning campaigns for the better treatment for his father.

Egypt detains 8 soccer fans over protest

2018-03-12 19:15

Egypt has arrested eight people after soccer fans tore out seats and chanted against the government during a game earlier this month.

Egypt struggles against population 'catastrophe'

2017-12-21 13:48

Egypt's overpopulation is adding pressure on the economy, already reeling from the political and security turmoil since the 2011 uprising that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak.

Egypt rights groups demand release of leading dissident

2017-10-19 16:26

Ten major Egyptian rights groups have urged an appeals court to free Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading dissident in the 2011 uprising that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak.

Egypt, US armies set to resume joint exercise

2017-09-06 11:43

Egypt's military will host a biennial exercise with the US army next week for the first time since 2009, it says in a statement.

Egypt court jails 50 policemen over strike

2017-08-04 15:14

An Egyptian court has jailed 50 policemen for three years after convicting them on charges related to a strike earlier this year, state media has reported.

African leaders 'treat former presidents like animals', says Nigeria's Obasanjo

2017-07-21 08:32

frican leaders should treat their former presidents with more dignity because currently "we are being seen as animals", former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has said.

Egypt police kill 3 militants in gunfight

2017-06-20 21:06

Egyptian policemen shot and killed three wanted militants from the Islamist Hassam group in a shootout in the coastal city of Alexandria, the interior ministry has said.

Amnesty says Egypt law threatens to annihilate rights groups

2017-05-30 21:31

Rights group Amnesty International says a new law ratified by Egypt's president imposes unprecedentedly harsh restrictions on NGOs, and could be a death sentence for human rights groups in the country

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