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Egyptian sentenced to death for killing Christian doctor

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Egypt has sentenced an alleged Islamic State supporter to death for stabbing and killing an 82-year-old Christian doctor in Cairo

Egypt calls on Israel to end military action in Gaza

2018-11-14 13:01

Egypt has called on Israel to end its military action in Gaza, after Palestinian militants in the enclave agreed to a Cairo-brokered ceasefire to halt the spike in violence.

Egypt's retired soccer star sentenced to 1 year in prison

2018-11-13 12:47

An Egyptian court has sentenced Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country's greatest all-time soccer players, to a year's imprisonment for tax evasion.

Egypt convicts 65 on terror charges, allegiance to ISIS

2018-11-08 21:31

An Egyptian court has convicted 65 suspected militants of setting up a terrorist group and declaring allegiance to the extremist Islamic State group, sentencing 18 of them to life in prison.

Egypt to amend controversial NGO law

2018-11-08 15:28

Egypt plans to amend a controversial law passed last year that places tight controls on non-governmental organisations, the prime minister's office has said.

Egypt treads carefully as Gaza broker

2018-11-07 11:05

A long-standing mediator, Egypt is manoeuvring between Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate a durable truce to violence that has flared in the Gaza Strip in recent months -- but with utmost discretion.

Egypt wants 'formal agreements' on Ethiopia's dam

2018-11-06 19:51

Egypt wants "formal agreements" that Ethiopia will not reduce Cairo's share of the Nile during the filling of what will be Africa's largest hydroelectric dam

Egypt says archaeologists found more artifacts at Cairo dig

2018-11-06 18:23

Egypt says archeologists working at a dig in Cairo have found several fragments of stone slabs with inscriptions dating back up to 4 000 years.

Rights group condemns Egypt's media law as 'extortion'

2018-11-06 11:31

An international press freedom group says new regulations in Egypt amount to "extortion" and aim to silence the country's last remaining independent media.

Egypt's leader says Arab Spring uprising was ill-advised

2018-11-05 21:02

Egypt's president says the 2011 Arab Spring revolt was an ill-advised attempt at change whose chaotic aftermath posed an existential threat to the nation

 

Kagame highlights reform 'urgency' as AU summit opens

2018-11-17 13:47

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has urged African heads of state to come to an agreement on long-debated reforms to their continental body at a special summit in the Ethiopian capital.

Egyptian policemen who killed detainee get light sentences

2018-11-13 19:26

An Egyptian court has sentenced a policeman to three years in prison and another to six months over the killing of a detainee in custody, relatively light sentences that prompted a backlash on social media

PICS: Egypt's newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues

2018-11-11 12:30

A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds.

Sisi pledges Egypt's military support if Gulf 'threatened'

2018-11-08 20:29

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pledged military support for Gulf Arab states if their security comes under threat, the state daily Al-Ahram has reported.

Egypt court sentences 8 to death for attacking troops

2018-11-07 19:50

An Egyptian military court has sentenced eight men to death in absentia for their alleged involvement in deadly militant attacks on troops

Top Africa stories: Mugabe's absence noticed at his rural home, Mohamed Salah statue

2018-11-07 08:00

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe has been abroad 'for past the month' and his absence is being noticed at his rural home, and a Mohamed Salah statue in Egypt has been criticised for poor resemblance.

Egypt's leader faults media coverage of Khashoggi slaying

2018-11-06 19:51

Egypt's president says media coverage played a "negative role" in the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Turkey last month

Egypt struggles to restore Cairo's historic heart

2018-11-06 18:23

Workers perched on scaffolding delicately repair Cairo's 13th-century al-Zahir Baybars mosque, a vital restoration project in the Egyptian capital's neglected Islamic quarter.

PICS: Salah statue in Egypt criticised for poor resemblance

2018-11-06 10:25

A bronze statue of Mohamed Salah unveiled at an international youth gathering in Egypt has been criticised for its poor resemblance to the Liverpool striker

Pope expresses 'pain' over attack on Coptic Christians

2018-11-05 13:31

Pope France says he has been pained over an attack, claimed by Islamic State, on Coptic Christians in Egypt which left seven dead.

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