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Egyptian singer detained over racy video clip

2017-11-20 21:39

Security officials say prosecutors have ordered an Egyptian female pop singer detained for a week on accusations of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip

Egypt to temporarily reopen Gaza border crossing

2017-11-17 16:15

Egypt to temporarily reopen border with Gaza, for the first time since Hamas ceded control of its side of the crossing

Egypt confirms death of leading jihadist in air strikes

2017-11-17 12:39

Egypt's interior ministry confirmed says the death of one of the country's most wanted militants in air strikes late October against a group behind a deadly ambush on policemen.

Egypt tries to avoid a fight as allies escalate against Iran

2017-11-16 18:23

Egypt faces high expectations from Saudi Arabia and its other Gulf Arab benefactors that it will have their back as tensions rise with their rival Iran, including throwing the weight of its military - the largest standing Arab army - into the crisis if needed.

Egypt court to release 24 Nubians pending trial for protest

2017-11-16 15:01

A rights lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the release of 24 Nubians pending trial on charges they took part in an illegal protest in the southern city of Aswan.

Egypt FM to tour Gulf in push for political solution

2017-11-11 20:45

Egypt'sfForeign minister Sameh Shoukry will embark on a Gulf tour to push for a political solution as tensions rise between Saudi Arabia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah, his ministry says.

Rights groups file case over French spy tech sales to Egypt

2017-11-10 19:30

Egyptian and international rights groups have filed a criminal complaint to Paris prosecutors over the sale of French surveillance technology to Egypt

Egypt fears influx of militants after Islamic State defeat

2017-11-09 21:17

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi says Islamic State militants are making their way to his country via Libya after the defeat of the extremist group in Syria and Iraq.

Egyptian officials say 10 Nubians arrested over protests

2017-11-09 17:05

Egyptian officials say police have arrested 10 Nubians for taking part in a protest over the recent death in detention of a prominent Nubian activist in the southern city of Aswan.

Egypt top appeals court upholds 5-years prison for activist

2017-11-08 14:37

Egypt's highest appeals court has upheld a five-year prison sentence for Alaa Abdel-Fattah, an iconic figure of the country's pro-democracy movement convicted for taking part in a peaceful demonstration in 2013.

 

As Egypt targets gays, band reluctantly bears flag

2017-11-17 21:18

The symbol of solidarity brought a harsh backlash. As Lebanese rockers Mashrou' Leila played in Cairo, fans hoisted in the air rainbow flags, the global emblem of gay equality.

Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant detained over attack

2017-11-17 16:15

Egyptian authorities say a suspected Libyan militant will remain in custody for 15 days pending an investigation into a deadly attack in the country's Western Desert

Egyptian army says 3 militants killed, 74 arrested in Sinai

2017-11-16 21:43

Egypt's armed forces say they have killed three "high-level" suspected militants and arrested 74 others in sweeps in the troubled northern Sinai Peninsula in recent days

Egyptian star singer banned for disparaging Nile comment

2017-11-16 15:01

Egyptian star singer has been banned from performing in her country after disparaging Nile River comment made at Lebanon concert

Archaeologists find Greco-Roman mummy in Egypt

2017-11-16 09:08

A Russian archaeological team has discovered a well-preserved mummy from the Greco-Roman period in a wooden coffin south of Cairo, Egypt's antiquities ministry has said.

British woman to go on trial for alleged drug smuggling

2017-11-11 17:30

Prosecutors in Egypt's Red Sea region have referred a British woman to trial before a criminal court for attempting to smuggle hundreds of powerful painkillers which are banned in the Arab country.

Egypt's ISIS affiliate kills 10 people in Sinai convoy attack

2017-11-10 15:03

Militants from an Islamic State affiliate ambushed a convoy of cement trucks from an army factory in the central Sinai Peninsula, killing eight civilian employees and two soldiers, security officials have said.

Egypt's al-Sisi warns Iran to stop "meddling" in region

2017-11-09 19:15

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi says Iran must stop "meddling" in the region's affairs, saying he does not want war and that crises can be resolved by dialogue, but that the security of Arab Gulf countries must not be threatened.

Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector

2017-11-08 15:58

As Egypt's mobile operators thrive, state-owned Telecom Egypt is entering the market in an effort to boost state revenues.

#MeToo campaign resonates with Egyptian women battling harassment

2017-11-07 21:33

The #MeToo campaign that saw women around the world share their experiences of sexual assault has struck a deep chord in Egypt where life is often a daily battle against harassment.

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