Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on sharing Nile

2018-01-18 08:45

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has arrived in Cairo for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile

Sisi vows to protect Egypt's water supply

2018-01-15 21:16

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to protect Egypt's water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam.

Former Egyptian lawmaker pulls out of presidential race

2018-01-15 19:15

A former Egyptian lawmaker said on Monday he will not run in the March presidential election, saying the political "climate" wasn't conducive to campaigning.

Egypt reshuffles its government, appoints 4 new ministers

2018-01-15 12:20

Egypt's president Abdel Fattah-al-Sisi has sworn in four new cabinet ministers in a limited government reshuffle.

Gaza fisherman shot dead by Egyptian army - Palestinians

2018-01-13 21:08

A fisherman from the Gaza Strip has been shot dead by the Egyptian army, Palestinian officials said, calling for an immediate investigation into the incident.

Ancient mining ops buildings found in Egypt: ministry

2018-01-11 21:00

The ruins of two buildings used to supervise mines in ancient Egypt more than 4 400 years ago have been discovered in the south, the antiquities ministry has said.

Majority of Egypt's lawmakers want president to run again

2018-01-11 18:34

More than 500 of Egypt's 596 lawmakers have signed "recommendations" for President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to run for a second, four-year term in this year's elections.

Egyptian prosecutor orders probe into New York Times' report

2018-01-11 16:35

Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered an "urgent" investigation into a New York Times' report about recordings purportedly of an intelligence officer instructing TV talk show hosts and a famous actress to downplay President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Egypt urban inflation rate drops as currency float shock eases

2018-01-10 10:35

Egypt’s monthly urban inflation rate has fallen for the first time in more than two years as the impact of lifting currency controls eased.

Egypt sentences 23 to life in prison over 2013 violence

2018-01-09 20:32

An Egyptian court has sentenced 23 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison on charges linked to the unrest that followed the 2013 military overthrow of an elected Islamist president


Egypt presidential hopeful says bureaucrats blocking his bid

2018-01-17 21:30

Supporters of a rights lawyer who hopes to run in Egypt's presidential election in May say bureaucrats loyal to the government are obstructing their efforts to get him on the ballot.

Egypt's leader seeks to defuse tension with Sudan, Ethiopia

2018-01-15 20:22

Egypt's president has sought to defuse tensions with Ethiopia and Sudan, reassuring them that his country is not meddling in their internal affairs or planning to go to war against them

Prominent Egyptian activist acquitted of illegal protest

2018-01-15 18:05

Prominent Egyptian rights lawyer acquitted of charges of taking part in an illegal demonstration

Ex-army chief to run in Egypt's presidential elections

2018-01-14 08:35

A top politician says that a former Egyptian army chief of staff will contest the upcoming presidential elections in March, as other candidates have faced heavy pressure to drop out

48 Malians drown in single day trying to reach Europe: government

2018-01-12 06:09

Flags have flown at half-mast in Mali as the government announced 48 of its citizens drowned in the Mediterranean on a single day over the weekend, all trying to reach Europe.

Stone found in Egypt is not from this world - experts

2018-01-11 18:52

Two University of Johannesburg researchers are questioning the origin of a stone found in Egypt.

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.

Egypt's inflation drops as economic reforms take effect

2018-01-10 18:48

Egypt says inflation dropped to 21.9% in December, the lowest level since the currency was floated in November 2016.

Egypt, Eritrea leaders meet as Nile tensions rise

2018-01-09 21:33

Egypt's president and his Eritrean counterpart have met in Cairo amid heightened tensions with Sudan and Ethiopia over border disputes and the construction of a massive upstream dam on the Nile

Egypt says its forces kill 8 suspected militants in Sinai

2018-01-09 17:30

Egypt says security forces have killed eight suspected militants in a shootout in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

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