Egypt


Egyptian actor says military court sentenced him to 8 years

2019-03-08 05:53

Egyptian actor known for his criticism of government says military court sentenced him in absentia to eight years in prison.

WATCH: Egypt rescues 2000-year-old catacombs threatened by rising water for more than 100 years

2019-03-04 19:05

Egypt announces the completion of a project to save famed 2 000-year-old catacombs in the costal city of Alexandria from rising waters.

Egypt military court upholds sentence against former auditor

2019-03-03 14:51

An Egyptian lawyer says a military appeals court has upheld a five-year sentence against the country's former for disseminating false news against the military.

Egypt train crash, fire at central Cairo station kills 25

2019-02-27 15:10

A speeding railcar crashed into a barrier at Cairo's main train station, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire that left at least 25 people dead, officials say.

Suicide bomber kills 2 cops near famed Cairo tourist market

2019-02-19 09:32

Egypt's Interior Ministry says a suicide bomber has killed two police officers and wounded three more while he was being pursued near Cairo's famed Khan el-Khalili tourist marketplace.

Egypt army: 7 Sinai jihadists killed, 15 soldiers dead or wounded

2019-02-16 17:25

Egypt's army has said seven suspected jihadists were "eliminated" and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State group.

Egypt lawmakers voting to extend president's term limits

2019-02-15 07:03

Egyptian lawmakers begin voting on constitutional amendments to allow President el-Sissi to stay in power until 2034.

As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

2019-02-10 17:24

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.

Egypt executes 3 Islamists tortured to confess - rights group

2019-02-08 12:57

Human Rights Watch claims that Egypt executed three Muslim Brotherhood members who were sentenced to death following torture and beatings to extract confessions.

Tourist and 2 Egyptian girls die in Luxor building collapse

2019-02-07 09:08

A German woman and two Egyptian children were killed when a building collapsed in a residential neighbourhood of Egypt's southern city of Luxor, a senior security official has told AFP.

 

Egypt: More arrested over Cairo train crash that killed 25

2019-03-07 09:10

Egyptian authorities have arrested another five people over a deadly train crash and explosion last week at Cairo's main railway station.

Egypt releases prominent photojournalist after 5-year term

2019-03-04 10:38

A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned home to hugs from his family and friends, pledging to continue working despite having to spend the nights at a police station nearby.

Egypt train crash: Investigators say driver to blame

2019-02-28 12:04

The driver of a train that crashed in Cairo's central railway station has been arrested following the accident.

Egypt detains, expels New York Times reporter entering at airport

2019-02-20 09:06

Egyptian authorities have detained and expelled a New York Times journalist upon his arrival at Cairo international airport, the latest move in the country's crackdown on free speech and the media.

Egyptian troops hit by deadly jihadist attack in Sinai: army

2019-02-17 16:14

An attack on an Egyptian army checkpoint in the restive Sinai Peninsula left 15 soldiers dead or wounded and seven of the suspected jihadist assailants killed, the military has said.

Egypt official: Home-made bomb explodes near mosque, 3 hurt

2019-02-16 16:29

An Egyptian security official says a home-made bomb has exploded near a mosque in Cairo's district of Giza, leaving three people wounded.

Egypt's el- Sisi elected new chairperson of African Union

2019-02-10 19:22

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been elected chairperson of the African Union at the continental body's summit in Ethiopia.

Seeking influence, Egypt's Sisi to chair African Union

2019-02-09 12:39

Nearly six years after the African Union shut it out in the cold, Egypt will take the organisation's helm - and strengthening multilateral powers is unlikely to be on the agenda.

Effort to save Egypt's Abu Simbel temples in 1960s recalled

2019-02-07 19:34

Egyptologists and other experts gathered in Italy to celebrate the campaign that saved ancient Egyptian temples from being submerged by a dam project 50 years ago

Egypt opposition rejects move to extend al-Sisi's rule

2019-02-06 21:12

Egyptian opposition parties have formed a coalition against proposed changes to the constitution that would allow President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022, two opposition leaders have said.

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