Egypt


Egypt, Sudan seek to bolster ties after yearslong tension

2018-07-20 20:54

The leaders of Egypt and Sudan have agreed to mend their frayed ties following repeated failures to reach a deal over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia

Egypt passes bill to block popular social media accounts

2018-07-19 10:28

Egypt's parliament has passed a bill targeting popular social media accounts that authorities accuse of publishing "fake news", the latest move in a five-year-old drive to suppress dissent and silence independent sources of news.

Egypt: Two communities show Nubians' past, a version of the future

2018-07-16 14:06

Egypt's Nubians look back at their lives in ancestral lands in southern Egypt as a peaceful era tied intimately to the Nile River.

Young Nubians revive dream of returning to land in Egypt

2018-07-15 12:00

Egypt's Nubians are stepping up demands to return to their ancient lands after being forcibly resettled from their homes along the Nile River to make way for the Aswan Dam more than 50 years ago.

Passenger train derails near Egypt's Giza, scores injured

2018-07-13 16:53

Egypt's railway authority says a passenger train has derailed on a railway track in Cairo's twin city, Giza

Egypt orders 15-day detention of news website editor

2018-07-12 20:08

Lawyer says Egyptian prosecutors orders 15-day detention of chief editor of news website shortly after he was ordered released from prison in different case

Daily dose of national anthem in hospitals stuns Egyptians

2018-07-11 21:02

A decision by Egypt's new health minister to have intercoms in state hospitals play the national anthem every morning, followed by a recitation of the Hippocratic oath, has set off a storm on social media across the country.

Egypt's inflation rate spikes in June amid price hikes

2018-07-10 19:27

Egypt's official statistics agency says annual inflation increased to 13.8% in June after new round of austerity measures designed to overhaul the country's economy.

Egypt arrests top customs official on corruption charges

2018-07-09 18:15

Egyptian authorities have detained the head of the country's customs authority on corruption charges

Lebanese woman sentenced to 11 years for Egypt insults video

2018-07-08 16:16

An Egyptian court has sentenced a Lebanese woman to 11 years for in prison for posting a video online in which she insulted Egyptians

 

Egypt's Sisi vows to back S Sudan peace bid

2018-07-20 19:19

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has backed an ongoing regional bid to resolve the conflict in South Sudan as he praised Khartoum for hosting peace talks between the country's warring groups.

Egypt lawmakers decry bill 'selling' foreigners citizenship

2018-07-17 19:29

Egypt's parliament has backed a draft bill that grants foreigners citizenship if they deposit the sum of at least 7 million Egyptian pounds, or about $391,000, in a local bank, save it there for five years and reside in the country during that period

Group: Egypt uses counterterrorism laws to prosecute critics

2018-07-16 13:01

A statement from Human Rights Watch on Sunday says Egyptian police have carried out arrests of critics of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi both in the period before and after the March presidential election.

PICS: Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

2018-07-14 21:55

Archaeologists say they have discovered a mummification workshop dating back some 2 500 years at an ancient necropolis near Egypt's famed pyramids.

Blast at Cairo chemical site injures 12: army

2018-07-13 08:28

A strong explosion at a chemical tank near Cairo airport in the east of the Egyptian capital has left at least a dozen people injured, the army says.

Egypt ups prices of cigarettes as part of economic reforms

2018-07-12 17:08

Egypt has hiked the prices of cigarettes, the latest measure amid reforms designed to overhaul the country's troubled economy, still reeling from a costly 2011 uprising.

Egypt says security forces kill 11 militants in Sinai

2018-07-11 11:11

Egypt's official news agency says security forces have killed at least 11 suspected militants in a shootout in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

Egyptian court orders release of news editor

2018-07-10 16:58

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of the editor of an independent news website accused of an array of charges, including membership in the banned Muslim Brotherhood group.

Egypt denies report that fire likely caused 2016 plane crash

2018-07-09 17:01

Egypt is denying a report by French aviation investigators saying that a cockpit fire likely caused the crash of an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo in 2016.

Egypt media head to justify gag order on hospital coverage

2018-07-08 09:58

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the country's top media regulator to be summoned for questioning over his decision to issue a gag order on corruption allegations made against a children's cancer hospital

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