Egypt


Family says Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah beaten in jail

2019-10-10 22:01

A leading Egyptian activist who was arrested amid a recent clampdown following anti-government protests has been beaten, threatened and stripped to his underwear while in custody, according to his family.

Egypt's Giza zoo loses Naima, its last elephant

2019-10-09 06:31

The Egyptian capital's Giza zoo has announced the death of its last elephant, Naima, who spent around 36 of her 40 years in captivity.

Nearly 2 000 arrests in Egypt crackdown - Human Rights Watch

2019-09-27 14:23

Egypt has arrested nearly 2 000 people in what may be its biggest crackdown since the aftermath of the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, Human Rights Watch has said.

More than 1 000 arrested after anti-Sisi protests in Egypt

2019-09-25 20:27

Egyptian authorities have arrested more than 1 000 people, two rights groups say, in the wake of rare anti-government protests last week.

Dozens arrested in Egypt after rare anti-Sisi protests - security source

2019-09-21 11:57

Rare small protests were staged overnight in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, but authorities quickly dispersed them and arrested dozens, a security source says.

Six suspected jihadists killed in Egypt: ministry

2019-09-06 20:05

Six suspected jihadists have been killed in a shootout with police near the Bahariya oasis southwest of the Egyptian capital, the interior ministry says.

Joburger to cycle from Cairo to Cape Town to raise climate change awareness

2019-08-17 08:02

It's all systems go for a Johannesburg man who plans to cycle almost 10 500km from Cairo, Egypt, to Cape Town on an electric bicycle.

When doctors don't help: 'Medical negligence' in Egypt's prisons

2019-07-11 08:22

Deliberately withholding medical treatment in Egyptian prisons and elsewhere amounts to torture, according to experts.

Tutankhamun sculpture's London auction sparks Egyptian outcry

2019-07-01 19:38

A 3 000-year-old head sculpture of an eternally-young Tutankhamun - the Egyptian pharaoh known as King Tut - goes under the hammer this week in London despite an outcry from Cairo.

Egypt raids businesses over funding plot

2019-06-26 05:48

Egyptian authorities have raided 19 businesses allegedly tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and accused of funding a plot to overthrow the state, the interior ministry has announced.

 

Egypt will not allow protesters to spread 'chaos' - prime minister

2019-10-09 11:48

Egypt's prime minister has warned his government would not allow protesters to spread 'chaos' after small rallies erupted against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last month.

Egypt's opposition destroyed under Sisi

2019-09-27 20:32

Since ousting Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in 2011, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has moved to crush opponents, whether Islamists or liberals.

Egypt's rival camps wage online battle over Sisi

2019-09-26 20:42

Rival hashtags, angry videos and calls to march -- the war for Egyptian minds is raging online ahead of possible mass demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egyptian authorities detain award-winning human rights lawyer

2019-09-23 18:59

Authorities in Egypt detained an award-winning human rights lawyer on Sunday after she attended judicial investigations into protesters arrested during rare demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Videos accusing Egypt's Sisi, military of graft go viral

2019-09-09 22:00

Videos posted online by an Egyptian construction contractor accusing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the military of corruption have gone viral, sparking a rare debate about the army's growing economic empire.

Son of Egypt's Morsi dies of heart attack at 25: lawyer

2019-09-05 16:20

The youngest son of deceased ex-president Mohamed Morsi himself has died night of a heart attack in Cairo, a family lawyer says.

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo

2019-07-21 10:33

British Airways and Lufthansa have suspended flights to Egypt's capital, Cairo, over unspecified security concerns, giving no details about what may have prompted the move.

Aircraft assembled, and flown, by SA teenagers lands safely in Egypt

2019-07-09 11:28

The first aircraft assembled, and flown, by South African teenagers has arrived safely in Cairo, Egypt, after jetting off from Cape Town.

Egypt says 7 policemen killed in Sinai jihadist attack

2019-06-27 05:23

Seven police officers have been killed in a jihadist attack in restive North Sinai, Egypt's interior ministry said.

Morsi's death spotlights systematic mistreatment of prisoners

2019-06-21 09:52

Conditions surrounding death of ex-president highlight dismal reality endured by thousands languishing in Egypt's jails.

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