Egypt expels Guardian reporter for challenging coronavirus count

2020-03-26 22:45

Egypt has expelled a correspondent for The Guardian over a report citing a study that challenged the official count of coronavirus cases in the Arab world's most populous country.

Coronavirus: Egypt imposes night-time curfew

2020-03-24 20:53

Egypt will impose a night-time curfew for two weeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Human rights body accuses Egypt security forces of torturing children

2020-03-23 22:00

Human Rights Watch has accused Egyptian security forces of torturing children in jails.

The mighty Nile river is being threatened by pollution and climate change

2020-03-22 08:48

Egypt's water source since Pharaonic days is under massive strain from pollution and climate change and now the threat of a colossal dam being built far upstream in Ethiopia.

13 injured as trains collide in Cairo

2020-03-12 21:54

At least 13 people have been injured after two passenger trains collided in the Egyptian capital, the health ministry says, triggering a suspension in nationwide rail services.

Tourist in Egypt becomes first confirmed coronavirus death in Africa

2020-03-09 07:44

A German tourist has died of the novel coronavirus in a Sinai resort of eastern Egypt, the health ministry has announced, the first death from the epidemic recorded in Africa.

Egypt's Sisi pays respect to ousted Mubarak at military funeral

2020-02-26 20:32

Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has paid his respects at the military funeral of former leader Hosni Mubarak, whose three decades of strong-arm rule ended in the Arab Spring protests of 2011.

Netanyahu praises Mubarak's commitment to 'peace and security'

2020-02-25 18:45

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who died on Tuesday aged 91, for his commitment to peace, while Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas hailed his support for the "Palestinian cause".

First coronavirus case in Africa: Egypt health ministry

2020-02-14 21:01

Egypt's health ministry on Friday confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, making it the first in Africa.

Egypt court bans teacher over harassing 120 pupils

2020-02-10 21:10

An Egyptian court has upheld a teaching ban against an elementary school teacher accused of sexually harassing 120 female pupils, the education ministry says.


At least 15 killed in multi-car crash after curfew in Egypt

2020-03-26 10:27

Fatal collision occurred a few hours after Egypt's nighttime curfew took effect to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Egypt imposes night-time curfew for two weeks: PM

2020-03-24 19:01

Egypt is to impose a night-time curfew for two weeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has announced.

2 senior military officers in Egypt die from coronavirus

2020-03-23 17:09

A second senior military officer in Egypt has died of the new coronavirus, as the officially declared death toll stood at 14 from 327 cases recorded nationwide.

Storms bring widespread floods to Egypt, killing 5

2020-03-13 20:00

Thunderstorms packing heavy rains and lightning have caused widespread flooding across Egypt, killing at least five people and injuring five others, officials have said, as authorities shuttered schools, government offices and and airport.

Egypt 'likely source' of coronavirus in Taiwan patient: doctors

2020-03-09 08:22

Taiwan's findings contradict officials who say a Taiwanese woman was likely the source of Egyptian infections.

Egypt detects second coronavirus case

2020-03-02 13:52

Egypt on Monday reported its second case of novel coronavirus, more than two weeks after announcing the first confirmed infection in Africa.

Egypt's toppled 'Pharaoh' Hosni Mubarak defiant to the end

2020-02-26 18:30

Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak ruled with an iron fist for 30 years before being deposed amid street protests, defending his chequered reign to the end.

Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91 - family

2020-02-25 13:33

Egypt's former long-time president Hosni Mubarak died on Tuesday at the age of 91 at Cairo's Galaa military hospital, his brother-in-law General Mounir Thabet told AFP.

Egypt says its population reaches 100 million

2020-02-11 22:00

Egypt's population has reached 100 million, its statistics agency says, highlighting the threat of overpopulation in a poverty-stricken country where many live in crowded megacities.

Egypt frees doctor who performed FGM on girl who bled to death

2020-02-07 22:00

An Egyptian court has released on bail a doctor who was detained for performing a genital cutting procedure on a 12-year-old girl who bled to death last month.

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