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Egypt military aircraft crash kills six

21 September 2014, 16:30

An Egyptian military aircraft crashed while on a training mission after a technical failure, killing six soldiers, the army said.

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Jihadists claim bomb that killed 6 Egypt cops

17 September 2014, 14:03

Egypt’s deadliest militant group has claimed the killing of six policemen in a roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula, where forces frequently clash with jihadists.

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Sinai bomb kills 6 Egypt policemen

16 September 2014, 17:01

A bomb has hit an Egyptian security force convoy in the Sinai Peninsula, killing six policemen in the restive region where jihadists launch regular attacks.

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Kerry to visit Egypt to push anti-ISIS coalition

12 September 2014, 09:32

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Cairo as Washington seeks to build an international coalition to counter ISIS.

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

ISIS leaves signed note on beheaded corpse

11 September 2014, 07:06

Residents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have found a beheaded corpse bearing a note signed by an Islamist militant group linked to the Syria and Iraq-based Islamic State.

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Egypt: Brotherhood leader, cleric get 20 years in jail

09 September 2014, 13:06

An Egyptian court has sentenced a leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and an Islamist cleric to 20 years in prison for attempting to kill two policemen.

Monday, 08 September 2014

Egypt orders arrest of men over "gay marriage" video

08 September 2014, 07:17

Egyptian authorities have ordered the arrest of nine men who appeared in a video purporting to show the country's first gay marriage, accusing them of inciting debauchery and undermining public morals.

Saturday, 06 September 2014

Egypt charges Morsi with passing secrets to Qatar

06 September 2014, 16:06

An Egyptian prosecutor has charged ousted president Mohamed Morsi and several of his aides with endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar.

Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Egypt policeman killed, two wounded in Sinai attacks

03 September 2014, 16:20

An Egyptian policeman was shot dead and two colleagues were wounded in attacks in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Egypt military academy stampede kills 9

02 September 2014, 13:15

Nine people were killed in a stampede outside a military academy in Egypt by relatives seeking to visit cadets, the army said in a statement.

Attack on security convoy kills 11

02 September 2014, 14:50

An attack on a convoy killed 11 members of the Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, security and medical sources said.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Israelis skeptical of PM Gaza victory claim

28 August 2014, 14:48

A new poll has shown that a majority of Israelis are skeptical of PM Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Egypt road crash kills 19 in ancient city of Luxor

26 August 2014, 10:57

Egypt's state news agency says 19 people were killed when two microbuses collided and plunged into a canal in the ancient city of Luxor in the country's south.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Cairo condemns stadium execution of Egyptian in Libya

24 August 2014, 07:08

Egypt condemned the public execution in a Libyan football stadium of one of its nationals, reportedly by jihadists, and urged the international community to help restore security there.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Egypt resort coach crash kills 33

22 August 2014, 09:33

A collision between two coaches servicing the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh killed 33 people, a health ministry official has said.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Egypt cop gets 15 years for killing detainee

19 August 2014, 10:48

An Egyptian court has sentenced a policeman to 15 years in prison for shooting dead a man in detention, judicial sources say.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Gunmen kill policeman on patrol in Egypt

18 August 2014, 11:49

Egyptian security official says gunmen have shot and killed policeman on patrol north of Cairo.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Israel, Palestinians agree to extend Gaza truce

14 August 2014, 07:14

Israel and Palestinians have agreed to extend a ceasefire in Gaza for another 72-hours after failing to reach a long term agreement in Cairo-mediated talks, an Egyptian official says.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Human Rights Watch chiefs denied entry to Egypt - staff

11 August 2014, 09:34

The executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member were denied entry to Egypt for "security reasons" after being held at the Cairo airport for 12 hours, two of the group's staff said.

Israeli negotiators in Cairo for Gaza talks

11 August 2014, 14:33

Israeli negotiators have arrived in Cairo for talks on ending a month-old Gaza war with Palestinian militants after a new 72-hour truce brokered by Egypt appeared to be holding.

Thursday, 07 August 2014

Obama: Egypt should release Al Jazeera journos

07 August 2014, 12:04

US President Barack Obama has called for the release of three Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to prison in Egypt for allegedly defaming the country.

Israel, Hamas dig in as Gaza talks go on in Cairo

07 August 2014, 12:57

An Israeli Cabinet minister says Israel will respond if Hamas resumes fire after a temporary three-day truce expires in the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014

Cease-fire in Gaza holds for second day

06 August 2014, 14:01

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that ended a month of fighting is holding for a second day, ahead on negotiations in Cairo.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Gaza toll soars as Israel 'days' from completing tunnel hunt

31 July 2014, 07:14

Israel has pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive saying it is days from achieving its core goal of destroying all Islamist guerrilla cross-border attack tunnels, but a soaring Palestinian civilian toll has triggered international alarm.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

3 dead in Egypt as planned bomb attack fails

30 July 2014, 14:28

Three people have been killed when two bombs they were carrying in a pick-up truck went off prematurely, Egyptian government and security forces say.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

29 July 2014, 18:24

An Egyptian military spokesperson says troops have killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Foreigners urged to leave Libya amid violence

28 July 2014, 15:23

Egypt and several Western states have urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiralling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Jazeera journos jailed in Egypt set to appeal

25 July 2014, 16:25

Three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt last month for up to 10 years on charges of adding a terrorist organisation are set to appeal their convictions.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

US condemns attack on Egyptian soldiers

22 July 2014, 11:28

The US has condemned a weekend attack on an Egyptian border checkpoint which left 21 soldiers dead, and vowed to keep up support for Egypt’s security.

World pushes for truce as Israel batters Gaza

22 July 2014, 20:37

UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo in a bid to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of fighting which has left over 570 Palestinians dead.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Egypt summons Turkish diplomat over bad comments

21 July 2014, 11:57

Cairo’s foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires in protest over derogatory comments by Turkey's PM Tayyip Erdogan, aimed at the Egyptian president, a report says.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Abbas to meet Egypt's Sisi over Gaza crisis

17 July 2014, 14:05

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas is set to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi amid intensifying efforts to end the deadly Israel military offensive on Gaza.

Gaza truce goes into force

17 July 2014, 15:15

A five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas has come into force, hours after the Israel military said it fought Palestinian gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Egypt road crash kills 17 – report

16 July 2014, 11:05

At least 17 people have been killed in Egypt after a bus ploughed into a truck south of Cairo, a report says.

Monday, 14 July 2014

8 killed in mortar attack in Egypt's Sinai

14 July 2014, 12:05

Militants in Egypt’s northern Sinai have fired mortar rounds at a military post in the provincial capital of el-Arish, killing soldiers as well as seven civilians, including two children.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Egypt arrests man for raping Russian tourist

12 July 2014, 16:51

Egyptian police have arrested a driver for raping a Russian tourist in a resort town, as the government cracks down on an epidemic of sexual harassment and violence.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Egyptian soldier killed in Sinai bombing

10 July 2014, 07:06

An Egyptian soldier was killed when a roadside bomb targeted an armoured vehicle in the restive Sinai Peninsula, medical and security officials said.

Monday, 07 July 2014

Sisi defends fuel subsidies cut, adds taxes

07 July 2014, 13:45

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has defended a government decision to raise fuel prices as the authorities also slapped higher taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, a report says.

Iraqi Kurd secession would splinter Mideast - Sisi

07 July 2014, 18:03

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that the independence of Iraq's Kurdish region would be "catastrophic" and cause the Middle East to splinter.

Aus journo family encouraged by Sisi comments

07 July 2014, 21:32

The family of jailed journalist Peter Greste says they are encouraged by Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi saying he “wished” the Australian had never been put on trial.

Sunday, 06 July 2014

Egypt court upholds death verdict against 10 Islamists

06 July 2014, 06:26

Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has upheld death sentences against 10 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and sentenced 38 others to life.

Friday, 04 July 2014

Three killed in blast at Egyptian house used for bomb-making

04 July 2014, 15:18

Three people are believed to have been killed in an explosion at a house south of Cairo used for making bombs, the Eyptian state news agency MENA reported.

Thursday, 03 July 2014

Morsi's son sentenced to 1 year

03 July 2014, 08:26

The son of Egypt's ousted president has been sentenced to 1 year for drug possession and use.

Blast near Cairo military hospital

03 July 2014, 17:47

A limited explosion has occurred inside a car near a Cairo military hospital, an official says, hours before the first anniversary of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.

Tuesday, 01 July 2014

One year after Morsi, Egypt roiled by unrest

01 July 2014, 08:14

A year after he deposed Egypt’s first freely elected president only to take his place, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi presides over a country roiled by militancy and ever-shrinking liberties, critics say.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Blast near Egypt’s presidential palace injures 3

30 June 2014, 14:00

Security officials say a homemade bomb has gone off near Egypt’s presidential palace in Cairo, wounding at least three people.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

African migrants protest Israeli treatment

29 June 2014, 10:06

African migrants leave detention center, camp at Egypt border to protest Israeli treatment.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Egypt: Jailed Al- Jazeera journalist 'outraged' at verdict

26 June 2014, 12:03

Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has voiced his “outrage” at being jailed for seven years by an Egyptian court, saying the case was about silencing critical voices.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

El-Sissi donates half his wealth to Egypt

25 June 2014, 13:52

Egypt's el-Sissi says he donates half of his wealth and salary to help the country.

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