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Cairo bomb attack wounds 2 cops, civilian

15 April 2014, 11:22

Two Egyptian policemen and a civilian have been wounded in a bomb attack targeting a security checkpoint in central Cairo, officials say.

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Sisi makes pre-vote campaign splash in Egypt

14 April 2014, 19:18

Less than three weeks before the launch of official campaigning for the presidential election in Egypt, supporters of former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are raring to go.

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Video shows bomber who killed 16 in Egypt

11 April 2014, 10:25

An al-Qaeda inspired group in Egypt has posted a video online showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, an assault that killed 16 people.

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Egypt court slaps jail term for Sisi leaks

11 April 2014, 09:20

An Egyptian military court has sentenced a member of a pro-Islamist information website to one year in jail over leaks involving ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

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Journalists 'under attack worldwide'

09 April 2014, 13:28

The president and CEO of AP says journalists around the world are "increasingly under attack" by people trying to influence and control the news.

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Egypt: Jazeera journo's health 'worsening'

09 April 2014, 09:16

The family of an Al-Jazeera journalist detained in Egypt for nearly eight months has called for his immediate release, saying his health has deteriorated.

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Egypt jails 4 gay men

08 April 2014, 10:31

A court in Egypt has sentenced four men to up to eight years in prison for practicing homosexuality, a judicial official says.

Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground

08 April 2014, 13:43

Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt’s new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women, but they are worried whether those rights would be implemented.

Monday, 07 April 2014

Controversial lawyer enters Egypt vote race

07 April 2014, 11:22

A controversial lawyer and critic of activists who spearheaded Egypt’s 2011 uprising has announced he will run for president, in an election expected to be won by the ex-army chief.

Thursday, 03 April 2014

Egypt to pass new 'anti-terrorism' law

03 April 2014, 12:58

Senior Egyptian ministers say they would pass legislation “connected to confronting terrorism”, in a statement released hours after three explosions killed two people in Cairo.

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Two blasts hit central Cairo

02 April 2014, 12:55

Two large explosions have been heard near Cairo University in the centre of the Egyptian capital, a report says.

Third blast hits area outside Cairo University

02 April 2014, 14:22

Egypt's state television says a third explosion has hit the area outside the main campus of Cairo University.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Britain orders probe into Muslim Brotherhood

01 April 2014, 19:13

British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood over concerns that the group is planning radical activities from a base in London.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Egypt presidential election set for 26, 27 May

31 March 2014, 07:00

Egypt's electoral commission says the presidential election will take place on 26 and 27 May, 10 months after the army overthrew Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi.

Jazeera journos back in the dock in Egypt

31 March 2014, 16:07

Al-Jazeera’s Australian reporter Peter Greste and fellow journalists from the satellite news channel are back in court in Egypt after spending nearly 100 days in jail since their arrest.

Friday, 28 March 2014

In Egypt's political vacuum, Sisi looms large

28 March 2014, 08:04

If former military chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi wins Egypt’s presidency as is widely expected, he will have an overwhelming presence over a shattered political scene.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Egypt's Sisi announces run for presidency

27 March 2014, 07:16

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had quit the military to run for president and vowed to rid the country of "terrorism" almost nine months after he toppled its elected leader.

Egypt orders new mass trials of 919

27 March 2014, 09:24

Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered two new mass trials for 919 suspected Islamists on charges that include murder, a report says.

Egypt’s Sisi expected to win easily

27 March 2014, 11:39

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian general who ousted his country’s first freely-elected leader, is expected to win easily after he declared his candidacy in the forthcoming elections.

Egypt: Sisi vows to fight terrorism

27 March 2014, 13:56

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to rid the country of "terrorism" almost nine months after he toppled its elected leader.

Egypt's Sisi ditches army fatigues

27 March 2014, 17:36

Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ditched his military fatigues and resigned as Egypt’s defence minister, a day after announcing he would run for president.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Egypt court sets judgment day for 700

26 March 2014, 08:08

An Egypt court which triggered a global outcry after it sentenced 529 Islamists to death has set 28 April as judgment day in the trial of about 700 co-defendants.

Death penalties: Egypt's legal war on Islamists

26 March 2014, 17:52

An Egyptian court’s sentencing of 529 people to death for rioting has fixed the spotlight on a massive legal war on the Islamist opposition, with thousands in prisons and hundreds more convicted in mass trials.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

US worried by Egypt death sentences

25 March 2014, 08:19

The United States is "deeply concerned" about the death sentences handed out against 529 supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt Jazeera trial adjourned

25 March 2014, 09:15

An Egyptian court has adjourned the trial of three Al-Jazeera journalists and five students after cross-examination of prosecution witnesses.

700 Egypt Islamists in court after mass death sentences

25 March 2014, 10:35

At least 700 supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi are due in court, a day after 529 co-defendants were sentenced to death.

Egypt puts top Brotherhood on trial

25 March 2014, 13:36

The leader of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 others have gone on trial on charges including murder, their lawyer says, in another blow to supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.

UN slams Egypt's mass death sentences

25 March 2014, 17:40

Egypt’s mass sentencing to death of 529 alleged supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi is a breach of international human rights, the UN says.

Monday, 24 March 2014

17 killed in Egypt bus crash

24 March 2014, 07:31

Seventeen workers have been killed after their company bus overturned on the highway between Cairo and Alexandria, a newspaper reports.

Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

24 March 2014, 12:33

A court in Egypt has convicted 529 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, sentencing them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police.

Egypt: Call for downfall of military rule

24 March 2014, 14:33

Family members have stood outside an Egyptian courthouse screaming after the biggest mass death sentence was handed out on 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, defence lawyers say.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Egyptian fights for women's equality

21 March 2014, 11:37

Egyptian rights activist in forefront of campaign for women's equality at UN.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

2 Egypt cops killed in clash with militants

19 March 2014, 13:07

Two Egyptian policemen have been killed during a raid on a militant hideout north of Cairo, security officials say, as the military-installed government battles a widening jihadist campaign.

Egypt general, colonel killed in militant shootout

19 March 2014, 16:20

An Egyptian army brigadier general and a colonel have been killed in a raid on the hideout of jihadists suspected of involvement in a series of deadly attacks, the military and police say.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Morsi's son on drugs charge

18 March 2014, 10:24

The son of Egypt's ousted Islamist president has been referred to trial on drug allegations.

New Egypt militant group claims killing cops

18 March 2014, 17:01

A little-known militant group that recently surfaced in Egypt says it has killed more than two dozen policemen and soldiers in attacks in three provinces.

Egypt military chief reshuffles commanders

18 March 2014, 18:41

Egypt’s military chief has ordered a limited reshuffle in military officers, a report says, replacing the commander in charge of troops in northern Sinai and parts of the Nile Delta.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Egypt crackdown brings most arrests in decades

17 March 2014, 10:42

Egypt's crackdown on Islamists has jailed 16 000 people over the past 8 months in the biggest round-up in nearly two decades, according to figures from security officials.

Morsi's son to face trial in Egypt drugs case

17 March 2014, 18:57

A son of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi is set to face trial for alleged possession and use of hashish, judicial sources say, but no date has been fixed.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Egypt to have 'elected' leader by June

14 March 2014, 13:05

Interim president Adly Mansour said Egypt will have an "elected" leader in two and a half months, in an interview published Friday by the state-owned Al-Ahram daily.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Masked gunmen fire on army bus in Cairo

13 March 2014, 13:42

Masked gunmen have opened fire on an army bus in Cairo, killing one officer and wounding three soldiers, a military source says.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Egypt police kill Cairo bombing suspect

12 March 2014, 10:50

Egyptian police have shot dead a militant suspected of being involved in a January bomb attack against Cairo police headquarters, the interior ministry says.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Egypt arrests Cairo bombing suspect: police

11 March 2014, 08:17

Egyptian police said they arrested a man suspected of carrying out a deadly bomb attack in the capital Cairo, accusing him of having fought with jihadist groups in Syria.

Monday, 10 March 2014

14 sentenced to hang over Egypt revenge killing

10 March 2014, 16:05

An Egyptian court has sentenced 14 men to be hanged for the revenge killing of a merchant and his daughter in a village north of Cairo, reports say.

Thursday, 06 March 2014

Bosnia coach slams jeering fans in Egypt defeat

06 March 2014, 11:01

Bosnia coach Safet Susic has slammed the country's fans for jeering Edin Dzeko during a 2-0 friendly defeat against Egypt in Austria, adding that he was also not overly concerned by the outcome of the World Cup warmup.

Champions Ahly need a ground and a victory

06 March 2014, 12:31

Egyptian giants Al-Ahly do not know where they will host Tanzanians Young Africans -- just three days before a crucial CAF Champions League clash.

Tuesday, 04 March 2014

Egypt postpones new judges for Morsi trials

04 March 2014, 07:13

An Egyptian appeals court has postponed a request by lawyers to appoint new judges in two trials involving ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt cops get 10 years for blogger death

04 March 2014, 09:20

Two Egyptian policemen have been sentenced to 10 years in jail for the killings of a blogger whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

Egypt tightens grip on mosques

04 March 2014, 18:59

Egypt’s military-installed authorities are tightening their grip on mosques by laying down the theme for the weekly sermons, in the latest move to curb Islamist dissent.

Sisi can't ignore demands for presidential bid

04 March 2014, 21:02

Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says he couldn’t ignore demands for him to run for president and will take official measures soon, a report says.

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