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Egypt's Sisi says battle against jihadists will be a tough one

01 February 2015, 08:01

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the battle against jihadist insurgents in the Sinai Peninsula would be a long and hard one, as violence there continues unabated.

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Islamic State's Egypt wing claims deadly attacks

30 January 2015, 13:03

Islamic State's Egypt wing has claimed a series of attacks that killed at least 27 security personnel in some of the worst anti-government violence in months.

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At least 20 killed, 36 wounded in Sinai attacks – report

30 January 2015, 11:41

Egyptian state TV says simultaneous attacks on police and military targets in the Sinai Peninsula have killed at least 20 people, including civilians, and wounded 36.

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ISIS is not a state - Egyptian cleric

27 January 2015, 08:51

The ISIS group, which has sown a trail of terror across Syria and Iraq, is neither a state nor justified by Islam, Egypt's top Muslim cleric says.

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Egypt: Car bomb detonates near police station

27 January 2015, 12:14

One person has been killed by a car bomb, parked near a police station by suspected Islamist militants, in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, security sources say.

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Monday, 26 January 2015

Release of Mubarak sons delayed

26 January 2015, 08:29

Egyptian security officials say the release of the Alaa and Gamal Mubarak pending a corruption retrial has been delayed, after state media reported they had walked free from prison.

Egyptian female cyclists pedal for acceptance

26 January 2015, 10:49

More and more women in Egypt are deciding to use bicycles as a form of transport, even though socially it is unacceptable in Egypt for a girl to ride a bicycle in the street.

Mubarak’s 2 sons freed from prison – officials

26 January 2015, 13:22

Egyptian security official say two sons of ousted president Hosni Mubarak have been released from prison, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

4 years after Egypt revolt, jails clogged with activists

24 January 2015, 09:03

Zyad el-Elaimy was among millions who rallied to overthrow Hosni Mubarak in 2011, but four years later he has been visiting activists in jail even as the ousted strongman edges closer to freedom.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Beard of Egypt's King Tut hastily glued back on with epoxy

22 January 2015, 09:43

The blue and gold beard of Egypt's King Tutankhamun has been glued back on with epoxy after knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo say.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Kenya inks deal with Egypt to promote trade, security and culture

15 January 2015, 07:41

Kenya signed a memorandum of understanding with Egypt on Wednesday to strengthen mutual cooperation in diverse areas like trade, peace and security, culture, education and health.

Egypt to investigate Aids detector

15 January 2015, 09:57

Egypt's military prosecutor is to investigate an 'AIDS detector' that experts at home and abroad have derided.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Kenya journalists protest over detained colleagues

14 January 2015, 07:10

A group of Nairobi-based journalists was ejected from a reception area at the United Nations complex in Nairobi after launching a protest over Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Egypt sentences atheist to 3 years

13 January 2015, 08:24

Egypt has sentenced an alleged atheist to 3 years in prison.

KNH receives dialysis machines from Egyptian embassy

13 January 2015, 09:52

The Egyptian Government through the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development donated four Kidney dialysis machines and three Endoscopy units to Kenyatta National Hospital.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Relatives: Former Morsi-aide released from jail

12 January 2015, 07:13

A former aide to ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement has been released for health reasons after 18 months in detention.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015

Amal Clooney disputes Egypt arrest warning story

07 January 2015, 10:52

British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has disputed a story reporting how Egyptian officials warned her she risked arrest last year if she released a report in Cairo critical of judiciary.

Thursday, 01 January 2015

Egypt hearing in Al Jazeera case lasts minutes

01 January 2015, 16:24

A defence lawyer says the appeal hearing for three Al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt is over, lasting only minutes.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Egypt reduces sentences of young activists

29 December 2014, 12:30

An Egyptian appeals court has reduced the jail terms for 23 young activists convicted of violating a law banning protests without a permit.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Gunmen kill policeman in Egypt

28 December 2014, 06:19

Gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed an Egyptian policeman and wounded a second who were guarding banks in a busy commercial district of the capital Cairo.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Egypt tattoo artists meet in Cairo, aim to break taboos

24 December 2014, 11:41

Egyptian tattoo artists meet in Cairo, aim to challenge stereotypes and break taboos.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Egyptian security forces kill 5 Islamic militants

22 December 2014, 12:19

Egypt says security forces killed 5 Islamic militants from Sinai-based group allied with Isis.

Egypt to allow limited number of fans at league matches

22 December 2014, 13:32

Egyptian authorities will partially lift a ban on supporters at domestic stadiums, ending three years of league football being played in empty arenas, the country's football association announced.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Egyptian jailed for 10 years for spying for Israel

21 December 2014, 16:46

An Egyptian court has jailed a Suez Canal shipping services manager for 10 years on charges of spying for Israel about naval movements through the strategic waterway.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

20 December 2014, 08:56

Egyptian authorities crack down on gays, seeking to show 'morals' credentials, activists say.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

2 Egyptians, 2 Emiratis killed in military aircraft crash

18 December 2014, 13:00

Four crew members have been killed, two of them Egyptian and two Emirati, when their military aircraft crashed during joint exercises, officials say.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

British embassy in Cairo reopens to the public

17 December 2014, 07:21

The British embassy in Cairo says it has resumed services to the public, nine days after it was suspended over security concerns about the mission's main building.

Egyptian court overturns some Muslim Brotherhood asset seizures

17 December 2014, 10:35

An Egyptian court overturned decisions by a special committee to seize the assets of Muslim Brotherhood leaders, without saying which members or assets will be affected.

Egypt arrests 26 suspected gays for 'debauchery'

17 December 2014, 17:28

Twenty-sex men suspected of having organised or taken part in homosexual orgies at a public bath in Egypt are to go on trial for "debauchery".

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Egypt to try hundreds of civilians in military courts

16 December 2014, 10:36

An Egyptian prosecutor referred to a military court at least 339 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, including four top leaders, judicial sources said, as the state expands a crackdown against political opp

Wednesday, 03 December 2014

Egypt court sentences 188 people to death

03 December 2014, 08:26

An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced 188 people to death pending approval from the country's top religious official.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

Egypt's public prosecutor appeals Mubarak verdict, cites flaws

02 December 2014, 14:05

Egypt's public prosecutor said he had appealed against a court decision to drop charges against former president Hosni Mubarak, his interior minister and six aides over the killing of protesters in a 2011 uprising.

Monday, 01 December 2014

Egypt militant group says it killed US oil worker

01 December 2014, 12:36

An Egyptian organisation allied with the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of an American oil worker.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Egypt court drops murder charges against Mubarak

29 November 2014, 15:52

Egyptian court drops murder charges against Mubarak in killing of protesters in 2011

Friday, 28 November 2014

Al Ahly hope to restore Egyptian pride

28 November 2014, 10:13

Cairo club Al-Ahly set out this weekend to win the CAF Confederation Cup final and improve the battered image of Egyptian football.

Gunmen shoot dead Egypt army colonel in Cairo

28 November 2014, 12:49

Gunmen in a car shot dead an Egyptian army colonel and wounded two soldiers outside a hotel in eastern Cairo on Friday, security officials said.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Pardon for Jazeera journos being discussed - Sisi

21 November 2014, 08:09

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has suggested that he is considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Egypt arrests top Islamist negotiator

20 November 2014, 12:06

A security official says Egyptian authorities have arrested a leading Muslim Brotherhood member who played key role in negotiations between his now-banned group and the government.

Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood member

20 November 2014, 14:25

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood's top negotiator; bomb, stun grenade in Cairo hurt 8 people.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

19 November 2014, 22:00

Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing even though a 13-year-old girl died after he performed the procedure.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Germans convicted of stealing from Egypt pyramid

12 November 2014, 19:56

An Egyptian court has sentenced three Germans and six Egyptians to five years jail on for stealing fragments of a pharaonic artefact from Cairo's Great Pyramid, a judicial source says.

Saturday, 08 November 2014

Three killed in clashes, attacks across Egypt

08 November 2014, 10:18

At least three Egyptians have been killed and eight wounded in separate incidents involving Islamist protesters and militants across the country.

Wednesday, 05 November 2014

16 dead as Egypt school bus collides with tanker truck

05 November 2014, 14:41

A bus packed with teenagers on their way to school collided with an oil tanker truck in northern Egypt leaving 16 people dead, police and medics said.

Saturday, 01 November 2014

8 jailed for alleged gay wedding in Egypt

01 November 2014, 15:31

Egypt court convicts 8 over alleged same-sex wedding video, imprisons each for 3 years.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Egypt widens military trials to cover 'terrorism'

27 October 2014, 18:00

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi enacted a decree allowing military trials for civilians suspected of attacking state infrastructure, after a string of deadly attacks on soldiers.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Attack on Egypt army post kills 20+

25 October 2014, 07:10

A suicide bomber may have driven his car into an Egyptian army post in Sinai killing 20+, but reports are confusing.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Egypt bans anti-Mubarak activist from leaving

22 October 2014, 12:10

Egypt's authorities have banned a prominent activist of the 2011 uprising, Asma Mahfouz, from leaving the country while on her way to Bangkok, a Cairo airport official says.

Israeli troops come under fire along Egyptian border

22 October 2014, 13:43

An Israeli military force came under fire along the Egyptian border, the Israeli army said without disclosing whether there were any casualties.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Egypt military court sentences 7 to death

21 October 2014, 18:44

Egypt military court sentences 7 alleged militants to death, 2 to life for killing soldiers.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Bomb wounds 12 in central Cairo

15 October 2014, 08:20

A bomb has exploded in the centre of the Egyptian capital Cairo wounding 12 people, security and medical officials say.

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