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Egyptian jailed for 10 years for spying for Israel

21 December 2014, 17:46

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.

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Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

20 December 2014, 09:56

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

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Egyptian court overturns some Muslim Brotherhood asset seizures

17 December 2014, 11:35

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.

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British embassy in Cairo reopens to the public

17 December 2014, 08:21

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.

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2 Egyptians, 2 Emiratis killed in military aircraft crash

18 December 2014, 14:00

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

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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

Sunday, 14 December 2014

11 Egypt fishermen drown as boat sinks

14 December 2014, 10:41

Egypt officials say 11 fishermen drown when their boat sinks after colliding with another ship.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Egypt imposes travel restrictions for Turkey, Libya

11 December 2014, 09:04

Egypt has imposed restrictions on male citizens travelling to Turkey and war-torn Libya to stop them joining jihadist organisations like the Islamic State group.

Monday, 08 December 2014

Canada joins UK in closing Cairo embassy to public over 'security'

08 December 2014, 11:59

Canada joined Britain in closing its embassy in Cairo to the public for security reasons, with neither country providing details about any specific threat.

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.

Egypt: Insulting revolutions to be criminalized

03 December 2014, 13:23

Egypt to criminalize insulting the uprisings in 2011 and 2013 that toppled Mubarak, Morsi.

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.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Egypt jails 78 boys for pro-Morsi protests

27 November 2014, 13:02

An Egyptian court sentenced 78 teenage boys to between two and five years in prison for joining protests demanding the return of the ousted Islamist president, judicial sources said.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

10 killed in Egypt after building collapses

25 November 2014, 09:52

Police officials say at least 10 people have been killed when an eight-story building collapsed in the western Cairo suburb of Matariya.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Egypt acquits doctor of fatal FGM

21 November 2014, 07:10

An Egyptian court acquitted a male doctor of carrying out a female circumcision that killed a teenager.

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.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Kenya's bid to host 2017 African Cup flops

18 November 2014, 09:39

Bids from Kenya, Sudan and Zimbabwe to host the 2017 African Cup were ruled out because they did not comply with "set criteria".

Monday, 17 November 2014

Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, second death in 2014

17 November 2014, 18:00

An Egyptian woman died of H5N1 bird flu after coming into contact with infected birds, the second death from the virus this year.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

New Egypt decree to deport foreigners

13 November 2014, 09:25

A new Egyptian decree allows the president to deport foreigners accused or convicted of a crime.

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.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Egypt crash kills 30 as minibuses collide

13 October 2014, 11:27

Thirty people died in a collision between three minibuses in Egypt's southern Aswan province, medical and security sources said.

Thursday, 09 October 2014

Egypt prepares for 'war' as students return to campus

09 October 2014, 09:14

As summer holidays end, universities across Egypt are preparing for the return of students with a heavy, pre-emptive security clampdown.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Court to decide Mubarak's fate with retrial verdict

27 September 2014, 09:35

An Egyptian court will rule in the murder retrial of Hosni Mubarak, whose 2011 overthrow unleashed almost four years of tumult capped by the election of another military man.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Ahly set to be first Egyptian finalists

25 September 2014, 09:34

Al-Ahly are on the brink of becoming the first Egyptian club to reach the CAF Confederation Cup final.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Jihadists claim bomb that killed 6 Egypt cops

17 September 2014, 13:03

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.

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.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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.

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.

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.

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.

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