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

31 July 2014, 08:14

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.

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3 dead in Egypt as planned bomb attack fails

30 July 2014, 15:28

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.

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Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

29 July 2014, 19:24

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.

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Foreigners urged to leave Libya amid violence

28 July 2014, 16:23

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

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Jazeera journos jailed in Egypt set to appeal

25 July 2014, 17:25

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.

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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.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Egyptian military block activist aid convoy to Gaza

19 July 2014, 15:26

Egyptian soldiers in north Sinai prevented an aid convoy of activists from reaching the Rafah border crossing with the embattled Palestinian Gaza Strip.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Morsi's fugitive son held at Egypt train station

18 July 2014, 09:45

A son of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, who was sentenced to a year in prison for possession and use of hashish, has been arrested at a train station south of Cairo.

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.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Mubarak allies can run for Egypt elections

15 July 2014, 10:27

A Cairo appeal court has ruled that leaders of the former ruling party of ousted president Hosni Mubarak will not be barred from running for elections, a report says.

US offers Egypt late invite to Africa summit

15 July 2014, 13:01

The US has invited Egypt to an African leaders summit in Washington next month, after initially barring Cairo following the military’s coup against the former Muslim Brotherhood-led government.

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.

Mubarak party leaders can run for elections

14 July 2014, 21:30

A Cairo appeal court has ruled that leaders of the former ruling party of ousted president Hosni Mubarak will not be barred from running for elections, a report says.

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.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Egypt hits out over Israeli 'mass punishment' in Gaza

11 July 2014, 13:30

Egypt hit out at Israel for killing civilians in Gaza with "oppressive policies of mass punishment", while urging the international community to act quickly to end the conflict.

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.

Egypt urges end to Gaza violence, plays down mediation

10 July 2014, 08:08

Egypt urged Israel and the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas in Gaza to halt their escalating conflict but played down hopes of a Cairo-mediated truce.

Egypt opens border to wounded Palestinians

10 July 2014, 11:35

Egypt has opened its Rafah border crossing to Gaza to receive wounded Palestinians as Israel pounded the enclave with air strikes, an official at the border says.

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.

Saturday, 05 July 2014

Egypt's government raises fuel prices by up to 78 percent

05 July 2014, 07:59

Egypt's government raises fuel prices by up to 78 percent to address staggering deficit.

Friday, 04 July 2014

Blast in Egypt train as cops crush protests

04 July 2014, 09:25

A bomb blast in a train and clashes between protesters and security forces have rocked Egypt, as police quashed demonstrations marking the anniversary of ex-president Mohammed Morsi’s ouster.

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.

At least 3 killed in Egyptian blast

04 July 2014, 18:04

Three people are believed to have been killed in an explosion at a house south of Cairo used to making bombs, a report says.

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

Egypt moves to restrict Ramadan sermons

30 June 2014, 09:07

Egypt will restrict Ramadan sermons to topics of faith and morality, the state's top official in charge of religious affairs says.

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

At least 4 wounded in Cairo explosions

25 June 2014, 12:49

Two explosions have wounded at least four people at two Cairo metro stations, highlighting some of the challenges faced by newly elected President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Egypt under pressure to pardon Jazeera journos

24 June 2014, 09:54

Egypt is under mounting pressure to pardon three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in a ruling that sparked global outrage and fears of a growing media crackdown.

Egypt's Sisi won't interfere in court verdicts

24 June 2014, 18:16

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi says he will not interfere in court rulings, a day after three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced to seven years in prison.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Kerry confident Egypt to get Apache gunships soon

23 June 2014, 07:04

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that he was "confident" Egypt will receive Apache gunships soon, as he made a surprise visit to Cairo.

Egypt court to give verdict in Al-Jazeera trial

23 June 2014, 09:13

An Egyptian court is set to deliver its verdict in the trial of Al-Jazeera journalists accused of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood in a case that has sparked an international outcry.

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7 years

23 June 2014, 11:16

Egypt court sentences 3 Al-Jazeera journalists to 7 years each on terrorism-related charges.

Egypt: 80 Brotherhood supporters jailed for life

23 June 2014, 15:41

Egypt has sentenced at least 80 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison on charges ranging from murder to hindering police and blocking streets, judicial sources say.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Tears, anger, joy over Egypt death sentences

22 June 2014, 08:03

Some relatives have expressed joy on learning loved ones have been acquitted, while others wept after hearing theirs would be sent to the gallows.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

12 get death for Egypt officer killing

19 June 2014, 06:55

Twelve Islamists have been sentenced to death in Egypt for killing a senior police officer.

Egypt's Mubarak breaks leg in fall at hospital

19 June 2014, 13:20

Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has broken his leg after falling while walking to the bathroom at a Cairo military hospital where he is being held, a military source says.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Egypt to be allowed back into AU

18 June 2014, 14:16

The AU is set to readmit Egypt and end its nearly year-long suspension from the grouping because of the country’s military coup, an official says.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Egypt to free hunger-striking Jazeera journo

17 June 2014, 16:13

Egypt's prosecutor general has ordered the release of Al Jazeera's Arabic journalist Abdullah Elshamy, ending almost a year of imprisonment without charge, the media network says.

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