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Pardon for Jazeera journos being discussed - Sisi

21 November 2014, 09:09

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.

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Egypt acquits doctor of fatal FGM

21 November 2014, 08:10

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

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Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood member

20 November 2014, 15:25

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

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Egypt arrests top Islamist negotiator

20 November 2014, 13:06

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.

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Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

19 November 2014, 23:00

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.

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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.

Tuesday, 04 November 2014

Blast targets troops near Egypt-Gaza border

04 November 2014, 11:01

Two military officials say an explosive device has gone off near Egyptian troops demolishing houses in a town on the border with the Gaza Strip where Egypt is clearing a buffer zone.

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.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Egypt leader: Foreign hands behind Sinai attack

26 October 2014, 08:58

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation".

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.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

21 September 2014, 09:57

El-Sissi portrays Egypt as a model in the fight against extremism.

Egypt military aircraft crash kills six

21 September 2014, 15:30

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

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, 16 September 2014

Sinai bomb kills 6 Egypt policemen

16 September 2014, 16:01

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.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Kerry to visit Egypt to push anti-ISIS coalition

12 September 2014, 08:32

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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