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Car bomb wounds 6 Egyptian policemen in Cairo

20 August 2015, 08:09

A car bomb has wounded six Egyptian policemen as it exploded in front of a police building in Cairo, the interior ministry says, the latest in a wave of militant attacks that has rocked Egypt.

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Egypt military aircraft crashes

14 August 2015, 08:06

An Egyptian military aircraft has crashed near the Libyan border leaving 4 crew members dead.

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Egypt jails police officer for deaths of prisoners

13 August 2015, 18:06

An Egyptian court sentenced Thursday a police officer to five years in jail in his retrial for the deaths of 37 Islamist prisoners who suffocated from tear gas, a court official said.

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Bomb explodes at Cairo traffic sentry post, wounds 3 cops

11 August 2015, 09:25

Three police have been wounded after a bomb exploded under a traffic sentry post near a Cairo court house, security sources say, in the latest in a series of attacks to hit the Egyptian capital.

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21 dead as temperatures soar in Egypt heatwave

10 August 2015, 13:59

At least 21 people have died and 66 others have been hospitalised with exhaustion as soaring temperatures and high humidity hit Cairo and other parts of Egypt, the health ministry says.

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Saturday, 01 August 2015

Egypt says militant leader killed in shootout

01 August 2015, 19:27

Egyptian armed forces have killed a leading member of the country's Islamic State affiliate in a shootout outside his North Sinai home, the army spokesman said in a statement.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Gunmen kill guard outside Niger embassy

29 July 2015, 08:24

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a security guard outside the embassy of Niger in Cairo, the Egyptian interior ministry says.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Football frenzy waning in turbulent Egypt

24 July 2015, 08:17

Denied entry to watch his favourite football team, Osama Gamal glumly settled on a pavement outside and followed the match live on his phone as policemen guarded the near-empty stadium.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

21 dead as cargo ship hits party boat north of Cairo

23 July 2015, 09:32

At least 21 people celebrating an engagement were killed on the Nile north of Cairo late Wednesday when a cargo ship hit their chartered boat, medical and security sources said.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Egypt:10 get death for killing judge's guard

10 July 2015, 08:04

An Egyptian court has sentenced to death 10 men for killing a security guard for one of the judges hearing a case against ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Wednesday, 08 July 2015

Mortar round kills 5 Egyptians

08 July 2015, 16:32

Five Egyptian civilians have been killed after a mortar round hit a house in a North Sinai village where the army is battling jihadist insurgents, security officials say.

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

At least 30 killed in militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai

01 July 2015, 12:33

At least 30 people were killed when militants attacked several checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai, security and medical sources said.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Journalists face 'unprecedented' threats in Egypt

25 June 2015, 09:29

Journalists face unprecedented threats in President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's Egypt, a watchdog group said, with the highest number behind bars since it began keeping records in 1990.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Egypt appoints first ambassador to Israel in three years

22 June 2015, 07:06

Egypt has appointed its first ambassador to Israel since 2012 on Sunday, signalling improving ties between states that both see the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, as a threat.

Blasts in Egypt's North Sinai wound police, civilians

22 June 2015, 10:41

At least eight policemen and civilians have been wounded after explosions hit two houses in Egypt’s El-Arish, the provincial capital of the North Sinai region, security and medical sources say.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Egypt jails eight gay men for three years

19 June 2015, 17:09

An Egyptian court has jailed eight men for three years over a video prosecutors claimed was of a gay wedding.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Egypt court confirms death sentence for ousted president

17 June 2015, 07:17

An Egyptian court has confirmed a death sentence handed to ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi over a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising that eventually brought him to power.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Football fans 'tortured' into confessions over stampede

16 June 2015, 07:04

After five days' of searching, Mahmoud Hemdan found his brother "beaten and tortured" at a Cairo police station before he was charged over a deadly football stadium stampede.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Egypt militants fire rockets toward airport used by peacekeepers

10 June 2015, 10:10

Sinai Province, ISIS's Egypt affiliate, has fired rockets at the direction of an airport in the Sinai peninsula used by multinational peacekeeping forces, security sources say, adding that there were no casualties reported.

Tuesday, 09 June 2015

DP Ruto heads to Egypt

09 June 2015, 14:28

Deputy President William Ruto has traveled to Egypt to attend a continental business summit.

Monday, 08 June 2015

Egypt's Sisi admonishes police, government on anniversary

08 June 2015, 07:24

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has reproached police and criticised his government, a year after he took office, after critics accused him of allowing human rights abuses to flourish and doing little to boost jobs.

Saturday, 06 June 2015

Egyptian court cancels Hamas listing as terrorist organisation

06 June 2015, 17:03

An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday cancelled a ruling to list the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, judicial sources said, signalling a possible easing of pressure on the Gaza Strip's ruling faction.

Wednesday, 03 June 2015

Gunmen open fire, kill 2 Egyptian policemen

03 June 2015, 13:49

In drive-by shooting, gunmen kill 2 Egyptian policemen in attack at the famed Giza Pyramids.

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

Morsi faces potential death sentence in prison break judgement

02 June 2015, 16:18

The Criminal Court in Cairo Is due to issue its verdict in the trial of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, who faces a potential death sentence on prison break charges.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Al Jazeera journo Greste fears Egyptian conviction in absentia

29 May 2015, 11:25

Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste, deported after spending 400 days in an Egyptian jail on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, fears he will be found guilty in absentia at a retrial that resumes in Cairo next week.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Woman arrested for explicit dancing in a music video

26 May 2015, 17:00

An Egyptian woman has been arrested for ‘inciting debauchery’ after a video of her dancing in a racy fashion went viral.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Egypt appoints Brotherhood critic as new justice minister

20 May 2015, 11:18

Egypt has appointed judge Ahmed el-Zend as Justice minister, the president’s office says, after his predecessor resigned over statements that were deemed elitist.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

UN chief concerned at death sentence for Egypt's Morsi

19 May 2015, 08:08

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is raising "serious concern" at the death sentences against ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and 105 others.

Security forces 'step up sexual violence since Morsi’s ouster'

19 May 2015, 10:20

Egyptian security forces have stepped up sexual violence since the military overthrew the country’s first elected president in 2013, a human rights group alleges.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

ISIS fears: Egypt restricts women travelling to Turkey

17 May 2015, 17:12

Egypt has imposed restrictions on female citizens travelling to Turkey, months after introducing similar measures for men to stop them joining the Islamic State jihadist group.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death

16 May 2015, 15:38

Egyptian court sentences ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death over mass 2011 prison break.

Monday, 04 May 2015

Egypt jails 14 policemen, doctor for torture deaths

04 May 2015, 08:28

Egypt's top court has sentenced 14 policemen and a doctor to jail terms for torturing two prisoners to death in 2006, a judicial official says.

Egypt sentences five to death for police killings

04 May 2015, 12:31

An Egyptian court sentenced to death five men convicted of killing 13 policemen in a town near Cairo during a deadly security crackdown on ousted president Mohamed Morsi's supporters in 2013.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

69 Egypt Islamists get life terms for torching church

30 April 2015, 09:25

Egypt has jailed 69 Islamists for life for torching a church near Cairo in August 2013 during a crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, a judicial official says.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Four Egypt militants killed making bombs

25 April 2015, 16:08

Egyptian police said that four militants were killed in an accidental explosion while preparing bombs south of the capital.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Mortar fire kills 2 children in Egypt's Sinai

21 April 2015, 09:22

Mortar fire have killed two five-year-old boys in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, officials say, hours after a bomb killed three soldiers in the area where troops are fighting an Islamist insurgency.

Egypt court jails ousted president Morsi for 20 years

21 April 2015, 10:37

Egypt court sentences ousted President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over 2012 killings.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Egypt court upholds ban on gay Libyan

15 April 2015, 08:32

An Egypt administrative court has upheld the decision banning a Libyan student from the country for being gay.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Death sentence confirmed for Brotherhood chief

11 April 2015, 16:44

An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 11 other defendants.

Thursday, 09 April 2015

Violence in Egypt's Sinai kills 11 civilians, 2 soldiers

09 April 2015, 10:47

Military officials say 11 civilians and two soldiers have been killed in three attacks in Egypt’s restive northern Sinai.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Oldest evidence of breast cancer found

25 March 2015, 11:34

A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world's oldest evidence of breast cancer.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Egypt try policeman over death of female protester

18 March 2015, 07:15

Egypt's state prosecutor has referred a police officer to trial for allegedly shooting dead a leftist female protester during a peaceful rally in central Cairo.

Egypt tightening visa rule for individual visitors

18 March 2015, 14:07

Egypt is tightening rules for visas by requiring individual visitors to obtain them at embassies instead of on arrival at Egyptian airports.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Egypt sacks 41 judges for supporting Brotherhood

15 March 2015, 08:10

An Egyptian disciplinary court has ordered 41 judges into compulsory retirement for supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Egypt plans to build new capital east of Cairo

14 March 2015, 12:14

Egypt plans to build a new administrative and business capital east of Cairo that will house five million people and feature a theme park ‘four times bigger than Disneyland’.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Militants attack Egyptian checkpoint near Gaza, kill soldier

11 March 2015, 10:33

Egypt officials say militants attacked army checkpoint in restive Sinai near Gaza, killing a soldier.

Egypt sentences 4 men to 3 years in prison over dog killing

11 March 2015, 15:38

Egypt sentences 4 men to 3 years in prison over grisly killing of dog captured on video.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Bombing wounds 25 Egyptian policemen in Sinai

10 March 2015, 09:31

A bomb wounded 25 Egyptian policemen in the Sinai peninsula, security sources said.

Monday, 09 March 2015

Egypt schoolboy dies after teacher beating

09 March 2015, 07:25

Egypt's education ministry says an inquiry has been launched because a schoolboy died after being severely beaten by his teacher .

Saturday, 07 March 2015

Egypt carries out first hanging over pro-Morsi violence

07 March 2015, 16:40

Egypt carried out the first death sentence handed down over the violence that erupted after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, the interior ministry said.

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