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Egypt court sentences 7 to hang for shooting officer

25 September 2016, 09:37

An Egyptian court has sentenced seven men to hang for killing a police general in the unrest following the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist president Muhammadu Morsi.

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115 bodies pulled of the waters after Egypt boat tragedy

23 September 2016, 16:15

A senior Egyptian official says a total of 115 bodies were pulled out of the waters off the Egyptian coast, three days after hundreds of migrants heading to Europe drowned.

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Egyptians, Eritreans, Sudanese, Syrians in Egypt migrant boat tragedy

22 September 2016, 15:26

Dozens of migrants were feared dead after their overloaded fishing boat capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, as authorities arrested four suspected traffickers following the tragedy that killed at least 42 people.

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Boat with at least 450 migrants capsizes off Egypt, 42 drowned

22 September 2016, 11:36

A boat carrying up to 450 migrants has capsized in the Mediterranean off Egypt's north, drowning 42 people and prompting a search operation that rescued 163 passengers, officials say.

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27 dead in Egypt bus, train accidents before holiday

08 September 2016, 15:07

At least 22 people were killed in a bus collision and five died when a train derailed in separate accidents south of Cairo Wednesday during a busy holiday travel time.

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016

3 dead in train derailment south of Cairo

07 September 2016, 12:48

The head of Egypt's ambulance service says three people have been killed in a train derailment just south of the capital, Cairo.

Monday, 05 September 2016

Sculpture honoring fallen soldiers scandalizes Egyptians

05 September 2016, 06:40

A provincial governor in Egypt has ordered changes to a sculpture honoring fallen soldiers after many on social media said it appeared to depict an unwanted advance on a woman symbolizing the country

Saturday, 03 September 2016

EgyptAir: Passenger detained after storming pilot's cockpit

03 September 2016, 09:08

EgyptAir says a passenger has been detained after storming the pilots cockpit on a flight carting at least 150 passengers.

Friday, 02 September 2016

Egyptian moms protest shortages of subsidised baby formula

02 September 2016, 17:05

With crying babies in their arms, dozens of Egyptian mothers have rallied on a major Cairo road, blocking traffic to denounce severe shortages of subsidized baby formula.

Thursday, 01 September 2016

Egypt parliament adopts discriminatory law on churches

01 September 2016, 08:29

The Egyptian parliament has adopted a law on regulating the construction of churches, despite opposition by some members of the Christian community which complains of discrimination.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Egypt court to review protest ban in October

31 August 2016, 07:04

Egypt’s constitutional court is to start reviewing on October 1 a controversial law that bans unauthorised protests, officials say.

Egypt parliament adopts discriminatory law on churches

31 August 2016, 19:44

The Egyptian parliament has adopted a law on regulating the construction of churches, despite opposition by some members of the Christian community which complains of discrimination.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Cameroonian player fired by football club for being HIV positive

30 August 2016, 08:15

A player has been fired by a football club in Egypt for being HIV positive.

Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for Muslim pilgrimage

30 August 2016, 18:30

Hamas says Egypt has opened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip for three days, allowing hundreds of Muslim faithful to travel for a yearly pilgrimage

Monday, 29 August 2016

Egypt frees renowned rights lawyer

29 August 2016, 08:43

Egyptian authorities have released a renowned human rights lawyer who has been arrested after protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia.

Egypt seeks tougher penalties for female circumcision

29 August 2016, 09:29

Egypt's government said on Sunday it will ask parliament to approve a draft law that would increase jail terms for those who perform female circumcision.

Friday, 19 August 2016

TV takes anchorwomen off air until they lose weight

19 August 2016, 07:20

Egypt's state-run television has taken several anchorwomen off the air until they lose weight, the broadcaster's chief has said, drawing criticism from rights groups but also praise from some commentators.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Jailed Egypt photographer says he's been 'forgotten'

15 August 2016, 16:14

Shouting to make himself heard from the soundproof glass dock during a break in his trial, Egyptian photographer Mahmoud Abdel Shakour says he feels he has been "forgotten" in prison.

Friday, 12 August 2016

23 Egyptians kidnapped in Libya freed

12 August 2016, 18:23

Twenty-three Egyptian workers kidnapped in Libya have been freed and returned to their country, Egyptian state television reports.

Friday, 05 August 2016

Egypt: Leader of ISIS affiliate killed in Sinai

05 August 2016, 08:40

Egypt's military says the leader of the Islamic State's affiliate has been killed in the Sinai Peninsula.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016

Car bombing in eastern Libya kills 23

03 August 2016, 14:59

A Libyan hospital official says 23 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suicide car bombing in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Egypt policeman killed in attack claimed by ISIS

25 July 2016, 14:10

Egypt's interior ministry said a gunman shot dead a police officer in north Sinai in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

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