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Egypt detains 14 policemen over their role in jailbreak

25 October 2016, 11:56

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of 14 policemen for their alleged role in a deadly jailbreak last week in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia.

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Egyptian court upholds 20-year jail sentence for Mosri

23 October 2016, 09:33

An Egyptian court has upheld a 20-year jail sentence passed against ousted president Mohammed Morsi for his role in the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in Cairo in December 2012.

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Egypt extends state of emergency in north Sinai for 3 months

19 October 2016, 15:08

Egypt extends the state of emergency in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for three months, with a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the most troubled areas where it is fighting militants including an Islamic State affiliate.

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Longtime allies Egypt, Saudi Arabia in rare public row

13 October 2016, 10:54

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have long been key allies but tensions over regional issues including Syria and Yemen have erupted into the open in rare public disagreements.

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Egypt seeks alternatives after Saudi halts fuel deliveries

11 October 2016, 20:46

Egypt has invited tenders to meet its refined oil products needs for October after Saudi Aramco halted the expected delivery of 700 000 tonnes for this month, says the petroleum ministry.

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Tuesday, 04 October 2016

Egypt police shoot dead Brotherhood leader

04 October 2016, 16:50

Egyptian police have shot dead two members of the Muslim Brotherhood, one of them a senior leader of the outlawed Islamist group, the interior ministry says.

Monday, 26 September 2016

170 bodies recovered so far in migrant boat disaster

26 September 2016, 14:52

An Egyptian Health Ministry official says a total of 170 bodies have been pulled from the waters, five days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Egypt court sentences 7 to hang for shooting officer

25 September 2016, 08:37

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.

Friday, 23 September 2016

115 bodies pulled of the waters after Egypt boat tragedy

23 September 2016, 15:15

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.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

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

22 September 2016, 10:36

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.

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

22 September 2016, 14:26

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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