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Egypt appoints Brotherhood critic as new justice minister

20 May 2015, 12:18

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.

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

19 May 2015, 11:20

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.

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UN chief concerned at death sentence for Egypt's Morsi

19 May 2015, 09:08

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

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ISIS fears: Egypt restricts women travelling to Turkey

17 May 2015, 18:12

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.

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Sunday, 17 May 2015

U.S. "deeply concerned" over Morsi death sentence bid by Egyptian court

17 May 2015, 08:37

The United States is "deeply concerned" about an Egyptian court decision to seek the death penalty for former President Mohamed Morsi, a State Department official said.

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.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Al Jazeera journalist sues employer for $100m

12 May 2015, 08:30

An Al Jazeera television journalist on trial in Egypt has filed a lawsuit in a Canadian court accusing his employer of negligence and has demanded $100m in compensation.

Friday, 08 May 2015

Egypt seizes shares of pro-Morsi footballer's firm

08 May 2015, 07:27

Egyptian authorities have seized share certificates belonging to former star national footballer Mohamed Aboutrika in a company he founded amid allegations it funded the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood, judicial officials said.

Tuesday, 05 May 2015

African Confederation Cup draw

05 May 2015, 12:23

Draw for the fourth round of the African Confederation Cup, conducted in Cairo.

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.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Egypt hangs five for murder and theft

27 April 2015, 07:08

Authorities in Egypt have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry 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.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Arabs to consider joint military force at Egypt summit

26 March 2015, 09:47

Arab leaders are set to meet in Egypt over the weekend for an annual summit dominated by Cairo-led calls for a joint military force as Yemen and several other states teeter on the brink of collapse.

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.

Egyptian league to resume March 30 after stampede

18 March 2015, 17:30

Egypt's cabinet said the country's top-flight football league will resume behind closed doors on March 30 after being suspended last month following a stampede that left 19 fans dead.

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.

Friday, 06 March 2015

Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia agree basis of Nile water deal

06 March 2015, 09:33

The foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia said they had reached the basis of an agreement on the sharing of Nile waters and Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam.

7 killed as Egypt train crashes into school bus

06 March 2015, 16:50

A train crashed into a school bus east of the Egyptian capital, killing at least seven people including children, police and health officials said.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Egypt detains 2 cops over lawyer's death

27 February 2015, 10:38

Egypt has detained 2 police officers over allegations they tortured a lawyer to death.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Four bombs explode in Cairo

26 February 2015, 13:22

One person has been killed and two were wounded when a bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the residential Imbaba district of Cairo, the Egyptian interior ministry says.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Egyptians evacuated from strife-hit Libya

24 February 2015, 08:33

At least 1 000 Egyptians have been evacuated from Libya through Tunisia following the murder of Coptic Christians by ISIS.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Libyan govt loses grip as general expands power

23 February 2015, 11:28

Libya’s economy minister Munir Ali Asr has outlined optimistic plans to attract investment to a country ravaged by war and political chaos.

1,000 Egyptians evacuated from Libya via Tunisia

23 February 2015, 17:42

At least 1,000 Egyptians have been evacuated from Libya through Tunisia the Tunisian transport ministry said, following the murder of Coptic Christians by the Islamic State group.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Egypt church 'confident' ISIS killers will be punished

16 February 2015, 08:24

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox church says it is ‘confident’ that those who beheaded a group of Egyptian christians in Libya will be punished.

US slams ISIS beheadings of Egyptian Christians

16 February 2015, 08:24

The US has condemned the Islamic State group's apparent beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya, describing the act as ‘despicable’.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Egypt leader blames unrest on 'civilizational gap'

12 February 2015, 09:19

Egypt's president has shrugged off criticism of human rights abuses, blaming a 'civilizational gap'.

Egypt court begins retrial of Jazeera journalists

12 February 2015, 10:36

An Egyptian court is to begin a retrial of Al-Jazeera journalists, including a Canadian awaiting deportation, after an appeals court says their initial trial failed to show Muslim Brotherhood links.

Egypt court releases two Al Jazeera journalists but case not dismissed - judge

12 February 2015, 13:44

A Cairo court released two Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed after more than 400 days in jail, but did not dismiss the case against them.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Egypt gives reasons for Jazeera retrial

10 February 2015, 08:15

An Egyptian court says it ordered a retrial of Al-Jazeera journalists due to a lack of evidence showing their alleged links to the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.

Police tear gas made soccer stadium a death trap

10 February 2015, 09:20

Survivors say tear gas from police turned Egyptian stadium entry into death trap.

Monday, 09 February 2015

Officials: 25 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot

09 February 2015, 07:03

A riot broke out outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 25 people, authorities said.

Retrial date set for Al-Jazeera journalists

09 February 2015, 08:16

Egypt will hold a retrial for two Al-Jazeera English journalists still imprisoned, court officials say, throwing into question one of their fates after authorities deported their Australian colleague.

Head of Egypt soccer team says police did not kill fans

09 February 2015, 10:38

Head of Egypt soccer team rules out police role in deaths of 22 fans in clashes, stampede.

Egypt suspends soccer league after deadly riot

09 February 2015, 12:58

Egypt suspends soccer league after 22 fans killed in clashes with police, stampede.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015

EU slams Egypt for mass death sentence

03 February 2015, 14:01

The European Union says a court in Egypt violated the country's international human rights obligations by sentencing 183 men to death for killing 13 policemen.

One killed in bomb targeting police in Alexandria

03 February 2015, 14:18

A bomb blast targeting a police checkpoint has killed one civilian and wounded two others, including a 12-year-old boy, near Egypt's second city of Alexandria, police say.

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