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Bomb kills 2 near Egypt police station

02 March 2015, 12:53

An Egyptian security official says a bomb went off near a police station and mosque in the southern city of Aswan, killing two civilians and wounding a soldier and four others.

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Egypt detains 2 cops over lawyer's death

27 February 2015, 11:38

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

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Four bombs explode in Cairo

26 February 2015, 14:22

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.

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Kenya requests Olympic qualifier delay

25 February 2015, 09:21

The Egyptian FA has revealed that Football Kenya Federation (FKF) wrote a letter to Confederation of African Football (Caf) requesting for a postponement of their Olympics qualifier on Sunday.

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Egypt football league to resume after suspension

25 February 2015, 14:04

Egypt said its premier football league, suspended after a stampede and clashes at a Cairo stadium, will be allowed to resume play but no fans will be allowed to attend matches.

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Egypt army kills 'scores' of suspected Islamist militants

26 February 2015, 09:51

Egypt's military has killed dozens of suspected Islamist militants in an operation in Sinai, security sources say, while state media reported the kidnapping of a businessman in the region.

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

All Nile basin countries mark Nile Day for first time in 5 years

23 February 2015, 07:11

All members of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) gathered in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to celebrate the Regional Nile Day for the first time in five years.

Sisi tries to reassure Egyptians despite host of challenges

23 February 2015, 09:18

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has sought to reassure Egyptians that he is in control and steering the country on the right path in the face of Islamist militancy in neighbouring Libya and the Sinai and economic challenges.

Egypt quit race to host 2017 Cup of Nations

23 February 2015, 09:18

Egypt have quit the race to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations two weeks after 19 people died outside a Cairo football stadium, a government minister said.

Egypt's retrial of Al Jazeera journalists to begin

23 February 2015, 10:59

The retrial of two Al Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in a case widely criticised by human rights organisations and media groups is set to begin in Egypt.

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.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Gulf states criticize Egypt over Libya attacks

19 February 2015, 13:25

Gulf Arab states threw their support behind Qatar in a row with Egypt, which accused Doha of backing "terrorism" during heated discussions about Cairo's air strikes on jihadists in Libya.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Pope decries beheading of Egyptian Christians

17 February 2015, 07:17

Pope Francis has expressed deep sadness for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, departing from the script of an address to emphasise the unity of all Christians regardless of their sect.

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’.

We will respond to ISIS beheadings, Sisi warns

16 February 2015, 09:24

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that his country would respond to the deaths 21 Egyptian Christians beheaded in Libya as it saw fit.

Egypt strikes ISIS in Libya after video of mass killing

16 February 2015, 10:26

Egypt has launched airstrikes against ISIS targets in Libya after the extremists group released a grisly video showing the beheading of several Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks.

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.

Canada demands Egypt free Al-Jazeera journalist

09 February 2015, 10:38

Canada pushed Egypt to immediately release Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy, an Egyptian-Canadian who is set to be retried this week while also awaiting deportation.

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.

Egypt soccer violence revives scrutiny of police

09 February 2015, 17:51

Egypt soccer violence leads to suspension of league, revives scrutiny of police.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015

Jazeera reporter renounces Egypt citizenship in bid for release

03 February 2015, 11:41

Jailed Al-Jazeera reporter Mohamed Fahmy, an Egyptian-Canadian national, has renounced his Egyptian citizenship, his family said, paving the way for his release and deportation under a presidential decree.

Canadian journalist's release from Egypt 'imminent'

03 February 2015, 13:57

Canada's foreign minister says the release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy from a prison in Egypt is ‘imminent’.

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.

Monday, 02 February 2015

Egypt is covering up protester deaths: AI

02 February 2015, 10:55

Rights group Amnesty says Egyptian authorities are covering up protester deaths and also accused them of intimidating witnesses.

Friday, 30 January 2015

At least 20 killed, 36 wounded in Sinai attacks – report

30 January 2015, 10:41

Egyptian state TV says simultaneous attacks on police and military targets in the Sinai Peninsula have killed at least 20 people, including civilians, and wounded 36.

Islamic State's Egypt wing claims deadly attacks

30 January 2015, 12:03

Islamic State's Egypt wing has claimed a series of attacks that killed at least 27 security personnel in some of the worst anti-government violence in months.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

ISIS is not a state - Egyptian cleric

27 January 2015, 07:51

The ISIS group, which has sown a trail of terror across Syria and Iraq, is neither a state nor justified by Islam, Egypt's top Muslim cleric says.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Release of Mubarak sons delayed

26 January 2015, 08:29

Egyptian security officials say the release of the Alaa and Gamal Mubarak pending a corruption retrial has been delayed, after state media reported they had walked free from prison.

Egyptian female cyclists pedal for acceptance

26 January 2015, 10:49

More and more women in Egypt are deciding to use bicycles as a form of transport, even though socially it is unacceptable in Egypt for a girl to ride a bicycle in the street.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

4 years after Egypt revolt, jails clogged with activists

24 January 2015, 09:03

Zyad el-Elaimy was among millions who rallied to overthrow Hosni Mubarak in 2011, but four years later he has been visiting activists in jail even as the ousted strongman edges closer to freedom.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Kenya inks deal with Egypt to promote trade, security and culture

15 January 2015, 07:41

Kenya signed a memorandum of understanding with Egypt on Wednesday to strengthen mutual cooperation in diverse areas like trade, peace and security, culture, education and health.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Kenya journalists protest over detained colleagues

14 January 2015, 07:10

A group of Nairobi-based journalists was ejected from a reception area at the United Nations complex in Nairobi after launching a protest over Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Egypt sentences atheist to 3 years

13 January 2015, 08:24

Egypt has sentenced an alleged atheist to 3 years in prison.

KNH receives dialysis machines from Egyptian embassy

13 January 2015, 09:52

The Egyptian Government through the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development donated four Kidney dialysis machines and three Endoscopy units to Kenyatta National Hospital.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Relatives: Former Morsi-aide released from jail

12 January 2015, 07:13

A former aide to ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement has been released for health reasons after 18 months in detention.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015

Amal Clooney disputes Egypt arrest warning story

07 January 2015, 10:52

British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has disputed a story reporting how Egyptian officials warned her she risked arrest last year if she released a report in Cairo critical of judiciary.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Gunmen kill policeman in Egypt

28 December 2014, 06:19

Gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed an Egyptian policeman and wounded a second who were guarding banks in a busy commercial district of the capital Cairo.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Egyptian security forces kill 5 Islamic militants

22 December 2014, 12:19

Egypt says security forces killed 5 Islamic militants from Sinai-based group allied with Isis.

Egypt to allow limited number of fans at league matches

22 December 2014, 13:32

Egyptian authorities will partially lift a ban on supporters at domestic stadiums, ending three years of league football being played in empty arenas, the country's football association announced.

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