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Arabs to consider joint military force at Egypt summit

26 March 2015, 10:47

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.

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Oldest evidence of breast cancer found

25 March 2015, 12:34

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

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Egypt tightening visa rule for individual visitors

18 March 2015, 15:07

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

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Egypt try policeman over death of female protester

18 March 2015, 08:15

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.

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Egypt sacks 41 judges for supporting Brotherhood

15 March 2015, 09:10

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

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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.

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 .

Egypt temporarily opens Gaza crossing

09 March 2015, 13:17

Egypt has temporarily opened a crossing with the Gaza Strip for the first time in nearly two months.

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.

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.

Thursday, 05 March 2015

Egypt warns women against marrying IS fighters online

05 March 2015, 10:38

Egypt's state-sponsored Islamic authority warned women against marrying fighters from the Islamic State group online, saying such unions would push them into a "circle of terrorism".

Tuesday, 03 March 2015

Bomb blast near Egypt court kills 2, wounds 9

03 March 2015, 13:30

Two people have been killed and nine wounded, including seven policemen, in a bomb explosion outside the Egyptian court in Cairo, the health ministry says.

Monday, 02 March 2015

Bomb kills 2 near Egypt police station

02 March 2015, 11:53

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.

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

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.

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.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Kenya requests Olympic qualifier delay

25 February 2015, 08:21

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.

Egypt football league to resume after suspension

25 February 2015, 13:04

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.

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.

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.

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.

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