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Egyptians campaign for freedom of speech

Egyptian writers, artists and film-makers have launched a public campaign for greater freedom of creativity and expression following the jailing of a novelist on charges of violating “public modesty”

27 Feb 2016 3:59 AM

‘Libya could run out of life-saving medicines’

Libya faces severe shortages of life-saving medicine and about one million people will soon be in dire need of help, a UN humanitarian official warned, as warring factions hamper efforts to end chaos

24 Feb 2016 6:46 AM

Actress vows to wed ISIS chief’s killer

An acclaimed Egyptian actress has pledged to marry the man who kills ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and has promised him an unforgettable honeymoon, the Egyptian media reported on Thursday.

20 Feb 2016 6:28 AM

IS posts Internet pictures of Egypt 'spy' beheadings

IS said it had smuggled a bomb onto the plane at an airport in the south of the peninsula.

19 Feb 2016 1:31 PM

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 1st UN chief from Africa, dies

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country’s landmark peace deal with Israel but then clashed with the United States when he served a single term as UN secreta

17 Feb 2016 6:03 AM


70 injured as train derails in Egypt

The accident occurred in Bani Sueif province south of Cairo as the train was headed to the Egyptian capital from the temple city of Luxor.

11 Feb 2016 4:40 PM

Egyptian president warns against unrest on uprising anniversary

‘Security and stability of nations are not to be toyed with, we will not allow the blood of martyrs to go in vain.’

23 Jan 2016 6:10 PM

Xi Jinping seals deals with Egypt as Beijing boosts clout

Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a slew of multi-billion-dollar deals with Egypt on Thursday as part of a regional tour aimed at bolstering Beijing’s economic ties and clout in West Asia.

22 Jan 2016 12:41 AM

Xi signs Egypt deals as China looks to boost Mideast clout

After arriving from Saudi Arabia, Xi held talks with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and was to address the Cairo-based Arab League

21 Jan 2016 5:10 PM

Experts on course to reveal secrets of Egypt pyramids

Experts revealed on Sunday new findings at two of Egypt’s famed pyramids, boosting efforts to unravel whether the ancient world’s iconic monuments contain secret chambers.

18 Jan 2016 4:52 AM


Egypt court upholds Mubarak jail term

Egypt’s court of appeals on Saturday rejected an appeal by former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons over a three-year jail sentence for corruption, but the trio is unlikely to be imprisoned aga

10 Jan 2016 2:23 AM

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's appeal in graft case rejected

Mubarak and his sons are accused of embezzling USD 16 million from funds.

09 Jan 2016 5:26 PM

Is it IS, ISIS or ISIL, and what's a Daesh

The group traces its roots back to al-Qaeda in Iraq

07 Dec 2015 3:25 PM

12 killed, 5 hurt in firebomb attack at nightclub in Egypt

Fire was quickly extinguished and security authorities are investigating the attack.

04 Dec 2015 2:01 PM

ISIS kills 2 judges, 3 cops in Egypt bombing

ISIS’ Egyptian branch claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed five people in a hotel in North Sinai on Tuesday where judges overseeing a parliamentary election were staying.

24 Nov 2015 10:43 PM


More tests on Tut’s tomb in search of Nefertiti

Egypt said on Monday it will conduct more tests this week in search of a hidden chamber in King Tutankhamun’s tomb that a British archaeologist believes may be the burial place of Queen Nefertiti.

24 Nov 2015 1:28 AM

ISIS: Preparing Bangladesh hit

ISIS has boasted that its “brave knights” brought Paris “down on its knees” in the latest edition of its online propaganda magazine that also warns that the terror group is preparing for fresh attacks

21 Nov 2015 6:38 AM

Russia signs deal to build Egypt's first nuclear plant

Russia will finance the project through a loan to the North African country

20 Nov 2015 11:50 AM

ISIS shows photo of Russian plane bomb

The ISIS group said on Wednesday it had smuggled a bomb on board a Russian airliner that went down in October, after discovering a “way to compromise the security” at an Egyptian airport.

19 Nov 2015 12:47 AM

Egypt police kills leading ISIS militant in Cairo

The Egyptian police said on Monday that they killed a top ISIS operative in the capital implicated in a string of attacks including the murders of a Croat and an American.

10 Nov 2015 5:03 AM