August 31, 2015
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  • 01/02/2012 | Argentina

    'It was every man for himself,' Argentine in Egypt says

    Argentine Oscar Elizondo is Al Aly coach Manuel José de Jesús aide de camp and was amid the chaos in that broke out in a football match in the Egyptian city of Port Sai, which left at least 73 people dead and 300 injured.

  • 25/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Ban Ki-moon, Morsi

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with her Egyptian counterpart, Mohamed Morsi and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, following her speech at the entity’s general assembly in New York.

  • 01/02/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't refuses to comment on Egyptian crisis 'in order to avoid passing judgement'

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said that the government avoids taking a position in the Egyptian crisis, adding they would avoid "passing judgement on the issue."

  • 11/02/2011 | Argentina

    Argentina calls for a ‘peaceful transition to democracy’ in Egypt

    Argentina’s Foreign Ministry released a communiqué after Hosni Mubarak’s resignation as Egypt’s President which stated the Argentine people wished that the Egyptians can have a peaceful and tranquil transition to democracy based in human rights.

  • 03/07/2011 | Argentina

    Egypt gas pipeline to Israel hit by explosion

    Saboteurs blew up a pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan, forcing a shutdown in the flow of gas, Egyptian security sources said.

  • 15/09/2014 | World

    About 500 migrants believed drowned off Malta coast

    Some 500 migrants are believed to have died in the Mediterranean after traffickers rammed their boat off Malta's coast last week, the International Organisation for Migration said today.

  • 24/10/2014 | World

    Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 30 security personnel

    Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 30 security personnel today, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

  • 25/10/2014 | World

    Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai

    Egypt is considering expanding the jurisdiction of military courts and displacing thousands of residents to enlarge a military buffer zone near the border with the Gaza Strip following an attack on security forces in the area.

  • 21/08/2014 | World

    Flights to Libya cancelled after war jets attacks

    Tunisia and Egypt's Cairo airport cancelled most flights to and from Libya, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups in Tripoli.

  • 23/08/2014 | World

    Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

    Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians to halt hostilities and resume peace talks, but both sides kept up attacks, including an Israeli air strike which destroyed a residential tower block in the centre of Gaza City.

  • 26/08/2014 | World

    Gaza 'indefinite' ceasefire takes effect; thousands celebrate

    A ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza went into effect today and joyous Palestinians streamed into the streets of the battered enclave to celebrate.

  • 13/08/2014 | World

    Israel says rocket fired from Gaza as Egypt talks end

    Israeli police reported a rocket was fired from Gaza and landed in southern Israel, breaking a three-day truce two hours before it was due to expire, while negotiations between Israel and Palestine continued.

  • 13/08/2014 | World

    Four killed on unexploded munitions, among them Italian journalist

    An Italian journalist, three Palestinian bomb disposal experts and two other people were killed in Gaza when unexploded munitions blew up, medical officials and police said.

  • 13/08/2014 | World

    Gaza ceasefire extended for five days

    Israel and Palestinian factions negotiating in Cairo agreed to extend a truce for five more days to allow them to reach a lasting agreement to end the fighting in Gaza, the head of the Palestinian delegation said.

  • 10/08/2014 | World

    Netanyahu: 'Israel will not negotiate under fire'

    Israel said it was prepared for protracted military action in Gaza and would not return to Egyptian-mediated ceasefire talks as long as Palestinians kept up cross-border rocket and mortar fire.

  • 11/08/2014 | World

    Israelis, Palestinians begin new talks to end Gaza war

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed indirect talks mediated by Egypt today on ending a month-old Gaza war, Egypt's state news agency said, after a new 72-hour truce appeared to be holding.

  • 12/08/2014 | World

    Gaza ceasefire talks 'difficult' but truce holds

    Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are "difficult", Palestinian delegates said today, while an Israeli official said no progress had been made so far.

  • 06/08/2014 | World

    Senior Hamas official Marzouk says "no agreement on extension" of Gaza truce

    A senior Cairo based Hamas official said there was no agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians over the extension of a 72-hour Gaza ceasefire that took effect on Tuesday.

  • 09/08/2014 | World

    Palestinians say to leave Cairo if Israel does not resume Gaza talks

    Palestinian negotiators will leave Cairo on Sunday unless Israel agrees to return to Egyptian-mediated negotiations to end the war in Gaza without setting conditions, the head of the delegation Azzam Ahmed said.

  • 04/08/2014 | World

    Israel, Palestinians accept Egypt's 72-hour truce

    Israel and Hamas have agreed to an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire to end four weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip, while Jerusalem was rocked by two attacks that appeared to be a backlash to the violence.

  • 05/08/2014 | World

    Egypt to dig new Suez Canal

    Egypt plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway in a multi-billion dollar project aimed at expanding trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia.

  • 21/07/2014 | World

    UN Ban Ki-moon requests 'immediate' Gaza ceasefire

    United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate end to hostilities between Israeli troops and Hamas in Gaza, adding that events of the past days in the Palestinian territory were unacceptable as he spoke from Egypt.

  • 22/07/2014 | World

    Kerry urges Hamas to accept Egyptian peace proposal

    US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Hamas to seek peace negotiations based on an Egyptian truce proposal that the Islamist militant group has rejected.

  • 23/07/2014 | World

    US steps up diplomatic push, Israel pounds Gaza

    Israeli forces pounded Gaza meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as US Secretary of State John Kerry said ceasefire talks had made some progress.

  • 23/06/2014 | World

    Egypt: Al Jazeera journalists convicted for 'helping a terrorist organisation'

    Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt today after a court convicted them of helping a "terrorist organisation" by spreading lies, in a case that has raised questions about the country's respect for media freedom.

  • 04/07/2014 | World

    Egypt to raise fuel prices by up to 78 percent

    Egypt was set to raise mainstream fuel prices by up to 78%, an Oil Ministry source told reporters, in a long-awaited step to cut energy subsidies to ease the burden on its swelling budget deficit.

  • 14/07/2014 | World

    Egypt proposes ceasefire as Israel-Palestine conflict continues

    Egypt has launched an initiative to halt fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants, proposing a ceasefire to be followed by talks in Cairo on settling the conflict in which Gaza authorities say more than 170 people have died.

  • 09/06/2014 | World

    Egypt's Al-Sisi keeps PM, seeks continuity

    Newly inaugurated President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has reappointed Egypt's prime minister, signalling continuity as he sets out to fix the economy and overcome political divisions after a long period of turmoil and bloodshed.

  • 20/06/2014 | World

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah visits Egypt's president Sisi in Cairo

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah stopped in Cairo late to meet with Egypt's new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to show his strong support through a symbolic visit.

  • 22/06/2014 | World

    Kerry visits new Egypt President Sisi in Cairo

    US Secretary of State John Kerry today held talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo over concerns about Egypt's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and the threat which the conflict in Iraq poses to the Middle East.

  • 01/06/2014 | World

    Egypt rejects Sabahi appeal against presidential election

    Egypt's elections committee has rejected a defeated presidential candidate's appeal against voting results that gave former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a landslide victory, judicial sources said.

  • 03/06/2014 | World

    Al-Sisi wins Egyptian presidential elections with 96.9% of vote

    Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured a landslide victory in the country's presidential vote last week, the election commission has confirmed, with 96.91 percent of the vote.

  • 08/06/2014 | World

    Egypt's Sisi swears in as president

    Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as president of Egypt in a ceremony with low-key attendance by Western allies.

  • 27/05/2014 | World

    Egypt election extended by one day

    Egypt's presidential election was extended by a day in an effort to boost lower than expected turnout that threatened to undermine the credibility of the frontrunner, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

  • 28/05/2014 | World

    Egypt's Sisi sweeps to victory in presidential vote

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected leader, swept to victory in a presidential election, provisional results showed, joining a long line of leaders drawn from the military.

  • 29/05/2014 | World

    Al-Sisi wins in Egyptian elections challenged by low turnout

    Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a landslide victory in a presidential election today but a low turnout may have deprived him of the strong mandate he needs to fix the economy and face down an Islamist insurgency.

  • 21/05/2014 | World

    Egypt: Mubarak sentenced to three years in jail

    An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison on charges of stealing public funds.

  • 25/05/2014 | World

    Cleric Qaradawi urges Egyptians to boycott presidential elections

    The influential Qatar-based Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi has called on Egyptians to boycott presidential elections and shun front-runner Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, saying the former army chief had "disobeyed God".

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    Al-Sisi set to win in Egyptian elections

    Egyptians voted in an election expected to install former army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as president, with supporters brushing aside concerns about political freedom and hailing him as the strong leader the country needs.

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood leader sentenced to death

    An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and 682 supporters to death, intensifying a crackdown on the movement that could trigger protests and political violence ahead of an election next month.

  • 29/04/2014 | World

    US lawmaker blocks aid for Egyptian military, denounces 'sham trial'

    US Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said today he would not approve sending funds to the Egyptian military, denouncing a "sham trial" in which a court sentenced 683 people to death.

  • 05/05/2014 | World

    Egypt's Sisi reveals assassination attempts

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former Egyptian army chief who deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and is expected to win a presidential election this month, said there had been two attempts to kill him.

  • 07/04/2014 | World

    Egypt court upholds jailing of pro-democracy activists

    An Egyptian appeals court has upheld the jailing of three leading figures of the 2011 pro-democracy uprising, tightening a crackdown on secular activists opposed to the army-backed government.

  • 14/04/2014 | World

    Egypt: Al-Sisi officially runs for President

    Former Egyptian Ministry of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi officially submitted his candidacy for the presidential elections, on May 26-27.

  • 20/04/2014 | World

    Former army chief, leftist only candidates in Egypt presidential election

    The former army general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected president will face a leftist politician in next month's presidential election, as they were the only candidates to enter before nominations closed, the committee organising the vote said.

  • 26/03/2014 | World

    One killed in Cairo clashes over Muslim Brotherhood rulings

    One person was killed near Egypt's Cairo University today when protesters supporting ousted President Mohamed Morsi clashed with security forces, a health ministry official told reporters.

  • 26/03/2014 | World

    Egypt's Sisi says will run for presidency

    Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced that he has resigned from his positions as defence minister and army chief and announced he would run for the presidency in a forthcoming election that he is expected to win easily.

  • 30/03/2014 | World

    Egypt's presidential election to be held on May 26 and 27

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who deposed elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July, is widely expected to win the election. But the Islamist opposition views him as the mastermind of a coup.

  • 24/03/2014 | World

    Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death

    An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for murder and other offences today, in a sharp escalation of a crackdown on the movement.

  • 25/03/2014 | World

    Egypt puts Muslim Brotherhood leader, 682 others on trial

    The leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 others went on trial today on charges including murder, their lawyer said, a day after more than 500 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi were sentenced to death.

  • 25/03/2014 | World

    US: Carrying out Egypt death sentences would be 'unconscionable'

    The United States has sharply criticized Egypt's trials of members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and said it would be "unconscionable" for the Egyptian government to carry out the death sentences given to 529 members of the Islamist group.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    Egypt's al-Sisi signals he will run for president

    Egypt's armed forces chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signalled that he will run for president, saying he cannot ignore the "majority" of Egyptians who want him to do so, state news agency MENA reported.

  • 07/03/2014 | World

    Statue of pharaoh's daughter unearthed in Egypt

    A statue of the daughter of King Amenhotep III, grandfather of Tutankhamen and ruler of Egypt around 3,350 years ago, has been unearthed by a team of Egyptian and European archaeologists.

  • 19/03/2014 | World

    Two army officers, teenager killed in violent clashes in Egypt

    In Qalubiya province, north of Cairo, two soldiers resulted dead in a shootout with Islamist militants, the Interior Ministry said, adding that six militants were killed and eight arrested in a raid on a weapons storage facility. New violent events come months ahead of a presidential vote meant to put Egypt back on a democratic path after last July's army takeover.

  • 08/02/2014 | World

    Egypt's Sabahi says to contest presidency

    Egyptian leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi announced he would be running for the presidency in a forthcoming election, enlivening a race that army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is widely expected to win.

  • 10/02/2014 | World

    Gates at Tahrir Square draw criticism in Egypt

    Towering metal gates erected near Cairo's Tahrir Square by the army-backed authorities have drawn criticism as a new form of police repression in an area where Egyptians launched a historic uprising for democracy in 2011.

  • 24/02/2014 | World

    Egypt gov't resigns, paving way for Sisi

    Egypt's government resigned today, paving the way for army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to declare his candidacy for president of a strategic US ally gripped by political strife.

  • 27/01/2014 | World

    Egypt military chief Sisi given green light to run for president

    Egypt's top military council has gavin army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a green light to seek election as president, a vote he is almost sure to win with Egyptians weary of turmoil unleashed by a pro-democracy uprising in 2011.

  • 28/01/2014 | World

    Gunmen kill Egyptian general; ousted Morsi defiant at trial

    Islamist militant gunmen on a motorcycle killed a top Interior Ministry official in the latest blow to a military-backed Egyptian government struggling to curb violence and suppress dissent.

  • 05/02/2014 | World

    Egypt army chief Sisi says will run for president

    Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who deposed the country's first freely elected leader, has said he will run for president.

  • 25/01/2014 | World

    29 killed in Egypt on anti-Mubarak revolt anniversary

    The death toll from clashes during protests in Egypt climbed to 29, state television quoted a health ministry official as saying. The fighting erupted on the third anniversary of the popular uprising which toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Security forces fought opponents of the army-backed government which replaced Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

  • 26/01/2014 | World

    Death toll rises to 49 in Egypt as soldiers killed

    Gunmen killed three Egyptian soldiers in an attack on a bus in the Sinai Peninsula today, the military said, prompting a warning from the army that it would eliminate the Muslim Brotherhood, which it blames for much of Egypt's political violence.

  • 26/01/2014 | World

    Presidential elections called in Egypt

    Egypt will hold a presidential vote before parliamentary polls, President Adly Mansour said, in a change to a political roadmap which could pave the way for the swift election of army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

  • 19/01/2014 | World

    Morsi, secularists face charges in Egypt

    Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is to stand trial for insulting the judiciary alongside 24 liberal politicians who opposed his Islamist rule but have similarly fallen foul of the army-backed rulers, judicial sources said.

  • 22/01/2014 | World

    Egypt's fraudulent referendum

  • 24/01/2014 | World

    Morsi supporters clash with police in Egypt after bomb attack

    Fierce clashes broke out between supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and Egyptian security forces in Cairo, security sources said, hours after a suicide bomber attacked a major police compound in the capital.

  • 17/01/2014 | World

    At least four killed in clashes across Egypt

    At least four people were killed as clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police flared up across Egypt, security sources said.

  • 18/01/2014 | World

    Egypt president expected to call for elections in March

    Egypt's president will announce that presidential elections will be held in March, in a statement expected to come hours after the final results of a constitutional referendum are made public, a newspaper reported.

  • 15/01/2014 | World

    Polls in Egypt close after final day of voting on new constitution: state media

    Polls across Egypt closed, state media reported, after a second and final day of voting on a draft constitution that could pave the way for a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

  • 16/01/2014 | World

    Egyptians back constitution

    Egyptians overwhelmingly approved a new constitution by referendum, state media reported, a widely expected outcome that nudges army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ever closer to a bid for the presidency.

  • 09/01/2014 | World

    Egypt court sentences 63 Brotherhood supporters over violence

    An Egyptian court sentenced 63 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to three years in jail each today on charges including rioting, thuggery and weapons possession, a judicial source said.

  • 11/01/2014 | World

    General Sisi says would run for president at request of people

    Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said that if he runs for president it must be at the request of the people and with a mandate from the army, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum seen boosting General al-Sisi

    Egyptians voted in a constitutional referendum, the first ballot since the military overthrew Islamist Morsi and an event likely to spawn a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

  • 31/12/2013 | World

    Egypt arrests Muslim leader's son in Brotherhood crackdown

    Egyptian security forces have arrested the son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader on charges of inciting violence in the latest move in a crackdown against the group now branded a terrorist organization.

  • 01/01/2014 | World

    Egyptian police fire tear gas at protesters near Defence Ministry

    Egyptian police have fired tear gas and water cannons at hundreds of pro-Islamist protesters demonstrating near the Defence Ministry in Cairo, state media said.

  • 08/01/2014 | World

    Morsi misses court hearing after bad weather

    The trial of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on charges of inciting murder of protesters was postponed today until Feb. 1 after officials said that bad weather had prevented him being flown to court.

  • 27/12/2013 | World

    Clashes across Egypt leave four dead

    Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police clashed across Egypt today, leaving at least four dead in protests after the army-backed government declared the group a terrorist organization.

  • 28/12/2013 | World

    Students clash with Cairo police, one dead

    One student was killed when supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood fought with Egyptian police at the Cairo campus of Al-Azhar University, state media reported.

  • 25/12/2013 | World

    Sinai-based group say bombed Egypt police station

    Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis said it had carried out a bomb attack on an Egyptian police compound in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura which killed 16 people and wounded about 140.

  • 25/12/2013 | World

    Egyptian gov't designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

    The Egyptian government formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of carrying out a suicide bomb attack on a police station that killed 16 people.

  • 26/12/2013 | World

    Egypt arrests dozens under anti-terror law, after bomb hits Cairo

    Egypt increased pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood today, detaining dozens of its supporters on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organisation, after it was declared one by the government, security officials said.

  • 21/12/2013 | World

    Egypt sends Morsi to trial in third case

    Egypt's deposed Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, and 129 others including members of Hamas and Hezbollah, were referred to trial today on murder and other charges related to a mass jail break during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.

  • 22/12/2013 | World

    Egypt jails key figures of 2011 revolution

    Three leading figures of Egypt's 2011 uprising have been jailed for three years eachfor their role in recent protests, as the army-backed authorities intensified a crackdown on dissent.

  • 24/12/2013 | World

    Egypt: Car bomb kills 14 at police compound

    A car bomb exploded at a police compound in Egypt's Nile Delta today, killing 14 people, including at least 12 policemen, in one of the deadliest attacks since the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

  • 01/12/2013 | World

    Egypt draft constitution opens way to presidential poll first

    A draft Egyptian constitution completed today opens the way for a presidential election to be held before parliamentary polls, potentially changing the transition plan outlined by the army when it ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

  • 09/12/2013 | World

    Egypt court sentences pro-Morsi protesters to life in prison

    An Egyptian court sentenced three supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to life imprisonment, judicial sources said, in the latest tough ruling against opponents of the army-backed interim government.

  • 18/12/2013 | World

    Egypt sends Morsi to trial for international conspiracy

    Egypt's public prosecutor charged former President Mohamed Morsi and 35 other top Islamists today with conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts in Egypt, in a case that could result in their execution.

  • 28/11/2013 | World

    One killed in clashes between Egyptian police and protesters

    One protester has been killed in clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and security forces at Cairo University, medical sources said.

  • 30/11/2013 | World

    Hagel voices US concern over new Egyptian law limiting protest

    Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel telephoned his Egyptian counterpart to voice US concerns about a new Egyptian law that curbs protests and has prompted the arrest of a group of Egyptian girls and political activists, a spokesman said.

  • 01/12/2013 | World

    Islamist says Egypt on precipice as constitution takes shape

    A hardline Islamist leader said the army had driven Egypt to the "edge of a precipice", as a new constitution likely to ban Islamic political parties was set to be approved today by the panel that drafted it.

  • 18/11/2013 | World

    Protesters rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square against security forces

    About 1,000 people marched in Cairo's Tahrir Square to condemn the actions of Egyptian security forces and some voiced rare criticism of the army chief, raising tension on the eve of planned mass protests.

  • 24/11/2013 | World

    Egypt's interim president signs law restricting protest rights

    Egypt's interim president has signed into law a bill that rights groups have said sharply curbs the rights of citizens to assemble and protest peacefully.

  • 25/11/2013 | World

    Egypt police break up first protest since new prohibitions passed

    Students of Al-Azhar University and Assiut University in Assiut province, south of Cairo, staged a protest, chanting against the army and police in defiance of the new law, passed yesterday, which bans protests without prior police approval.

  • 04/11/2013 | World

    Kerry praises Saudi Arabia as 'very important' US ally

    The US Secretary of State praised Saudi Arabia as a "very important" ally as he visited the Gulf Kingdom on a mission to soothe strains in the relationship over US policy on Iran, Syria and Palestine.

  • 12/11/2013 | World

    Police fire tear gas at pro-Morsi students in Nile Delta

    Egyptian police fired tear gas today at student supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi who were protesting at the university in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura, witnesses said.

  • 12/11/2013 | World

    Egypt acts to end post-Morsi curfew

    Egyptian authorities acted to end a three-month state of emergency, a step that may help the government restore a semblance of normalcy after turmoil ignited by the military overthrow of president Morsi.

  • 25/10/2013 | World

    Egypt's top TV satirist back on air, pokes fun at all political camps

    Egypt's most prominent television satirist, Bassem Youssef, known for his fierce jabs at ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, returned to the airwaves following a summer break, poking equal fun at the fan frenzy surrounding Egypt's defense minister that has gripped the nation in recent months.

  • 04/11/2013 | World

    Trial of Egyptian Morsi adjourned to January 8, judge says

    The trial of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was adjourned to January 8, a judge said, according to what a witness told Reuters agency.

  • 07/10/2013 | World

    Grenade fired in Cairo, troops killed near Suez Canal after protesters die

    Suspected militants killed six Egyptian soldiers near the Suez Canal and fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a state satellite station in Cairo today, suggesting an Islamist insurgency was picking up pace three months after an army takeover.

  • 20/10/2013 | World

    Egyptian gunmen kill two outside Cairo church

    Gunmen on a motorcycle fired on Egyptian wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church in a Cairo suburb, killing two people and wounding seven, security sources said.

  • 01/10/2013 | World

    Egypt army chief calls for quick transition to election

    Egypt's army chief called for a quick transition to elections in order to restore stability to the country, while supporters of the Islamist president he ousted, Mohamed Morsi, staged daring protests urging an end to "military government".

  • 04/10/2013 | World

    Clashes, incidents in central Cairo

    Hundreds of supporters of Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Morsi clashed with their opponents today as they tried to enter Tahrir Square in central Cairo, and police fired tear gas to disperse them, a witness said.

  • 06/10/2013 | World

    At least 44 killed in protests across Egypt

    At least 44 people have been killed and more than 90 wounded in clashes during protests in Egypt, security sources and state media said, as the crisis since the army seized power three months ago showed no sign of abating.

  • 08/09/2013 | World

    Islamist militants claim responsibility for attack on Egypt minister

    Sinai-based Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for a failed attempt to assassinate Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim.

  • 12/09/2013 | World

    Cairo accuses Hamas of training Egypt militants

    Egyptian state television accused Palestinian Hamas of training Egyptian Islamists in how to carry out bombings, putting more pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood, ally of Hamas.

  • 23/09/2013 | World

    Egyptian court bans Muslim Brotherhood

    An Egyptian court has banned deposed President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its funds seized, a crippling strike in the campaign to crush the Islamist movement.

  • 02/09/2013 | World

    Egypt's Brotherhood under legal threat as bomb hits central Cairo

    A judicial panel set up by Egypt's military-backed government has supported a legal challenge to the status of the Muslim Brotherhood, compounding a drive to crush the movement behind the elected president deposed by the army in July.

  • 03/09/2013 | World

    Thousands of Islamists take to Egypt's streets

    Thousands of supporters of overthrown Islamist president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets in towns and cities across Egypt to denounce Egypt's new military-backed rulers - their second show of mass support in four days.

  • 07/09/2013 | World

    Egypt army hits Sinai militants, at least 30 killed

    The Egyptian army mounted a major operation against Islamist militants in North Sinai, killing or wounding at least 30 people, security officials said.

  • 27/08/2013 | World

    At least two killed in southern Egypt clash

    At least two supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi were killed in clashes with residents and security forces in the southern city of Beni Suef, a security source said.

  • 30/08/2013 | World

    Six dead as thousands of Morsi supporters march in Egypt

    Thousands of supporters of ousted Mohamed Morsi marched in Cairo and other cities to demand his reinstatement, ignoring warnings that security forces would open fire if protests turned violent.

  • 01/09/2013 | World

    Egypt's Morsi to stand trial over violence

    Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is to stand trial on charges of committing and inciting violence, a state prosecutor decided, an escalation of the army-backed authorities' crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood.

  • 22/08/2013 | World

    Fear of new showdown on Egypt streets

    Supporters of Egypt's deposed president will stage a "Friday of martyrs" of mass protests, risking more potential bloodshed to show they can still claim the streets after a week in which hundreds were gunned down and their leaders jailed.

  • 23/08/2013 | World

    Egypt's Brotherhood fails to show street power

    Mass protests called by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood mostly failed to materialize today as the movement reeled from a bloody army crackdown on followers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

  • 25/08/2013 | World

    Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Mubarak face trial in Egypt

    Three leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and the movement's former arch-foe Hosni Mubarak faced separate trials on similar charges of involvement in the killing of protesters.

  • 20/08/2013 | World

    Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood's leader

    Egypt's army-backed government detained the Muslim Brotherhood's leader after a bloody crackdown on his supporters, underscoring its intention to crush the movement that had propelled the country's first freely elected president to power.

  • 21/08/2013 | World

    Egyptian court orders Mubarak's release

    Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

  • 22/08/2013 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak flown from prison to hospital

    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was flown from prison to a nearby hospital today, officials said, after judicial authorities ordered his release from jail.

  • 17/08/2013 | World

    Muslim Brotherhood faces ban as Egypt rulers pile on pressure

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood risks political elimination, with the new army backed government threatening to ban the Islamist organisation after launching a fierce crackdown on its supporters that has killed hundreds.

  • 18/08/2013 | World

    Egypt's cabinet debates fate of Muslim Brotherhood

    Egypt's army-backed rulers met on Sunday to discuss their bloody confrontation with deposed President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood amid contrasting proposals for compromise and a fight to the death.

  • 19/08/2013 | World

    Mubarak could be freed after Egypt court drops corruption case

    An Egyptian court dropped today a corruption charge against Hosni Mubarak, the president ousted in the 2011 uprising, a ruling his lawyer said would clear the way to his release from jail soon.

  • 16/08/2013 | World

    Morsi supporters call for "Day of Rage"; dozens killed, several wounded

    Thousands of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets, urging a "Day of Rage" to denounce this week's assault by security forces on Muslim Brotherhood protesters that killed hundreds.

  • 16/08/2013 | World

    Muslim Brotherhood calls rallies across Egypt after day of bloodshed

    The Muslim Brotherhood defiantly called for a week of protests across Egypt starting on Saturday, a day after more than 100 people died in clashes between Islamists and the security forces that pushed the country ever closer to anarchy.

  • 15/08/2013 | World

    Protesters storm building in Cairo, Egypt death toll reaches 525

    Hundreds of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stormed a government building in Cairo today and set it ablaze, as fury over a security crackdown on the Islamist movement that killed hundreds of people spilled on to the streets.

  • 15/08/2013 | World

    UN Security Council urges end to violence in Egypt

    The UN Security Council urged all parties in Egypt to end the violence and exercise maximum restraint after hundreds of people were killed when troops and police crushed protests seeking the return of deposed President Mohamed Mursi.

  • 14/08/2013 | World

    Egypt imposes state of emergency after 235 people killed in clashes

    The Egyptian government today imposed a curfew that will last for the next month - or until further notice - in major cities including Cairo and Alexandria.

  • 14/08/2013 | World

    West warned Egypt's Sisi to the end: don't do it

    Western allies warned Egypt's military leaders right up to the last minute against using force to crush protest sit-ins by supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, arguing they could ill afford the political and economic damage.

  • 14/08/2013 | World

    Egypt seethes under curfew after hundreds killed

    Security forces struggled to clamp a lid on Egypt after hundreds of people were killed when authorities forcibly broke up camps of supporters protesting the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, in the worst nationwide bloodshed in decades.

  • 06/08/2013 | World

    Egyptian government to say mediation failed to end crisis

    Egypt's army installed government is expected to announce that foreign mediation designed to end the country's political crisis has failed, a state-run newspaper said.

  • 07/08/2013 | World

    US, EU concerned at failure to break Egypt stalemate

    The United States and the European Union said they were concerned and troubled that Egypt's parties had not found a way to break a dangerous stalemate in talks to defuse the political crisis.

  • 09/08/2013 | World

    Morsi supporters massively rally in Cairo

    Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi rallied in a protest camp around a Cairo mosque today, defying warnings from the army-installed government that they should give up and leave.

  • 27/07/2013 | World

    US: Egypt's leaders must pull nation back from brink

    Egypt's leaders must pull their country "back from the brink," US Secretary of State John Kerry stated, saying Egypt was at a pivotal moment after the killing of dozens of protesters.

  • 28/07/2013 | World

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stays on streets despite killings

    Thousands of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stood their ground in Cairo, saying they would not leave the streets despite "massacres" by security forces who shot dozens of them dead.

  • 03/08/2013 | World

    International envoys meet minister in Cairo to ease Egypt crisis

    Senior US and European envoys met the foreign minister of Egypt's army-installed government in a push to resolve the political crisis brought on by the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi and to head off more bloodshed.

  • 25/07/2013 | World

    Egyptian army threatens to shoot violent protesters

    Egypt's army threatened on Thursday to shoot those who use violence in a stark warning before what both sides expect will be a bloody street showdown between Islamists and opponents of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

  • 26/07/2013 | World

    Morsi’s opponents take to the streets as he is accused of murder

    Army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has urged Egyptians to hold rallies to give the military a "mandate" to confront weeks of violence unleashed by his July 3 overthrow of Morsi. Supporters of the deposed Islamist have also announced protests while he is under investigation for an array of charges.

  • 27/07/2013 | World

    Violence deepens Egypt turmoil, deposed leader probed for murder

    At least seven people were killed and hundreds wounded in scattered violence across Egypt during mass rallies for and against the army's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, who was placed under investigation for murder.

  • 22/07/2013 | World

    One killed, seven injured in Cairo clashes

    An Egyptian man was killed and seven were injured in clashes today between supporters and opponents of the ousted President Mohamed Mursi, state television reported.

  • 23/07/2013 | World

    Cairo: 9 killed in new clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents

    Nine people were killed in Cairo today in violence between supporters and opponents of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, state-run media reported.

  • 24/07/2013 | World

    Egypt army calls for mass rallies

    Egypt's military chief called for mass rallies on Friday to give him a mandate to confront violence following the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, appearing to raise the pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • 17/07/2013 | World

    Brotherhood holds protest day as Egypt cabinet starts work

    Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi called for more mass demonstrations, declaring a "day of steadfastness" to protest against the formation of a new interim cabinet, which began its first day on the job.

  • 17/07/2013 | World

    US suggests Egyptian military averted civil war

    Egypt avoided a possible civil war this month, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, making it hard for Washington to conclude that the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was a military coup.

  • 19/07/2013 | World

    Morsi supporters rally, army shows muscle

    Three Egyptians were killed during clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed President Morsi, after thousands rallied in Egyptian cities demanding the reinstatement of the Islamist leader.

  • 16/07/2013 | World

    Seven dead as police and protesters clash in Egypt

    Seven people died and more than 260 were wounded when supporters of Mohamed Morsi clashed with the deposed Egyptian president's opponents and security forces through the night, with the return of bloodshed overshadowing the naming of a new interim cabinet.

  • 16/07/2013 | World

    New Egypt cabinet sworn in without a single Islamist

    Egypt's army-backed leaders swore in a new interim cabinet after a night of street violence, with not a single minister representing either of the main Islamist groups that have won five straight elections since 2011.

  • 16/07/2013 | World

    Egyptian army camp attacked with rockets in Sinai

    Assailants using rockets and machineguns attacked an Egyptian army camp in the restive Sinai Peninsula near the border with the Gaza Strip, witnesses and security sources said.

  • 15/07/2013 | World

    US, Egypt talks begin amid protests

    The first senior US official to visit Egypt since the army toppled its elected president met with officials today to urge them to swiftly restore democracy, while thousands of supporters of the ousted Islamist leader take to the streets.

  • 15/07/2013 | World

    Egypt prosecutor orders arrest of Brotherhood figures

    Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the arrest of seven senior Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist figures today over violence between Brotherhood supporters and opponents in the days before and after Mohamed Morsi was deposed as president.

  • 15/07/2013 | World

    Police fire tear gas in Cairo as protesters call for Mursi return

    Police fired tear gas in central Cairo on Monday when protesters calling for the reinstatement of the ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, scuffled with drivers and passers-by annoyed that they had blocked major roads.

  • 11/07/2013 | World

    US Navy ships in Red Sea move close to Egypt

    Two US Navy ships patrolling in the Middle East moved closer to Egypt's Red Sea coast in recent days, the top Marine Corps general said, in what appeared to be a precautionary move after the military overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi.

  • 12/07/2013 | World

    Egypt braces for more protests, prays for calm

    Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi called for protests and Egyptians prayed there would be no repeat of clashes that have killed more than 90 people in the last week in the bitterly divided Arab nation.

  • 13/07/2013 | World

    Egypt announces criminal investigation of Morsi

    Egypt announced a criminal investigation against deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, with prosecutors saying they were examining complaints of spying, inciting violence and ruining the economy.

  • 09/07/2013 | World

    Egypt: Interim prime minister named

    Egypt's interim president today named liberal economist and former finance minister Hazem el-Beblawi as prime minister in a transitional government, as the authorities sought to steer the country to new parliamentary and presidential elections.

  • 11/07/2013 | World

    Infighting threatens Egypt transition, army orders arrests

    Political infighting threatened to stall Egypt's transition plans as the military cracked down on Muslim Brotherhood leaders it blames for inciting a clash in Cairo in which troops shot and killed 53 protesters.

  • 11/07/2013 | World

    Egypt has less than two months imported wheat left

    Egypt has less than two months' supply of imported wheat left in its stocks, ousted President Mohamed Morsi's minister of supplies said, revealing a shortage more acute than previously disclosed.

  • 07/07/2013 | World

    Déjà vu all over again / By James Neilson

    Supporters of Egyptian coup may think twice in the future.

  • 07/07/2013 | World

    Huge crowds rally in Egypt, political talks progress

    Hundreds of thousands of supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi gathered in Cairo and Alexandria, two days after similar gatherings led to nationwide clashes that claimed more than 30 lives.

  • 06/07/2013 | World

    Obama says U.S. not aligned with any Egyptian party

    President Barack Obama condemned the violence in Egypt and said that the United States was not working with any particular Egyptian political party or group as the country reels from a military takeover.

  • 06/07/2013 | World

    Egypt's political process stalls, Islamists call protests

    Egypt's political transition after President Mohamed Mursi's ousting by the military has stumbled at the first hurdle, as the choice of liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei as interim prime minister was thrown into doubt by Islamist objections.

  • 06/07/2013 | World

    US urges Egypt's army commander on peaceful civilian transition

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held three conversations with the head of Egypt's armed forces on Friday and Saturday, emphasizing the need for "a peaceful civilian transition in Egypt," the Pentagon said.

  • 05/07/2013 | World

    Egypt Brotherhood leader Shater arrested

    A deputy leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, former presidential candidate Khairat El-Shater, has been arrested, security sources, his party and state news agency MENA said.

  • 05/07/2013 | World

    Islamist protests hit cities across Egypt, at least 24 dead

    At least 24 people died across Egypt as Islamists opposed to the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets to vent their fury at what they say was a military coup.

  • 06/07/2013 | World

    New leader starts work as Egypt counts dead

    Egypt counted its dead after Islamists enraged by the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets in an explosion of violence against what they denounced as a military coup.

  • 04/07/2013 | World

    Islamist gunmen stage multiple attacks in Sinai

    Islamist gunmen staged multiple attacks on security forces in Egypt's troubled Sinai Peninsula, two days after the army overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, security sources and state television reported.

  • 05/07/2013 | World

    At least 17 dead as Islamist protests spread across Egypt

    At least 17 people died across Egypt as Islamists opposed to the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets to vent their fury at what they say was a military coup.

  • 03/07/2013 | World

    Obama urges Egyptian military to return to democratic government

    President Barack Obama expressed deep concern about Egypt's removal of President Mohamed Morsi tonight and called for a swift return to a democratically elected civilian government.

  • 04/07/2013 | World

    Egypt interim leader sworn in, authorities order Brotherhood arrests

    Egypt's prosecutor ordered the arrest of the Muslim Brotherhood's leader today, widening a crackdown against the Islamist movement after the army ousted the country's first democratically elected president.

  • 04/07/2013 | World

    African Union likely to suspend Egypt after army deposes president

    The African Union is likely to suspend Egypt after what it called the "unconstitutional" removal of President Mohamed Mursi by the army, AU officials said.

  • 03/07/2013 | World

    Egypt army topples president Morsi

  • 03/07/2013 | World

    Crowds celebrate across Cairo after army statement

    Jubilant crowds across Cairo cheered, chanted pro-army slogans and set off fireworks after the military suspended the constitution and overthrew President Mohamed Morsi today.

  • 03/07/2013 | World

    Argentina and the International community reacts to Egypt’s coup

    Argentina’s Foreign Ministry declared that “the Argentinean government follows with concern the recent events in Egypt that led to the interruption of the democratic process, the destitution of its legitimate authorities, and a complex political and social situation”, stated the official document.Mixed reactions were presented by a number of world leaders on President Morsi’s removal by Egyptian Armed Forces tonight after one year in office.

    World leaders presented mixed reactions to the news of President Morsi’s removal by the Egyptian Armed Forces after one year in office.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Death toll in Cairo University clash rises to 16

    The death toll in violence involving Islamist supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi near Cairo University rose to 16 today and 200 people were wounded, state television quoted a Health Ministry spokesman as saying.

  • 03/07/2013 | World

    Morsi, Egypt army pledge lives in 'Final Hours' showdown

    Egypt's army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Morsi each pledged his life to defy the other as a deadline approached today that will trigger a military takeover backed by protesters.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Morsi's supporters, opponents clash, gunshots confirmed

    Egypt’s security forces confirmed that supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi clashed in Cairo and Banha cities opening fire at each other.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Mursi says he is the legitimate president, must continue

    Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi told Egyptians in a televised address today that he would defend the legitimacy of his elected office with his life and urged them to reject challenges to the legal order.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Egypt army says ready to die in "final hours"

    Egypt's high command said today the army was ready to die to defend Egypt's people against terrorists and fools, in a response to Islamist President Mohamed Morsi that was headlined "The Final Hours".

  • 01/07/2013 | World

    Egypt army gives Mursi 48 hours to compromise in crisis

    Egypt's powerful armed forces issued a virtual ultimatum to Islamist President Mohamed Mursi today, calling on the nation's feuding politicians to agree on an inclusive roadmap for the country's future within 48 hours.

  • 01/07/2013 | World

    Egypt's Nour Party fears army return to politics

    Egypt's second-largest Islamist party said it fears the army's return to public life "in a big way" after the military gave politicians 48 hours to resolve the country's political crisis.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Egypt on the edge after Mursi rebuffs army ultimatum

    President Mohamed Mursi rebuffed an army ultimatum to force a resolution to Egypt's political crisis, saying that he had not been consulted and would pursue his own plans for national reconciliation.

  • 26/06/2013 | World

    Mursi invites parties to amend constitution

    Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said today he was forming an all-party committee to propose amendments to the constitution and was inviting party leaders to start work on it on Thursday.

  • 28/06/2013 | World

    American among dead as Egypt violence goes on

    Two people, one an American, were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria today adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist president.

  • 15/06/2013 | World

    Morsi cuts Egypt's Syria ties, backs no-fly zone

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said he had cut all diplomatic ties with Damascus on Saturday and called for a no-fly zone over Syria, pitching the most populous Arab state firmly against President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 21/06/2013 | World

    Thousands rally in support of 'legitimate' Mursi in Cairo

    Thousands of Islamist supporters of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi gathered in Cairo to show support for the elected head of state ahead of protests his opponents hope can force him from office.

  • 26/06/2013 | World

    Mursi defiant before protests, clashes kill two

    President Mohamed Mursi blamed "enemies of Egypt" for paralysing its new democracy in a speech today that criticised street protests ahead of mass rallies against Islamist rule this weekend.

  • 22/04/2013 | World

    Egypt cabinet reshuffle to take place next week

    A reshuffle of the Egyptian cabinet will be done early next week, Prime Minister Hisham Kandil said in remarks carried on state newspaper al-Ahram's website today, but he declined to give details on which ministries will be affected.

  • 02/05/2013 | World

    Tear gas fired as Egyptian Islamists target security HQ

    Egyptian security forces fired tear gas to disperse a small group of hardline Islamist protesters who were attempting to scale the walls of the state security headquarters in a Cairo suburb.

  • 10/05/2013 | World

    Pope Francis, Egypt's Coptic leader meet, pray for communities reconciliation

    At the Vatican today not one, not two, but three popes were inside the tiny city-state's walls at the same time. Coptic Pope Tawadros II and Catholic Pope Francis, each addressing the other as "Your Holiness", prayed together for reconciliation among communities and nations without mention of events in Egypt.

  • 08/03/2013 | World

    Egypt protesters torch buildings, target Suez Canal

    Egyptian protesters torched buildings in Cairo and tried unsuccessfully to disrupt international shipping on the Suez Canal, as a court ruling on a deadly soccer riot stoked rage in a country beset by worsening security.

  • 13/03/2013 | World

    Egypt court to hear appeal on Sunday over vote ruling

    An Egyptian court will hear an appeal on Sunday against a ruling that led to the cancellation of parliamentary elections called by President Mohamed Mursi, the latest hurdle in Egypt's tortuous political transition.

  • 14/04/2013 | World

    Egypt wavers on brink of IMF deal

    Egypt is close to an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a US$4.8 billion loan that would help it fight a deepening economic crisis but is still bristling at the conditions, diplomats said.

  • 08/02/2013 | World

    Egyptian protesters clash with police after days of calm

    Thousands of Egyptians marched and chanted against Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in cities across the country today, scores of them assaulting the presidential palace with petrol bombs and rocks

  • 21/02/2013 | World

    Egypt's Mursi calls elections beginning April 27

    President Mohamed Mursi called parliamentary elections that will began on April 27 and finish in late June, a four-stage vote that the Islamist leader hopes will conclude Egypt's turbulent transition to democracy.

  • 23/02/2013 | World

    Egypt parliament election start moved to April 22

    Egypt's parliamentary elections, previously scheduled to begin on April 27, have been brought forward to start on April 22, the presidential spokesman said on his Facebook page today.

  • 30/01/2013 | World

    Merkel urges Egypt's Mursi to hold crisis dialogue

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Egypt's Islamist president today to open a dialogue with all political forces in the crisis-ridden Arab country after a week of violence that has killed more than 50 people.

  • 01/02/2013 | World

    One dead, dozens hurt as police clash with Egypt protesters

    At least one protester was shot dead and dozens wounded today when riot police clashed with demonstrators demanding the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, witnesses said.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    Cabinet backs Egyptian army to make civilian arrests

    Egypt's cabinet has approved a draft law giving the army the right to arrest civilians and assist the police in providing security, a cabinet source told reporters today after the death toll in five days of anti-government protests rose to 50.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    Egypt: One killed in riots after emergency law imposed

    A man was shot dead today in a fifth day of violence in Egypt that has killed 50 people and prompted the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to end a wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world's biggest nation.

  • 30/01/2013 | World

    Two men killed in clashes in Egypt's capital

    Two men were shot dead in Egypt's capital today, a security source said, raising the death toll to at least 54 in seven days of clashes, the deadliest violence since President Mohamed Mursi took office last June.

  • 25/01/2013 | World

    Seven die in Egypt violence on anniversary of uprising

    Seven people were shot dead in the Egyptian city of Suez during nationwide protests against President Mohamed Mursi today, underlining the country's deep divisions on the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

  • 26/01/2013 | World

    At least 30 killed in Egypt clashes over death sentences

    At least 30 people were killed when Egyptians rampaged in protest at the sentencing of 21 people to death over a soccer stadium disaster, violence that compounds a political crisis facing Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

  • 27/01/2013 | World

    Egypt's leader declares emergency after clashes kill dozens

    Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi declared a month-long state of emergency in three cities along the Suez Canal where dozens of people have been killed over the past four days in protests his allies say are designed to overthrow him.

  • 28/12/2012 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak's health worsens

    Egypt's deposed leader Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence for his role in killing protesters during a 2011 revolt, will stay in an army hospital for at least two weeks after his health deteriorated, his lawyer said.

  • 05/01/2013 | World

    Egypt fires finance, interior ministers before IMF visit

    Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Mursi fired his finance and interior ministers, cabinet sources said today, in a government reshuffle he had promised to assuage public anger at an economic crisis.

  • 07/01/2013 | World

    IMF had 'productive' discussion with Egypt

    The International Monetary Fund held "productive" discussions with Egypt about its economic strategy, a senior Fund official said today after a visit to the country.

  • 24/12/2012 | World

    Egyptian judges review ballot on divisive constitution

    Egyptian judges were investigating opposition accusations of voting irregularities before declaring the result of a referendum set to show that a contentious new constitution has been approved.

  • 26/12/2012 | World

    Egypt's contentious Islamist constitution becomes law

    President Mohamed Mursi admitted today that Egypt's economy faces serious problems after he enacted a new, bitterly contested constitution that is supposed to help end political unrest and allow him to focus on the financial crisis.

  • 27/12/2012 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak moved to army hospital on health concerns

    Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian strongman ousted last year after 30 years in power, was moved to an army hospital from a prison hospital today following a fall that raised fresh concerns about his fragile health.

  • 21/12/2012 | World

    Clashes as Egyptian Islamists stage rally

    Supporters of President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents hurled rocks at each other in Egypt's second city on the eve of a final vote on a new constitution shaped by Islamists.

  • 22/12/2012 | World

    Egypt's constitution seen passing in referendum

    Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists in a second round of balloting expected to approve a charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in the Arab world's most populous nation.

  • 23/12/2012 | World

    Egyptians back new constitution in referendum

    An Islamist-backed Egyptian constitution won approval in a referendum, rival camps said, after a vote the opposition said would sow deep social divisions in the Arab world's most populous nation.

  • 15/12/2012 | World

    Violence flares in Cairo as Egyptians vote

    Islamists attacked the offices of an Egyptian opposition party newspaper today, security sources said, as people voted on a new constitution intended to pull the country out of a growing political crisis.

  • 17/12/2012 | World

    Egypt opposition to protest against 'invalid' constitution

    Egypt's opposition plans new protests on Tuesday against a planned Islamist-backed constitution that looks set to be approved in the second round of a referendum next weekend.

  • 18/12/2012 | World

    King Ramses III's throat was slit by assassin, experts say

    The Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III, whose death has puzzled historians for centuries, had his throat slit in a succession plot concocted by his wife and son, a new analysis suggests.

  • 09/12/2012 | World

    Egypt president scraps decree that sparked protests

    Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has canceled a decree that gave him sweeping powers and sparked violent unrest but did not delay this month's referendum on a new constitution that was a major demand of his opponents.

  • 10/12/2012 | World

    Egypt army given temporary power to arrest civilians

    Egypt's president has given the army temporary power to arrest civilians during a constitutional referendum he is determined to push through despite protests accusing him of a power grab.

  • 11/12/2012 | World

    Egypt army seeks national unity as crisis mounts

    Egypt's army chief called for talks on national unity to end the country's mounting political crisis after a vital loan from the IMF was delayed and thousands of pro- and anti-government demonstrators took to the streets.

  • 06/12/2012 | World

    Egyptian president calls for dialogue amid street fury

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi invited political groups, judges and others to meet on Saturday for a national dialogue on a political road map after a referendum on a new constitution, which he signalled would go ahead as scheduled on Dec. 15.

  • 08/12/2012 | World

    Egypt military calls for dialogue to avoid 'dark tunnel'

    Egypt's military urged rival political forces to solve their disputes via dialogue and said the opposite would drag the country into a "dark tunnel", which it would not allow

  • 01/12/2012 | World

    Hamas complains to Egypt after Israeli army kills Gazan

    Hamas accused Israel of violating the shaky, Egyptian-brokered Gaza truce of Nov. 21 after Israeli troops killed a Palestinian taking part in a protest at the enclave's border fence.

  • 02/12/2012 | World

    Islamist protest shuts down Egypt's top court

    Protests by Islamists allied to President Mohamed Mursi forced Egypt's highest court to adjourn its work indefinitely today, intensifying a conflict between some of the country's top judges and the head of state.

  • 05/12/2012 | World

    Clashes occur as Mursi's deputy seeks end to Egypt crisis

    Islamists battled with protesters outside Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's palace today, after his vice president suggested amendments could be agreed to the draft constitution that has divided the nation.

  • 27/11/2012 | World

    Egyptians challenge Mursi in nationwide protests

    Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied against President Mohamed Mursi in one of the biggest outpourings of protest since Hosni Mubarak's overthrow, accusing the Islamist leader of seeking to impose a new era of autocracy.

  • 28/11/2012 | World

    Egypt protests continue in deadlock over Mursi powers

    Hundreds of protesters were in Cairo's Tahrir Square for a sixth day today. demanding that Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi rescind a decree they say gives him dictatorial powers.

  • 01/12/2012 | World

    Islamists rally behind Mursi as Egypt's rifts widen

    Tens of thousands of Islamists demonstrated in Cairo on Saturday in support of President Mohamed Mursi, who is racing through a constitution to try to defuse opposition fury over his newly expanded powers.

  • 23/11/2012 | World

    Protests after Mursi assumes powers in Egypt

    Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury amongst his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central Cairo and other cities today.

  • 24/11/2012 | World

    Crisis over president's powers exposes Egypt divisions

    Youths clashed with police in Cairo as protests at new powers assumed by President Mohamed Mursi stretched into a second day, confronting Egypt with a crisis that has exposed the split between newly empowered Islamists and their opponents.

  • 26/11/2012 | World

    Egypt's Mursi holds talks over power grab

    Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi negotiated with senior judges to try to defuse a crisis over his seizure of new powers which set off violent protests reminiscent of an uprising last year that led to the rise of his Islamist movement.

  • 16/11/2012 | World

    Egypt: Attacks in Gaza, a 'blatant aggression against humanity'

    Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi denounced Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip as "a blatant aggression against humanity" and said Cairo "would not leave Gaza on its own", the state news agency MENA reported.

  • 17/11/2012 | World

    Egypt calls Argentina to help stop Israel, Gaza violence

    The president of the Arab Republic of Egypt Mohamed Morsi communicated with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner this week, asking that Argentina help stop the violence currently occurring between Israel and the Palestines in the Gaza Strip.

  • 14/09/2012 | World

    Anti-US fury sweeps Middle East over film

    Fury about a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad tore across the Middle East after weekly prayers with protesters attacking US embassies and burning US flags as the Pentagon rushed to bolster security at its missions.

  • 23/09/2012 | World

    Obama thanks Egypt's president over embassy protection

    President Barack Obama has thanked the Egyptian president for securing the US Embassy during protests against a film made in the United States that mocked Prophet Mohammad and sparked worldwide demonstrations and violence.

  • 12/10/2012 | World

    Egypt's liberals, Islamists clash, 110 reported injured

    Opponents and supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi clashed in Cairo in the first street violence between rival factions since the Islamist leader took office.

  • 12/08/2012 | World

    Breaking free, Egypt's President Mursi removes generals

    Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Mursi dismissed Cairo's two top generals and quashed a military order that had curbed the new leader's powers, in a move that further stamped his authority on the country and its army.

  • 14/08/2012 | World

    Egypt president sweeps out army rulers

    Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has driven back the biggest challenge to civilian rule by dismissing top generals and tearing up their legal attempt to curb his power in a bold bid to end 60 years of military leadership.

  • 13/09/2012 | World

    US embassies attacked in Yemen, Egypt after Libya envoy killed

    Demonstrators attacked the US embassies in Yemen and Egypt today in protest at a film they consider blasphemous to Islam and American warships headed to Libya following the death of the US ambassador there in related violence earlier in the week.

  • 28/07/2012 | World

    Sinai Jihadi group says responsible for Israel attack in June

    An Islamic Jihadi group based in Egypt's Sinai has posted a video showing it carried out a cross-border attack in June, killing one Israeli at a border barrier construction site and raising doubts over Egypt's security control over the desert peninsula.

  • 08/08/2012 | World

    Egypt launches air strikes on militants in Sinai

    Egyptian aircraft struck at targets near the border with Israel today and troops raided villages in a crackdown on Islamic militants blamed for a deadly attack on Egyptian border police, army officials and witnesses said.

  • 09/08/2012 | World

    Mursi sacks intelligence chief, Egypt hits militants

    President Mohamed Mursi sacked the intelligence chief and Egyptian aircraft hit targets on the border with Israel in the biggest assault in the area in nearly 40 years after a deadly attack by militants on Egyptian border police.

  • 16/07/2012 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak sent back to prison from hospital

    Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was sent back to prison today on the orders of the public prosecutor who ruled an improvement in his health meant he no longer needed the care of the military hospital he was moved to last month.

  • 22/07/2012 | World

    Shots fired from Egypt at Israeli troops, none hurt

    Gunshots fired across the border from Egypt hit an Israeli army bus but caused no casualties, a military spokeswoman said.

  • 25/07/2012 | World

    Pharaoh Den’s funeral boat found in Egypt

    A team of French archaeologists uncovered today a wooden funeral boat which belonged to Pharaoh Den, from the first dynasty in Egypt, dating back to 3000 BC, the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry informed.

  • 08/07/2012 | World

    Egypt president recalls parliament, generals meet

    Egypt's new president ordered a parliament dominated by his Islamist party to reconvene, challenging the authority of the generals who had dissolved the assembly in line with a court order.

  • 09/07/2012 | World

    Egypt parliament set to meet, defying army

    Egypt's parliamentary speaker said the chamber would reconvene tomorrow, risking a showdown with the army after the new, Islamist president defied the generals by quashing the dissolution of the legislature they had ordered last month.

  • 15/07/2012 | World

    Egyptians pelt Clinton motorcade with tomatoes

    Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

  • 21/06/2012 | World

    Tahrir Square protests as Egypt awaits result

    Thousands of protesters filled Cairo's Tahrir Square overnight as Egypt's rival presidential candidates, an Islamist and former general, accused each of trying to steal an election whose result is still not known five days after polling ended.

  • 22/06/2012 | World

    Tahrir Square protests as Egypt awaits result

    Thousands of flag-waving protesters filled Cairo's Tahrir Square for Friday prayers as Egypt's presidential candidates, an Islamist and former general, accused each other of trying to steal an election whose result is still not known five days on.

  • 30/06/2012 | World

    Egypt's first Islamist president takes oath

    Egypt's first Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, was sworn in today propelling his Muslim Brotherhood into power after 84 years of struggle, although the military remains determined to call the shots.

  • 19/06/2012 | World

    Thousands protest in Egypt against ruling military

    Thousands of people marched in Egypt today to protest against the ruling military’s bid to grab new powers, following Sunday’s historic presidential elections. Both Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq claimed victory.

  • 19/06/2012 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak moved to hospital in health crisis

    Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was moved from prison to a military hospital after a health crisis, officials said.

  • 21/06/2012 | World

    Egyptians take Cairo’s streets after election results delay

    Allegations of fraud delayed the result of Egypt's presidential election today, fraying nerves as the Muslim Brotherhood, which claims victory, called for street protests against moves by the ruling generals to deny them power.

  • 11/06/2012 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak in 'very critical' condition, says lawyer

    Deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's health is "very critical" and the 84-year-old should be urgently moved to a hospital from the ill-equipped prison facility he is being held in, his lawyer said on today.

  • 16/06/2012 | World

    Stark choice for Egypt in presidential poll

    Egyptians voted in the first free presidential election in their history that for many offers a choice of the lesser of two evils - a military man who served deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak or an Islamist who says he is running for God.

  • 17/06/2012 | World

    Egypt's Brotherhood declares its candidate president

    The Muslim Brotherhood's party declared that its candidate Mohamed Morsy had won Egypt's first free presidential election, beating Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafik and ending a tradition of rule by presidents plucked from the military.

  • 26/05/2012 | World

    Islamist and ex-PM vie for mantle of Egypt's revolt

    The Muslim Brotherhood and a military man close to ousted leader Hosni Mubarak courted defeated first-round candidates in Egypt's presidential election, each trying to claim the mantle of the revolution before a run-off next month

  • 03/06/2012 | World

    Egyptians threaten more protests after Mubarak verdict

    Egyptians demonstrated throughout the night in Cairo's central Tahrir Square and other cities, enraged that a court had spared deposed leader Hosni Mubarak his life over the killing of protesters in the uprising that ended his three-decade rule.

  • 09/06/2012 | World

    Media attacks up tensions on Egypt presidency vote

    Egypt's two presidential candidates intensified their media attacks against each other on Saturday, threatening to further inflame tensions in the lead-up to the vote next weekend which has been marred by violence.

  • 14/05/2012 | World

    Palestinian inmates agree to end hunger strike

    Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails agreed to an Egyptian-brokered deal aimed at ending a mass hunger strike that challenged Israel's policy of detention without trial and raised fears of a bloody Palestinian backlash if any protesters died.

  • 24/05/2012 | World

    Egypt counts votes, Brotherhood says ahead

    The Muslim Brotherhood said its candidate was leading the early count in Egypt's first free presidential election that exposed a rift in the nation between supporters of Islamists and backers of men who served deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

  • 25/05/2012 | World

    Muslim Brotherhood seeks unity ahead of Egypt runoff

    The Muslim Brotherhood is reaching out to rivals including politicians knocked out of the presidential race in an attempt to rally support around its own candidate who faces a runoff against Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq.

  • 28/04/2012 | World

    Saudi recalls ambassador, shuts embassy in Egypt

    Saudi Arabia said today it had recalled its ambassador from Egypt for "consultation" and would close its embassy and consulates in the Arab nation.

  • 02/05/2012 | World

    Egypt clashes over army rule leave up to 11 dead

    Eleven people were killed in Cairo, medics said, when armed men attacked protesters demanding an end to army rule, prompting several candidates to suspend presidential campaigns and heightening doubts on the transition to democracy.

  • 04/05/2012 | World

    Army imposes curfew in Cairo district after clashes

    Egypt's army imposed an overnight curfew around the defence ministry in Cairo on Friday after protesters clashed with troops there during demonstrations against the country's military rulers, leaving one soldier dead and 373 people wounded.

  • 20/02/2012 | World

    Brotherhood says Egypt gov't failing, wants coalition

    The Muslim Brotherhood voiced its strongest criticism yet of Egypt's army-appointed government, saying it was failing to deal with crises in security and the economy, and reiterating a call for a new national unity cabinet.

  • 25/02/2012 | World

    US democracy activists to go on trial in Egypt

    Dozens of democracy activists including 16 Americans go on trial in Egypt Sunday in a politically charged case which has set off a crisis in relations between Cairo and Washington and threatened US$1.3 billion in annual US military aid.

  • 24/03/2012 | World

    Deadly clashes in Egypt after soccer club banned

    One person was shot dead and 18 injured when angry soccer fans clashed with security forces in Egypt's Port Said after their club was banned over the country's worst stadium disaster, a medical source said.

  • 03/02/2012 | World

    Egypt clashes ease but protesters determined to fight on

    Clashes between rock-throwing protesters and riot police eased in Egypt as activists argued over how to build momentum in their push to oust the country's ruling generals.

  • 04/02/2012 | World

    Blast hits Egypt's gas pipeline to Israel

    An explosion hit a gas pipeline running from Egypt to Israel on Sunday, witnesses and state television reported.

  • 10/02/2012 | World

    Egyptians protest against a year of army rule

    Thousands of Egyptians marched to the Defence Ministry to press demands for the generals to hand over power, a day before a strike called by activists to mark the first anniversary of President Hosni Mubarak's fall.

  • 25/01/2012 | World

    Egyptians gather in Cairo to mark one year of anti-Mubarak revolt

    Thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square today to mark the first anniversary of the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak with some seeking a new revolt against army rule and others celebrating the changes already achieved.

  • 30/01/2012 | World

    Egypt council mulls speeding up presidential vote

    A civilian council that advises Egypt's ruling army will consider a proposal to hold a presidential election earlier than a June deadline, council members said, a move that could speed up the transition of power to civilians.

  • 02/02/2012 | World

    Egypt protesters besiege Cairo ministry

    Protesters laid siege to Egypt's Interior Ministry, extending a rally against the military-led government into a second day in a show of anger triggered by the deaths of 74 people in the country's worst ever soccer disaster.

  • 27/12/2011 | World

    Egypt court ends virginity tests on female detainees

    An Egyptian civilian court ordered the army to end forced virginity tests on female detainees in military prisons, and the woman who won the legal victory urged other victims to press charges against the army.

  • 05/01/2012 | World

    Prosecutor seeks death for Egypt's Mubarak

    Egyptian prosecutors have demanded the death sentence for former president Hosni Mubarak and other defendants including the former interior minister for their role in the killing of protesters in the uprising that swept him from power.

  • 13/01/2012 | World

    Egyptians, military police clash at nuclear power site

    Over a dozen people were wounded when military police tried to disperse hundreds of Egyptian protesters demanding the relocation of a state nuclear power project.

  • 21/12/2011 | World

    Cairo calmer as Egyptian election resumes

    Egypt is holding the latest round of its first democratic parliamentary election in relative calm after five days of protests in Cairo that prompted a brutal response from security forces.

  • 22/12/2011 | World

    Egypt activists call mass rally against army rule

    Egyptian activists have called a mass rally in Cairo against the army's handling of protests that killed 17 people and drew international criticism of the ruling generals.

  • 23/12/2011 | World

    Egypt: Thousands rally against army after woman beaten

    Thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo and other cities today to demand the military give up power and vent their anger after 17 people were killed in protests where troops beat and clubbed women and men even as they lay on the ground.

  • 19/12/2011 | World

    Egypt violent clashes move into 4th day

    Egyptian security forces fought opponents of army rule in Cairo for a fourth day today Medical sources said the death toll had risen to 13 since Friday, when clashes erupted. Hundreds have been wounded.

  • 19/12/2011 | World

    Clinton worried over human rights in Egypt

    The United States expressed worries over Egypt protests’ violence and urged the generals to respect human rights today.

  • 20/12/2011 | World

    Fierce clashes in Cairo, Clinton voices outrage

    Egyptian police and soldiers fired guns and teargas to try to clear protesters from Cairo's Tahrir Square on the fifth day of clashes that have killed 13 people and drawn a stinging rebuke from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

  • 04/12/2011 | World

    Israel asks future Egypt rulers to keep peace deal

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Egypt's future rulers to preserve a peace treaty with Israel after Islamists took the lead in the Arab country's first round of elections.

  • 07/12/2011 | World

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood lead the run offs

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood won a majority of run-off contests in the first round of a parliamentary election, the electoral commission said, consolidating its position as clear front-runners in the historic ballot.

  • 17/12/2011 | World

    Troops assault Egypt protesters, clashes kill 9

    Soldiers beat demonstrators with batons in Cairo's Tahrir Square in a second day of clashes that have killed nine people and wounded more than 300, marring the first free election most Egyptians can remember.

  • 30/11/2011 | World

    Egyptians await poll results, Islamists see gains

    Egyptians will hear results of their first free election in six decades, with the Muslim Brotherhood expecting to pick up two-fifths of the vote for an assembly that might limit the power of the generals.

  • 02/12/2011 | World

    Egypt election turnout 62%, protesters honour dead

    More than eight million Egyptians voted in the opening round of their first free vote in six decades in what the election chief said was a turnout of 62 percent, far higher than in the rigged polls of deposed President Hosni Mubarak.

  • 03/12/2011 | World

    Egypt Islamists tell rivals to accept vote result

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called on its rivals to accept the will of the people after a first-round vote set its party on course to take the most seats in the country's first freely elected parliament in six decades.

  • 27/11/2011 | World

    Egypt's new PM says new parliament may change government

    Any parliamentary majority that emerges from Egyptian legislative elections may move to install a new government, Egypt's new prime minister-designate Kamal Ganzouri said.

  • 27/11/2011 | World

    Saboteurs blow up Egypt gas pipeline to Jordan, Israel

    Saboteurs blew up Egypt's gas pipeline to Jordan and Israel, witnesses and security sources said, a few hours before the country holds its first free election since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February.

  • 28/11/2011 | World

    Egyptians wary of Mubarak party loyalists in vote

    Former members of the party that ruled Egypt for more than 30 years found pockets of support in the first parliamentary election since a popular uprising in January, but many voters said they knew who they were and would give them a wide berth.

  • 24/11/2011 | World

    Truce quiets Cairo streets, army apologizes

    An overnight truce between Egyptian riot police and protesters succeeded on Thursday in calming violence that has killed 39 people in five days, but demonstrators occupying Cairo's Tahrir Square vowed to stay until the army gives up power.

  • 25/11/2011 | World

    Protesters dig in to keep pressure on Egypt army

    Protesters demanding an end to army rule in Egypt sought to build on momentum from a mass protest, bedding down in Cairo's Tahrir Square for a ninth day just two days before the first free parliamentary polls in living memory.

  • 26/11/2011 | World

    Egypt protesters clash with police, one dead

    Protesters demanding an end to army rule clashed with police firing tear gas near Egypt's parliament buildingy in a flare-up that cast another shadow over a parliamentary election billed as the nation's first free vote in decades.

  • 21/11/2011 | World

    Egyptian police battle protesters, 33 dead

    Cairo police fought protesters demanding an end to army rule for a third day and the death toll rose to at least 33, with many victims shot, in the worst violence since the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

  • 22/11/2011 | World

    Egyptian protesters struggle to throw off army rule

    Egyptians frustrated with military rule battled police in the streets again as the generals scrambled to cope with the cabinet's proffered resignation after bloodshed that has jolted plans for Egypt's first free election in decades.

  • 23/11/2011 | World

    Cairo clashes flare after dark

    Rocks, teargas, firebombs and gunfire made darkened streets in central Cairo a battle zone as hard-core protesters demanding an immediate end to army rule fought riot police around government buildings close to Tahrir Square.

  • 27/10/2011 | World

    Egyptians cross home, US -Israeli leaves Egypt in swap

    Egyptians crossed the border home today and some bowed down in prayer during a prisoner exchange involving an American-Israeli man who Egypt charged with spying and who was on his way by plane to Tel Aviv.

  • 29/10/2011 | World

    Egypt Mubarak's trial to be postponed again

    The trial of Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak, which was due to resume on Sunday, will be postponed until a decision is made on whether to change the panel presiding over the case, lawyers said today.

  • 19/11/2011 | World

    Army, police charge Egypt protesters, at least 10 die

    At least 10 people died as police backed by the army used batons and teargas to charge protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square demanding Egypt's ruling generals hand over power, in some of the worst violence since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.

  • 11/09/2011 | World

    Egypt says to toughen emergency laws

    Egypt's military rulers outlined new areas where they would use long-standing emergency laws, citing activities such as blocking roads, publishing false information and weapons possession, the state news agency said.

  • 17/10/2011 | World

    Egypt sees Egypt-Israel prisoner swap soon

    Egypt expects to swap US-Israeli dual national Ilan Grapel, detained in June on spying charges, for Egyptian prisoners held in Israel, an Egyptian security source said.

  • 25/10/2011 | World

    Israel gov't approves prisoner swap with Egypt

    Israel's security cabinet approved unanimously the freeing of 25 Egyptian prisoners to secure the release of an Israeli-American held by Cairo on suspicion of espionage, the government said.

  • 09/09/2011 | World

    Obama concerned about storming of Israel's Cairo embassy

    US President Barack Obama is concerned about the storming of the Israeli embassy in Cairo by protesters and told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States is taking steps to help resolve the situation without further violence, the White House said in a statement.

  • 09/09/2011 | World

    Egyptians attack Israel embassy, ambassador said to flee

    Hundreds of Egyptians stormed the building housing Israel's mission in Cairo and threw embassy documents and its national flag from windows, while airport sources said that Israel's envoy was set to fly out of the country.

  • 10/09/2011 | World

    Egypt vows to try those who targeted Israel mission

    Egypt's army rulers vowed today to try those behind the violence that drove Israel to evacuate its ambassador from Cairo, struggling to contain public fury against the Jewish state while fending off US criticism

  • 01/08/2011 | World

    Egypt army breaks up protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square

    Egypt's army moved into Cairo's Tahrir Square to break up a protest that had lasted more than three weeks after the main groups involved had said they would leave but a few hundred demonstrators had stayed put, state television reported.

  • 05/09/2011 | World

    Scuffles disrupt Mubarak trial as police testify

    Police officers testifying at the trial of Hosni Mubarak said they were not aware of orders to shoot at protesters, as scuffles erupted inside and outside the courtroom between supporters and opponents of the ousted Egyptian president.

  • 07/09/2011 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak back in court over protesters' deaths

    An Egyptian court trying ousted President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters convened today to hear more testimonies after police witnesses suggested this week that neither he nor his interior minister gave orders to shoot.

  • 21/07/2011 | World

    Egypt's reshuffled cabinet sworn in

    Egypt's new government was sworn in, the state news agency said, as the ruling army council sought to placate protesters demanding faster reforms and a deeper purge of former President Hosni Mubarak's allies.

  • 23/07/2011 | World

    Gaddafi criticises Egyptian, Tunisian revolutions

    Muammar Gaddafi criticised the popular uprising in neighbouring Egypt that forced Hosni Mubarak from power this year as the Libyan leader battles rebels who have claimed swathes of the country.

  • 28/07/2011 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak faces trial in Cairo

    The trial of Hosni Mubarak and others over their involvement in killing protesters will be held in Cairo next week, a senior official said today, ending talk it could be moved to a resort where the former president is hospitalized.

  • 29/06/2011 | World

    Egypt police clash with youths; over 1,000 hurt

    Police in Cairo fired tear gas at hundreds of stone-throwing Egyptian youths after a night of clashes that injured more than 1,000 people, the worst violence in the capital in several weeks.

  • 10/07/2011 | World

    Egyptian frustrations with army, government mount

    Egyptian activists vowed on Sunday to stay camped in Cairo's Tahrir Square, accusing the army rulers of failing to sweep out corruption, end the use of military courts and swiftly try those who killed protesters.

  • 18/07/2011 | World

    Swearing-in of Egypt's reshuffled cabinet delayed

    Egypt has delayed until tomorrow the swearing-in of a new cabinet, appointed after a reshuffle that protesters said only partially met their demands for deeper political and economic reforms.

  • 07/06/2011 | World

    Lagarde to visit Saudi, Egypt on IMF tour

    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde will visit Saudi Arabia and Egypt this weekend as she tries to shore up emerging market support for her IMF candidacy with a whirlwind global tour.

  • 20/06/2011 | World

    Egypt's ex-president Mubarak has cancer, says lawyer

    Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak is suffering from cancer, his defense lawyer said today, citing a medical report to assess whether the former leader is fit enough to face trial.

    Mubarak, 83, was forced from office in February in a popular uprising driven by anger at

  • 25/06/2011 | World

    Egypt court sentences ex-trade minister to 5 years in jail

    An Egyptian court convicted former Trade Minister Rachid Mohamed Rachid in absentia today and sentenced him to 5 years in prison for profiteering and squandering public funds, the state news agency MENA said.

  • 28/05/2011 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak fined for communications cut

    An Egyptian administrative court fined ousted President Hosni Mubarak and two former officials 540 million Egyptian pounds (US$91 million) for cutting off mobile and internet services during protests in January.

  • 31/05/2011 | World

    Egypt's prison unfit for Mubarak, prosecutor says

    Egypt's public prosecutor said that ousted President Hosni Mubarak was in no condition to be transferred to a prison hospital and would remain in a health facility in a Red Sea resort for the time being.

  • 01/06/2011 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak set to go on trial August 3

    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, overthrown by a popular uprising this year, was ordered on Wednesday to stand trial in August for the killing of protesters on charges that could carry the death penalty.

  • 10/05/2011 | World

    Rare Egyptian paintings found in museum cellar

    Rare paintings by some of Egypt's most renowned artists thought to have belonged to the country's royal family have been found by workers renovating a Cairo museum. Officials said the trove of 222 works dated back to before Egypt's monarchy was toppled in 1952.

  • 19/05/2011 | World

    Obama seeks to recast ties with skeptical Arab world

    President Barack Obama invoked the killing of Osama bin Laden as a chance to recast relations with the Arab world and said the top US priority was to promote democratic change across the region.

  • 24/05/2011 | World

    Mubarak to face criminal court over protestors killings

    Egypt referred Hosni Mubarak to court over the killing of protesters and other charges, defying speculation that the former president would be spared public humiliation by the country's new military rulers.

  • 22/04/2011 | World

    Egypt tourism remains in disarray post-revolution

    Hotel worker Meena George rejoiced when a popular revolt ousted Egypt's autocratic president, but since the tourists have stopped coming, his joy has given way to fear and desperation.

  • 07/05/2011 | World

    At least five dead in Egyptian sectarian clash

    At least five people were killed in a sectarian clash in Egypt over a Christian woman who had allegedly converted to Islam, according to officials.

  • 10/05/2011 | World

    Mubarak's detention extended

    Egypt's public prosecutor has extended the detention of former president Hosni Mubarak by 15 days, a judicial source said. Mubarak is being questioned as part of investigations into the killing of protesters and embezzlement of public funds.

  • 15/04/2011 | World

    Mubarak to be moved to Egypt army hospital

    Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak will be moved to a military hospital until he is well enough to face interrogation in a corruption investigation, the prosecutor said, as the army rulers seek to show they are serious about putting him on trial.

  • 16/04/2011 | World

    Egypt court dissolves Mubarak's former ruling party

    An Egyptian court today ordered the dissolution of the political party of former President Hosni Mubarak, one of the demands of the protesters who ended his 30-year rule.

  • 17/04/2011 | World

    Egypt puts top ex-ministers on trial in graft crackdown

    Egypt put two former top ministers on trial, widening a crackdown on graft as the ruling generals seek to show their seriousness about ending the corruption that led to President Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

  • 11/04/2011 | World

    Egypt PM says regrets protest crackdown, sets probe

    Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf expressed regret for a violent crackdown on demonstrators in Cairo at the weekend and said he had asked the minister of justice to investigate.

  • 12/04/2011 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak has 'heart crisis' in questioning

    Hosni Mubarak was in hospital after suffering heart problems under questioning, following protests by hard-core reformists who said he was being protected from prosecution by Egypt's military rulers.

  • 13/04/2011 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak detained, army wins protest respite

    Egypt ordered ousted President Hosni Mubarak detained for 15 days for questioning into accusations he abused power during his 30-year rule, embezzled funds and had protesters killed.

  • 20/03/2011 | World

    Over 3,800 leave Libya for Egypt, UN says

    More than 3,800 refugees crossed into Egypt from Libya yesterday, up about 70 percent on the numbers seen in recent days, according to UN officials.

  • 26/03/2011 | World

    Six dead in port city as Syrian crisis grows

    Syrian security forces have killed six people in two days of anti-government protests in the key port city of Latakia, reformist activists living abroad told reporters.

  • 10/04/2011 | World

    More than 1,000 defy Egypt army order to quit square

    More than 1,000 protesters ignored an army order to leave Cairo's main square, extending into a third day their calls for a quick move to civilian rule and a deeper purge of corrupt officials

  • 15/02/2011 | World

    CBS reporter Lara Logan assaulted in Egypt

    CBS correspondent Lara Logan was beaten and sexually assaulted by a mob while covering the jubilation in Cairo's Tahrir Square on the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, the US broadcasting network said.

  • 21/02/2011 | World

    'Egypt must do more to show democratic future,' Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said Egypt must do more to show it has a democratic future following the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak.

  • 26/02/2011 | World

    Thousands stage anti-gov't protest in Bahrain

    Tens of thousands of mainly Shi'ite Bahrainis gathered in Manama yesterday, officially declared a day of mourning, in one of the biggest protests since unrest erupted 10 days ago.

  • 14/02/2011 | World

    Egypt army delivers ultimatum to protesters

    Egypt's military delivered an ultimatum to dozens of committed protesters in Tahrir Square to leave and let life return to normal or face arrest.

  • 14/02/2011 | World

    Some objects looted from Egypt museum found

    Egypt's Antiquities Ministry has recovered some of the national treasures that went missing from the Egyptian Museum during an uprising which unseated Hosni Mubarak, the country's top Egyptologist said.

  • 14/02/2011 | World

    Egypt's military eyes constitutional referendum

    Egypt's new military rulers have signaled their intent to share power with civilians and amend the constitution rapidly by popular referendum, opposition activists and a British minister said.

  • 13/02/2011 | World

    Military rulers dissolve Egypt's parliament

    Egypt's new military rulers dissolved parliament and suspended the constitution but said they would govern only until elections to replace ousted president Hosni Mubarak, possibly in six months.

  • 12/02/2011 | World

    Egypt-inspired protestors fire up in Yemen, Algeria

    Thousands of Yemeni demonstrators, called for a similar revolution and clashed with government supporters with fists and batons in the streets of Sanaa. In Algeria's capital about 50 people began an anti-government protest but police were determined to stamp out any attempt to stage anything similar to Egypt's revolt.

  • 12/02/2011 | World

    Reactions from New York to London, Egyptians celebrate

    From New York to London, Egyptian expatriates joined their countrymen in celebrating the fall of President Hosni Mubarak. Hundreds gathered for a global solidarity demonstration in London's Trafalgar Square to celebrate Egypt's victory.

  • 11/02/2011 | World

    Mubarak steps down, the crowds celebrate

    Hosni Mubarak stepped down as Egypt's president, handing over to the army and ending three decades of autocratic rule, bowing to escalating pressure from the military and protesters demanding that he go.

  • 11/02/2011 | World

    World's reaction to fall of Mubarak: Obama says 'Egyptians have spoken'

    World leaders hailed Hosni Mubarak's decision to step down as Egyptian president after 30 years in power, saying they shared the joy of Egyptians and hoped the transition to democracy would be peaceful.

  • 11/02/2011 | World

    Some facts about Mubarak

  • 10/02/2011 | World

    Rage in Egypt as Mubarak hangs on

  • 10/02/2011 | World

    Obama calls Mubarak's latest move insufficient

    US President Barack Obama said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's statement that he would hand over power to his vice president was not enough to meet the demands of protesters clamouring for democratic change.

  • 10/02/2011 | World

    US rights groups say Egyptian army detained and abused protesters

    Egypt's army has detained dozens of Egyptians involved in massive protests against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak and abused some of them in custody, a US rights groups and Egyptian activists said.

  • 10/02/2011 | World

    Egypt's government faces outbreak of labour strikes

    An outbreak of strikes by Egyptian workers, emboldened by more than two weeks of anti-government protests, is compounding the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak as he confronts a mass movement determined to oust him.

  • 08/02/2011 | World

    Egyptians stage big protest, dismiss power plan

    Egyptians staged one of their biggest protests demanding President Hosni Mubarak step down now, their wrath undiminished by the vice president's announcement of a plan to transfer power.

  • 09/02/2011 | World

    Egyptians stage massive anti-Mubarak protest

    Egyptians have staged one of their biggest protests yet insisting President Hosni Mubarak step down immediately and ignoring a government plan to transfer power.

  • 07/02/2011 | World

    Mubarak cabinet meets while protesters camp in Tahrir Square

    President Hosni Mubarak's new cabinet holds its first full meeting since an uprising started nearly two weeks ago, with no concrete progress in talks with Islamists and an opposition who demand his immediate exit.

  • 07/02/2011 | World

    Egypt's Brotherhood warns it could quit talks with government

    US President Barack Obama said talks to resolve Egypt's crisis were making progress, but the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo said it could quit the process if opposition demands were not met.

  • 08/02/2011 | World

    Egypt has power transfer plan, vice president says

    Egypt has a plan and timetable for the peaceful transfer of power, the vice president said, as protesters called more demonstrations hoping to show their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak remains potent.

  • 05/02/2011 | World

    Egypt tries to return to work, protests hit economy

    Egypt's government tried to get the nation back to work and people queued in Cairo when banks opened for the first time in a week as protests to force President Hosni Mubarak to quit entered their 13th day.

  • 03/02/2011 | World

    Egypt leaders struggle to end tumult

    Egypt's government struggled to regain control of an angry nation, inviting Islamist opponents to political talks as protesters demanding the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak battled with his supporters on the streets.

  • 04/02/2011 | World

    Mubarak hangs on after mass protests in Egypt

    Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians marched peacefully in Cairo to demand an immediate end to Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule, but there was no sign of the army or the president's US allies forcing him out just yet.

  • 04/02/2011 | World

    Obama urges Mubarak to make the ‘right decision’

    President Barack Obama appealed to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to make the "right decision" as the United States kept up its push for an orderly transition of power in the face of mass protests.

  • 02/02/2011 | World

    US hardens stance against Mubarak's plan to stay

    The United States hardened its stance against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's plans to hang on to power until September and voiced suspicions the government might be instigating violence.

  • 02/02/2011 | World

    Clinton calls Suleiman, urges probe of violence

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Egypt's newly named vice president to hold accountable those responsible for violence in Cairo, the US State Department said.

  • 03/02/2011 | World

    UN's Ban calls for Egypt transition to start now

    "There have been calls for transition, very orderly, peaceful transition. If a transition needs to be taken, the sooner the better .. The transition should begin now," Ban told a news conference in London.

  • 02/02/2011 | World

    UK's Cameron calls for "rapid" transition in Egypt

    British Prime Minister David Cameron called for a "rapid" transition of power in Egypt. "The transition needs to be rapid and credible and it needs to start now," Cameron told parliament.

  • 02/02/2011 | World

    Museums on high alert for ancient Egyptian loot

    International museums are on high alert for looted Egyptian artefacts and some archaeologists have even offered to fly to the country to help safeguard its ancient treasures, museums said.

  • 01/02/2011 | World

    Google says executive missing in Egypt

    Google Inc said that its Middle East and North Africa marketing head is missing in Egypt.

  • 31/01/2011 | World

    OPEC worried about Egypt, but not acting yet

    OPEC is concerned by unrest in Egypt but sees no need for an immediate boost in its output as there is no shortage of oil, the group's top producer Saudi Arabia and its leading official said.

  • 31/01/2011 | World

    Governments and firms evacuating tourists from Egypt

    Governments and tour operators took steps to pull their nationals out of Egypt on chartered or scheduled flights as protesters pressed their campaign to topple President Hosni Mubarak.

  • 01/02/2011 | World

    Egypt opposition says Mubarak must go before talks

    A coalition of opposition groups have told Egypt's government that they would only begin talks with the military on a transition to democracy once President Hosni Mubarak stands down, opposition leaders said.

  • 29/01/2011 | World

    Mubarak names deputy as protesters defy curfew

    Egypt's president gave the first indication on Saturday he was preparing an eventual handover of power by naming a vice-president for the first time in 30 years after protests that have rocked the foundations of the state.

  • 31/01/2011 | World

    Wall Street gains on earnings, economy

    US stocks rose as solid earnings, merger activity and better-than-expected economic data renewed some of the risk appetite that evaporated last week on uncertainties over stability in the Middle East.

  • 26/01/2011 | World

    Egypt's gov't forbids more protests

    Egypt said it would ban demonstrations and detain protesters, seeking to draw a line under unprecedented protests against President Hosni Mubarak's rule.

  • 29/01/2011 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak can't just 'reshuffle the deck', says US

    The United States told Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak it was not enough to simply "reshuffle the deck" with a shake-up of his government and pressed him to make good on his promise of genuine reform.

  • 01/01/2011 | World

    Obama offers help after attacks in Egypt, Nigeria

    President Barack Obama condemned separate "outrageous terrorist bombing attacks" in Egypt and Nigeria and said the United States was prepared to assist both countries in responding to them.

  • 02/01/2011 | World

    Pope Benedict condemns church attack in Egypt

    Pope Benedict condemned a bomb blast outside a church in Egypt which killed at least 21 people, the latest in a series of attacks on Christians in the Middle East and Africa.

  • 07/01/2011 | World

    Egypt threatens to take back New York obelisk

    The Egyptian government official charged with protecting his country's ancient monuments is threatening to take back an iconic obelisk in Central Park unless New York City takes steps to restore it.

  • 18/02/2011 | Latin America

    Venezuela says US is meddling in hunger strikes

    Venezuela accused the United States of meddling in connection with student hunger strikes opposed to President Hugo Chávez and said Washington was trying to create "something like a virtual Egypt" in Venezuela.

  • 01/08/2012 | Sports

    Britain sink Uruguay to reach last eight

    Already-qualified title favourites Brazil and Japan were joined by hosts Britain, surprise qualifiers Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea and Honduras in the quarter-finals of the Olympic football tournament.

  • 09/08/2011 | Sports

    Argentina reach U20 World Cup's quarter-finals

    Argentina’s U20 national football team reached the quarter-finals of Colombia’s World Cup after defeating Egypt 2-1 in the game held at Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Medellín City.

  • 01/02/2012 | Sports

    At least 73 killed in Egypt football pitch invasion, Gov't says

    At least 73 people were killed after a football pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, health ministry sources said, raising the official estimate of the death count from 50.

  • 22/05/2012 | Sports

    Egyptians to pick president for first time

    Egyptians vote for the first time to pick their president in a wide open election that pits Islamists against men who served under deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.

  • 30/09/2011 | Arts and Media

    Sean Penn joins Egyptians in Tahrir Square protest

    US actor Sean Penn joined thousands of Egyptian activists who packed downtown Cairo demanding that military rulers speed up the transfer of power to civilians and end emergency laws once used by Hosni Mubarak against his opponents.

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