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October 18, 2020, 8:03 PM

Egypt releases comedian after more than 2 years in prison

The comedian had been working for a popular satirical television program.
October 18, 2020, 8:03 PM
1 month ago

Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

An Egyptian news outlet says one of its reporters, who reported on a young man’s death in police custody, has been detained on charges of reporting fake news
1 month ago
2 months ago

Lebanon arrests 3 Egyptian suspects in Cairo gang rape case

Lebanese security forces arrested 3 Egyptian men wanted in their home country.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Egypt releases news editor after over 2 years in detention

Egyptian authorities have released the editor of an independent news website after he spent the maximum time allowed under the law in pre-trial detention
3 months ago
Egypt releases news editor after over 2 years in detention
3 months ago

Egypt approves Libya deployment, risking clash with Turkey

Egypt’s parliament has authorized the deployment of troops outside the country after the president threatened military action against Turkish-backed forces in Libya
3 months ago
3 months ago

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over virus outbreak

Egyptian security agencies have tried to stifle criticism about the handling of the coronavirus health crisis by President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi's government
3 months ago
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Cairo's Baron Empain palace reopens after restoration

Egypt's historic Baron Empain Palace, which has been standing for more than 100 years, has opened its doors to visitors after three years of restoration work.
4 months ago
Cairo's Baron Empain palace reopens after restoration
5 months ago

Egypt says security forces kill 18 militants in Sinai

Egypt says its police forces have killed 18 militants in a raid in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula
5 months ago
Egypt says security forces kill 18 militants in Sinai
6 months ago
Virus threatening Egypt's fragile economy
7 months ago

Medics at Egypt's main cancer center test positive for virus

Egyptian officials say at least 17 medics in the country’s main cancer hospital have been quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus, raising fears the pandemic could prey on health facilities in the Arab world’s most populous country
7 months ago
Medics at Egypt's main cancer center test positive for virus
7 months ago

Group: Egypt's security forces ‘disappear, torture’ children

Human Rights Watch made the claims
7 months ago
Group: Egypt's security forces ‘disappear, torture’ children
7 months ago

Thunderstorms bring widespread flooding to Egypt, killing 5

Officials say thunderstorms packing heavy rains and lightning have caused widespread flooding across Egypt, killing at least five people and injuring five others
7 months ago
7 months ago

Death toll at 21 as Egypt storms, flooding enter 2nd day

Thunderstorms and flooding around Egypt entered a second day, interrupting daily life in much of the country, including the capital Cairo,
7 months ago
Death toll at 21 as Egypt storms, flooding enter 2nd day
7 months ago

Egyptian lawyer sentenced to 1 year in prison for fake news

An Egyptian court has sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer and former lawmaker to one year in prison for his conviction on charges that rights advocates have decried as baseless and politically motivated
7 months ago
8 months ago

Egypt sentences 37 to death including top militant leader

An Egyptian court has sentenced to death 37 defendants, including one of the country’s most high-profile militant leaders, following their conviction of terrorism-related charges
8 months ago
Egypt sentences 37 to death including top militant leader
8 months ago

Egypt holds full-honors military funeral for Mubarak

Egypt has held a full-honors military funeral for former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted from power in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising
8 months ago
Egypt holds full-honors military funeral for Mubarak
8 months ago
Former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak dies at 91
8 months ago

Egypt's wave of censorship takes aim at street music

Egypt's restrictions on what it deems inappropriate forms of art have reached a new height with a ban on a popular genre of street music.
8 months ago
Egypt's wave of censorship takes aim at street music
8 months ago

Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91

Mubarak was ousted in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.
8 months ago
Egypt state TV: Ex-President Mubarak has died at 91
8 months ago

Former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak dies at 91

Egypt's former strongman Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by a popular revolt in 2011, has died at the age of 91, the country's state TV said on Tuesday.
8 months ago
Former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak dies at 91
8 months ago

US citizen to remain in Egypt detention after prosecution appeal accepted

A dual U.S.-Egyptian national who won a court order to be released from a Cairo prison will remain in jail after a prosecution appeal was accepted on Thursday.
8 months ago
US citizen to remain in Egypt detention after prosecution appeal accepted
8 months ago

Egyptian court orders release of US citizen after 6-month detention

An Egyptian court on Wednesday ordered the release of a dual U.S.-Egyptian national who was arrested upon her arrival at the Cairo airport in July 2019.
8 months ago
Egyptian court orders release of US citizen after 6-month detention
8 months ago

Egypt’s top prosecutor denies activist was tortured

Egypt’s chief prosecutor is denying allegations that the police tortured a human rights activist and vocal critic of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi
8 months ago
Egypt’s top prosecutor denies activist was tortured
8 months ago

One month after American's death in Egyptian prison, family still seeking US response, Trump condolences

The family of an American citizen who died in an Egyptian prison said they are disappointed that they haven't heard from President Donald Trump or other senior officials.
8 months ago
Family of American who died in Egypt prison seeking US response, Trump condolences
8 months ago

Egypt's booming population officially hits 100 million

Egypt's official statistics agency says the country's fast-growing population has hit 100 million
8 months ago
8 months ago

Egypt arrests human rights activist who criticized gov't

Egyptian police have arrested an activist and researcher who has been a vocal critic of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government
8 months ago
Egypt arrests human rights activist who criticized gov't
8 months ago

Egypt frees pro-democracy activist imprisoned for 4 years

Egypt has freed a pro-democracy activist who spent over four years in prison and rose to local prominence as one of the faces of the 2011 uprising
8 months ago
Pro-democracy activist imprisoned for 4 years freed
9 months ago

Egyptian officials say militants blow up Sinai gas pipeline

At least six masked militants planted explosives under the pipeline.
9 months ago
9 months ago

In Egypt, 12-year-old girl dies after genital mutilation

A 12-year-old girl has died in southern Egypt after her parents brought her this week to a doctor who preformed female genital mutilation, a criminal practice that remains widespread in the region
9 months ago
12-year-old girl dies after genital mutilation in Egypt
9 months ago

Pompeo angry over death of US citizen jailed in Egypt

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed outrage to Egypt’s president at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been wrongfully held in an Egyptian prison
9 months ago
9 months ago

Congress urges Trump to sanction Egypt for American's death after he pleaded for help

Congress urges President Donald Trump to sanction Egypt for U.S. citizen Mustafa Kassem's death after he pleaded for help.
9 months ago
Congress urges Trump to sanction Egypt for American's death
9 months ago

Egypt says it's probing death of imprisoned US citizen

Egypt says it will investigate the death in custody of a U.S. citizen who had gone on hunger strike as part of a six-year battle against what he insisted was wrongful imprisonment
9 months ago
US citizen dies in Egyptian prison after hunger strike
9 months ago

Detained US citizen dies in Egypt amid hunger strike

Mustafa Kassem who had been in jail for more than six years, died amid a hunger strike Monday.
9 months ago
Detained US citizen dies in Egypt amid hunger strike
10 months ago

Police arrest 7 in New Year's Eve mob sexual assault

A senior security official says police have arrested seven young men for allegedly taking part in a mob sexual assault of a young woman during New Year's Eve celebrations
10 months ago
10 months ago

Egypt mob sexual attack on New Year's Eve sparks controversy

The attack has reignited controversy over street violence against women.
10 months ago
Egypt mob sexual attack on New Year's Eve sparks controversy
10 months ago

Fleeing war, poverty, African migrants face racism in Egypt

Hundreds of thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants call Cairo their temporary home
10 months ago
African migrants fleeing war, poverty now face racism in Egypt
10 months ago

Wife says missing Egyptian activist to face questioning

An Egyptian human rights activist missing since earlier this month called his wife to tell her he was about to be taken to a Cairo prosecutor's office for questioning
10 months ago
Wife says she believes Egyptian activist abducted by police
10 months ago

Egypt’s el-Sissi says militias hold Libyan gov’t 'hostage'

"Armed and terrorist militias" in Tripoli hold Libya "hostage," el-Sissi says.
10 months ago
1 year ago

Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' discovery of hundreds of statues and mummified animals

The discovery also included the "biggest scarab in the world" as well as mummies of at least two cubs at the Saqqara necropolis.
1 year ago
Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' discovery of hundreds of statues and mummified animals
1 year ago

Egyptian police raid Cairo office of independent news website, briefly detain journalists

Egyptian police raided the Cairo office of independent news website Mada Masr on Sunday and arrested three journalists, who have since been released.
1 year ago
Independent news website's Cairo office raided by police, journalists detained
1 year ago

Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' discovery of mummified animals

Egypt unveiled a "one of a kind" discovery of a cache containing hundreds of statues and mummified animals on Saturday.
1 year ago
Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' discovery of mummified animals
1 year ago

Egypt says it's unearthed large animal mummy, likely a lion

Egypt says archeologists unearthed mummy of unusually large animal, most likely a lion or lioness
1 year ago
Egypt says it's unearthed large animal mummy, likely a lion
1 year ago

Egypt unveils 3,000-year-old wooden coffins in Luxor

Egypt unveils 3,000-year-old wooden coffins in Luxor. They date back to the 22nd Dynasty in the 10th century BC.
1 year ago
Egypt unveils 3,000-year-old wooden coffins in Luxor
1 year ago

Egypt unveils 3,500-year-old industrial district on west bank of the Nile

Egypt has unveiled a 3,500-year-old industrial district near the Nile River in Luxor.
1 year ago
Egypt unveils 3,500-year-old industrial district on west bank of the Nile
1 year ago

2,200-year-old Egyptian temple discovered

A 2,200-year-old Egyptian temple was discovered on the Nile.
1 year ago
2,200-year-old Egyptian temple discovered
1 year ago

Egypt court asks religious figure to weigh in on sentences

Court referred the case of 7 facing terrorism charges to the religious authority
1 year ago
1 year ago

Egypt's security clampdown mostly thwarts fresh protests

Egypt has loosened security measures in the capital, Cairo, a day after it sealed off the main square and thoroughfares downtown to thwart a possible protest against the country's president
1 year ago
1 year ago

Egypt seals off Cairo's Tahrir Square, thwarting protest

Last Friday, rare protests calling for el-Sissi to step down erupted in Cairo.
1 year ago
Egypt's president warns against 'deceitful' calls to protest
1 year ago

Egypt says 6 Muslim Brotherhood killed in Cairo shootout

Interior Ministry says Egyptian security forces have killed six suspected members of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in a shootout in Cairo
1 year ago
Egypt says 6 Muslim Brotherhood killed in Cairo shootout
1 year ago

US-based Egyptian activist says brother 'kidnapped' by government in Cairo

Wael Ghonim lives in self-imposed exile in California.
1 year ago
US-based Egyptian activist says brother 'kidnapped' by government