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August 15, 2022, 5:48 AM

At least 41 dead in Cairo church fire

Dozens are feared dead after a huge fire erupted at a church in Cairo on Sunday.
August 15, 2022, 5:48 AM
At least 41 dead in Cairo church fire
August 14, 2022, 11:47 PM

Egypt in mourning after fire tears through church in Cairo

At least 41 worshippers, including children, were killed at the Coptic Orthodox Church of Abou Seifain in Cairo, Egypt.
August 14, 2022, 11:47 PM
Egypt in mourning after fire tears through church in Cairo
August 14, 2022, 5:53 PM

At least 41 dead after fire erupts in Cairo church

The fire engulfed the Coptic Orthodox Church of Abou Seifain in Cairo during morning prayers.
August 14, 2022, 5:53 PM
At least 41 dead after fire erupts in Cairo church
August 13, 2022, 9:24 AM

Vehicle accident in southern Egypt kills 9, injures 18

Egyptian authorities say a vehicle accident in the southern province of Minya killed at least nine people and injured 18
August 13, 2022, 9:24 AM
Vehicle accident in southern Egypt kills 9, injures 18
August 11, 2022, 4:32 PM

Campus femicides in Egypt revive calls to strengthen laws against gender-based violence

The latest murder of a young woman in Egypt who had allegedly rejected the advances of a fellow student has sparked outrage.
August 11, 2022, 4:32 PM
Campus femicides revive calls to strengthen laws against gender-based violence
July 30, 2022, 5:08 PM

Egypt frees 7, including journalist, researcher after pardon

Those released were serving prison sentences on terror-related charges.
July 30, 2022, 5:08 PM
Egypt frees 7, including journalist, researcher after pardon
July 22, 2022, 6:30 PM

France, Egypt pressed on missing backpacker as leader visits

The family of a French man who went missing in Egypt want an investigation.
July 22, 2022, 6:30 PM
France, Egypt pressed on missing backpacker as leader visits
1 month ago

Egypt resumes hot air ballooning over Luxor after incident

Egypt has resumed hot air ballooning over the ancient city of Luxor following a two-day hiatus after two tourists were lightly injured during a ride
1 month ago
Egypt resumes hot air ballooning over Luxor after incident
1 month ago

Bus rams into truck in southern Egypt, killing 23 people

Egyptian authorities say 23 people were killed and at least 30 others were injured when a bus slammed into a parked trailer truck on a highway in the southern province of Minya
1 month ago
22 killed, 33 injured in car crash in southern Egypt
1 month ago

Egypt suspends hot air ballooning over Luxor after 2 injured

Egyptian authorities say they have suspended hot air ballooning over the ancient city of Luxor after two tourists were lightly injured during a ride there
1 month ago
Egypt suspends hot air ballooning over Luxor after 2 injured
1 month ago

Egypt raises price of widely used diesel, other fuel

Egypt is raising the price of its widely used diesel and other fuels, in a move expected to further drive up prices of other goods and services
1 month ago
Egypt raises price of widely used diesel, other fuel
1 month ago

8 killed, 44 injured in car crash in southern Egypt

Egypt's state-run news agency says eight people were killed and 44 injured in a car crash near the southern province of Aswan
1 month ago
8 killed, 44 injured in car crash in southern Egypt
1 month ago

2 women killed in shark attacks in Egypt's Red Sea, officials say

Two women were killed in shark attacks in Egypt's Red Sea over the weekend, prompting officials to close off a stretch of the coastline.
1 month ago
2 women killed in shark attacks, officials say
2 months ago

Eviction on the Nile: Historic Cairo houseboats facing demolition

The Egyptian government gave Nile houseboat owners orders to evacuate, citing their failure to pay license fees among several other reasons.
2 months ago
Historic Cairo houseboats facing demolition
2 months ago

Building collapse kills 6 in Egyptian capital of Cairo

It was not immediately known what caused the deadly collapse.
2 months ago
Building collapse kills 6 in Egyptian capital of Cairo
2 months ago

Egypt court sentences man to death for killing Coptic priest

An Egyptian court has sentenced a man to die for the April stabbing death of a Coptic Christian priest in an attack that shocked the Arab world’s most populous nation
2 months ago
Egypt court sentences man to death for killing Coptic priest
2 months ago

Egypt will seek to recover antiquities seized from The Met in New York, official says

Egyptian officials said they plan to start legal proceedings to recover five Egyptian antiques seized from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
2 months ago
Egypt will seek to recover antiquities seized from The Met in New York, official says
3 months ago

Egypt uncovers 2,500-year-old coffins, bronze statues

The latest discovery comes two months after five ancient tombs were found nearby.
3 months ago
Egypt uncovers 2,500-year-old coffins, bronze statues
3 months ago

Egypt court sentences 2 aged Islamist leaders to 15 years

Their charges were disseminating false news and inciting against institutions.
3 months ago
Egypt court sentences 2 aged Islamist leaders to 15 years
3 months ago

Islamic State claims attack that killed 5 troops in Egypt

An Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed at least five troops in the restive part of Sinai Peninsula
3 months ago
Islamic State claims attack that killed 5 troops in Egypt
3 months ago

Egypt says officer, 4 troops killed in fighting in Sinai

Egypt’s military says a military officer and four troops have been killed in fighting in the Sinai Peninsula
3 months ago
Egypt says general, 4 troops killed in fighting in Sinai
3 months ago

Suez Canal chief says April revenues hit all-time record

Egypt’s Suez Canal says its monthly revenues  have hit an all-time record, raking in $629 million in April
3 months ago
Suez Canal chief says April revenues hit all-time record
4 months ago

Egypt sends former MP to prison for antiquities smuggling

An Egyptian court has sentenced a former member of parliament and others to ten years in prison for smuggling antiquities out of the country
4 months ago
Egypt sends former MP to prison for antiquities smuggling
4 months ago

Rights group urges Egypt to release critic's autopsy report

A leading human rights group says Egyptian authorities should release the autopsy report and investigate the suspicious death of an economic researcher detained two months ago
4 months ago
Rights group urges Egypt to release critic's autopsy report
4 months ago

Egyptian woman sentenced to 3 years in TikTok video case

An Egyptian court has sentenced a woman to three years in prison after her retrial conviction for human trafficking in a case that involved girls dancing in videos on TikTok
4 months ago
Egyptian woman sentenced to 3 years in TikTok video case
4 months ago

Egypt’s inflation rate spikes in March amid Ukraine war

Egypt says  its annual inflation rate has surged past 12% in March, up from 10% in February
4 months ago
Egypt’s inflation rate spikes in March amid Ukraine war
5 months ago

Egypt's central bank raises interest rates, cites Ukraine

The Central Bank of Egypt has raised its key interest rate for the first time since 2017, citing inflationary pressures triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine
5 months ago
Egypt's central bank raises interest rates, cites Ukraine
5 months ago

Egypt displays recently discovered ancient tombs in Saqqara

Egypt has put on display recently discovered, well-decorated ancient tombs at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside the capital Cairo
5 months ago
Egypt displays recently discovered ancient tombs in Saqqara
5 months ago

Egypt's newly discovered ancient tombs are nearly 5,000 years old

Egypt discovers 5 ancient tombs in Saqqara
5 months ago
Egypt's newly discovered ancient tombs are nearly 5,000 years old
5 months ago

As Cairo transforms, Egyptians fight to save their trees

Massive road construction projects have erased some of the oldest remaining green spaces in the Egyptian capital of Cairo
5 months ago
As Cairo transforms, Egyptians fight to save their trees
7 months ago

Egypt to mark centenary of Tutankhamun tomb discovery by inaugurating new, lavish museum

The museum will hold more than 100,000 artifacts.
7 months ago
Egypt to mark centenary of Tutankhamun tomb discovery with new, lavish museum
8 months ago

Egypt digitally 'unwraps' mummy of King Amenhotep

The mummy had remained untouched since it was discovered in 1881.
8 months ago
Egypt digitally 'unwraps' mummy of King Amenhotep
8 months ago

Egypt announces its first cases of omicron variant

Egyptian health authorities say they have identified the country’s first cases of the highly transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus
8 months ago
Egypt announces its first cases of omicron variant
9 months ago

Egypt opens Luxor's ancient 'Avenue of Sphinxes' to great fanfare

Egypt will inaugurate the 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes in a glitzy ceremony.
9 months ago
Egypt opens Luxor's ancient 'Avenue of Sphinxes' to great fanfare
9 months ago

Report: Storms in Egypt leave 3 dead, unleash scorpions

More than 500 people had to be hospitalized for scorpion stings.
9 months ago
9 months ago

US, Egypt tackle myriad irritants in strategic talks

The United States and Egypt are putting a brave face on strains in their relationship as domestic Egyptian developments and regional crises test long-standing ties between the countries
9 months ago
9 months ago

Egypt says 47 tourists got food poisoning at Red Sea resort

Egypt’s chief prosecutor has ordered the detention of three hotel workers pending an investigation into how around 50 foreign tourists, mostly Russians, got food poisoning in a hotel at a popular Red Sea resort and had to be hospitalized
9 months ago
Egypt: 47 tourists suffer food poisoning at Red Sea resort
10 months ago

What the appointment of 98 female judges to Egypt's State Council means for women's rights

The recent appointment of 98 judges to Egypt's State Council has considerable implications.
10 months ago
What appointment of 98 female judges in Egypt means for women's rights
1 year ago

Egypt opens ancient tomb of King Djoser after restoration

Egypt is showcasing an ancient tomb structure.
1 year ago
Egypt opens ancient tomb of King Djoser after restoration
1 year ago

Report: Apartment building collapse in Egypt kills 3 lawyers

State-run media reported an apartment building collapsed in a city just outside Egypt’s capital, killing at least three people
1 year ago
Report: Apartment building collapse in Egypt kills 3 lawyers
1 year ago

Egypt president vows to increase price of subsidized bread

Egypt’s president has vowed to raise the price of government-subsidized bread
1 year ago
1 year ago

Suez Canal says deal reached to free seized vessel

A hulking container ship blocked the crucial waterway for nearly a week.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Early agreement reached in dispute over Suez Canal ship

The owners and insurers of the giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier this year have reached an agreement in principle over their dispute with canal authorities
1 year ago
1 year ago

Scientists study ancient Egyptian mummies with CT scans

WAKING THE DEAD: Ancient Egypt meets modern technology as scientists put mummies under the microscope with CT scans to study their life and death.
1 year ago
Scientists study ancient Egyptian mummies with CT scans
1 year ago

Suez Canal’s claim over once-stuck ship referred by court

An Egyptian appeals court says it lacks jurisdiction to look into the demands.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Egypt executes defrocked monk convicted of abbot’s killing

The 2018 killing of Bishop Epiphanius shocked Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Rights critics condemn French sale to Egypt of 30 more jets

Egypt is buying another 30 Rafale fighter jets from France
1 year ago
1 year ago

Egypt court upholds seizure of ship that blocked Suez Canal

An Egyptian court has rejected an appeal by the owner of a massive container ship of the court-ordered seizure of the vessel over a financial dispute
1 year ago
1 year ago

Egyptian mummy was a pregnant woman, not a male priest

Polish researchers examining an Egyptian mummy in Warsaw that was believed to be a male priest were surprised when X-rays and computer tests revealed the mummy was that of a woman who had been seven months pregnant
1 year ago
1 year ago

11 dead, 98 injured after passenger train derailment in Egypt

A passenger train derailment in Egypt has left 11 dead and 98 injured, officials said.
1 year ago
11 dead, 98 injured in passenger train derailment in Egypt