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May 14, 2022, 3:19 PM

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
May 14, 2022, 3:19 PM
Islamic State claims attack that killed 5 troops in Egypt
May 11, 2022, 6:54 PM

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
May 11, 2022, 6:54 PM
Egypt says general, 4 troops killed in fighting in Sinai
May 1, 2022, 11:02 AM

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
May 1, 2022, 11:02 AM
Suez Canal chief says April revenues hit all-time record
1 month 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
1 month ago
Egypt sends former MP to prison for antiquities smuggling
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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
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Rights group urges Egypt to release critic's autopsy report
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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
1 month ago
Egyptian woman sentenced to 3 years in TikTok video case
2 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
2 months ago
Egypt’s inflation rate spikes in March amid Ukraine war
2 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
2 months ago
Egypt's central bank raises interest rates, cites Ukraine
2 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
2 months ago
Egypt displays recently discovered ancient tombs in Saqqara
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Egypt's newly discovered ancient tombs are nearly 5,000 years old

Egypt discovers 5 ancient tombs in Saqqara
2 months ago
Egypt's newly discovered ancient tombs are nearly 5,000 years old
2 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
2 months ago
As Cairo transforms, Egyptians fight to save their trees
4 months ago

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

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

Egypt digitally 'unwraps' mummy of King Amenhotep

The mummy had remained untouched since it was discovered in 1881.
5 months ago
Egypt digitally 'unwraps' mummy of King Amenhotep
5 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
5 months ago
Egypt announces its first cases of omicron variant
6 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.
6 months ago
Egypt opens Luxor's ancient 'Avenue of Sphinxes' to great fanfare
6 months ago

Report: Storms in Egypt leave 3 dead, unleash scorpions

More than 500 people had to be hospitalized for scorpion stings.
6 months ago
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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
7 months ago
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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
7 months ago
Egypt: 47 tourists suffer food poisoning at Red Sea resort
7 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.
7 months ago
What appointment of 98 female judges in Egypt means for women's rights
8 months ago

Egypt opens ancient tomb of King Djoser after restoration

Egypt is showcasing an ancient tomb structure.
8 months ago
Egypt opens ancient tomb of King Djoser after restoration
9 months 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
9 months ago
Report: Apartment building collapse in Egypt kills 3 lawyers
10 months ago

Egypt president vows to increase price of subsidized bread

Egypt’s president has vowed to raise the price of government-subsidized bread
10 months 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
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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
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Egypt executes defrocked monk convicted of abbot’s killing

The 2018 killing of Bishop Epiphanius shocked Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church.
1 year ago
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Rights critics condemn French sale to Egypt of 30 more jets

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

Suez Canal chief: Vessel impounded amid financial dispute

Egyptian authorities have impounded a massive cargo vessel that blocked the Suez Canal last month amid a financial dispute with its owner
1 year ago
1 year ago

Egypt prosecutors find gross negligence behind train crash

The deadly train crash caused public outcry across the country.
1 year ago
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Egypt: Ex-student given 8 more years in #MeToo case

Former student at elite university convicted of attempted rape, drug possession.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Egypt seeks settlement out of court for Suez Canal blockage

The Suez Canal chief says authorities are negotiating a financial settlement with the owners of a massive vessel after it blocked the crucial waterway for nearly a week
1 year ago
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Traffic jam eases further in Suez Canal after ship unblocked

A company providing services to the Suez Canal says the maritime traffic jam caused by the Canal's blockage by a cargo ship for nearly a week is continuing to ease
1 year ago
Traffic jam eases further in Suez Canal after ship unblocked
1 year ago

'Pharaoh's curse' blamed for Suez Canal blockage, other unfortunate events in Egypt

Some unfortunate events in Egypt, like the Suez Canal blockage, are being blamed on a possible "pharaoh's curse" as 22 mummies are set to be relocated.
1 year ago
‘Keep the mummies asleep’: Unfortunate events in Egypt blamed on ‘pharaoh's curse’
1 year ago

Egypt expects $1 billion in damages over stuck ship in Suez

Egypt expects more than $1 billion in compensation after a cargo ship blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week, blocking all traffic
1 year ago
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Experts examine bottom of big ship that was stuck in Suez

Egyptian officials say divers are inspecting the underside of a colossal containership that had blocked the Suez Canal
1 year ago
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Engineers successfully free ship stuck in Egypt's Suez Canal

The colossal cargo ship that became stuck on the banks of Suez Canal last week, blocking traffic through the crucial waterway, was finally freed by engineers on Monday.
1 year ago
Engineers successfully free ship stuck in Egypt's Suez Canal
1 year ago

Massive cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal is partially refloated

The Ever Given is closer to freedom after engineers partially refloated the 200,000 ton carrier which has been blocking one of the world's busiest shipping channels for almost a week.
1 year ago
Massive cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal is partially refloated
1 year ago

Infant found alive after Egypt building collapse kills 25

The death toll from the incident rose to 25,  Egyptian officials say.
1 year ago
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Urgent effort to dislodge cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal

As the canal is a key global trade route, what could be the impact this one stranded ship could have all over the world?
1 year ago
Urgent effort to dislodge cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal
1 year ago

Egypt says US offers assistance as operations to free cargo ship gather momentum

Egypt's efforts to pull the gigantic ship have yielded little progress.
1 year ago
US offers to help Egypt with Suez blockage
1 year ago

Moving stranded cargo ship in Suez Canal could 'take weeks,' salvage company says

Egypt said it halted all navigation in the canal on Thursday.
1 year ago
Moving stranded cargo ship in Suez Canal could 'take weeks,' salvage company says
1 year ago

Large container ship blocks Egypt's Suez Canal

The canal provides the shortest link from Asia to Europe by connecting the Mediterranean to the Red Sea.
1 year ago
Large container ship blocks Egypt's Suez Canal
1 year ago

Trapped container ship blocks navigation in Egypt's Suez Canal

The canal provides the shortest link from Asia to Europe by connecting the Mediterranean to the Red Sea
1 year ago
Massive container ship blocks Egypt's Suez Canal
1 year ago

Acclaimed Egyptian feminist Nawal Saadawi dies at age 89

Egyptian psychiatrist and novelist's writings stirred controversy for decades.
1 year ago
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Biden faces 1st test with Egypt over human rights, weapon sales

President Joe Biden's administration expressed concern over the Egyptian government's human rights record after the family of a U.S. citizen and activist was detained.
1 year ago
Biden faces 1st test with Egypt over human rights, weapon sales
1 year ago

Egypt releases Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016

He's charged with publishing false information and belonging to a banned group.
1 year ago