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February 16, 2020, 1:09 PM

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
February 16, 2020, 1:09 PM
Egypt’s top prosecutor denies activist was tortured
February 12, 2020, 12:17 PM

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.
February 12, 2020, 12:17 PM
Family of American who died in Egypt prison seeking US response, Trump condolences
February 11, 2020, 6:36 PM

Egypt's booming population officially hits 100 million

Egypt's official statistics agency says the country's fast-growing population has hit 100 million
February 11, 2020, 6:36 PM
February 9, 2020, 8:41 PM

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
February 9, 2020, 8:41 PM
Egypt arrests human rights activist who criticized gov't
February 9, 2020, 12:51 PM

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
February 9, 2020, 12:51 PM
Pro-democracy activist imprisoned for 4 years freed
February 3, 2020, 8:09 AM

Egyptian officials say militants blow up Sinai gas pipeline

At least six masked militants planted explosives under the pipeline.
February 3, 2020, 8:09 AM
January 31, 2020, 1:14 PM

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
January 31, 2020, 1:14 PM
12-year-old girl dies after genital mutilation in Egypt
1 month 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
1 month ago
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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.
1 month ago
Congress urges Trump to sanction Egypt for American's death
1 month 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
1 month ago
US citizen dies in Egyptian prison after hunger strike
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Detained US citizen dies in Egypt amid hunger strike
1 month 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
1 month ago
2 months ago

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

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

Fleeing war, poverty, African migrants face racism in Egypt

Hundreds of thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants call Cairo their temporary home
2 months ago
African migrants fleeing war, poverty now face racism in Egypt
2 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
2 months ago
Wife says she believes Egyptian activist abducted by police
2 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.
2 months ago
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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.
3 months ago
Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' discovery of hundreds of statues and mummified animals
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Independent news website's Cairo office raided by police, journalists detained
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' discovery of mummified animals
3 months 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
3 months ago
Egypt says it's unearthed large animal mummy, likely a lion
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Egypt unveils 3,000-year-old wooden coffins in Luxor
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Egypt unveils 3,500-year-old industrial district on west bank of the Nile
4 months ago

2,200-year-old Egyptian temple discovered

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

Egypt court asks religious figure to weigh in on sentences

Court referred the case of 7 facing terrorism charges to the religious authority
5 months ago
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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
5 months ago
5 months ago

Egypt seals off Cairo's Tahrir Square, thwarting protest

Last Friday, rare protests calling for el-Sissi to step down erupted in Cairo.
5 months ago
Egypt's president warns against 'deceitful' calls to protest
5 months 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
5 months ago
Egypt says 6 Muslim Brotherhood killed in Cairo shootout
5 months ago

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

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

Egypt's el-Sissi dismisses corruption allegations

Businessman-in-exile alleges the military is "sheer lies and defamation."
5 months ago
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Teen Egyptian girl's case puts legal system under spotlight

The prosecution of a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her has reignited debate over the treatment of women in Egypt's legal system, including the practice of virginity tests and blaming victims of sexual violence
5 months ago
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Former Egyptian president Morsi's youngest son dies at 25

He died shortly after arriving in hospital.
5 months ago
Former Egyptian president Morsi's son dies of heart attack
6 months ago

Egypt begins restoration on King Tut's golden coffin

Egypt says it has started the first-ever restoration on a gold-covered sarcophagus of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, ahead of the country's new museum opening next year
6 months ago
7 months ago

Amnesty: Egypt using probation measures to silence activists

Amnesty says that pro-democracy activists are targeted by authorities.
7 months ago
Amnesty: Egypt using probation measures to silence activists
7 months ago

Suspension of flights 'has nothing to do with Cairo airport': British Airways official

British Airways official said the decision to suspend flights to Cairo, Egypt, "has nothing to do with Cairo airport."
7 months ago
Suspension of flights 'has nothing to do with Cairo airport': British Airways
7 months ago

King Tut's golden coffin to be restored for the first time

Egypt has started a project to restore the wooden coffin of Tutankhamun for the first time since the boy king's tomb was discovered in 1922.
7 months ago
Egypt starts restoration of Tutankhamun coffin for first time
7 months ago

Egypt opens Bent Pyramid in Dahshur

The pyramid was built by Old Kingdom Pharaoh Sneferu in 2600 BC.
7 months ago
Egypt opens Bent Pyramid in Dahshur
7 months ago

Egypt opens 2 ancient pyramids for first time since 1960s

Egypt has opened two of its oldest pyramids, located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965
7 months ago
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Egypt asks Interpol to help it retrieve King Tut statue

Christie's auctioned it off last week despite Cairo's objections.
7 months ago
Egypt asks Interpol to help it retrieve King Tut statue
8 months ago

4,000-year-old Egyptian pyramid open to visitors for first time

Ancient artifacts like amulets, scarabs, shells and chains will be on display.
8 months ago
4,000-year-old Egyptian pyramid open to visitors for first time
8 months ago

Militants attack post office in Egypt's Sinai

Egyptian officials say militants have stormed a post office in the northern Sinai Peninsula and seized around $6,000 in local currency
8 months ago
Militants attack post office in Egypt's Sinai
8 months ago

4000-year-old Lahun pyramid opens to the public

The pyramid was built during the reign of 12th dynasty pharaoh Senusret II, who ruled Egypt from 1897 B.C. to 1878 B.C., according to the antiquities ministry.
8 months ago
4000-year-old Lahun pyramid opens to the public
8 months ago

Egypt's 4000-year-old Lahun pyramid opens to the public

The pyramid was first discovered by a British archaeologist in 1889.
8 months ago
Egypt's 4000-year-old Lahun pyramid opens to the public
8 months ago

Death of Egypt's Morsi comes amid Brotherhood struggles

Death of former Egyptian President Morsi brief rallying point for Muslim Brotherhood as movement's influence wanes across Mideast
8 months ago
Death of Egypt's Morsi comes amid Brotherhood struggles
8 months ago

Egypt halts hot air ballooning in Luxor after incident

Strong winds earlier took 11 tourists off course and forced them to land.
8 months ago
Egypt halts hot air ballooning in Luxor after incident
8 months ago

Egypt: 11 tourists safe after hot air balloon incident

Egyptian officials: 11 tourists safe after winds take their hot air balloon off course, forcing landing in the desert
8 months ago
8 months ago

Egypt: UN office tries to politicize Morsi's courtroom death

Mohammed Morsi collapsed inside a Cairo courtroom and died this week.
8 months ago
Egypt: UN office tries to politicize Morsi's courtroom death
8 months ago

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi given secretive burial as UN calls investigation

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was laid to rest in a quiet burial ceremony after dying in during a court hearing on June 17.
8 months ago
Former Egyptian president laid to rest in secret burial as UN calls for investigation
8 months ago

Egyptian woman goes on hunger strike after son killed by celebratory gunfire at wedding

Youssef El-Arabi, 13, was accidentally shot in Cairo two years ago.
8 months ago
Woman goes on hunger strike after son killed by celebratory gunfire at wedding
8 months ago

Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi dies

An Islamist, Mohammed Morsi was Egypt's first democratically-elected president.
8 months ago
Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi dies
8 months ago

Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Egypt's state TV says Mohammed Morsi, the Brotherhood leader who became the country's first freely elected president and who was ousted by the military after a year in office, died during a court session
8 months ago
Egypt TV says ousted president Morsi dies in court