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FILES / AFP | Egypt will host the expanded 24-team event in June-July after initial hosts Cameroon were stripped of the tournament.

Egypt to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

 23:08 08/01/2019

Egypt will host the new expanded 24-team Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football confirmed after a meeting of their executive commitee in Dakar on Tuesday.

AFP file photo | An Egyptian military vehicle near the Giza Pyramids.

Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids

 01:35 29/12/2018

Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus in an area near the Giza Pyramids, in the outskirts of Cairo, killing at least two people and wounding 10 other

EPA / Hundreds were killed as security forces dispersed a sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya square in 2013

Egypt sentences hundreds over 2013 pro-Morsi protests

 23:22 08/09/2018

Egypt has delivered verdicts for more than 700 people over a pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in 2013.

Egypt internet: Sisi ratifies law tightening control over websites

Egypt internet: Sisi ratifies law tightening control over websites

 10:40 19/08/2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a new law that tightens controls over the internet.

AFP / Defendants look out into the court in Cairo

Egypt court sentences 75 to death over 2013 pro-Morsi protests

 00:32 29/07/2018

An Egyptian court has sentenced 75 people to death for their role in the violence that erupted after President Mohammed Morsi's removal in 2013.

© Egyptian presidency, AFP | A handout picture shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivering a speech on June 30, 2018 to mark the fifth anniversary of the protests that led to the ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Five years after Morsi, Egyptian economy strengthens amid oppression

 20:13 02/07/2018

Five years after the deposal of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, the country’s long-ailing economy appears to be on the path to recovery. But at what cost?

© Egyptian presidency / AFP | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi giving a speech during his swearing in ceremony on June 2, 2018, for a second four-year term in office, at the parliament meeting hall in Cairo.

Egypt's al-Sisi sworn in for second term amid unrest

 22:06 02/06/2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed to tackle jihadists and revive the economy as he was sworn in Saturday for a second four-year term after a wave of arrests.

Egypt's election commission said there had been a 41.5 percent turnout [Reuters]

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi narrowly misses 100 percent of vote in Egypt

 07:47 03/04/2018

Ex-army general secures 97 percent win, final results show, in a poll where only challenger was a Sisi supporter.

© Handout/Ahmed Shafiq’s aide/AFP photo | An image grab obtained from a handout video provided by the aide of former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq on November 29, 2017, shows him speaking to the camera from the United Arab Emirates.

Egyptian ex-PM Ahmed Shafik declines to run for president

 03:53 08/01/2018

Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik is no longer considering running for president in this year’s elections, he said in a statement on his Twitter account on Sunday.

© Egyptian Ministry of Defense / AFP | A handout picture released by the Egyptian Ministry of Defense on February 16, 2015.

US slashes military and economic aid to Egypt citing poor human rights record

 06:28 24/08/2017

The Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo, citing human rights concerns, hours before Egypt's president and foreign minister met with White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday.

© Nile News / AFP

Gunmen attack bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo in Egypt

 20:12 26/05/2017

Gunmen opened fire Friday on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo in Egypt killing 26 people and wounding 25, according to officials.

Two churches in Egypt have been targeted by extremists with two bombs attacks and multiple deaths. Picture: AP/Nariman El-Mofty

Dozens killed in twin bomb attacks at churches in Egypt: reports

 19:49 09/04/2017

EGYPT’S Health Ministry says an explosion at a church in the coastal city of Alexandria has killed 11 people, and wounded at least 35 others.

Donald Trump called Abdul Fattah al-Sisi a "fantastic guy" after meeting him in September

Trump to 'reboot' US-Egypt ties with Sisi meeting

 23:19 03/04/2017

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is to visit the White House for the first time since he led the military's overthrow of his predecessor in 2013.

© AFP file photo | This picture, taken in May 2015, shows the former Egyptian strongman waving to supporters from his room at the Maadi military hospital in Cairo.

Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak freed from detention

 19:35 24/03/2017

Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.

Mubarak to be released from prison after acquittal in protester deaths

Mubarak to be released from prison after acquittal in protester deaths

 01:51 14/03/2017

Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak is to be released this week, his lawyer said on Monday, after an appeals court acquitted him of involvement in the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising against him.

Police special forces patrolled the streets of Cairo on the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising

ADVERTISEMENT Hundreds forcibly disappeared in Egypt crackdown, says Amnesty

 09:22 13/07/2016

Egypt's security services have forcibly disappeared and tortured hundreds of people in the past year in an effort to wipe out dissent, a rights group says.

EgyptAir investigators say those on-board doomed Flight 804 tried to put out fire before crash. Picture: AP

EgyptAir crew ‘tried to put out fire’

 04:20 06/07/2016

THE cockpit voice recorder of the crashed EgyptAir MS804 suggests attempts were made to put out a fire on board, investigation committee sources have indicated.

The memory chips of EgyptAir 804’s black box voice recorder are intact and investigators should be able to access it. Picture: AP.

Investigators say voice recording from EgyptAir crash intact

 20:18 03/07/2016

THE memory chips of EgyptAir 804’s black box voice recorder are intact and investigators should be able to access it, a committee probing the plane disaster said on Saturday.

A growing number of Egyptians have begun losing patience with Sisi over corruption, poverty and unemployment [AFP]

Egypt's Sisi celebrates Morsi's ouster

 02:37 01/07/2016

Sisi declares the ouster of Egypt's first democratically-elected president a national holiday with lavish celebrations.

© AFP PHOTO / MEDIA CENTER OF THE EGYPTIAN MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION | This combination of pictures created on June 17, 2016 shows the flight recorder (L) from the EgyptAir plane, that crashed into the Mediterranean last month.

EgyptAir blackbox points to fire

 08:07 30/06/2016

Investigators have downloaded data from one of the black box flight recorders on EgyptAir Flight MS804 and are preparing to analyze it, bringing them closer discovering what caused the jet to crash, Egypt’s investigation committee said on Wednesday.

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