Egypt’s parliament approves extending state of emergency for 3 months

CAIRO, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's parliament, House of Representatives, approved on Monday a presidential decree extending the state of emergency in the country for further three...

Egypt forces kill dozens of militants in Sinai

Egyptian army forces have killed 83 militants as part of a security campaign in the restive Sinai Peninsula, according to a military spokesman on Monday.

Egypt’s army companies should be floated: Sisi

CAIRO (Reuters) - Companies owned by Egypt’s military must be allowed to sell shares on the stock exchange alongside other state companies slated for privatization, President Abdel-Fattah...

‘I was whipped with metal chains in an Egyptian prison’

For Ibrahim Halawa, what began as a family holiday in 2013 became four years in an Egyptian prison. The Irish Egyptian student was arrested...

Egypt: Death toll from heavy rains, flooding rises

Several people have died since heavy rains and flooding began to paralyse Egypt's capital, Cairo, and other cities two days ago. Al-Watan newspaper reported...

Perfectly preserved mummies in 3,000 year old colourful coffins discovered in Egypt

Perfectly preserved mummies were found in 30 colourful wooden coffins found on the Nile River’s west bank near Luxor, Egyptian archaeologists have revealed.  Adorned with delicate inscriptions...

British university orders every student home from Egypt after two are arrested

The University of Edinburgh has told students on a year abroad in Egypt to return home, after two of their students were arrested in the country.

Family says Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah beaten in jail

A leading Egyptian activist who was arrested amid a recent clampdown following anti-government protests has been beaten, threatened and stripped to his underwear while in custody, according...

Amid discontent and repression, is Egypt’s eruption inevitable?

While Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was in New York addressing the United Nations General Assembly, back home his government, in response to demonstrations, began the largest...

Ethiopia says Egypt trying to maintain “colonial era” grip over Nile

CAIRO (Reuters) - Ethiopia has accused Egypt of trying to maintain its grip over the waters of the Nile with a proposal it says would imperil a...