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Judy Ann Santos wins Best Actress at Cairo International Film Festival

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:08 AM

Judy Ann wins for her role in Brillante Mendoza's 'Mindanao'

Egypt's former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo

Jun 18, 2019 - 7:28 PM

The Islamist leader is buried at a cemetery in eastern Cairo's Medinat Nasr

LAID TO REST. This picture shows a general view of the Al-Wafaa Wa al-Amal cemetery after the former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was buried, in Nasr city district, east of the capital Cairo on June 18, 2019. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Fiery crash at Cairo train station kills 20

Feb 27, 2019 - 11:19 PM

After the accident, the cabinet announces that Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has accepted the resignation of Transport Minister Hisham Arafat

DEADLY CRASH. Fire fighters and onlookers gather at the scene of a fiery train crash at the Egyptian capital Cairo's main railway station on February 27, 2019. Photo by Stringer/AFP

Man throws explosive device by U.S. embassy in Cairo

Sep 04, 2018 - 11:08 PM

No one was wounded in the explosion and no significant damage was caused, security and judicial sources say, without specifying the type of device involved

Cairo bans street sheep slaughter for Eid holiday

Aug 20, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, is marked by Muslims sacrificing animals according to religious traditions at the end of the hajj annual pilgrimage

SACRIFICE. Sheep like these in Syria, will be slaughtered when Muslims across the world will celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice. Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

Egypt's Sisi sweeps vote with 97%, though turnout was down

Apr 02, 2018 - 11:41 PM

The head of Egypt's election authority Lasheen Ibrahim says turnout was 41.05% of the almost 60 million registered voters

Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies at police station

Jan 06, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Nine people are injured and 40 people are arrested in the overnight clashes in Cairo's Moqattam district

Egyptian police stand guard outside a hospital in Cairo's northern suburb of Shubra on May 26, 2017. File photo by Mohamed El-Raai/AFP

Gunman kills 9 in attack on Egypt church

Dec 29, 2017 - 7:09 PM

(UPDATED) The gunman also wounds 5 security guards outside the church

Egyptian President Sisi to meet Lebanon's Hariri

Nov 21, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is now in Paris where he already announced on Twitter that he would visit Egypt for the meeting ahead of his planned return home for Lebanon's Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday.

Egyptologists go high tech to unlock ancient mysteries

Aug 04, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Advanced techniques coming into use are meant to be non invasive so as not to damage the ancient relics

ISIS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

May 27, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The jihadist group claims in a statement that its fighters set up a checkpoint for the Christians as they headed to the monastery then killing them and setting one of their vehicles on fire

ISIS CLAIMS ATTACK. An image grab taken from Egypt's state-run Nile News TV channel on May 26, 2017 shows the remains of a bus that was attacked while carrying Egyptian Christians in Minya province, some 260 kms south of the capital Cairo, killing dozens people according to state media and the health ministry. TV Grab from Nile News/AFP

Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

May 27, 2017 - 7:37 AM

No group has yet claimed responsibility for attacking the bus

AFTERMATH. Egyptian gather outside a hospital in Cairo's northern suburb of Shubra on May 26, 2017, following an attack in which 28 Coptic pilgirms were gunned down following a visit to a monastery. Photo by Mohamed El-Raai

17 mummies discovered in central Egypt – ministry

May 13, 2017 - 7:51 PM

The discovery is the first human necropolis found in central Egypt

Egypt begins handing over MS804 crash victims' remains

Dec 31, 2016 - 8:27 PM

The plane flying from Paris to Cairo leaves all 66 passengers killed last May 19

Bomb attack kills at least 25 near Cairo Coptic cathedral

Dec 11, 2016 - 6:40 PM

3rd UPDATE It is the deadliest suspected attack on Egypt s beleaguered Christian minority in recent memory

Egyptian security forces gather at the site of an explosion at the Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral on December 11, 2016 in the Abbasiya neighbourhood in the capital Cairo. Copts, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population of 90 million, have faced persecution and discrimination that spiked during the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by a popular uprising in 2011. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI

Bomb in Egypt capital kills 6 police

Dec 09, 2016 - 6:57 PM

The attack occurs in the western Talibiya neighborhood of the capital shortly before Muslim Friday prayers and when Cairo s streets are mostly empty state television reports

BOMB ATTACK. Egyptian security services cordon off the site of a bomb attack next to a police checkpoint in the western Talibiya district of the capital Cairo on December 9, 2016.  Photo by AFP

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire

Jul 23, 2016 - 2:34 PM

It remains unclear whether the blaze was triggered by mechanical malfunction or a criminal act

EGYPTAIR. An EgyptAir Airbus A320 at Brussels Airport on 14 June, 2015. EgyptAir Flight MS804 was a similar plane. Image courtesy Lentokonefani/WikiMedia Commons

Solar plane lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour

Jul 13, 2016 - 6:21 PM

After the two day flight from Spain just one final leg lies between it and its final destination Abu Dhabi where it started its odyssey in March last year

PENULTIMATE FLIGHT. Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered plane, piloted by Swiss Andre Borschberg, lands at Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt, 13 July 2016. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Private firm hired to hunt for EgyptAir black boxes

May 28, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Egyptian civil aviation officials say they had signed an agreement with Deep Ocean Search to carry out the search and retrieval process of the two data recorders

SEARCH CONTINUES. Egyptian Journalists light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, in front of the Syndicate of Journalists in downtown Cairo, Egypt,  May 24, 2016. File photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

EgyptAir crash: What we know so far

May 21, 2016 - 10:22 PM

French experts confirm that smoke was detected in the cabin of an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the eastern Mediterranean carrying 66 people but what brought it down remains a mystery

FOUND. A picture uploaded on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian military spokesperson on May 21, 2016 and taken from an undisclosed location reportedly shows some debris that the search teams found in the sea after the EgyptAir Airbus A320 crashed in the Mediterranean. Photo from the Egyptian military spokesperson's Facebook page / AFP

Search teams hunt for EgyptAir black boxes

May 21, 2016 - 3:32 PM

While Egypt s aviation minister has pointed to terrorism as more likely than technical failure French Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault says there was absolutely no indication of why the plane went down

This handout picture taken and released by the French naval Force SIRPA Marine on May 20, in Toulon, southeastern France shows the EV Jacoubet patroller leaving to take part in a search operation of the missing EgyptAir plane. Photo by Stephane Dzioba / SIRPA Marine / AFP

Wreckage of EgyptAir plane found in Mediterranean

May 20, 2016 - 11:44 PM

UPDATED They haven t died yet No one knows We re asking for God s mercy says a woman in her 50s whose daughter had been on board

Body part, seats, luggage found in EgyptAir search

May 20, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The Greek defense minister says a body part seats and one or more items of luggage have been found by crews searching for the wreckage of an EgyptAir passenger jet that crashed in the Mediterranean

LANDING. An Egyptair Airbus A330 plane lands at the Charles de Gaule airport near Paris, France,19 May 2016. Photo by Etienne Laurent / EPA

Air-sea search intensifies for missing EgyptAir plane

May 20, 2016 - 8:30 AM

UPDATED Egypt s aviation minister says while it is too soon to say why the Airbus A320 had vanished from radar screens a terrorist attack would be a more likely scenario than a technical failure

MISSING. An Egyptair plane takes off from the Charles de Gaule airport near Paris, France, May 19, 2016. According to media reports quoting Egyptair, EgyptAir Airbus A320 Flight MS804 disappeared off radar some 10 miles (16km) after entering Egypt's airspace. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

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May 19, 2016 - 7:13 PM

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In crowded Cairo, ride-hailing apps leave cabbies fuming

Mar 10, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Egyptian capital is one of Uber s fastest growing markets and taxi drivers are complaining

Ahmed Mahmoud, 53, an Egyptian driver working for Uber Transportation Company in Egypt checks a map on his phone on February 23, 2016 in Cairo.  The use of the smartphone applications has taken off in Cairo, so much so that Uber says the Egyptian capital is one of its fastest growing markets. But not everyone is happy. Taxi drivers have been protesting against them for weeks as they lose more and more clients to the rival services. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY TONY GAMAL

ISIS claims killing Egyptian police in Cairo raid

Jan 22, 2016 - 6:48 PM

An Egyptian affiliate of ISIS says it lured 3 policemen to an apartment in the Al Haram district which was rigged with bombs

EXPLOSION. Egyptians stand at the scene where an explosion killed at least 10 people in Giza, outside Cairo, Egypt, January 21, 2016. Local media reports suggest that the explosion happened when police raided a booby-trapped apartment. EPA/STR EGYPT OUT

Egypt court upholds Mubarak jail sentence

Jan 09, 2016 - 6:53 PM

It was not immediately clear however how long Mubarak would remain in detention Both of his sons were set free in October with time served taken into account

A file photo dated 13 April 2013 shows former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (L) on a stretcher looking on from behind the bars of a cage inside the court room during his trial at the Police Academy in Cairo, Egypt. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt to try 9 policemen for death in custody

Dec 10, 2015 - 9:13 PM

Their arrests came amid at least two investigations into deaths in police custody

Gunmen kill 4 Egypt policemen south of Cairo

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:49 PM

Gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle in an area between the famed Giza pyramids west of Cairo and the Saqarra pyramids to the south government says

Sisi pledges transparent plane crash probe

Nov 11, 2015 - 10:29 PM

We will deal with this matter with utmost transparency and integrity says Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi

GRIEF. Relatives grieve over the coffin of Nina Lushchenko, 60, a victim of the Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 crash, during a funeral service at a church in Veliky Novgorod on November 5, 2015 ahead of her burial. Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

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Nov 02, 2015 - 7:53 PM

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Nov 02, 2015 - 12:40 PM

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Russia skeptical of ISIS claim it shot down airliner over Egypt

Nov 01, 2015 - 12:29 AM

This information cannot be considered accurate according to the Russian transport minister

WAITING FOR THE BODIES. Members of the Egyptian security services stand guard as they await the bodies of the victims of the Russian passenger flight crash at Zeinhom morgue in Cairo, Egypt, October 31. Photo by Mohammed Hossam/EPA

ISIS group in Egypt claims it downed Russian charter plane

Oct 31, 2015 - 10:46 PM

The Russian airliner carrying 224 people crashes in a mountainous part of Egypt s Sinai Peninsula killing all on board

PLANE CRASH. A woman wipes her tears outside Pulkovo international airport near Saint Petersburg after a Russian plane with 224 people on board crashed in a mountainous part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on October 31. Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

Shock, denial at Russia airport after plane crashes in Egypt

Oct 31, 2015 - 9:42 PM

The Kremlin designates November 1 as a day of national mourning

Russian airliner crash in Egypt kills all 224 on board

Oct 31, 2015 - 9:01 PM

3rd UPDATE The plane lost contact with air traffic control 23 minutes after taking off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh bound for Saint Petersburg

Egypt's Sisi unveils 'new Suez Canal'

Aug 07, 2015 - 1:21 AM

The waterway is a cornerstone for Sisi to boost his regime s legitimacy after a deadly crackdown on dissent

Egypt court again postpones verdict in Jazeera reporters' retrial

Aug 02, 2015 - 9:44 PM

The verdict is delayed again because other defendants in the trial could not be brought to the court room from their cells says a judge

A file photo dated 31 March 2014 shows Australian journalist Peter Greste (R), Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (C) and journalist Baher Mahmoud (L) standing in front of the judge's bench during their trial for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt. According to local reports Peter Greste will be deported to Australia 01 February 2015 after serving 400 days in jail, as yet there is no news about his colleagues from al-Jazeera Mohammad Fahmy or Baher Mahmoud. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

John Kerry in Egypt on first leg of Middle East tour

Aug 02, 2015 - 12:41 AM

Many Gulf states are concerned about Iran s ambitions in the region following the pact with the US and five other world powers – Britain China France Germany and Russia

KERRY. US Secretary of State, John Kerry speaks during an official press conference in Sofia, Bulgaria on 15 January 2015. The US Secretary of State, John Kerry arrived on a one day official visit in Sofia. Photo by Vassil Donev/EPA

Bomb hits Italian consulate in Egypt, killing 1

Jul 11, 2015 - 6:58 PM

This is the first assault on a foreign mission in Egypt since jihadists launched a campaign against security forces two years ago

Italy not 'intimidated' by Cairo consulate attack – minister

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Italy will not let itself be intimidated tweets Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni

THE MINISTER. Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni looks on during an official meeting with his Romanian counterpart, Bogdan Aurescu (not pictured), at Foreign Ministry Headquarters in Bucharest, Romania on July 9. Photo by Robert Ghement/EPA

One dead in blast at Italy consulate in Cairo – ministry

Jul 11, 2015 - 2:23 PM

It is still unclear if the victim is a member of the security forces or the public

Blast hits Italian consulate in Cairo – AFP journalist

Jul 11, 2015 - 1:27 PM

UPDATED The explosion injures two policemen and 3 passers by

Morsi verdict alarms US, experts see 'war' on Brotherhood

May 17, 2015 - 8:36 PM

We have consistently spoken out against the practice of mass trials and sentences which are conducted in a manner that is inconsistent with Egypt s international obligations and the rule of law

Bomb kills 7 in Egypt's Sinai

May 14, 2015 - 3:32 AM

Two officers and two soldiers are killed in a bomb blast during a search operation in Rafah

Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 football riot

Apr 19, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Two of those sentenced to death are on the run

Egypt conference courts foreign investors after unrest

Mar 13, 2015 - 10:19 PM

General Electric Unilever British Petroleum ENI and HSBC are among companies and banks attending

Egypt disputes Amal Clooney arrest warning claim

Jan 04, 2015 - 5:26 PM

Egypt says Amal Clooney should reveal who threatened to have her arrested over the release of a report critical of the Egyptian judiciary

ARREST THREAT. Amal Clooney tells The Guardian Egypt warned to arrest her if she released a report critical of the Egyptian government. File photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Jazeera urges quick Egypt release of jailed reporters

Jan 01, 2015 - 6:19 PM

The Qatar based news channel says the prolongation of the custody of its three staffers could only do further damage to Egypt s international standing

JAILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP