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Netflix acquires Hollywood's historic Egyptian Theatre

May 31, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Netflix will run the venue jointly with the nonprofit American Cinematheque, which bought the dilapidated theater from city officials in 1996

Egypt slams BBC for 'insulting' anti-Sisi report

Mar 25, 2019 - 12:15 PM

The BBC's coverage is branded 'insulting' by the Egypt's State Information Service, accusing the broadcaster of inciting 'violence' and being a 'propaganda tool' for the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

The week in photos: February 2-8, 2019

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:08 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

NAKED RUNNERS. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity participate in the 42nd Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on February 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa David/Rappler

Animals aplenty, space at a premium in Africa's oldest zoo

Nov 09, 2017 - 11:38 PM

'We wish the natural environment could be recreated for the animals. It's not normal for an elephant to live in a tight space and on hard ground,' says Mona Khalil, head of the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals.

WORLD'S OLDEST. Giza Zoo in Egypt

Egypt Copts ready for Easter mass despite attacks

Apr 15, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The faithful will spend a large part of Easter eve going through arduous security checks outside places of worship

EASTER. Egyptian Christians take part in the Good Friday procession at the Arch Angels Greek Orthodox Church in the capital Cairo, on April 14, 2017. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

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

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May 19, 2016 - 7:13 PM

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Polling begins in Egypt to elect new pro-Sisi parliament

Oct 18, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Most of the more than 5 000 candidates in the polls overwhelmingly support Sisi and are expected to dominate parliament

Mexico says tourists were killed in Egyptian air strike

Sep 14, 2015 - 10:31 PM

Six Mexican survivors tells Mexico s ambassador to Egypt that they had stopped for a meal when they suffered an aerial attack with bombs launched by a plane and helicopters Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu tells a news conference

Mexico's Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu reads a statement in Mexico City on September 14, 2015. Egyptian security forces have mistakenly killed 12 people including Mexican tourists while chasing jihadists in the country's vast Western Desert, drawing condemnation and calls for an investigation from Mexico. AFP PHOTO/ Yuri CORTEZ

Trillanes exposes Gonzales, Moro clash, ISIS beheading | The wRap

Feb 16, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Trillanes names Norberto Gonzales in a coup plot against President Aquino Rival Moro groups clash in Maguindanao ISIS beheads Egyptian Christians

22 dead in Egypt football violence

Feb 09, 2015 - 10:51 AM

22 people die as thousands of fans tried to force their way into a Cairo football stadium to watch a game triggering panic as police fired tear gas and birdshot at the crowds

An Egyptian Zamalek soccer club fan wearing a Guy Fawkes mask near a burning police car outside a sports stadium in Cairo's northeast district, Egypt, 08 February 2015. Stringer/EPA

Al Jazeera reporter renounces Egypt citizenship in bid for release

Feb 03, 2015 - 5:31 PM

The move comes after Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird says Fahmy s release is imminent following the freeing on Sunday of his Australian colleague Peter Greste

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

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

Egypt court drops murder charge against Mubarak

Nov 29, 2014 - 5:46 PM

UPDATED An Egyptian court dismisses the murder charge hauled against former president Hosni Mubarak

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 jailing for claims 'traitor' Morsi fed false intelligence

Oct 30, 2014 - 10:50 PM

Tharwat Guda a former officer in general intelligence is jailed for a year in a military trial sparked by a complaint from his former institution that he had disclosed information damaging to national security

A handout photograph released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi talking to his supporters as he attends a Syria solidarity conference organized by the Muslim Brotherhood, Cairo, Egypt, 15 June 2013. Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency/EPA

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Jun 24, 2014 - 8:50 PM

Trillanes to Revilla Estrada: Man up stop whining Philippines backs Japan bid to defend allies Egypt under pressure to pardon Al Jazeera journalists

Egypt's Sisi tells outgoing PM to form new government

Jun 09, 2014 - 11:40 PM

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi accepted the government s resignation and tasked Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab with the formation of a new government to implement the state s vision for the upcoming phase

NEW GOVERNMENT. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi accepted the government's resignation and tasked Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab with the formation of a new government to implement the state's vision for the upcoming phase. File photo of Sisi from EPA/Sisi Campaign Handout

Ex-army boss Sisi sworn in as Egypt president

Jun 08, 2014 - 8:44 PM

Sisi s main challenges will be to restore stability and revive the economy after the years of turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi

NEW PRESIDENT. Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had served as the country's defense minister. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt votes in poll seen sweeping ex-army boss to power

May 26, 2014 - 10:25 PM

Mubarak s successor the Islamist Morsi lasted only a year in office New president Abdel Fattah al Sisi wants to reassure Egyptians that tomorrow will be beautiful and great

SUPPORT. Egyptians living in Jordan supporters of presidential candidate former Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi celebrate in front of the Egyptian embassy after casting their ballot on May 15, 2014. Photo by Jamal Nasrallah/EPA

Egypt jails 19 Morsi supporters for 5 years

May 24, 2014 - 8:13 PM

The army installed government has rounded up thousands of Morsi s supporters and tried them in mass hearings since his ouster in July last year

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Nine wounded in Egypt's Sinai bomb attack

May 22, 2014 - 8:09 AM

On the day of the attack an anti terror court slaps life terms on 54 more supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi for taking part in violent protests


Teenager killed as Egypt police, students clash – media

Mar 19, 2014 - 11:57 PM

The son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader was shot dead outside Beni Suef University south of Cairo the official MENA news agency reported

Egypt issues presidential election law

Mar 08, 2014 - 11:20 PM

Interim Egyptian President Mansour promulgated an election law for later this year to replace ousted Islamist President Morsi

Egypt government resigns: cabinet statement

Feb 24, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Egypt s government resigns ahead of a presidential poll that will likely bring army chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi to power

RESIGNATION. An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV shows Egypt's Premier Hazem al-Beblawi addressing the media in Cairo on February 24, 2014 as his government submitted its resignation to interim president Adly Mansour in a move just weeks before a presidential poll. AFP PHOTO/EGYPTIAN TV

Army says Sisi presidential bid 'misinterpreted' by Kuwaiti paper

Feb 06, 2014 - 9:17 PM

Egypt s army says a Kuwaiti newspaper misinterpreted comments by its chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi that he will run for the presidency

AL-SISI. Women walk under a placard bearing the portrait of Egypt's army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a street in the northern port city of Alexandria. AFP

Egypt army chief will run for president

Feb 06, 2014 - 1:42 PM

Egypt s top military commander Abdel Fattah al Sisi says he has decided to run in the presidential election scheduled for April

AL-SISI. Portrait of Egypt's military commander Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is to run for the presidency in the upcoming elections. Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Chinese teen defaces Egyptian ruins; draws ire online

May 27, 2013 - 9:22 PM

The online search prompted the 15 year old teen s parents to issue an apology in a local paper

'MOST SAD MOMENT.' A 15-year-old Chinese teen became the subject of online ire after vandalizing an Egyptian monument. Photo from Sina Wiebo.

49 killed in Egypt school bus tragedy: officials

Nov 17, 2012 - 4:43 PM

At least 40 young children were killed on Saturday November 17 when a train collided with their bus in the central Egyptian province of Assiut the official MENA agency reported

Fatwa issued against 'anti-Islam' film cast, crew

Sep 18, 2012 - 7:20 AM

A Salafist cleric in Egypt is calling for the deaths of all those involved in the making of an anti Muslim film that has outraged the Islamic world

THE INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS. Screen grab from YouTube