Egypt Headlines

Fri, May 29 2015

Swiss media conference moved due to security risk: police

ZURICH - A conference featuring Egypt's most famous satirist and the editor of a Danish paper which published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed has been moved because of a "heightened risk", Swiss police said on Friday.

World, Egypt 29 May 2015

Thu, May 28 2015

Al Jazeera reporter Greste fears Egyptian conviction in absentia

Photo

SYDNEY - Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste, deported after spending 400 days in an Egyptian jail on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, fears he will be found guilty in absentia at a retrial that resumes in Cairo next week.

World, Egypt 28 May 2015

Egyptian court clears state security officer of killing detainee

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a state security officer who had been convicted of torturing to death an Islamist detainee, state media said, in a case that has fueled anger over police brutality in the weeks before the 2011 uprising.

World, Egypt 28 May 2015

Wed, May 27 2015

Israeli air force chief unfazed Egypt may get Russia's S-300

HERZLIYA, Israel - The chief of Israel's air force on Wednesday played down worries voiced by some fellow officials about the possibility of Egypt acquiring advanced Russian-made air defenses.

World, Russia, Egypt, Israel 27 May 2015

Egyptian police general killed in roadside bomb attack in Sinai

CAIRO - An Egyptian police brigadier general was killed in a roadside bomb attack on Wednesday in North Sinai, the interior ministry said, one of the most high-profile police deaths in the Islamist insurgency raging in the region.

World, Egypt 27 May 2015

Tue, May 26 2015

Egyptian court sentences eight militants to death for army attack - sources

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced to death eight militants, including prominent Islamist militant Adel Habara, on charges related to the killing of seven soldiers in an attack in the Nile Delta in early 2014, security and judicial sources said on Tuesday.

World, Egypt 26 May 2015

Egypt opens Rafah to let stranded Palestinians return to Gaza

Photo

GAZA - Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah crossing on Tuesday, for the first time in nearly 80 days, to allow stranded Palestinians to return to the Gaza Strip, witnesses and officials said.

World, Egypt 26 May 2015

Mon, May 25 2015

Libyan tribes meet in Cairo as Egypt seeks allies against militants

CAIRO - Hundreds of Libyan tribal leaders met in Cairo on Monday with Egyptian authorities hoping to enlist their help in preventing Islamist violence from spilling over their shared border.

World, Egypt, Libya 25 May 2015

Sat, May 23 2015

Israel thanks U.S. for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at U.N.

Photo

UNITED NATIONS - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear weapons ban at a major United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday.

Egyptian court acquits 17 charged for protest at which activist killed

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday acquitted 17 people of violating a strict protest law earlier this year at a march commemorating a 2011 uprising, judicial sources said, a rare decision since Egypt introduced the statute in late 2013.

World, Egypt 23 May 2015