Egypt votes to give Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Egypt’s parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial maritime accord with Saudi Arabia that transfers two strategic Red Sea islands to the kingdom, state television and a lawmaker said.

Egypt's parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial maritime accord with Saudi Arabia that transfers two strategic Red Sea islands to the kingdom, state television and a lawmaker said.

Egypt launches fresh Libyan air strikes after IS group attack

Egypt launched a fresh round of air strikes over Libya on Saturday, Egyptian military sources and an eyewitness told Reuters, targeting militant camps it said were responsible for a shooting spree that killed
dozens of Egyptian Christians.

Egypt launched a fresh round of air strikes over Libya on Saturday, Egyptian military sources and an eyewitness told Reuters, targeting militant camps it said were responsible for a shooting spree that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians.

IS group claims deadly shooting of Coptic Christians in Egypt

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for shooting dead 29 Christians on a bus in central Egypt, an attack that prompted retaliatory air strikes on jihadists in neighbouring Libya.

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for shooting dead 29 Christians on a bus in central Egypt, an attack that prompted retaliatory air strikes on jihadists in neighbouring Libya.

Egypt launches air strikes in Libya in response to attack on Coptic Christians

Egyptian forces on Friday launched air strikes on six jihadist training camps in Libya in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt earlier in the day in which at least 28 people were killed, many of them children.

Egyptian forces on Friday launched air strikes on six jihadist training camps in Libya in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt earlier in the day in which at least 28 people were killed, many of them children.

Egypt’s Sisi finds freedom to repress in the era of Trump

During his visit to Saudi Arabia earlier this week, US President Donald Trump said many things that the leaders of Middle East nations wanted to hear. But there were key things he didn’t say — and those omissions make all the difference.

During his visit to Saudi Arabia earlier this week, US President Donald Trump said many things that the leaders of Middle East nations wanted to hear. But there were key things he didn’t say — and those omissions make all the difference.

Pope heads to Egypt to mend ties with Islam, reassure Christians

In keeping with his inclusive approach to his role, when Pope Francis visits Egypt on Friday he will meet with the head of the most important institution in the Islamic world as well as leaders of the nation’s embattled Christian community.

In keeping with his inclusive approach to his role, when Pope Francis visits Egypt on Friday he will meet with the head of the most important institution in the Islamic world as well as leaders of the nation’s embattled Christian community.

IS group claims deadly attack at Egyptian monastery checkpoint

Gunmen attacked security forces near St. Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt’s south Sinai on Tuesday, killing at least one police officer and injuring four others, the Health Ministry said, just a week after church bombings killed 45 people.

Gunmen attacked security forces near St. Catherine's Monastery in Egypt's south Sinai on Tuesday, killing at least one police officer and injuring four others, the Health Ministry said, just a week after church bombings killed 45 people.

Egypt’s Copts to celebrate Easter Mass days after twin bombings

Egyptian Copts will celebrate Easter mass on Saturday, marking one of Christianity’s most joyous occasions just days after the deadliest attacks in living memory against the country’s religious minority.

Egyptian Copts will celebrate Easter mass on Saturday, marking one of Christianity's most joyous occasions just days after the deadliest attacks in living memory against the country's religious minority.

Mubarak to be released from prison after acquittal in protester deaths

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.

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.

Ex-Egyptian president Mubarak acquitted over protester deaths in 2011 uprising

Egypt’s top appeals court on Thursday acquitted ex-president Hosni Mubarak of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolt that ended his three-decade reign, a judicial official said.

Egypt's top appeals court on Thursday acquitted ex-president Hosni Mubarak of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolt that ended his three-decade reign, a judicial official said.

New Islamic State group call to violence sparks panic among Copts

An IS group video directed at Coptic Christians, the discovery of a shoulder-fired missile launcher near Cairo airport and recent killings have raised fears of increased terrorist activity in Egypt and resulted in Sinai Copts fleeing their homes.

An IS group video directed at Coptic Christians, the discovery of a shoulder-fired missile launcher near Cairo airport and recent killings have raised fears of increased terrorist activity in Egypt and resulted in Sinai Copts fleeing their homes.

Egypt puts ex-footballer suspected of funding Muslim Brotherhood on terror list

An Egyptian court has added former football star Mohamed Aboutrika to the authorities’ terror list, his lawyer said Tuesday, based on suspicions he financed the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

An Egyptian court has added former football star Mohamed Aboutrika to the authorities' terror list, his lawyer said Tuesday, based on suspicions he financed the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt steps up ‘unprecedented’ crackdown on NGOs

In an ongoing assault on human and civil rights groups, the Egyptian government froze the assets of several NGOs and activists this week, raising a chorus of criticism from the international community.

In an ongoing assault on human and civil rights groups, the Egyptian government froze the assets of several NGOs and activists this week, raising a chorus of criticism from the international community.

Explosive traces found on victims of crashed EgyptAir flight

Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry says traces of explosives have been found on some of the victims of an EgyptAir flight from Paris that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May.

Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry says traces of explosives have been found on some of the victims of an EgyptAir flight from Paris that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May.

Islamic State group claims Cairo church bombing that killed 25

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a suicide bombing two days ago at Cairo’s main Coptic cathedral and threatened more attacks against Christians.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a suicide bombing two days ago at Cairo's main Coptic cathedral and threatened more attacks against Christians.

Egypt accuses Muslim Brotherhood over church attack

Egypt’s interior ministry Monday accused fugitive Muslim Brotherhood leaders who have fled to Qatar of training and financing the perpetrators of the bomb attack on a Cairo church that killed 25 people.

Egypt's interior ministry Monday accused fugitive Muslim Brotherhood leaders who have fled to Qatar of training and financing the perpetrators of the bomb attack on a Cairo church that killed 25 people.

Deadly blast hits Coptic cathedral in Cairo

A bombing at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 35 on Sunday, according to Egyptian state television, making it one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory.

A bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 35 on Sunday, according to Egyptian state television, making it one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory.

Eight Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai car bomb

Eight Egyptian soldiers were killed in a car bomb attack targeting a checkpoint in Sinai, where the local affiliate of the Islamic State group is leading an insurgency, the army said Thursday.

Eight Egyptian soldiers were killed in a car bomb attack targeting a checkpoint in Sinai, where the local affiliate of the Islamic State group is leading an insurgency, the army said Thursday.

Signs of dissent, desperation amid food shortages and rising prices in Egypt

Despite a widespread government crackdown on dissent, some Egyptians are resorting to drastic measures to express their desperation over the food shortages and double-digit inflation that have made many of life’s necessities hard to come by.

Despite a widespread government crackdown on dissent, some Egyptians are resorting to drastic measures to express their desperation over the food shortages and double-digit inflation that have made many of life’s necessities hard to come by.

Muslim Brotherhood leader killed in Cairo gun battle with security forces

Egypt’s Interior Ministry said early on Tuesday that it killed a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader it said was responsible for the group’s “armed wing” and another member of the group in a shootout on Monday

Egypt's Interior Ministry said early on Tuesday that it killed a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader it said was responsible for the group's "armed wing" and another member of the group in a shootout on Monday

Egypt recovers scores of bodies after migrant boat tragedy

A senior Egyptian official says a total of 115 bodies were pulled out of the waters off the Egyptian coast, three days after hundreds of migrants heading to Europe drowned.

A senior Egyptian official says a total of 115 bodies were pulled out of the waters off the Egyptian coast, three days after hundreds of migrants heading to Europe drowned.

Scores drown after migrant boat capsizes off Egyptian coast

A boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday in the Mediterranean off Egypt’s north coast, drowning at least 43 people and prompting a search operation in which another 150 were rescued, officials said.

A boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday in the Mediterranean off Egypt's north coast, drowning at least 43 people and prompting a search operation in which another 150 were rescued, officials said.

Long-awaited church construction law in Egypt disappoints activists

Egypt recently issued a long-anticipated law governing the building of churches. Christians in the country had hoped its passage would help alleviate sectarian violence, but observers say the legislation falls dismally short.

Egypt recently issued a long-anticipated law governing the building of churches. Christians in the country had hoped its passage would help alleviate sectarian violence, but observers say the legislation falls dismally short.

Egypt suspends eight television presenters for being overweight

Egypt’s state-run television has taken several anchorwomen off the air until they lose weight, the broadcaster’s chief told AFP, drawing criticism from rights groups but also praise from some commentators.

Egypt's state-run television has taken several anchorwomen off the air until they lose weight, the broadcaster's chief told AFP, drawing criticism from rights groups but also praise from some commentators.

Recent spate of violence against Egypt’s Christians goes largely unpunished

Violence against Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian minority, one of the largest and oldest groups of Christians in the Middle East, has escalated at an alarming rate in the last several weeks, with little official response.

Violence against Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian minority, one of the largest and oldest groups of Christians in the Middle East, has escalated at an alarming rate in the last several weeks, with little official response.

‘Unprecedented spike’ in Egypt forced disappearances, says Amnesty

Egypt’s police have been implicated in an “unprecedented spike” in enforced disappearances since early 2015 aimed at quashing dissent, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday.

Egypt's police have been implicated in an "unprecedented spike" in enforced disappearances since early 2015 aimed at quashing dissent, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday.

EgyptAir blackbox points to fire

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.

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.

Egyptian investigators start analysing flight recorders from crashed EgyptAir plane

Egypt’s Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee started analysing the parts of the black box flight recorders from the crashed EgyptAir plane on Saturday with representatives from France and the United States in attendance, it said on Sunday.

Egypt’s Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee started analysing the parts of the black box flight recorders from the crashed EgyptAir plane on Saturday with representatives from France and the United States in attendance, it said on Sunday.

Egyptian ex-president Morsi sentenced to life in espionage trial

An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six of his co-defendants were handed death penalties.

An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six of his co-defendants were handed death penalties.

Search teams recover cockpit voice recorder from ill-fated EgyptAir plane

The cockpit voice recorder from the crashed EgyptAir plane has been found by search teams who were forced to repair the damaged device over several stages, Egyptian investigators announced on Thursday.

The cockpit voice recorder from the crashed EgyptAir plane has been found by search teams who were forced to repair the damaged device over several stages, Egyptian investigators announced on Thursday.

Search vessel identifies wreckage of EgyptAir plane that crashed into Mediterranean

A deep ocean search vessel hunting for the remains of an EgyptAir jet that crashed in the eastern Mediterranean last month has identified several main locations of its wreckage, the Egyptian investigation committee said on Wednesday.

A deep ocean search vessel hunting for the remains of an EgyptAir jet that crashed in the eastern Mediterranean last month has identified several main locations of its wreckage, the Egyptian investigation committee said on Wednesday.

Signal detected from doomed EgyptAir flight, says Cairo

Egypt said Wednesday that a French ship has picked up signals from deep under the Mediterranean Sea, presumed to be from black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month, killing all 66 passengers and crew on board.

Egypt said Wednesday that a French ship has picked up signals from deep under the Mediterranean Sea, presumed to be from black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month, killing all 66 passengers and crew on board.