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Egypt court hands 5-year jail term to photojournalist Shawkan

Sep 08, 2018 - 6:19 PM

However, Shawkan should be able to walk free after already having spent 5 years in jail

JAILED PHOTOJOURNALIST. In this file photo, photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known as Shawkan, gestures from inside a soundproof glass dock during his trial in the capital Cairo on August 9, 2016. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Here’s how you can watch Paul McCartney ‘live’

Sep 07, 2018 - 7:10 PM

The music legend is holding a concert to celebrate his new album 'Egypt Station'

PAUL MCCARTNEY. The Beatles legend is streaming his concert live on YouTube. Screenshot from Twitter.com/Paul McCartney

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

Egypt president approves law clamping down on social media

Sep 02, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The law allows the Egyptian government to suspend or block any personal account which 'publishes or broadcasts fake news or anything (information) inciting violating the law, violence or hatred'

CLOSE MONITORING. The Egyptian government will be gaining more power over social media accounts as a new law puts pages with over 5,000 followers under government monitoring. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

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 president approves law tightening Internet controls

Aug 18, 2018 - 11:54 PM

The new legislation allows authorities, through a judge, to order the blocking of websites that 'constitute a threat' to Egypt's national security or economy

Egypt says 12 'terrorists' killed in Sinai shootout

Aug 12, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The deadly exchange of fire takes place after the authorities received information that 'terrorist elements' were hiding in the area

Egypt court hands down 75 death sentences

Jul 28, 2018 - 11:51 PM

It is the largest single case of capital punishment convictions.

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Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Egypt, which ranks in the bottom tier of the World Press Freedom Index, is set to ratify a bill that will place social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers under a government committee

CLOSE MONITORING. The Egyptian government will be gaining more power over social media accounts as a new law puts pages with over 5,000 followers under government monitoring. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFO


Batang Gilas escapes Egypt for first World Cup win

Jul 08, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The also-ran Philippine basketball youth team salvages a win in the classification match as Kai Sotto drops a monster double-double

NEXT CHALLENGE. The Batang Gilas squad bannered by Kai Sotto faces New Zealand next in a battle for 13th place. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Paul McCartney shows James Corden his hometown in 'Carpool Karaoke'

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:40 PM

Paul not only sings some of the Beatles' biggest hits like 'Blackbird' and 'A Hard Day's Night,' but also his new song, 'Come On to Me'

DRIVE MY CAR. Paul McCartney drives around Liverpool with James Corden for an episode of 'Carpool Karaoke.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/TheLateLateShow

Uruguay, Russia reach World Cup knockout phase

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Luis Suarez scores the winner on his 100th international appearance to send Uruguay into last 16 with host Russia

BACK AT IT. Luis Suarez (left) and Uruguay secure a berth in the knockout stage after downing Yasser Al-Shahrani and Saudi Arabia in their Group A match. Photo by Pascal Guyot/AFP

Russia sours Salah's return to close in on last 16

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Egyptian star Salah disappoints as the Pharaohs get crushed by Russia

STRUGGLE. Egypt's Mohamed Salah (left) fights for the ball with Russia's Fedor Koudryashov in the match handily won by the host. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

All eyes on Salah as World Cup host takes on Egypt

Jun 19, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Egypt is in a must-win situation after losing its opening game to Uruguay

POSSIBLE APPEARANCE? The "Egyptian King" Mohamed Salah might just make his first World Cup appearance against hosts Russia. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Uruguay strikes late to beat Egypt as Salah sits out match

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:31 PM

Jose Gimenez scores last-gasp goal as Uruguay kicks off its FIFA World Cup 2018 bid with a dramatic win

CLUTCH. Uruguay's defender Jose Gimenez celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Egypt. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

FIFA World Cup 2018: 5 potential group stage highlights

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:31 AM

From Spain's sudden sacking of its coach to Egypt star Salah's doubtful return, here are some moments to look out for in the global football showpiece

CHAOTIC. Andres Iniesta (left), Cesar Azpilicueta and the Spanish players try to stay focused even as training gets thrown into turmoil after coach Julen Lopetegui got fired on the eve of the World Cup. Photo by Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Handshakes that shook the world

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:36 AM

US President Donald Trump's handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore marks a historic moment

FIRST MEETING. US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Mohamed Salah included in final Egypt World Cup squad

Jun 05, 2018 - 1:32 PM

The Liverpool star is expected to miss Egypt's opening World Cup match against Uruguay due to a shoulder injury

RARING TO COME BACK. Mohamed Salah is still recovering from a shoulder injury. File photo by Paul Ellis/AFP


Egypt's Sisi sworn in for second term in office

Jun 02, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will have two major challenges to tackle in his second term: security and economic recovery

REELECTED. In this file photo, supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi celebrate in Cairo's Tahrir Square following his re-election for a second term, on April 2, 2018. Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP

Injured Liverpool striker Salah holds out hope for World Cup stint

May 31, 2018 - 10:49 AM

Likely sidelined for 3 weeks, the Egyptian star is expected to miss the opening match

ROAD TO RECOVERY. Salah is in Valencia for rehabilitation after injuring his shoulder in the Champions League. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

May 27, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Qatar's Government Communications Office says it is trying to 'protect the safety of consumers,' amid the Gulf diplomatic crisis

CLOSED BORDER. A general view of the Qatari side of the Abu Samrah border crossing with Saudi Arabia on June 23, 2017. Karim Jaafar/AFP

Egypt court orders one-month YouTube block over Islam film

May 26, 2018 - 11:35 PM

A lower court's 2013 order – blocking YouTube after it carried the controversial film 'Innocence of Muslims' – is upheld

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramadan

May 18, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Egypt president Sisi says the decision to keep the crossing open was taken 'to alleviate the suffering' of residents in the Palestinian enclave

OPEN. Palestinians wait to travel to Egypt through the Rafah border crossing, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 18, 2018. Photo by Said Khatiob/AFP

Egypt President Sisi says in talks with Palestinians, Israel

May 17, 2018 - 2:17 PM

'I hope that this message reaches our Palestinian brothers that self-expression and protest over this decision does not lead them to measures that could lead to more victims,' Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says

TALKS. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urges Israel and the Palestinians to abstain from further steps that could lead to more Palestinian deaths. File photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Amnesty International accuses Egypt of 'torture' in solitary confinement

May 07, 2018 - 7:29 AM

Amnesty's investigation 'reveals that prisoners detained on politically motivated charges are being held in prolonged and indefinite solitary confinement in Egypt – at times for several years – which in and of itself amounts to torture'

Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 jihadists killed in Sinai attack

Apr 14, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The military says it was able to 'foil a large terrorist operation'

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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

Egypt says 6 jihadists, 2 soldiers killed in Sinai operation

Apr 01, 2018 - 4:56 PM

The 6 jihadists are killed in an exchange of fire as the army launched a raid against a 'very dangerous terrorist cell'

Egypt's Sisi reelected with 92% of vote – state media

Mar 29, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Two million spoil their ballot papers, inserting the names of candidates who were not among the only two approved

AL-SISI. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 20, 2016. File photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Salah sold on cheap to Liverpool before 'Neymar effect' – Roma chief

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:52 AM

Neymar revolutionizes the transfer market after Salah went to Liverpool

'NEYMAR EFFECT'. Roma sporting director Monchi says that the value of Salah should've been higher when he transferred to Liverpool.

Policeman dead in pre-election bombing in Egypt's Alexandria

Mar 24, 2018 - 7:55 PM

(UPDATED) 4 others are injured in the attack that targeted the convoy of the city's security chief

AFTERMATH. Egyptian forensics check a destroyed vehicle at the site of a bomb attack in the northern port city of Alexandria, which hit a convoy of the city's security chief, on March 24, 2018. Photo by AFP

Ronaldo's last-gasp two-goal show steals Salah limelight

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Mohammed Salah had a 1-0 lead until Ronaldo bested him during stoppage time

LAST GASP. Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second goal during the international friendly football match between Portugal and Egypt at Letzigrund stadium in Zurich on March 23, 2018. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Saudi crown prince sets off on maiden foreign tour

Mar 03, 2018 - 10:37 PM

Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit Egypt on Sunday before his trip to the United Kingdom. He will visit the United States later in March.

SAUDI HEIR. In this file photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh, on October 24, 2017. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

At least 10 killed as Egypt trains collide

Feb 28, 2018 - 11:04 PM

The collision between the freight train and the passenger train takes place in Behaira province.

Egypt anti-jihadist sweep kills 28 militants

Feb 12, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The security sweep comes as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seeking re-election in March, after a first term in office that has seen him crack down on an Islamist insurgency and other opponents

Egypt military accuses presidential hopeful of committing crimes

Jan 23, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The general command of the Egyptian armed forces makes the allegations against General Sami Anan in a video posted on its official Facebook page

SAMI ANAN. An image grab taken from a handout video provided on January 20, 2018 by the official Facebook page of Sami Anan shows him reading a speech as he announced his intention to run in the March 26-28 presidential election. Screenshot from Sami Anan Official Presidential Campaign/AFP

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Jan 17, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Help Katarina get into the Top 6 via the Miss Sunrise Resorts award

Rachel Peters, Chanel Thomas, and Katarina Rodriguez is sent-off to their respective pageants on November 6, 2017 at the Novotel Hotel in Quezon City.

Egypt extends state of emergency

Jan 09, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Under Egypt's constitution, the 3-month state of emergency can only be renewed once, but the president can subsequently reinstate it

ALEXANDRIA BLAST. Egyptians gather by debris resulting from a blast which struck outside the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Alexandria as worshippers attended Palm Sunday mass earlier on April 9, 2017. File photo by Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP

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

Egypt hangs 15 over attacks on security forces – police

Dec 26, 2017 - 7:39 PM

It is the largest mass execution carried out in the North African country since six convicted jihadists were hanged in 2015

EXECUTION. The men were hanged on Tuesday, December 26, in two jails where they had been held since military courts sentenced them for the attacks in the Sinai, where jihadists are waging an insurgency, the officials said.

U.S. vetoes UN resolution rejecting Trump's Jerusalem decision

Dec 19, 2017 - 7:30 AM

The Palestinians slam the veto as 'unacceptable' and vowed to turn to the UN General Assembly to push for a resolution condemning the decision

UNSC VOTE. The UN Security Council voting on a draft resolution related to Jerusalem, December 18, 2017, at the United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria

Dec 12, 2017 - 7:03 AM

This comes after Vladimir Putin said last month that efforts to end the war are entering a 'new stage' as the focus shifts from military intervention to political reforms

IN CAIRO. Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a press conference with his Egyptian counterpart (unseen) following their talks at the presidential palace in the capital Cairo on December 11, 2017. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool/AFP

Egypt archaeologists discover mummy in Luxor

Dec 09, 2017 - 11:26 PM

In addition to funerary items, archaeologists find 'a mummy wrapped in linen,' the ministry says, adding, 'studies suggest the mummy could be for a top official or a powerful person'

NEWLY-DISCOVERED. Egyptian archaeological technicians restore a mummy wrapped in linen, found at the newly discovered 'Kampp 150' tomb at Draa Abul Naga necropolis on the west Nile bank of the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) south of the capital Cairo, on December 9, 2017. Photo by AFP

UAE 'deporting' Egypt presidential hopeful Shafiq to Cairo – aides

Dec 03, 2017 - 12:36 AM

The move comes days after Shafiq, in exile in the UAE since 2012, announced his candidacy in next year's election and then said he was being prevented from leaving the country, angering his Emirati hosts

AHMED SHAFIQ. An image grab obtained from a handout video provided by the aide of former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq on November 29, 2017, shows him speaking to the camera from the United Arab Emirates. Photo by Ahmed Shafiq's Aide/AFP

Egypt court sentences lawyer to jail over rape remarks

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Nabi al-Wahsh's comments during a television program provoke outrage and complaints to the state prosecutor, who decided to put him on trial. Wahsh said it was a 'national duty' to rape women wearing tight, ripped jeans.

Egypt president vows forceful response after mosque massacre

Nov 25, 2017 - 12:13 PM

In a televised speech the president pledges to 'respond with brutal force,' adding that 'the army and police will avenge our martyrs and return security and stability with force in the coming short period'

MEETING. A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on November 24, 2017 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) meeting with officials in Cairo. AFP PHOTO/HO/EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY

Egypt mourns 305 victims of Sinai mosque attack

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:52 PM

(7th UPDATE) Egyptian air force jets later pursue the terrorists and discover 'several vehicles used in the terrorist attack, killing those inside near the vicinity of the attack,' says an army spokesman

MASSACRE. Egyptians walk past bodies following a gun and bombing attack at the Rawda mosque, west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, on November 24, 2017. AFP

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.

Palestinian factions start reconciliation talks in Cairo

Nov 21, 2017 - 7:59 PM

The United Nations has said the reconciliation bid 'must not be allowed to fail' or another round of conflict with Israel could break out

CELEBRATION. In this file photo, Palestinians wave the flags of Egypt and Palestine as they gather in Gaza City to celebrate after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah reached an agreement on ending a decade-long split following talks mediated by Egypt on October 12, 2017. Mahmud Hams/AFP