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Egypt: Five suspected militants killed, six arrested near Cairo

05 December, 2017

Egypt continues its crackdown on militants in the country's remote desert areas, killing five suspected fighters, arresting six and seizing weapons.

Qatari, Saudi rulers to attend summit despite Gulf crisis

04 December, 2017

The Qatari Emir and Saudi King will both attend a crucial summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council this week, amid a Saudi-led boycott of the gas-rich emirate.

UN voices alarm as HIV up 40% in Egypt

04 December, 2017

Social stigma, coupled with lack of funding is hindering efforts to tackle HIV in Egypt leading to a 40% spike in the epidemic the UN agency warns

Egyptian colonel arrested after announcing presidential bid

04 December, 2017

Egyptian military authorities have ordered that an army colonel be detained for 15 days for publishing a video 'that stated political views.'

Lion goddess statues discovered in Egypt

04 December, 2017

Dozens of statues of Sekhmet, the ancient Egyptian lion goddess, have been found in Upper Egypt.

Ahmed Shafiq denies kidnapping, reconsiders Presidential bid

04 December, 2017

Former Egyptian PM denies being investigated by authorities, but says he may consider running for Presidential elections.

Ahmed Shafiq's whereabouts 'unknown' after return to Egypt

03 December, 2017

The family of Egyptian presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq said on Sunday they had lost contact with the former premier, since his deportation from the UAE to Cairo.

Qatari emir to attend Gulf summit despite Saudi row

03 December, 2017

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will attend the annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of state in Kuwait on 5 and 6 December, his defence minister has confirmed.

Chance for Libya elections as 'international interference' declines

03 December, 2017

UN Libya envoy Ghassan Salame on Saturday urged the country to seize an opportunity to forge its own path towards elections next year as 'international interference' declines in the country.

Egypt court sentences lawyer to jail over rape remarks

02 December, 2017

Nabih al-Wahsh's comments during a television programme had provoked outrage and complaints to the state prosecutor.

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