Egypt
Latest stories
Pompeo Meets Egypt's Sisi amid Concern over US Mideast Policy

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Thursday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo, part of a tour to address concerns of American allies in the Middle East.

W140 Full Story
Egypt Foreign Minister, Spy Chief Visit Protest-Hit Sudan

Egypt's foreign minister and intelligence chief headed Thursday to Sudan for talks with government officials facing deadly protests and calls for President Omar al-Bashir to step down over price hikes.

W140 Full Story
Egypt Probes Images of Naked Couple Atop Pyramid

Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation into images of a naked couple on top of the Great Pyramid that sparked uproar in the conservative Muslim country, an official said Tuesday.

W140 Full Story
Egypt's Fertile Nile Delta Threatened by Climate Change

Lush green fields blanket northern Egypt's Nile Delta, but the country's agricultural heartland and its vital freshwater resources are under threat from a warming climate. 

The fertile arc-shaped basin is home to nearly half the country's population, and the river that feeds it provides Egypt with 90 percent of its water needs.

W140 Full Story
Egypt Arrests Briton on Suspicion of Spying

A 19-year-old British man has been arrested in Egypt on suspicion of spying, his family told the BBC on Friday.

W140 Full Story
Egypt Struggles to Restore Cairo's Historic Heart

Workers perched on scaffolding delicately repair Cairo's 13th-century al-Zahir Baybars mosque, a vital restoration project in the Egyptian capital's neglected Islamic quarter.

Halted by the popular protests that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and the ensuing political and economic turmoil which enveloped the country, restorative work on the Mamluk-era mosque picked back up last month.

W140 Full Story
Egypt Security Forces Kill 11 Suspected Jihadists in Sinai

Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula as they press a campaign against Islamist militants in the area, a security source said Monday.

W140 Full Story
Egypt Court Hands Five-Year Jail Term to Prominent Photojournalist

An Egyptian court on Saturday handed a five-year jail sentence to prominent photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, who earlier this year received UNESCO's World Freedom Prize.

W140 Full Story
Rights Groups Slam Egypt 5 Years after Deadly Protest Crackdown

Global rights groups have slammed Egyptian authorities for failing to prosecute members of the security forces over a bloody 2013 crackdown on protesters that left hundreds dead.

W140 Full Story
Al-Sisi Tasks Housing Minister to Form New Government

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday tasked his housing minister to form a new government after the resignation of prime minister Sherif Ismail, a spokesman for the presidency said.

W140 Full Story