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Attacks keep millions away from famed Egypt tourist sites

Cairo - Said Ramadan has lost count of how much he's borrowed just to stay afloat while other vendors at Giza's pyramids have already lost hope, as jihadist attacks bring Egypt's tourist industry to its knees."I have no money to buy clothes for my children ......

Body of Italian student found in Cairo, Rome demands action

Cairo - An Italian student who disappeared in Cairo last week has been found dead and appears to have been tortured, officials said Thursday, prompting furious demands from Rome for the speedy arrest of his killers.

Egypt court overturns death sentences for 149 pro-Islamists

Cairo - An Egyptian appeals court overturned on Wednesday death sentences for 149 pro-Islamists accused of killing policemen in a mob attack on their station, a judicial source said.

Crackdown, demo ban as Egyptians mark revolt anniversary

Cairo - Egyptians on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak amid tight security and a warning from the new regime that demonstrations will not be tolerated.

Five years after Mubarak revolt, Egypt uprising crushed

Cairo - Five years after the uprising against Hosni Mubarak erupted, Egypt has returned to iron-fisted rule by a regime that brutally crushes opponents even as it battles a deadly, jihadist-led insurgency.

Gunmen kill five Egyptian police in Sinai: Ministry

Cairo - Unknown assailants have shot dead five Egyptian policemen in an attack on a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

Egypt's first parliament since 2012 sworn in

Cairo - Egypt's new parliament convened on Sunday, in its first session in three years, after a legislative election dominated by pro-government candidates in the absence of any opposition.

Egypt's first parliament since 2012 sworn in

Cairo - Egypt's new parliament convened on Sunday, in its first session in three years, after a legislative election dominated by pro-government candidates in the absence of any opposition.

Arab diplomats rally behind Saudi in Iran row

Cairo - Top Arab diplomats rallied behind Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a dispute with Iran that has threatened to derail efforts to resolve Middle East conflicts including the war in Syria.

Swedish tourist hurt in Egypt hotel attack leaves hospital

Hurgada - A Swedish tourist wounded in an attack on an Egyptian Red Sea resort hotel has been released from hospital, medical officials said Sunday.

Egypt hotel attack victims stable, witness recounts ordeal

Hurgada - Three European holidaymakers wounded in an attack in an Egyptian resort were in stable condition Saturday, as a witness recounted how the assailants burst into the hotel and stabbed guests.

Egypt court upholds Mubarak jail sentence

Cairo - Egypt's top appeals court upheld on Saturday a three-year prison sentence for ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons for corruption.It was not immediately clear, however, how long Mubarak would remain in detention.

3 European tourists hurt in Egypt attack, assailant killed

Cairo - Three European tourists were slightly wounded Thursday in an attack on a hotel at Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada, police said, adding that one "armed" assailant was killed and another injured.

Arab League to hold emergency talks on Iran-Saudi row

Cairo - The Arab League will hold emergency talks at the request of Saudi Arabia on Sunday to discuss attacks in Iran on the kingdom's embassy and consulate, its deputy head said.

14 drown in Egypt Nile boat accident

Cairo - At least fourteen people drowned when an unlicensed ferry capsized in the Egypt's Nile river north of Cairo overnight, the official MENA news agency reported on Friday.

Egypt jails Brotherhood head Badie for 10 years over clashes

Cairo - An Egyptian military court Tuesday sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to 10 years in prison over deadly clashes following the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, judicial officials said.

Egypt says still no proof 'terrorist' attack downed Russia plane

Cairo - Egypt said Monday it still has no evidence to back up Moscow's analysis that a "terrorist" attack had downed a Russian passenger plane at the end of October in the Sinai.

Cairo nightclub petrol bombing leaves 16 dead

Cairo - Assailants attacked a Cairo nightclub Friday with petrol bombs, killing at least 16 people in the ensuing blaze, following an apparent dispute with the staff, the interior ministry said.

Gunmen kill four Egypt policemen south of Cairo

Cairo - Masked gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead four Egyptian policemen south of Cairo on Saturday, the interior ministry said.

IS Sinai hotel attack toll rises to seven

Cairo - The death toll from a gun and bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has risen to seven, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
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