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Pence meets Sisi on Mideast tour amid Arab anger over Jerusalem

Cairo - US Vice President Mike Pence held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Saturday at the start of a delayed Middle East tour overshadowed by Arab anger over Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Former armed forces chief to challenge Egypt's Sisi

Cairo - A former Egyptian armed forces chief of staff said on Saturday that he will challenge fellow military man Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for the presidency in March.

Egypt's President Sisi says will stand for re-election

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Friday he would stand in a presidential election due to take place in March."I announce to you in the honesty and transparency which we are used to...

Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28: authority

Cairo - Egyptians will head to the polls on March 26-28 in the first round of a presidential election, National Elections Authority chief Lasheen Ibrahim said Monday.A second round will be held on April 24-26 if required, he told a news conference in Cairo.

Egypt ex-PM Shafiq says will not stand for president in 2018

Cairo - Egypt's former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq said on Sunday that he will not now be a candidate in this year's presidential election, reversing a previous pledge to stand.

Egypt ex-PM Shafiq says will not stand for president in 2018

Cairo - Former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq on Sunday announced he will not stand in the 2018 presidential elections, reversing a pledge to challenge at polls set to be dominated by leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt Copts mark Christmas Eve after bloody year

Egypt - Coptic Orthodox Christians packed Egypt's newly built Nativity of Christ Cathedral on Saturday for a Christmas Eve mass after a bloody year for a minority repeatedly targeted by jihadists.

Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies at police station

Cairo - Clashes erupted between Egyptian protesters and policemen on Saturday outside a Cairo police station over the death of a young man in custody, security sources said.The protesters torched 10 cars including three police vehicles, they said.

S. African tourist killed in Egypt balloon crash, 12 injured

Cairo - A South African tourist was killed and 12 other people were injured when a hot air balloon crashed near Egypt's ancient city of Luxor on Friday, a health ministry official said.

Egypt Copts to celebrate Christmas after bloody year

Cairo - Police in Egypt are boosting security around churches as Coptic Christians prepare to celebrate Orthodox Christmas on Sunday after a year of deadly jihadist attacks targeting the ancient community.

Two Christians killed in New Year attack on Egypt liquor store

Cairo - A gunman killed two Copts celebrating the New Year in an Egyptian alcohol shop early on Monday, judicial and security sources said, the latest deadly violence against the Christian minority.

Egypt's Morsi sentenced to three years in prison

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to three years in prison along with 19 other defendants on Saturday for "insulting the judiciary," his lawyer said.

Gunman kills 9 in attack on Egypt church

Cairo - A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least nine people in the latest apparent jihadist attack on Egypt's Christian minority.

Gunman attacks church near Cairo, shot dead: police

Cairo - A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday and was shot dead by policemen, police officials said.

Gunman attacks church near Cairo, shot dead: police

Cairo - A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday and was shot dead by policemen, police officials said.

Briton sentenced to 3 years in Egypt for smuggling painkillers

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced a British woman to three years in prison on Tuesday, convicting her of trying to smuggle drugs into the country, a judicial official said.

Egypt FM to visit Ethiopia over Nile dam

Cairo - Egypt's top diplomat is to visit Addis Ababa Tuesday to discuss controversial Ethiopian plans to build a dam on the Nile that Cairo fears will impact its water supplies, his ministry said Monday.

Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

Cairo - Egypt and Russia signed a contract on Monday for the building of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin.

Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

Cairo - Egypt and Russia signed a final contract on Monday for the building of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin.

Arab ministers demand Trump rescind Jerusalem decision

Cairo - Arab foreign ministers on Saturday called on the United States to rescind its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and for the international community to recognise a Palestinian state.
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