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Egypt court bails top 2011 revolt activist Abdel Fattah

Cairo - An Egyptian court Monday ordered the release on bail of Alaa Abdel Fattah, a top activist of the revolt against ex-president Hosni Mubarak, at his retrial in a case where he had been sentenced to 15 years.

Arab League countries to provide airstrike against ISIS

Cairo - Following a meeting between Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby and US Secretary of State John Kerry, US State Department officials confirmed several Arab nations have agreed to conduct airstrikes against ISIS forces in Iraq.

Arab League likely to approve military action against ISIS

Cairo - The head of Arab League has called for military and political action against the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Palestinian leader Abbas offers to return to Egypt for Gaza talks

Cairo - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed Saturday to return to Cairo to resume ceasefire talks with Israel and Hamas but neither warring party has committed to participate.

Two killed in Cairo as Morsi backers clash with opponents

Cairo - Two people were killed as supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi clashed in Cairo after Friday prayers, security officials said, a day after five people died in sporadic violence.

More protesters die in Egypt protesting earlier deaths

Cairo - Four protesters were killed in Cairo demonstrations that were marking the first anniversary of Egyptian security forces' crackdown on demonstrators in Rabbaa al-Adawiya and Nahda Square who were protesting the overthrow of former president Morsi.

5 dead in Egypt as pro-Islamists mark Rabaa anniversary

Cairo - At least five people were killed in sporadic violence in Egypt on Thursday after Islamists called protests to mark the first anniversary of a police crackdown that cost the lives of hundreds of demonstrators.

Palestinians say ceasefire with Israel extended for five days

Cairo - Palestinian negotiators in Cairo say a new ceasefire agreement has been reached with Israel to allow further negotiations on a longer-term deal.

Egypt's Mubarak gives passionate defence, verdict due Sept 27

Cairo - An Egyptian court said it will deliver its verdict in the murder trial of Hosni Mubarak on September 27, in a session Wednesday in which the ousted strongman passionately defended his 30-year rule.

Year after Cairo carnage, Sisi turns page on Arab Spring

Cairo - A year after a bloody Cairo crackdown, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has tightened his grip on Egypt, crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, jailed top opponents and turned the page on the Arab Spring, critics say.

Palestinians and Israelis agree to new ceasefire

Cairo - Gaza Strip communities stayed quiet Sunday and Monday as a new 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas took hold.

New 72-hour Gaza truce agreed in Cairo: Palestinians

Cairo - A new 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza has been agreed following mediation by Egypt, a Palestinian official said Sunday, although there was no immediate confirmation from Israel.

Egypt bans Islamist's Freedom and Justice Party

Cairo - The Egyptian ruling military establishment dismantled Saturday the Freedom and Justice Party, political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, signalling an end to the Islamists' prospects in politics.

Egypt dissolves Muslim Brotherhood political wing

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday ordered the dissolution of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the already banned Muslim Brotherhood movement.

Israel withdraws ground forces from Gaza Strip

Jerusalem - Israel claimed to have withdrawn ground forces from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and said it will observe a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Egypt but not initially accepted by the militant group.

Gaza: Counting the humanitarian cost as 72-hour ceasefire starts

Gaza - Israel has announced that all its forces are to withdraw from the Gaza Strip as part of an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Hamas.

Egypt truce plan 'real chance' to end Gaza clashes, says Sisi

Cairo - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday an Egyptian truce plan provides a "real chance" to end the Gaza conflict, stressing the need for its speedy implementation.

Smartphone used to spot fake medicines

Developers from Egypt have devised a smartphone app that is able to distinguish between genuine drug treatment and counterfeits.

Al Jazeera reporters evacuate building after shots are fired

Two "precise" shots fired into the Al Jazeera prompted an evacuation Tuesday morning. There are no reports of any fatalities from their branch on the Gaza Strip.

Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian soldiers in checkpoint attack

Cairo - Egypt's military said militants firing machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border checkpoint Saturday, killing 21 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults on security forces in years.
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