Egypt

August 3, 2014

Saleh appeared in hundreds of plays and films since the 1960s, including numerous acclaimed roles alongside Egypt’s biggest stars. (Image: Facebook)
08:01 GMT

The entertainment world has lost one of its veteran actors on Friday: RIP Said Saleh.

Organised by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Art Centre, this 12th edition of the festival brings a large line-up of renowned Egyptian musicians and bands to Alexandria. (Image: Reuters)
07:37 GMT

Organised by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Art Centre, this 12th edition of the festival brings a large line-up of renowned Egyptian musicians and bands to the Mediterranean city from 6 August-2 September.

The Ministry of Finance stressed in the report that the reforms made to the 2014/2015 state budget aim to stimulate the economy, boost employment rates and support social justice.
04:55 GMT

The new package aims to revitalise and expand the activities of the private sector through removing the “bottlenecks” facing economic key sectors.

August 1, 2014

A 72-hour ceasefire was recently brokered but reportedly broken by Israel after a few hours. (AFP/File)
10:48 GMT

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has invited Palestinian authorities and Israeli authorities to Cairo for truce talks.

Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in Gaza during the current conflict. (AFP/File)
08:53 GMT

Egypt received 104 wounded Palestinians through Rafah Thursday. The injured will be treated in Egyptian hospitals.

July 31, 2014

Over 500 police generals and colonels were forced into retirement during the reshuffle. (AFP/File)
18:26 GMT

Egypt's Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim has approved the latest reshuffle inside his ministry.

Libya is grappling with rising insecurity ever since the overthrow of Mummar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT

Egyptian authorities arrested 290 Egyptians who were trying to return home from Libya.

One of the two car bombs in Giza detonated accidentally, missing its target and killing its three suspected militants (Khaled Kamel /AFP).
08:55 GMT

Twin car bombs in Giza on Wednesday targeted electricity pylons but were unsuccessful as one detonated accidentally, killing three, and the other was detected prior to detonation.

July 30, 2014

The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.
16:05 GMT

The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.

Car bombs in Cairo have become more frequent since the overthrow of Morsi. (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT

A car bomb exploded in Giza killing three people Wednesday.

Western Saharan singer Aziza Braheim performs at the ninth annual Hayy Festival in Cairo’s El-Geneina Theatre. (Image: Adham Youssef)
05:00 GMT

Ninth annual Hayy Festival shines light on promising and prominent Arab and African female singers.

Ongoing clashes between rival militias has made the country increasingly unstable. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

Egypt is doubling the staff on the borders between Libya and Tunisia to help Egyptians safely exit Libya.

July 29, 2014

Egyptian activists delivered LE2.3 million worth of medical aid to Gaza on Friday. (AFP/File)
16:56 GMT

A new shipment of food and medical aid provided by the Egyptian army reached the Rafah border crossing on its way to Gaza.

Egyptian security forces killed Faisal Seliman of the armed group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis after he allegedly tried to attack security forces with an explosive device whilst being arrested (File Archive / AFP).
09:59 GMT

The Egyptian Ministry of Homeland Security stated that security forces killed one of the most "dangerous" members of the militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis on Sunday, during an arrest operation.

Whilst Libya has denied that any Egyptians were killed in Sunday´s rocket attack in Tripoli, Egypt has nonetheless advised all its citizens in the area to immediately evacuate (Mahmud Turkia / AFP).
08:09 GMT

Libyan authorities informed the Egyptian foreign Ministry on Monday that despite earlier reports, no Egyptians were killed in the Tripoli rocket attack reported on Sunday.