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Egypt Interior Ministry warns citizens against foreign "pollsters"

The Egyptian Interior Ministry warned citizens against "media companies" calling them from abroad to carry out supposed surveys about economic, political and security issues.

Egypt Court revokes life sentence against deposed president Morsi

Cairo (dpa) - Deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi had one of the life sentences facing him revoked by Cairo's Cassation Court Tuesday, but he will have to return to court for a retrial on...

Egyptian journalist union leaders sentenced to two years in prison

Three leading members of Egypt's journalist union were sentenced to two years in prison on Saturday, each on charges of harbouring fugitive colleagues inside the union's premises.

Egyptian police out in force to block anti-austerity protests

Egyptian police deployed in large numbers in Cairo and other main cities on Friday to block feared protests against recent economic austerity measures.

Egypt's al-Sissi calls Trump, hopes for "new spirit" in relations

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi telephoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his election and invite him to Cairo, in what al-Sissi's office said was the US president-elect's first call...

Egyptian judge survives car bombing in Cairo

A judge who is currently hearing cases involving followers of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood survived an assassination attempt in Cairo, a security official said.

Egypt raises fuel prices after floating local pound

Egypt has raised the price of various types of fuel as of Friday by between 30 and 47 per cent, a day after the local pound was floated against the US dollar, an official said.

Islamic State leader urges Mosul fighters to turn "blood into rivers"

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urged his fighters in an audio recording posted online on Thursday not to retreat from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, but also to invade Turkey and ...

Flash floods kill 26 in Egypt, state media reports

Twenty-six people have been killed in accidents related to flash floods in parts of Egypt this week, state television reported on its website Saturday.

Yemen ceasefire expires as UN envoy pleads for extension

A three-day long truce in the Yemeni conflict expired at 11:59 pm local time (2059) GMT Saturday, despite a plea from the UN's Yemen envoy for its extension.

Key Egyptian army officer shot dead in Cairo

A senior Egyptian army officer was killed in Cairo on Saturday, state television reported.

Cairo court upholds 20-year sentence against ex-president Morsi

Egypt's top appeals court on Saturday upheld a 20-year prison sentence against former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi for attacks on protesters who took to the streets in 2012 against his one-...

Egypt launches airstrikes against militants after deadly attack

The Egyptian army said it had carried out intense airstrikes against militants in the volatile Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, a day after 12 soldiers were killed there in an attack claimed by an...

Hardline Muslim Brotherhood leader killed by Egypt police

A senior leader in the banned Muslim Brotherhood was killed late Monday by Egyptian police, the Interior Ministry and a Brotherhood spokesman said, although they offered conflicting accounts of...

22 killed in suicide attack on wedding in Kurdish-held Syria

At least 22 people were killed in a suicide attack on a wedding in Kurdish-held north-eastern Syria, near the city of al-Hassakeh, a monitoring group says.