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Egypt

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing after Sinai attack
Egypt has decided to reopen its border crossing with Gaza after closing it on the back of a militant attack in the Sinai Peninsula, that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers earlier this month.

26.08.2012 02:27

‘Iran and Egypt going to offset Saudi and US in Mid-East’
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is going to side with China and Iran to rebalance the region, Michael Hughes, foreign policy strategist at the Washington-based New World Strategies Coalition, told RT.

25.08.2012 07:07

Tahrir troubles: Biggest rally yet against Egypt’s new rulers (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
In the first significant protest against Egypt’s new Islamist rulers, several thousand people rallied at Cairo’s landmark Tahrir Square accusing President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood of trying to monopolize power.

25.08.2012 00:02

Sinai military build-up: Egypt to deploy tanks and aircraft to tackle Islamist militants
Egypt is set to put tanks and aircraft on duty in Sinai for the first time since its 1973 war with Israel in a bid to tighten security in the region. Meanwhile, Tel Aviv has installed its Iron Dome anti-rocket system near the Egyptian border.

20.08.2012 18:42

Press crackdown: Egypt's Morsi slammed for censorship
Egypt’s president has come under fire for censoring news outlets over charges of 'fueling sedition.' The ruling Muslim Brotherhood party’s move to stifle critics has sparked fears they are adopting the repressive tactics they pledged to abolish.

18.08.2012 09:23

Egypt seeks up to $4.8bln IMF loan
Egyptian authorities are to discuss a possible $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, when the lender’s chief Christine Lagarde arrives in Cairo next week.

16.08.2012 10:23

Lost Egyptian pyramids discovered with Google Earth
A groundbreaking discovery has been made by an American archaeologist who spotted what looks like two new pyramid sites in Egypt, with one site viewed on satellite being three times the size of Great Pyramid at Giza.

14.08.2012 10:10

'Egyptian military may rearrange foreign-backed coup against Morsi'
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has taken the bold step of sacking two of the country’s top military commanders from their governing posts. With Cairo facing dire financial straits, however, such a brazen move may eventually spur a military coup.

14.08.2012 00:06

Egypt's president retires Field Marshal Tantawi, cancels new constitutional military powers
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has retired Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi, the head of the country’s Supreme Military Council and Chief of Staff Sami Annan. Morsi also canceled constitutional amendments giving the military wide powers.

12.08.2012 15:12

Security breakdown in Sinai: Army battles it out with militants
Clashes in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula are raging for the second day as the military attempts to combat militants who have taken a foothold in the region since Mubarak’s ouster.

09.08.2012 16:57

Egypt fires missiles against suspected militants in Sinai
The Egyptian military has launched an assault against suspected Islamist militants after they attacked security checkpoints along the Egyptian-Israeli border. At least 20 people have reportedly been killed.

08.08.2012 03:46

Egyptian Islamists blame Mossad for deadly Sinai attack
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has blamed Mossad, the Israeli spy agency, for a terrorist attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai on Sunday night. The act had further escalated tensions between the formerly allied nations.

06.08.2012 23:48