Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi left for Rome Monday on his first European trip since ousting his Islamist predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that has killed hundreds.
Representatives of al-Wafd al-Masry Alliance, the Egyptian Bloc, Nour Party and the Democratic Current Alliance have agreed on the need to postpone the parliamentary elections, said the Minister of Social Solidarity and leader at the Democratic Current Alliance Ahmed al-Boraei.
A large fire broke out in the forest in front of Hurghada International Airport on Monday.
A pregnant woman died on Sunday from the H1N1 virus in an intensive care unit in a Beheira governorate hospital in Egypt's Nile Delta.
The UN Development Programme director in Egypt Ignacio Artaza expressed hope toward eliminating female genital mutilation after he visited Be'r Anbar Village in Qena few days ago and listened to the opinion of villagers about the practice.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry Saturday evening signed a memorandum of understanding with his South Sudanese counterpart Barnaba Benjamin on mutual cancellation of entry visa fees between both countries, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Badr Abdel Atty in a Sunday statement.
Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Waly has reportedly been ordered to serve a year in jail and step down from her Cabinet position by a Dokki court due to her refusal to apply a judicial order, Youm7 reported Sunday.
A police officer was killed in a blast which targeted an armoured security vehicle in North Sinai's al-Arish late Sunday, security sources said.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday a presidential pardon for two of the three Al Jazeera journalists serving seven-year jail sentences in his country was being considered.
One of Egypt’s most prominent singers received death threats after releasing a song mocking the Islamic State militant group and its leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
The first doctor to be brought to trial in Egypt on charges of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been acquitted, crushing hopes that the landmark verdict would discourage Egyptian doctors from conducting the endemic practice.
Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said on Tuesday that all security services are ready for any calls by extremists to attack the public and private properties on 28 November, adding that troops would use live ammunition if necessary.
Police forces arrested 34 protesters who took to the streets on Wednesday to commemorate the third anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud clashes, a security source said.
Egypt’s state radio has banned the broadcast of songs by Hamza Namira over his declared opposition to the ruling government, Turkish Anadolu Agency reported.
Egypt's armed forces has so far destroyed over 700 houses to create a "buffer zone" on the country's Easter border with the Palestinian Gaza Strip, a North Sinai official said on Wednesday.
A flurry of public statements about a new law aimed at redrawing Egypt's electoral constituencies has left the country's political parties divided. It has also left everyone confused about when Egypt's long-awaited parliamentary elections will be held, as the law is considered the last legislative obstacle before the polls can be held.
An Egyptian woman died on Tuesday of H5N1, bird flu, the second death from the virus in two days and the third this year, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
The Armed Forces said it would increase the uninhabited security buffer zone to 1km, from 500 meters, at the border with Rafah, Youm7 reported.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with a delegation of 15 top European tour operators to discuss ways to boost tourism, said presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef Monday.
Three Egyptian liberal and leftist political parties have retreated from joining a parliamentary electoral alliance formed by Hosni Mubarak-era minister Kamal El-Ganzouri.