Members of an al Qaeda-linked cell detained by Egyptian authorities earlier this week were planning to commit suicide attacks on the French and US embassies in Cairo, the MENA state news agency quoted investigators as saying on Wednesday.
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Egypt’s Interior Ministry said on Saturday that it had detained men belonging to an al Qaeda-linked group who were planning a bomb attack on a foreign embassy in the country.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Islamist-ruled Egypt is open to visitors who drink alcohol and wear bikinis as it sets out to boost numbers by at least a fifth this year, the tourism minister said on Sunday.
A man fired birdshot pellets at a motorcade escorting Prime Minister Hisham Qandi, and officials called it as an accidental episode of road rage.
Ahmed Douma, a prominent Egyptian opposition activist and blogger, has been detained and is scheduled to stand trial May 5 on charges of insulting President Mohamed Morsi, judicial sources said Thursday.
Egyptian authorities jailed an anti-Islamist activist late Tuesday on charges that included insulting President Mohamed Morsi, state news media said.
Four people were hurt in Cairo on Friday morning when supporters of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi clashed with anti-Islamist protesters rallying outside the Supreme Court, demanding Morsi 'clean up' the judiciary.
Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak was transferred from an army hospital back to prison on Thursday, where he will await a retrial on May 11 over his role in the death of protesters during the uprising that deposed him in 2011.
Egypt’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered the transfer of former President Hosni Mubarak from a Cairo military hospital back to prison.
The retrial of Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak was adjourned on Saturday after the judge referred it to a Cairo appeals court. Mubarak faces charges relating to the deaths of protesters in the 2011 uprising that deposed him.
Qatar announced Wednesday that it would buy billions of dollars of Egyptian government bonds, giving critical support to President Mohamed Morsi to mend the ailing economy.
Scores were injured and two people died after clashes broke out at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Sunday, following a funeral service for four Egyptian Christians killed in sectarian violence last week.
By Ashraf Fahim EL KHUSUS, Egypt (Reuters) - Five Egyptians were killed and eight wounded in clashes between Christians and Muslims in a town near Cairo, security sources said on Saturday, in some of the worst sectarian violence in Egypt for months. Christian-Muslim confrontations have increased in Muslim-majority Egypt since the overthrow of former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011 gave freer rein
Police have fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters in central Cairo, as they called for the Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi to resign.
The American comedian Jon Stewart’s criticism of the Egyptian government briefly escalated into a diplomatic incident on Tuesday.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian prosecutors questioned Egypt's most prominent television satirist on Sunday over allegations he insulted the president and Islam, a case that has increased opposition fears of a crackdown on dissent. Bassem Youssef turned himself in after the prosecutor general issued an arrest warrant for him on Saturday. He was released on bail of 15,000 Egyptian pounds ($2,200),
By Ulf Laessing CAIRO (Reuters) - An IMF delegation will arrive in Egypt on Wednesday for talks with the government on a $4.8 billion loan, a government spokesman said on Sunday, as Cairo seeks to conclude a deal vital to easing a deep economic crisis. Spokesman Alaa El Hadidi added that Egypt would not seek any emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund and faced no "crisis" i
Popular television satirist Bassem Youssef turned himself over to prosecutors on Sunday after an arrest warrant was issued against him for allegedly insulting Islam, the country’s leader Mohamed Morsi and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood party.