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Hosts Egypt make winning start to Africa Cup of Nations

A packed crowd of 70,000 ensured a heady atmosphere at the Cairo International Stadium.

Egypt accuses UN of seeking to ‘politicise’ Morsi death

Egypt's foreign ministry spokesman is condemning the UN's call for an independent investigation into Mohamed Morsi's death.

Kit Siang, Hadi call for probe into Morsi’s death

The two rival political leaders refer to reports alleging mistreatment of the former president behind bars.

Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17 injured

South Africans and Egyptians were among those injured when an explosive device went off, hitting the bus in Giza.

John Obi Mikel heads Nigeria’s Africa Cup squad

Mikel last played for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Critics knock Egypt’s new Ramadan series-streaming app

Egypt's Watch iT offers 15 exclusive series produced in Egypt especially for Ramadan, but 'It's way too expensive,' says an Egyptian.

Egypt uncovers Old Kingdom cemetery

Ashraf Mohi, Director General of Giza Plateau, says the cemetery was re-used extensively during the Late Period, starting from the early seventh century BC. 

Qatar will not grant visas to its ‘enemies’, says tourism councillor

Qatar in retaliation to a few Arab countries decides not to grant its 'enemies' visas into the country.

Blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood could radicalise members

The decision could escalate repression of the Brotherhood in Egypt and push its adherents towards more hardline groups.

Egyptologist in Canada presents new theory

Researchers in Canada believes that two women ruled Egypt before Tutankhamun came to power.

Egypt announces three-month state of emergency

No reason was given for the decree but this is not the first time a state of emergency has been imposed in northern Sinai.

Punish those who deported Egyptians, Amnesty tells Putrajaya

The rights group worries that the deportees, who seem to have disappeared, may be undergoing physical torture in detention.

Archaeologists reassemble Ramses II statue in Egypt’s Sohag

Egypt's Minister of Antiquities, Khaled al-Anany, hoped that revealing the statue along with a tomb discovered in the city of Akhmim will attract more tourists to the Sohag region.

Thousands-year-old Egypt sarcophagus to be opened on live TV

The site containing the sarcophagus was discovered in February last year.

Egypt union expels actors over Sisi criticism

Both actors accused the union of playing a 'political' role on their official Twitter accounts. 

Nigeria ‘confident’ for Cup of Nations after Egypt win

Nigeria's win at the Africa Cup left Paul Onuacha as hero.

Egyptian bank EFG-Hermes weighs Southeast Asian acquisition

CEO Karim Awad said the investment won’t be 'too big' and would involve 'building market share from the ground up.'

Egypt’s tobacco monopoly climbs as state sale draws in investors

The offering is part of a long-delayed program to sell additional stakes in key state-run companies.

Grand imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar calls polygamy an ‘injustice’

The practice of polygamy is said to be the result of 'a lack of understanding of the Koran and the tradition of the Prophet,' says Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb.

Dozens killed and injured in crash and fire at Cairo train...

Egyptians have long complained that successive governments have failed to enforce basic safety standards for the railways.

Erdogan lambasts Brussels over EU-Arab summit

Erdogan condemned the EU after they accepted Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's summit invitation.

Rami Malek’s relatives in Egypt celebrate his Oscar victory

When Rami Malek's name was announced as best actor, his family erupted in jubilation, hugging each other and dancing for joy.

Egypt’s top administrative court lifts ban on Uber, Careem services

The company has said Egypt is its largest market in the Middle East, with 157,000 drivers in 2017 and four million users since its launch there in 2014.

Uber agrees to pay VAT in Egypt

CAIRO: Uber has agreed to pay value-added tax on its services in Egypt, Egyptian officials said on Monday, a move that may help resolve...