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Bomb kills police general in Cairo

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 17:20

A police brigadier general was killed when a bomb exploded under his car in Egypt`s capital on Wednesday, security officials said, in the fifth such targeted attack in Cairo within a week.

Tony Blair: Radicalised Islam a growing threat

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 17:09

The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said today, in a speech that included a call to support Egypt`s military government.

Bomb kills police brigadier general in Cairo: Security

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 14:29

The killing of Ahmed Zaki in the capital`s western suburb of October 6 was the latest in a spate of attacks by militants targeting the security forces since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last July.

Egypt vote turns into Sisi, Sabbahi contest

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 09:50

Egypt`s presidential election has turned into a contest between the ex-army chief lauded by millions for ousting an Islamist government and a leftist who claims to represent the ideals of the 2011 uprising.

Egypt jails 30 Morsi backers for rioting

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 21:10

An Egyptian court sentenced on Sunday 30 people to more than three years in prison for violent protests in support of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, judicial officials said.

Egypt`s el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:34

Egypt`s former military chief and presumed presidential front-runner visited the Coptic pope Saturday ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his bid for the presidency.

Egypt Brotherhood leader jailed for prosecutor insult

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 01:13

An Egyptian court on Satuday sentenced an Islamist leader on trial for murder alongside deposed president Mohamed Morsi to a year in jail for insulting a prosecutor, judicial sources said.

Egyptian leftist submits bid for presidency

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 18:22

Egyptian leftist Hamdeen Sabbahi today submitted the documents required to run in next month`s presidential election, in which he is seen as the main rival to former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt police officer killed in new Cairo bomb blast

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 03:02

An Egyptian police officer was killed on Friday evening when a bomb targeting a traffic police kiosk in Cairo exploded, security officials said, the latest of such attacks.

Canada urges `expeditious` Egypt trial for Jazeera reporter

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 08:41

Canada has called for a "fair and expeditious" trial for a detained Canadian-Egyptian journalist, whose bail plea has been rejected by an Egyptian court.

Egypt court jails 120 Morsi backers over clashes

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 00:38

An Egyptian court jailed 120 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for three years on Wednesday over clashes that left dozens of people dead last year, officials said.

Egypt Islamist sentenced to 7 years for forgery

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 19:30

A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced an ultraconservative Islamist who is an ally of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to seven years in prison