Cairo

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Pope Francis meets top Sunni cleric

Pope Francis has met the grand imam of Cairo's al-Azhar mosque after a five-year pause in dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the mosque, the highest authority of Sunni Islam.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

Crash jet made 'sharp turns and plunged'

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo made two sharp turns before plunging into the Mediterranean Sea, Greece's defence minister says.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

EgyptAir flight from Paris feared crashed in Mediterranean

An EgyptAir flight from Paris with 66 people on board vanished from radar screens on Thursday with a Greek aviation source saying it had crashed into the Mediterranean between the Greek islands and the Egyptian coast.

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

80% of world’s city dwellers breathing bad air: UN

Over 80 percent of the world’s city dwellers breathe poor quality air, with Dhaka being the third most polluted, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report warns.

February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016

3-yr-old Egyptian boy’s life term jail a mistake: Officials

Family members of a 3-year-old Egyptian boy who was sentenced last week to life in prison say they feel relieved after receiving assurances from officials that neither the boy nor his father will be arrested,.

January 24, 2016
January 24, 2016

‘Eight accused’ over King Tut’s beard

Egyptian media says prosecutors refer eight museum employees for trial over the botched reattachment of the beard on the burial mask of the pharaoh, Tutankhamun.

December 4, 2015
December 4, 2015

Cairo nightclub petrol bombing kills 16

Assailants attack a Cairo nightclub Friday with petrol bombs, killing at least 16 people in the ensuing blaze, following an apparent dispute with the staff, the interior ministry says.

November 4, 2015
November 4, 2015

Sisi defends Egypt’s security laws

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi defends Egypt's sweeping security laws, insisting he is still taking the country on a path to democracy.

November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015

Russian airliner 'broke up in mid-air'

A Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people on board, broke up in mid-air, a Russian official says.

October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015

World’s oldest bible at British Museum

The world's oldest bible is among 200 objects tracing Egypt's religious evolution in an exhibition at London's British Museum that spans the 1,200 years since Cleopatra's death.