Egypt puts over 200 on trial, accused of militant activity

CAIRO - An Egyptian court opened the trial on Thursday of 213 suspected militants, including members of the army and police, on charges of joining Egypt's most active militant group and attempting to assassinate the interior minister, judicial sources said.

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Bomb near top Cairo court house kills two; other blasts hit capital 02 Mar 2015

CAIRO - Two people were killed when a bomb exploded near a top court building in central Cairo, the health ministry said, the deadliest attack in three blasts to hit the Egyptian capital on Monday. | Video


Egypt got $23 billion in aid from Gulf in 18 months - minister 02 Mar 2015

DUBAI - Egypt has obtained $23 billion (15 billion pounds) in aid from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait in the 18 months since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was ousted, Investment Minister Ashraf Salman said on Monday.


Egypt parliamentary poll looks set for delay after court ruling 01 Mar 2015

CAIRO - Egypt's parliamentary poll looks set to be delayed after a court ruled part of an election law was unconstitutional and the main election committee said it was working on a new timetable for the long-awaited vote.


Egypt's Sisi meets new Saudi King to discuss Middle East crises 01 Mar 2015

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Egypt election committee working on 'new timetable' for parliamentary poll - spokesman 01 Mar 2015

CAIRO - Egypt's Supreme Election Committee said on Sunday it was working on a "new timetable" for holding a parliamentary election.