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Egypt refers two officials to court for migrant boat capsizing

CAIRO Egypt has referred two maritime inspection officials to trial for their role in the capsizing of a migrant ship that led to the death of over 200 earlier this year, state news agency MENA reported on Saturday.

Recent Egypt News

Egypt unearths city and cemetery over 7,000 years old 23 Nov 2016

CAIRO Egypt has unearthed a more than 7,000-year-old city and cemetery dating back to its First Dynasty in the southern province of Sohag, the Antiquities Ministry said on Wednesday.


Egypt court overturns life sentence against ex-president Mursi 22 Nov 2016

CAIRO Egypt's Court of Cassation overturned on Tuesday a life sentence against deposed President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered a retrial in the case that revolves around accusations of espionage with Palestinian group Hamas.


Egypt refers militants charged in Sisi death plot to military judiciary 21 Nov 2016

CAIRO Egypt's public prosecutor has brought before the military judiciary 292 suspected Islamic State militants, some of whom are accused of plotting to assassinate President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.


Egypt jails journalists' union chief, two others for two years 19 Nov 2016

CAIRO An Egyptian court sentenced the head of the journalists' union and two board members to two years in prison on Saturday for harbouring colleagues wanted by the law and spreading false news, judicial sources and their lawyer said.


Insight - Far from Mosul, Islamic State close to defeat in Libya's Sirte 18 Nov 2016

SIRTE, Libya After six months of heavy fighting, Libyan forces have advanced so deep into the strategic city of Sirte that they can pick out the Tunisian and Egyptian accents of their Islamic State enemies as they trade insults over the frontline.