Key Egyptian army officer shot dead in Cairo

A senior Egyptian army officer was killed in Cairo on Saturday, state television reported.

Cairo court upholds 20-year sentence against ex-president Morsi

Egypt's top appeals court on Saturday upheld a 20-year prison sentence against former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi for attacks on protesters who took to the streets in 2012 against his one-...

Egypt launches airstrikes against militants after deadly attack

The Egyptian army said it had carried out intense airstrikes against militants in the volatile Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, a day after 12 soldiers were killed there in an attack claimed by an...

Hardline Muslim Brotherhood leader killed by Egypt police

A senior leader in the banned Muslim Brotherhood was killed late Monday by Egyptian police, the Interior Ministry and a Brotherhood spokesman said, although they offered conflicting accounts of...

22 killed in suicide attack on wedding in Kurdish-held Syria

At least 22 people were killed in a suicide attack on a wedding in Kurdish-held north-eastern Syria, near the city of al-Hassakeh, a monitoring group says.

Five Egyptian police officers shot dead in volatile Sinai

Five police conscripts were killed Saturday in a drive-by shooting in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the Interior Ministry said.

Egypt's al-Sissi warns of illegal migration after boat tragedy

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi on Monday called on his people to avoid risking their lives for overseas jobs after dozens of Egyptians died in the Mediterranean Sea last week in a...

More than 50 found dead after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

More than 50 people have been found dead after a migrant boat capsized off the coast of Egypt, a health official said Thursday.

Egypt jails four over deadly migrant boat sinking

Egyptian prosecutors on Thursday ordered four people to be remanded in police custody pending an investigation into the sinking of a migrant boat that left at least 42 dead, state television...

Eastern Libyan port exports oil for first time since 2014

A tanker left the eastern Libyan port of Ras Lanuf on Wednesday carrying the first oil export from the terminal in two years, a company official said. 

Islamic State claims Minnesota mall attacker as "own soldier"

The Islamic State extremist militant organization claimed Sunday that a knife-wielding man who went on a slashing rampage in a shopping mall in the Midwestern United States was a "soldier" of the...

Syria says US-led coalition bombing allows Islamic State advance

A US-led air alliance has struck a Syrian army position in eastern Syria and has allowed the Islamic State terrorist militia to advance in the area, Damascus says.

Egypt freezes activists' assets over illegal foreign funding case

An Egyptian court upheld an order to freeze assets of five leading human rights campaigners on Saturday in a case related to claims of accepting foreign funds without government authorization.

Over 1.3 million Muslims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage

Around 1.32 million Muslims have arrived in Saudi Arabia from around the globe for the annual Hajj pilgrimage that starts on Saturday, a Saudi official said.

Saudi minister slams Iran in escalating spat over Hajj

Iran does not want the Hajj to pass safely for the millions who take part, a Saudi minister said, in an escalating spat between the two regional rivals over the annual Muslim pilgrimage.