Latest Egypt News

Tanker breaks down in Suez Canal, but traffic not disrupted

Feb. 01, 2023 16:46 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A tanker transporting liquefied natural gas broke down in the Suez Canal on Wednesday but traffic in the global waterway was unaffected, a canal spokesperson said. The Bahamas-flagged Grace Emilia suffered a malfunction of its rudder and tugboats pulled it to the side...

Egypt officials: Hospital fire in Cairo kills 3, injures 32

Feb. 01, 2023 14:27 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out Wednesday at a hospital in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing at least three people and injuring at least 32 others, health authorities said. The Health Ministry said the fire took place at the Noor Mohammadi hospital in eastern Cairo’s Matariya...

Egypt Central Bank: Pound slips to new low against dollar

Jan. 30, 2023 11:17 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian pound dipped to a new low Monday of just over 30 for $1, as the cash-strapped North African country continues to battle surging inflation and foreign currency shortages, authorities said. The landmark slide in Egypt's Central Bank selling rate is the...

Egypt unveils tombs and sarcophagus in new excavation

Jan. 26, 2023 11:49 AM EST

SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Thursday unveiled dozens of new archaeological discoveries, including two ancient tombs, at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside of the capital Cairo. The artefacts, unearthed during a year-long excavation, were found beneath an ancient stone enclosure...

India, Egypt to promote trade, investment, fight terrorism

Jan. 25, 2023 05:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Egypt agreed Wednesday to boost trade between their countries during a visit by the Egyptian president that underscores Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to fortify ties with other emerging economies. Modi and President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi...

Italy's FM meets with Egyptian officials on migration, Libya

Jan. 22, 2023 11:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s chief diplomat held talks Sunday with Egyptian and Arab League officials in Cairo that focused on regional security and the conflict in neighboring Libya, as well as sensitive bilateral issues. Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said he raised with Egypt's...

Egypt frees businessman, son after 2 years of detention

Jan. 22, 2023 03:08 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released a prominent businessman and his son after more than two years in pre-trial detention while officials investigated possible terrorism-related charges, their family said. Safwan Thabet, founder and former CEO of dairy and juice producer...

Egypt hands out life jail terms in trial over 2019 protests

Jan. 15, 2023 13:50 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday handed down life prison sentences to 38 people, including a self-exiled businessman whose social media posts helped to spark anti-government protests. Public protests are rare in Egypt where President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has overseen a...

Rounding off Africa tour, China's top diplomat visits Egypt

Jan. 15, 2023 13:48 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — China’s chief diplomat was in Cairo Sunday for talks with Egyptian and Arab League officials, marking his last stop in a multi-leg trip to Africa that aims to consolidate Beijing's footprint across the resource-rich continent. Foreign Minister Qin Gang met separately...

Italian energy company says new gas discovered off Egypt

Jan. 15, 2023 08:16 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian energy giant Eni announced Sunday what it described as a significant gas discovery offshore of Egypt in the eastern Mediterranean. Eni said the discovery at the Nargis-1 exploration well was made in the Nargis offshore area concession. Eni said...