Gulf Times - Egypt
UN warns of locust surge on both sides of Red Sea

UN warns of locust surge on both sides of Red Sea

A locust outbreak in Sudan and Eritrea is spreading rapidly along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said on Friday, flagging a possible threat to crops and food security.

Two Palestinians killed by toxic gas in Egypt border tunnel

Two Palestinians killed by toxic gas in Egypt border tunnel

Two Palestinians including a Hamas policeman suffocated to death from gas in a cross-border tunnel under Gaza's frontier with Egypt, the enclave's interior ministry said Monday.

Egypt jails more Al Jazeera staff

Egypt jails more Al Jazeera staff

An Egyptian criminal court convicted 26 people on Thursday for 'joining an illegal group', namely for working with Al Jazeera and other television stations it deemed anti-government.

Egyptian forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed

Egyptian forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed

Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday, a day after a bombing on a Vietnamese tourist bus in Giza killed four people.

Al Jazeera calls for release of journalist held in Egypt

Al Jazeera calls for release of journalist held in Egypt

Al Jazeera Media Network’s staff in Doha and around the world renewed their call on Sunday for the release of their colleague Mahmoud Hussein and all detained journalists.

Egypt security forces kill 14 militants in Sinai

Egypt security forces kill 14 militants in Sinai

Egyptian security forces have killed 14 Islamist militants in an exchange of fire in the country's turbulent northern Sinai region, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Ancient Egyptian tombs yield rare find of mummified scarab beetles

Ancient Egyptian tombs yield rare find of mummified scarab beetles

Archaeologists in Egypt said on Saturday they had discovered a rare collection of mummified scarab beetles, as well as an apparently pristine Fifth Dynasty tomb that they plan to open in the coming weeks.

Gunmen kill seven on bus bound for Egyptian monastery

Gunmen kill seven on bus bound for Egyptian monastery

Gunmen killed at least seven people and wounded 14 others in an attack on a bus driving towards a Coptic Christian monastery in Egypt on Friday, the Archbishop in Minya said.

Egyptian military kills 52 militants in Sinai: statement

Egyptian military kills 52 militants in Sinai: statement

Egyptian security forces killed 52 suspected militants in North Sinai, the military said in a statement on Monday.

FM: real test of alliance is in resolving Gulf crisis

FM: real test of alliance is in resolving Gulf crisis

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani participated yesterday in a meeting held by the foreign ministers of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) and the foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Egypt court suspends jail term for prominent activist

Egypt court suspends jail term for prominent activist

An Egyptian appeals court has upheld a three-month prison sentence for prominent human rights activist Khaled Ali, but suspended it for three years.

Egypt coroner says E. coli led to deaths of British couple

Egypt coroner says E. coli led to deaths of British couple

The couple died at the five-star Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel in Hurghada after falling ill suddenly during an all-inclusive stay at the Red Sea resort.