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Egypt raises transit fees for ships passing through Suez Canal

Cash-strapped Egypt increased transit fees for ships passing through the Suez Canal, one of the world’s most crucial waterways, with hikes of up to...

Egypt calls for calm amid Gaza Strip hostilities

Egyptian officials have pushed for Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip to rein in hostilities and adhere to a ceasefire in place...

Egypt’s president says he will not extend state of emergency

Egypt’s president said he will not extend the state of emergency that had been imposed across the country for more than four years. President Abdel...

Jehan Sadat, widow of assassinated Egyptian president, dies aged 87

Jehan Sadat, widow of former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, the first Arab leader to make peace with Israel, died in Egypt aged 87. In recent...

Egyptian court adjourns Suez Canal blockage case so new offer can be considered

An Egyptian court adjourned until July 4 the case of a hulking cargo vessel that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier...

Archaeologists unearth ancient pharaonic city in Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a 3,000-year-old lost city, complete with mud brick houses, artefacts and tools from pharaonic times. Noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass said an...

Survivors sought after deadly Egyptian building collapse

At least five people have died and another two dozen were injured after an apartment building collapsed in the Egyptian capital. Rescue workers are looking...

Ancient funerary temple unearthed near Cairo

Details of an ancient funerary temple in a vast necropolis south of Cairo have been revealed by Egypt’s former antiquities minister and noted archaeologist...

Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

Archaeologists have unearthed dozens of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo, Egypt’s tourism and antiquities minister said. At least 59 sealed sarcophagi,...

Qatar Airways seeks £3.9bn from boycotting countries

Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways said it has launched international arbitration seeking at least five billion dollars (£3.9 billion) from four boycotting Arab countries for...

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