Shark kills Czech tourist swimming in waters off Egypt
A Czech tourist was killed by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, authorities said Sunday.
52 jihadists killed in Egypt's Sinai
Egypt's army said on Sunday its forces have killed over the past few days 52 jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula where the military is conducting a vast operation against militants.
Egypt's Coptic pope quits 'waste of time' Facebook
The head of Egypt's Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, has shut down his Facebook page, saying it was a "waste of time", after the church ordered monks off social media. State-run Al-Ahram newspaper said on Saturday that Tawadros's decision was in line with a dozen measures announced Thursday by the church relating to the activities…
Life returns to Egypt's Sinai city despite anti-jihadist war
With fruit and vegetables aplenty in the markets, public transport back on the roads and universities reopened, life is returning to El-Arish in North Sinai state where Egypt's army is at war with jihadists.
Blast at Cairo chemical site injures 12
A strong explosion at a chemical tank near Cairo airport in the east of the Egyptian capital has left at least a dozen people injured, the army said on Thursday night.
Russia 2018: A review of the performance of African teams so far
There have been exceptional performances at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but the African teams have not particularly had a bright start to their campaign in the 21st edition of the Coupe de Mundial. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all five participating African teams with the exception of Senegal…
Egypt's shrinking 'Pharaonic Sea' has fishermen worried
Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried. The thin 10-square kilometre stretch of water just north of the capital was once part of the Nile River, but shrivelling shorelines have left it separated from the country's main water source for nearly 50 years. Since then, inhabitants in…
Uruguay, Russia qualify for World Cup last 16, Egypt, Saudi Arabia out
Russia and Uruguay progressed to the World Cup knockout rounds on Wednesday after the South Americans beat Saudi Arabia 1-0, ending the hopes of the Saudis and Mohamed Salah's Egypt. Luis Suarez broke the deadlock midway through the first half on his 100th international appearance and the Saudis failed to find an equaliser, slipping to…
Mohamed Salah's World Cup bid ends with a whimper
Mohamed Salah's World Cup campaign arguably ended when Egypt's talisman tumbled to the turf in the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26. Uruguay administered the last rites on Wednesday but the Pharaohs already knew the writing was on the wall. Salah returned to action for the first time in three weeks for his…
Senegal to the rescue as African teams struggle at World Cup
Senegal proved to be Africa's saving grace at the World Cup on Tuesday. Take away their win over Poland and it is five defeats in five for the continent's representatives in Russia. After Nigeria and Algeria both reached the knockout phase four years ago, following Ghana's run to the quarter-finals in 2010, it is already…