Egypt jails Muslim scholar for suggesting Islamic reform

Muslim scholar gets 1 year in jail for warning Islam is moving 'far backwards,' with influential Islamic center claiming he 'insulted.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2015, 6:21 PM

Gazans take anger over death of mentally ill man to social media

Palestinians on social media outraged over the death of a naked man who was shot as he crossed from Gaza into Egypt.Ben Ariel, 12/29/2015, 2:14 AM

Egypt to receive more submarines and satellites – two of each

Egypt will get two submarines from Germany, and is well on its way towards buying two satellites from France.Hillel Fendel, 12/28/2015, 1:15 AM

Egypt guns down mentally ill nude Palestinian on beach

World silent, Gazans furious as Egyptian troops caught on video shooting naked man repeatedly as he swam over border, instead of arresting.Ari Yashar, 12/26/2015, 7:48 PM

Egypt rejects $257M natural gas deal with Israel

Cairo bans Egyptian companies from utilizing or discussing landmark deal to make Israel a 'natural gas superpower' in the Middle East.Tova Dvorin, 12/25/2015, 8:17 AM

Egypt: 'No evidence of terrorism' in Metrojet crash

Cairo denies terrorist links, despite black box evidence and British intelligence expose blaming jihadist bombers.Tova Dvorin, 12/14/2015, 12:40 PM

Gaza: 14 killed as Egypt floods smuggling tunnels

As Gazans continue to rail against Israeli "siege," Egypt floods Gazan tunnel, leaving 14 dead.Hillel Fendel, 12/9/2015, 12:48 PM

Egypt finds Gaza's first iron attack tunnel

As part of buffer zone flooding project, first of estimated 17 expensive Hamas tunnels funded by Qatar unearthed in Gaza.Ari Yashar, 11/27/2015, 11:34 AM

Egypt's Coptic Pope makes historic visit to Israel

Tawadros II becomes first Coptic Pope in decades to visit Jerusalem, for senior cleric's funeral; Church plays down political significance.Ari Soffer, 11/26/2015, 10:34 PM

Will Israel benefit from Russia's Turkey tourism boycott?

With previously popular tourism hotspots Egypt and Turkey now ruled out Russian holidaymakers seek other options.Germain Moyon, 11/25/2015, 5:50 PM

Egyptian TV host, historian agree: burning Jews the solution

News host and Islamic history professor agree genocide the 'only solution' to the Jews, joke about selling Jews into slavery.Tova Dvorin, 10/30/2015, 11:27 AM

Special exhibit to show Jewish texts, oldest New Testament

British Museum to display 200 objects from Egypt's religious communities - including 11th-century texts from a Cairo synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2015, 2:00 PM

Egyptian Salafi politician shot dead in the Sinai

Egypt's leading Islamist party says gunmen on a motorcycle kill their party's secretary.Ben Ariel, 10/25/2015, 3:41 AM

Iran Claims Houthis Destroy Saudi or Egyptian Warship Off Yemen

If true, claim suggests pro-Iranian rebels in Yemen have their hands on sophisticated anti-ship missiles, presenting a game-changing threat.Mark Langfan, Arutz Sheva UN Correspondent, 10/12/2015, 10:30 AM

Egyptian Playwright Urges Countrymen: Israel is Not an Enemy

Days before his death, renowned playwright and political critic Ali Salem calls to embrace peace with Israel, 'the ancient Hebrew people.'Ari Soffer, 10/8/2015, 1:48 PM

Egyptians See Israel as 'Most Hostile Country'

What peace treaty? Poll of Egyptians shows Israel still viewed with enmity - followed by US and Iran. Saudi Arabia viewed most positively.Ari Soffer, 9/29/2015, 9:55 PM

Rare Byzantine-Era Mosaic Found and Restored

The unique 1,500-year-old mosaic served as the floor of a church and will be displayed in Kiryat Gat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2015, 7:01 PM

Egyptian Professor: Martyrdom Over Holy Sites Not Muslim

Jurisprudence expert laments calls to die for Arab control over Temple Mount as political twisting of religion.Tova Dvorin, 9/27/2015, 2:24 PM

Sisi: Expand Peace with Israel to More Arab Countries

In call for Mideast unity, Egypt's President argues resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could 'change the face of the region.'Cynthia Blank, 9/27/2015, 9:30 AM

Sisi: Security Measures Near Gaza Not Harming Palestinians

Egyptian President says security measures taken by his country along the border with Gaza were coordinated with the Palestinian Authority.Elad Benari, 9/27/2015, 4:04 AM

ISIS Kills Two Egyptian Soldiers in Sinai

Egyptian interior ministry says 2 soldiers killed, 16 wounded by roadside bomb. Local ISIS branch takes responsibility.Matt Wanderman, 9/26/2015, 10:31 PM

Egyptian Blogger Praises Israel from Hiding

Sherif Gaber, in hiding from Egyptian police, creates a paean to Israel that puts Israeli hasbarah to shame.Arutz Sheva staff, 9/24/2015, 8:08 PM

Hamas Threatens Egypt Over Gaza 'Moat'

Haniyeh lashes out at Egyptian project to create water border barrier, warning 'we will do our duty against those besieging Gaza.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2015, 3:34 PM

Sinai: Egypt Claims it Killed 500 Terrorists in 16 Days

Egyptian army says first phase of major counter-terrorism op. in Sinai Peninsula completed, as Cairo struggles to put down ISIS insurgency.Ari Soffer, 9/24/2015, 10:59 AM

Human Rights Watch: Egypt Harming Thousands in the Sinai

Human rights organization warns that Egypt’s military campaign against insurgents in northern Sinai is harming thousands of civilians.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/22/2015, 11:43 PM

Egypt Floods Hamas Terror Tunnels

Cairo makes good on threats to convert smuggling tunnels into fish farms in latest in crackdown on terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2015, 12:13 PM

Egypt's Sisi Swears In New Government

Egyptian President swears in a new government, one week after the previous one resigned over corruption.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2015, 6:06 AM

Sisi Slams Israel for 'Violating' Al-Aqsa Mosque

Ignoring Islamist violence or Abbas's incitement, Egyptian president attacks Israel and warns of 'consequences for peace.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2015, 8:16 PM

Will Islam's Holiest Site be Taken From Saudi Arabia?

Egyptian leaders say Saudis failing Hajj pilgrimage after crane fall, indicating possible division of authority among Muslim states.Ari Yashar, 9/17/2015, 7:22 PM

Jordan Blasts Israel for 'Attack' on Temple Mount

Jordan and Egypt condemn Jewish state for 'provocations' and 'escalation' in their defense against Arab rioters on Temple Mount.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2015, 2:12 PM

Egyptian Court Reaffirms Death Sentences for ISIS Members

Court in Egypt ratifies death sentences for 12 people convicted of planning attacks for ISIS.Ben Ariel, 9/13/2015, 6:25 AM

Egyptian Government Resigns Over Corruption Scandal

President al-Sisi instructs oil minister to build new cabinet, only a month before parliamentary elections begin.Matt Wanderman, 9/12/2015, 8:54 PM

Israeli Embassy Reopens in Cairo

Four years after mob raids the premises, Israeli flag raised once again at the embassy in the Egyptian capital.Nitsan Keidar, 9/9/2015, 6:21 PM

Egyptian Authorities to Open Rafah Crossing for Three Days

Egyptian authorities to open Rafah border crossing starting Monday to allow Gazans to leave for pilgrimage to Mecca.Ben Ariel, 9/7/2015, 3:45 AM

Egyptian Gas Could Be Big Plus for Israel, Says Professor

The discovery of a large gas field in Egyptian waters does not mean “the end of the Israeli gas industry,” says Professor Idit Avrahami.Shimon Cohen, 9/6/2015, 9:44 PM

Tripoli Offices of Egyptian Natural Gas Developer Bombed

Will Islamist radicals attempt to derail development of a huge gas field off Egypt's shores?Yaakov Levi, 8/31/2015, 8:46 PM

Egypt 'Goes Medieval' With Moat Around Gaza

Egypt on Monday embarked on the second stage of its plan to protect itself from Hamas – construction of a medieval-style moat around Gaza.Yaakov Levi, 8/31/2015, 5:59 PM

Egyptian Muezzin in Hot Water Over 'Facebook Prayer Call'

An Egyptian muezzin is in hot water, after he replaced a traditional line in the prayer call with one about Facebook use.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2015, 5:02 PM

Egypt Sets Date for Parliamentary Election

Egypt announces it will hold its parliamentary election starting on October 18-19, as path to democracy continues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2015, 5:12 AM

Egypt Summons UK Ambassador Over Comments on Journalists

Egypt's Foreign Ministry summons British ambassador to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three journalists to prison.Ben Ariel, 8/31/2015, 3:42 AM

'Super Giant' Gas Field Found in Egyptian Waters, Firm Says

An Italian exploration firm searching for gas and oil off Egypt's shores announced Sunday that it had found a huge natural gas deposit.Yaakov Levi, 8/30/2015, 5:52 PM

Egypt Sentences Al-Jazeera Reporters to Prison

Egyptian court sends three Al-Jazeera reporters to prison for broadcasting false news. Washington calls for ruling to be overturned.Ben Ariel, 8/30/2015, 6:39 AM

Putin: Russia Planning to Build Nuclear Plant in Egypt

Russian President says his country will build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, announces greater economic cooperation with Cairo.Ben Ariel, 8/27/2015, 2:13 AM

Egyptian Tel Aviv U. Student Praises Israel in Viral Speech

Haisam Hassanein, an Egyptian student who completed his master's degree studies at Tel Aviv U. has a unique perspective on Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2015, 5:00 PM

Egypt Closes the Rafah Crossing After Four Days

Egyptian authorities close the Rafah crossing with Gaza after allowing 2,579 Gazans to leave the territory for humanitarian reasons.Ben Ariel, Canada, 8/22/2015, 1:40 AM

4 Hamas Naval Commandos Abducted on Way to Iran - by Egypt?

Hamas accuses Egyptian intelligence of kidnapping senior commandos who were in Sinai en route to Iran for training.Ari Yashar, 8/20/2015, 8:39 PM

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Cairo Bombing

ISIS 'Sinai Province' branch claims bomb attack targeting police in Shubra Al-Khaima suburb of Egyptian capital.Jonathan Benedek, 8/20/2015, 1:29 PM

Six Wounded in Car Bomb Attack in Cairo

Car bomb explodes near a national security building in the Shubra neighborhood of Egypt's capital.Ben Ariel, 8/20/2015, 5:15 AM

Four Palestinians Reportedly Abducted in Sinai

Gaza's Hamas rulers say gunmen abducted four Palestinians who were on a bus bound for the Cairo airport.Ben Ariel, 8/20/2015, 2:16 AM

Egypt Opens Gaza Crossing for Four Days

Egypt opens the Rafah crossing for a period of four days, the first time it has done so in two months.Ben Ariel, 8/18/2015, 3:45 AM

Sisi Approves Special Courts for Terror-Related Cases

Egyptian President approves anti-terrorism law that sets up special courts and provides protections to its enforcers.Elad Benari, 8/17/2015, 5:42 AM

Former Egyptian President Morsi Appeals His Death Sentence

Deposed President Mohammed Morsi appeals conviction for violence against police and espionage.Matt Wanderman, 8/15/2015, 10:02 PM

Egyptian and PA Rabble-Rousing Reports Provoke Trouble

Who needs to incite when you can simply provoke? Egyptian, PA agencies term Defense Minister's visit in Hevron as a "break-in."Hillel Fendel, 8/14/2015, 1:13 AM

Why is Sisi Expanding the Suez Canal?

Grand plans by modern-day Egyptian ruler motivated in great part by the same reasons as his predecessor 150 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2015, 2:15 PM

Security Source: African Infiltrator Problem Growing

After 15 migrants jump the fence over the weekend, security source reveals infiltration is on the rise again.Tova Dvorin, 8/4/2015, 1:56 PM

Kerry Begins Middle East Visit in Egypt

Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Cairo before heading to Qatar to discuss nuclear deal. Israel not on the itinerary.Elad Benari, 8/2/2015, 6:38 AM

Egypt Tests Out Second Suez Canal

Egypt conducts trial run on new Suez Canal route, plans to open for traffic in two weeks.Matt Wanderman, 7/25/2015, 10:21 PM