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‘Core’ Al-Qaeda not behind Benghazi attack – US

The United States is still investigating last year's attack on its diplomatic mission in Benghazi but has no evidence that "core Al-Qaeda" leaders directed the assault in which four Americans died, a US official said Monday. State Department spokeswoman…
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Bomb near Egypt intel building wounds four soldiers

A bomb near an army intelligence building wounded four soldiers Sunday, the third such blast within a week in Egypt after the Muslim Brotherhood's terrorist designation further polarised the country. The explosion, which the army said was a "cowardly…
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Protester killed in Cairo as Brotherhood members rounded up

Egyptian police said Friday a man died in clashes as tensions soared in Cairo following a bus bombing and further arrests of members of the Muslim Brotherhood after its listing as a terrorist group. Defiant student supporters of the Brotherhood protested…
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Cairo bomb wounds five as Egypt widens crackdown on Islamists

A bomb exploded near a bus in Cairo Thursday injuring five people, a day after the government widened a crackdown on Islamists by declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. The windows of the red and black public transport bus were shattered…
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Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egypt's military-installed rulers declared the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi a "terrorist" organisation Wednesday, signalling a wider crackdown after blaming it for a deadly police compound bombing claimed by a jihadist group.…
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Egypt police arrest former Morsi PM: ministry

Egyptian police arrested on Tuesday Hisham Qandil, who was prime minister under deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, the interior ministry said. The ministry said he was arrested in the desert outside Cairo with a "smuggler attempting to escape…
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In bomb-hit city, Egyptians vent anger at Brotherhood

Angry Egyptians standing on piles of debris and shattered glass pointed the finger of blame at the Muslim Brotherhood after a car bomb ripped through Mansoura's police headquarters on Tuesday. "The people want the execution of the Muslim Brotherhood…
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Egypt court jails anti-Mubarak activists for 3 years

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced three activists who spearheaded the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak to three years in jail for organising an unlicensed protest, judicial sources said. It was the first such verdict against non-Islamist protesters…

The Federal Council extends the freezing of assets of several individuals from Tunisia and...

BERN, Switzerland, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Federal Council decided during today's session to extend by three years the freezing of...

Foreign Minister Wang Yi Holds Talks with Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy of Egypt

BEIJING, China, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- On December 16, 2013, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with the visiting Egyptian Foreign...