Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announces re-election bid

Egypt’s sitting president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has announced his re-election bid, where he will seek a second four-year term as president. The former military commander is widely expected to win, after bringing some stability to the country, though tough economic reforms may impact his popularity. “Today … I tell you frankly and transparently that I…

Gunman kills 11 in Cairo attack on Coptic church

A gunman on a motorcycle has killed at least 11 people after opening fire on a Coptic Christian church. The gunman first attacked Christian shop nearby, killing two people, then went on to attack the Mar Mina church in Helwan, a south-Cairo suburb. At the church he opened fire through the door, killing at least…

Egypt train crash leaves 41 dead, nearly 200 more injured

41 people have died and 179 more were injured in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, after two trains collided. A railroad switching error caused the accident according to an unnamed security source, but no further details were given and an official inquiry has been ordered by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The collision happened near Khorshid…

Two Tourists Dead, More Injured in Egypt Stabbing

A stabbing at an Egyptian Red Sea beach resort has resulted in two German tourists being killed and four other foreigners injured. The attacker was detained by hotel security and members of the public until the police were able to arrive at the scene. The security manager at El Palacio hotel, Saud Abdelaziz commented on…

Protest March as Egyptian Coptic Christians Mourn Bus Victims

Thousands of Egyptian Christians gathered to mourn the loss of seven of the victims of the bus shooting in Egypt who were part of their community. A funeral ceremony was held at the Church of the Sacred Family in the village of Dayr Jamous, where grieving young men formed a protest march, chanting while carrying…

9 Dead Identities Confirmed in Egypt

The identities of all nine Hong Kong dead were confirmed by the weekend. 10 relatives of the victims and 16 Hong Kong Government members sent to Egypt to confirm the dead and paid their last respects to their loved ones. Chinese Ambassador Song Aiguo expressed his deepest mourn and concern for the nine dead. He…