Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed an agreement Thursday on ending a decade-long split following talks mediated by Egypt in Cairo, with president Mahmud Abbas calling it a "final" accord.
An Egyptian court has upheld the death penalty for 20 people over their alleged roles in killing of 13 policemen in the violence that followed the military's ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, while sentencing many others to hefty jail terms.
The population of Cairo is set to grow by 500,000 this year, more than any other city in the world, adding to the pressure on the country’s economy struggling to recover from six years of political turmoil.
Italy’s foreign minister says the Egyptian government should “come out” with the truth about the shocking death of an Italian student in Egypt, emphasizing that Rome will seek “every last bit of truth” on the matter.
A car bomb ripped through Italy's consulate in Cairo Saturday, killing one person, the first attack on a foreign mission in Egypt since terrorists launched a campaign against security forces two years ago.