Hala Shiha quit the glamorous film industry a decade ago to embrace a more religious lifestyle, adopting the traditional Muslim headscarf, or hijab, along with loose, long-sleeved clothes.
Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church said Thursday it will not be taking in new monks in monasteries nationwide for a year after the unresolved death of the abbot of a prominent monastery in the desert northwest of Cairo.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians have set social media alight with tweets on opposing hashtags, one calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to resign and another praising his leadership.
Egyptian security officials say a prominent activist and labor rights lawyer has been arrested on an array of charges including belonging to an outlawed group.
Egyptian security officials say police have arrested 21 people for protesting against the government’s surprise decision to hike fares on Cairo’s subway as part of austerity measures meant to overhaul the economy.
At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south Cairo suburb, Egypt’s Health Ministry spokesman said Friday.
Egypt’s foreign ministry on Wednesday snubbed White House adviser Jared Kushner and U.S. officials who arrived with him in Cairo, apparently in protest over the Trump administration’s move to cut and delay aid to Egypt.
Reda el-Sebaay was taking the subway while on a short business trip to Cairo from a Nile Delta city when he stumbled upon clerics offering religious advice or fatwas — answers to any question a Muslim follower might have.
Security officials say that the Egyptian man who stabbed to death three tourists and wounded three others earlier this month in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, was tasked by the Islamic State group to carry out the attack.