Haitham El-Tabei

Saudi splurges on sports PR

The kingdom seeks to boost its economy – and reputation – by offering high rewards’ events

Sudan footballers hope for revolution boost

Many say Omar al-Bashir's three decades of iron-fisted rule sidelined the sport ⁠— a national pastime

UN urges probe into shooting of Sudan schoolchildren

The killings come as protest leaders are due to hold talks with the ruling generals on Tuesday on the remaining aspects of installing civilian rule

Jailed Al-Jazeera journalists freed pending retrial

Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were freed after spending more than 400 days in an Egyptian prison, and must appear in court again on February 23.

Egypt court orders retrial of jailed Al-Jazeera reporters

Egypt's top court has ordered a retrial of three reporters whose imprisonment on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood triggered global outrage.

Tears, anger and joy over Egypt death sentences

An Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed death sentences for more than 180 Islamists, including Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie.

Torture claim in Egypt trial of Al Jazeera journalists

The trial of Al Jazeera journalists accused of supporting deposed president Mohamed Morsi has heard claims of torture and denial of medical treatment.

Egypt police hunt for church wedding shooters

Cairo police are now searching for two men on a motorbike who opened fire on guests at a church wedding, killing four including an eight-year-old.

Morsi remains stubborn: What happens next in Egypt?

With Egypt's president looking increasingly isolated after being pressured to step down, here are three possible scenarios for the country.

Iran condemns killing of Shi’ite Egyptians near Cairo

Iran's foreign ministry has criticised the killing of four Shi'ite Egyptians by a hostile crowd, saying such extremism violated the tenets of Islam.

Court jails 43 Egyptian, foreign employees of NGOs

A Cairo court has sentenced 43 Egyptian and foreign employees of several NGOs to jail for one to five years for working illegally.

Egypt’s prime minister orders hot-air balloon crash investigation

Egypt's Hisham Qandil has demanded an investigation after 19 tourists died in a hot-air balloon crash near the ancient temple city of Luxor.

Press Releases