Egypt sets poll dates as Sisi cements grip

2015-01-09 11:05

Egypt says it is to hold parliamentary elections from 21 March but analysts say the new legislature will offer no meaningful opposition to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule.

Bomb wounds 12 in central Cairo

2014-10-15 06:08

A bomb has exploded in the centre of the Egyptian capital Cairo wounding 12 people, security and medical officials say.

Brotherhood leader, 104 referred to trial

2014-09-22 22:30

The leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 104 others have been referred to trial on murder charges.

Egypt closes Muslim Brotherhood political wing

2014-08-09 15:01

An Egyptian court has issued a ruling dissolving the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt army destroys more Gaza tunnels

2014-07-27 12:45

Egypt's army says it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1 639 the overall number it has laid waste to.

Muslim Brotherhood leader gets life in prison

2014-07-05 13:00

An Egyptian court has sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison for inciting the violence that erupted after the army deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Libya Islamist kidnapped

2014-06-30 21:13

Gunmen kidnapped a leading member of a Libyan Islamist party affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt confirms 183 death sentences

2014-06-21 12:21

An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 183 Islamists, including Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie, after a speedy mass trial that sparked an international outcry.

Egypt group: Police confiscated publication

2014-06-15 14:22

An Egyptian rights group says security forces have confiscated a publication it puts out periodically, accusing it of seeking to overthrow the government.

Egypt vote lawful but lacked 'stakeholders' - EU

2014-05-29 19:15

An EU team that observed Egypt's presidential election says the vote has been conducted "in line with the law", although it regretted the lack of participation of some "stakeholders".

Egypt acquits 169 Brotherhood supporters

2014-05-19 17:18

An Egyptian court has acquitted 169 Muslim Brotherhood supporters charged in connection with unrest that followed the overthrow of president Mohammed Morsi last year.

Sisi says won’t allow Brotherhood in Egypt

2014-05-06 09:33

Egypt’s ex-army chief and leading presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says the Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed leader Mohammed Morsi is "finished" in Egypt.

Egypt jails 30 Morsi backers for rioting

2014-04-20 17:52

An Egyptian court has sentenced 30 people to more than three years in prison for violent protests in support of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Egyptian court jails 119 Morsi supporters

2014-04-16 15:12

An Egyptian court has sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohammed Morsi to three years in prison in connection with protests last year.

Muslim Brotherhood reviewed in UK

2014-04-02 05:45

The Muslim Brotherhood's activities in Britain will be reviewed over concerns about possible links to violence, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

At least three killed in Cairo clashes

2014-03-28 20:16

At least three people have been killed in clashes in Cairo amid protests by the Muslim Brotherhood days after hundreds of its supporters were sentenced to death.

Cairo attack on soldiers blamed on Islamists

2014-03-15 11:57

Gunmen have killed five soldiers at a Cairo checkpoint in a brazen morning attack the military blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt destroys 1 370 Gaza smuggling tunnels

2014-03-12 18:29

Egypt's military has destroyed 1 370 smuggling tunnels under its border with the Gaza Strip, as Cairo's ties remain sour with the Hamas movement.

Egypt arrests Cairo bombing suspect

2014-03-11 08:53

Egyptian police say they have arrested a man suspected of carrying out a deadly bomb attack in the capital Cairo, accusing him of having fought with jihadist groups in Syria.

Torture claim in Egypt trial of Jazeera journos

2014-03-06 08:57

The trial of Al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting deposed Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood has heard defendants charge they were tortured and denied medical care.

Egypt rail workers lose appeal over deadly crash

2014-02-27 15:10

An appeals court in Egypt has upheld 10-year jail terms for two railway workers convicted after a 2012 train crash killed 47 schoolchildren, judicial sources say.

Activists for Morsi's fall turn against military

2014-02-20 22:30

Their campaign against Islamist President Mohammed Morsi helped the army topple Egypt's first freely elected leader, but some leaders of the Tamarud movement have broken away.

New militant group claims Cairo bombings

2014-02-08 14:43

A new militant group has claimed responsibility for two bombings that targeted the Egyptian police and has vowed to carry out more attacks.

Egypt police HQ blast: Several floors wrecked

2014-01-24 10:24

Several floors have been wrecked after a car bomb struck the main Egyptian police headquarters in the heart of Cairo.

Egypt's Brotherhood aim to outwit informants

2014-01-22 10:19

Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt have agreed to only meet after sunset, as part of tactics to outwit informants.


Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader as crackdown intensifies

2014-11-20 22:23

Egyptian police have arrested Mohamed Ali Bishr, one of the few Muslim Brotherhood leaders to escape jail after last year’s overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Police arrest 40 protesters at Islamist rallies

2014-10-10 21:00

Egyptian security officials say 40 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested in Cairo and Egypt's second city Alexandria during protests.

Egypt burns books promoting Brotherhood ideas

2014-08-09 21:04

Egypt has extended its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood to include burning books it says promote violence and ideas linked to the banned Islamist group, a local official and a security source says.

Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

2014-07-29 12:01

An Egyptian military spokesperson says troops have killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt court upholds death verdict against 10 Islamists

2014-07-05 22:23

Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has upheld death sentences against 10 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and sentenced 38 others to life.

Soldiers of Egypt claim palace blasts

2014-07-01 20:02

An Egyptian group, Soldiers of Egypt, has claimed the blasts outside the presidential palace that killed 2 police officers.

Tears, anger, joy over Egypt death sentences

2014-06-21 22:33

Some relatives have expressed joy on learning loved ones have been acquitted, while others wept after hearing theirs would be sent to the gallows.

Egypt cop killed in shoot-out with Morsi men

2014-06-16 21:39

An Egyptian police captain has been killed in a shoot-out on the southern outskirts of Cairo with alleged supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Sisi gets 96.91% in Egypt's presidential election

2014-06-03 20:57

Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has secured a landslide victory in the country's presidential vote last week.

Low Egypt vote turnout galvanizes Brotherhood

2014-05-28 18:04

The organised and disciplined Brotherhood has gained many followers in Egypt through preaching, charities and social networks.

Egypt's Sisi turns Islam on the Islamists

2014-05-09 21:23

As the Egyptian state presses its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, the man expected to become president has deployed a new weapon, his own vision of Islam.

683 sentenced to death in Egypt

2014-04-28 09:51

An Egyptian court has sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 682 other alleged Islamists to death, a lawyer says.

Egyptian politician submits bid to run for president

2014-04-19 15:14

Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi has officially submitted his bid to run for Egypt's presidency, making him the second candidate for next month's election.

Egypt court bans Brotherhood members from polls

2014-04-15 16:21

A court has banned members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a movement listed as a "terrorist group", from running in Egypt's upcoming elections, a lawyer and state media say.

Britain orders probe into Muslim Brotherhood

2014-04-01 15:08

British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood over concerns that the group is planning radical activities from a base in London.

Egypt's Sisi to resign as minister

2014-03-26 21:21

Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been meeting military leaders to tell them he was resigning as defence minister.

5 army police officers killed in Cairo attack

2014-03-15 08:42

Unidentified gunmen have opened fire on an army police checkpoint on the outskirts of Cairo, killing five officers, Egypt's state TV and state news agency reports.

Egypt moves to take control of mosques

2014-03-12 09:25

Egyptian authorities have decided to take control of independent mosques, a report says, in a move aimed at curbing Islamist dissent.

Violent clashes flare up in Egypt

2014-03-08 09:29

Three people have been killed and 28 wounded in Egypt as Islamist protesters clashed with security forces and civilian opponents.

Egypt postpones new judges for Morsi trials

2014-03-03 21:16

An Egyptian appeals court has postponed a request by lawyers to appoint new judges in two trials involving ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Morsi urges 'revolution' from caged dock

2014-02-22 16:24

Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi has called on his followers to continue their "peaceful revolution", during his trial on charges related to jailbreaks and attacks on police.

New Egypt revolt predicted

2014-02-12 05:30

Egyptians will rise up against military rule because of widespread human rights abuses and economic hardships says a former presidential candidate.

Egypt's Morsi trial adjourned to 1 March

2014-02-05 13:36

An Egyptian court has adjourned the murder of ousted president Mohammed Morsi to 1 march, to review video evidence against the Islamist.

Morsi backers call for 18 days of protests

2014-01-22 17:53

An Islamist alliance backing deposed president Mohammed Morsi has called for 18 days of protests, as Egypt on 25 January marks three years since the revolt that ousted his predecessor.

Death toll in Egypt clashes reach 17

2014-01-04 12:23

At least 17 people have been killed in Egypt in clashes between police and backers of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, local media reports

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