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

Islamist students torch Cairo buildings

2013-12-28 13:13

Student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have stormed a faculty building at Cairo's Al-Azhar University where exams were being taken and set it on fire, security officials say.

Kerry concerned over Egypt crackdown

2013-12-27 09:07

US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed concern over Egypt's intensified crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood after the military-installed government declared it a terrorist group.

Al-Azhar takes centre stage in struggle for Egypt

2013-12-20 11:28

A venerable centre of Islamic learning in Cairo has become a new battlefield in the Muslim Brotherhood’s struggle to keep its battered cause alive against Egypt’s army-backed rulers.

Egypt to try 23 Islamists for unauthorised demo

2013-12-17 19:20

An Egyptian court will try 23 Islamists under a newly passed law banning unauthorised demonstrations.

Egypt: Morsi's links to jihadists probed

2013-12-03 11:38

Investigators in Egypt are looking into possibly putting deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi on trial for his links to jihadis.

Egypt police disperse Islamist demos

2013-11-29 19:02

Clashes have erupted in Cairo and other Egyptian cities as police dispersed protests staged by Islamists defying a new law banning unauthorised demonstrations.

Egypt issues law restricting protests

2013-11-25 08:53

Egypt’s interim president has banned public gatherings of more than 10 people without prior government approval in a bid to stifle the near-constant protests roiling the country.

Child shot in Egypt clashes

2013-11-22 20:47

A 10-year-old boy has been killed by gunfire while walking near the site of clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in Egypt's northern city of Suez.

Egyptian officer killed while arresting militants

2013-11-21 17:45

An Egyptian police officer has been shot dead in a Nile Delta town while trying to arrest suspects wanted in connection with a killing of a security official, the interior ministry says.

Protesters injured as cops storm Tahrir Square

2013-11-20 07:44

Egyptian riot police backed by armoured vehicles have stormed Cairo’s Tahrir Square to disperse stone-throwing protesters, firing tear gas and shots to scatter the demonstrators, a report says.

Memorial to protesters damaged in Cairo

2013-11-19 12:46

Unknown assailants have damaged the foundation in Cairo’s famed Tahrir square for a future memorial dedicated to protesters killed in Egypt’s revolutionary turmoil of the past two and a half years.

Egypt blames militants for officer's killing

2013-11-18 14:10

Egyptian security officials have blamed Islamist militants for the shooting death of an interior ministry officer, the highest-profile killing in Cairo since the overthrow of 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 police arrest Al-Jazeera journalists

2013-12-30 10:30

Egyptian secret police have arrested two journalists for the Al-Jazeera channel on suspicion of illegally broadcasting news harming "domestic security", the interior ministry says.

Pro-Morsi student killed in Cairo clashes

2013-12-27 12:18

One student has been killed in clashes between students backing Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi and opponents in Cairo, state television reports.

Brotherhood prisoners go on hunger strike

2013-12-23 22:32

More than 450 imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood members have launched a hunger strike over their "inhuman treatment" after being jailed.

Egypt's Morsi faces conspiracy charge

2013-12-18 18:34

Egypt's public prosecutor has ordered former President Mohammed Morsi and 34 other Islamists to stand trial on charges including conspiring with foreign organisations to commit terrorist acts.

Clashes hit 2nd Cairo university

2013-12-11 07:24

Clashes have hit Cairo University as unrest spreads to a second college in Egypt's capital.

Egypt Islamists rally despite protest law

2013-11-29 22:56

Hundreds of Islamist demonstrators have taken to the streets in cities across Egypt, days after a disputed protest law was adopted and police forcefully broke up unauthorised gatherings.

Egypt draft charter deflates hopes for change

2013-11-27 09:47

Egypt’s new constitution is still in the drafting stage but has already disappointed rights groups and activists who had hoped it would curb the military’s wide-ranging powers.

Egypt expels Turkish envoy, Turks retaliate

2013-11-23 16:05

Egypt says it is expelling Turkey's ambassador and accused Ankara of backing organisations bent on spreading instability - an apparent reference to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt: Islamists reject Kerry charge

2013-11-22 14:20

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has dismissed comments by US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing the group of stealing the revolution, saying Washington backed the ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Protest: Student killed at Cairo university

2013-11-21 13:29

A student has been shot dead in clashes between supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi and security at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, a report says.

Protesters, police clash in Cairo's Tahrir

2013-11-19 15:07

Police have fired teargas to disperse a crowd of several hundred people in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, two years after 42 were killed in protest against military rule.

Egypt: Tensions flare up ahead of mass protests

2013-11-19 07:57

At least 1 000 people have marched in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to condemn the actions of Egyptian security forces and some voiced rare criticism of the army chief, ahead of planned mass protests.

Memorial at Egypt's Tahrir sparks protest

2013-11-18 11:06

Where tents once sprouted and protesters chanted, municipal workers are now laying grass and flowers in the roundabout of Egypt's famous Tahrir Square.

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