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.

Egypt bans anti-Mubarak activist from leaving

2014-10-22 12:38

Egypt's authorities have banned a prominent activist of the 2011 uprising, Asma Mahfouz, from leaving the country while on her way to Bangkok, a Cairo airport official says.

Egypt postpones Mubarak verdict

2014-09-27 14:15

An Egyptian court has postponed the verdict on whether former president Hosni Mubarak ordered the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule.

Egypt targets last bastion of Brotherhood dissent

2014-09-18 18:17

Egypt has moved to close down one of the last bastions of Muslim Brotherhood dissent with sweeping new rules to curtail protest at Al Azhar University.

Egypt to deliver Mubarak verdict in September

2014-08-13 14:30

An Egyptian court says it will deliver its verdict in the murder trial of Hosni Mubarak on 27 September, in a session in which the ousted strongman passionately defended his 30-year rule.

Mubarak party leaders can run for elections

2014-07-14 20:52

A Cairo appeal court has ruled that leaders of the former ruling party of ousted president Hosni Mubarak will not be barred from running for elections, a report says.

Islamists call 'day of anger' to mark Morsi ouster

2014-07-03 11:40

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has called for a ‘day of anger’ to mark the first anniversary of the military overthrow of president Mohammed Morsi.

At least 4 wounded in Cairo explosions

2014-06-25 09:11

Two explosions have wounded at least four people at two Cairo metro stations, highlighting some of the challenges faced by newly elected President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt's Mubarak breaks leg in fall at hospital

2014-06-19 12:40

Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has broken his leg after falling while walking to the bathroom at a Cairo military hospital where he is being held, a military source says.

Egypt's Sisi swears in new government

2014-06-17 07:42

Egypt’s new Cabinet has been sworn in by the country’s newly elected President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the capital Cairo.

Leading anti-Mubarak activist gets 15 years

2014-06-11 11:08

An Egyptian court has sentenced a leading activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to 15 years in jail for violating a protest law and on other charges, his lawyer says.

Egypt arrests 7 for sexual assault in Tahrir

2014-06-09 15:42

Egyptian police have arrested seven men for sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student during celebrations marking the inauguration of the country’s new president in Cairo, security officials say.

The poor long for help as Egypt's Sisi is sworn in

2014-06-09 10:00

Egyptians are looking forward to a change in their lives after former military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as president of the north African country.

Time to work, Sisi tells Egyptians

2014-06-04 08:49

Egypt's president-elect Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has told Egyptians it is now “time to work” to rebuild the country after he was officially declared the landslide winner of last week’s election.

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".

Egyptians slow to vote on extra day

2014-05-28 10:19

Egyptians have been slow to vote on a hastily added third day of a presidential election after lower-than-expected threatened to damage the credibility of the man widely forecast to win.

Pro-military fervour at polls as Egyptians vote

2014-05-26 16:26

Supporters of retired Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have danced to pop tunes praising the military as they cast ballots in a presidential election.

In Egypt vote, Brotherhood's hope is in boycott

2014-05-22 11:21

There is a gaping hole in the centre of next week’s presidential election in Egypt: The space once filled by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt's Sisi set to cruise to election victory

2014-05-21 07:38

Having toppled the elected Islamist president and crushed his supporters, ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to sweep next week’s election.

Kerry: US wants Egypt to succeed as a democracy

2014-04-30 08:57

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Egypt has made progress in its democratic transition but must address “disturbing” developments if its government is to have the confidence of the people.

Egypt slammed over 683 to death sentences

2014-04-29 07:52

The UN and Washington have condemned death sentences handed to 683 alleged Islamists including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie in an Egyptian court.

6 injured in Cairo bomb blasts

2014-04-16 10:20

Two bomb blasts in Cairo have wounded six people including at least two policemen, the latest attacks since Egypt’s Islamist president Mohammed Morsi was ousted.

Video shows bomber who killed 16 in Egypt

2014-04-11 07:40

An al-Qaeda inspired group in Egypt has posted a video online showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, an assault that killed 16 people.

In Egypt's political vacuum, Sisi looms large

2014-03-28 07:39

If former military chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi wins Egypt’s presidency as is widely expected, he will have an overwhelming presence over a shattered political scene.

Death penalties: Egypt's legal war on Islamists

2014-03-26 12:17

An Egyptian court’s sentencing of 529 people to death for rioting has fixed the spotlight on a massive legal war on the Islamist opposition, with thousands in prisons and hundreds more convicted in mass trials.


Sinai caught in the middle of Egypt's 'war on terror'

2014-11-18 13:01

With soldiers firing warning shots to herald the nightly curfew and jihadist militants beheading informants, Sinai's residents find themselves caught in the middle of Egypt's "war on terror".

Egypt court jails 68 pro-Morsi protesters

2014-10-01 10:17

An Egyptian court has sentenced 68 people to up to 15 years in prison over protest clashes, in the latest mass sentencing of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt's Mubarak in court for murder verdict

2014-09-27 10:41

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has arrived at court for the verdict in his murder retrial over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

Egypt cop gets 15 years for killing detainee

2014-08-19 08:30

An Egyptian court has sentenced a policeman to 15 years in prison for shooting dead a man in detention, judicial sources say.

HRW urges UN probe of 'systematic' Egypt killings

2014-08-13 13:14

The killing of hundreds of Egyptian demonstrators at two protest camps last year was systematic, ordered by top officials and probably amounts to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch says, calling for a UN inquiry.

Blast in Egypt train as cops crush protests

2014-07-04 07:43

A bomb blast in a train and clashes between protesters and security forces have rocked Egypt, as police quashed demonstrations marking the anniversary of ex-president Mohammed Morsi’s ouster.

One year after Morsi, Egypt roiled by unrest

2014-07-01 07:47

A year after he deposed Egypt’s first freely elected president only to take his place, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi presides over a country roiled by militancy and ever-shrinking liberties, critics say.

Hosni Mubarak needs surgery – official

2014-06-20 06:22

An official says Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak will need surgery after he broke the upper part of his thigh bone at a Cairo Military hospital.

Sisi chairs first meeting of new Cabinet

2014-06-17 10:51

Egypt’s newly elected President Abdel Fattah-al-Sisi has chaired his first meeting of his new Cabinet, shortly after its members were sworn in at the presidential palace in Cairo.

Egypt acquits former minister of corruption

2014-06-12 17:33

An Egyptian court has acquitted former Hosni Mubarak interior minister Habib Al-Adly of corruption in a retrial after he had been sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2011.

Egypt: Sexual assault on student sparks outrage

2014-06-10 08:40

A string of sexual assaults on women during celebrations of Egypt’s presidential inauguration have prompted outrage as a video emerged purportedly showing a teenager naked and surrounded by dozens of men.

Egypt govt quits, Sisi to choose new team

2014-06-09 12:25

Egypt's interim PM Ibrahim Mahlab says his cabinet has resigned, allowing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to choose a new team on his first day in office.

US to work with Egypt's Sisi but urges reforms

2014-06-04 12:06

The United State says it will work with Egyptian president-elect Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but urged him to carry out human rights reforms.

Egypt to confirm Sisi's poll win

2014-06-03 12:12

Egypt's presidential election commission is expected to officially name former army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi as the country's next president.

Egypt: Sisi wins election by landslide

2014-05-29 08:27

With nearly all votes counted, Egypt's former military chief has won a crushing victory over his sole opponent with more than 92% of the votes, according to results announced by his campaign.

Egyptians vote in 2nd day of elections

2014-05-27 09:22

Egyptians are lining up to vote on the second and final day of the presidential election, with the country’s former military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi poised for an almost certain victory.

Egypt army reinforces grip on power with Sisi

2014-05-23 07:49

Almost a year after toppling Egypt’s elected Islamist president, the army is set to strengthen its grip on political life with the near certain election victory of retired army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Court sentences Mubarak to 3 years for graft

2014-05-21 12:06

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison on charges of stealing public funds.

Egypt turns to army in war on unemployment

2014-05-20 10:03

Since toppling the Muslim Brotherhood from power last year, the Egyptian army has turned its substantial economic firepower on another perceived threat to the country’s stability: unemployment.

US-Egypt ties turbulent, Egyptian FM says

2014-04-29 09:04

Egypt-US relations remain difficult and "honest" talks are needed to put them back on track, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy says.

Key anti-Mubarak group banned in Egypt

2014-04-28 13:22

A Cairo court has banned the opposition April 6 Youth Movement that was a catalyst in the uprising to oust former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Egypt to introduce smart card for bread

2014-04-13 21:34

Egypt will introduce a smart card system for subsidised bread nationwide by July, in an attempt to curb corruption and smuggling, Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi says.

Egypt tribal fighting kills 23

2014-04-05 19:00

Police have sent reinforcements to Egypt's southern province of Aswan after at least 23 people were killed in tribal clashes there, officials say.

Egypt's Sisi ditches army fatigues

2014-03-27 15:50

Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ditched his military fatigues and resigned as Egypt’s defence minister, a day after announcing he would run for president.

Egyptian militants outwit army in Sinai battlefield

2014-03-17 10:54

Egypt’s army says it is crushing Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula, but in the region’s villages and towns a victory for the state feels a long way off.

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