UN rights chief deplores killing of protesters in Egypt

2015-01-27 13:59

The UN human rights chief has voiced deep concern over the killing of at least 20 people in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Egypt in recent days.

Mubarak sons released from prison

2015-01-26 19:26

The sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak have been released from prison .

Mubarak’s 2 sons freed from prison – officials

2015-01-26 13:10

Egyptian security official say two sons of ousted president Hosni Mubarak have been released from prison, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father.

Mubarak sons leave prison pending Egypt retrial

2015-01-23 14:30

Two sons of Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak seen as symbols of his era’s corruption have been freed from prison pending a graft retrial, a report says.

Egypt court orders retrial of Mubarak in graft case

2015-01-13 14:23

Egypt’s appeals court has ordered the retrial of deposed President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons in a corruption case, a move that could pave the way for the former autocrat’s release.

Egypt court sets Morsi trial verdict for 21 April

2015-01-08 16:30

An Egyptian court is set to deliver a verdict in the trial of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and 14 others charged with inciting the killing of protesters, judicial officials say.

Egypt to criminalise 'insulting revolutions'

2014-12-03 15:26

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says his office is drafting a law to criminalise insulting the uprisings that toppled President Hosni Mubarak and his Islamist successor Mohammed Morsi.

Lawyer: Mubarak could get early release

2014-11-30 20:01

Egypt's jailed ex-president Hosni Mubarak could be released early after having served two-thirds of a corruption sentence and seeing murder charges dropped, his lawyer says.

Protest in Cairo against Mubarak verdict

2014-11-29 18:51

Dozens of protesters have gathered at a key Cairo square to denounce an Egyptian court's decision to drop a murder charge against ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

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.


Egypt: Release of Mubarak's sons caps weekend of violence

2015-01-27 12:47

The release of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s sons after almost four years in prison capped the weekend of violence and dealt a latest blow to the 2011 uprising.

HRW slams Egypt cops after revolt anniversary bloodshed

2015-01-26 16:31

Human Rights Watch has accused Egyptian police of using "excessive force" against protesters after 20 people were killed in clashes on the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising.

Release of Mubarak sons delayed

2015-01-26 08:43

Egyptian security officials say the release of the Alaa and Gamal Mubarak pending a corruption retrial has been delayed, after state media reported they had walked free from prison.

Egypt court frees Mubarak sons pending graft trial

2015-01-22 16:39

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of the two sons of ousted president Hosni Mubarak pending a corruption retrial, a judicial official says.

Sisi scores early success with smart cards for bread subsidies

2015-01-12 17:01

The successful roll-out so far of a new "smart card" system to distribute subsided bread has been a major achievement for Egypt’s government.

Jailed Aus journalist asks to be deported from Egypt

2015-01-02 14:30

Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste has applied to be deported from Egypt, his family says, describing it as the “best option” after a court ordered a trial of the Al Jazeera reporter and two colleagues.

Prosecutor appeals Mubarak verdict, cites flaws

2014-12-02 16:51

Egypt’s public prosecutor says he has appealed against a court decision to drop charges against former president Hosni Mubarak, his interior minister and six aids of the killing of protesters in a 2011 uprising.

2 die in clashes over Mubarak

2014-11-30 10:16

Two people have been killed in clashes between police and demonstrators in Cairo after a court dismissed murder charges against former president Hosny Mubarak.

Murder charge against Mubarak dropped

2014-11-29 16:38

An Egyptian court has dismissed a murder charge against former president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising.

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.

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