Egypt freezes assets of human rights defenders, NGOs

2016-09-18 10:41

An Egyptian court has frozen assets of five prominent human rights defenders and three non-governmental organisations, provoking fears of an intensified crackdown on civil society.

Egypt court orders retrial for Mubarak-era PM

2015-12-02 19:04

An Egyptian court has ordered a final retrial in a corruption case against Ahmed Nazif, who was prime minister under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, state media and his lawyer says.

Egypt enters second day of election without voters

2015-10-19 13:32

Egyptians appear to be shunning the ballot for a second day in what one newspaper calls "an election without voters", highlighting disillusionment since the army seized power in 2013.

Egypt court orders release of Mubarak's sons in graft case

2015-10-12 12:49

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s two sons who were sentenced to three years in jail for corruption, a judicial official and their lawyer say.

Egypt to begin long-delayed parliamentary polls in October

2015-08-31 08:51

Egypt is to elect its first parliament in over three years in a series of voting rounds starting on October 17, the electoral commission says.

US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit

2015-08-03 10:34

Despite persistent human rights concerns, the US has resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago.

Egypt's chief prosecutor injured in bomb blast

2015-06-29 11:56

Egypt’s chief prosecutor has been injured after a bomb blast hit his convoy in northern Cairo, health and security officials say.

Egypt NGOs face renewed crackdown - groups

2015-06-17 07:30

Ten international rights groups have denounced a "renewed crackdown" by the authorities in Egypt on independent civil society groups that receive funding or are critical of the government.

Egypt begins demolishing Mubarak party HQ

2015-05-31 15:01

Egypt has begun tearing down the headquarters of the once-dominant party of ex-president Hosni Mubarak that was torched during the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

Egypt media criticism of Sisi raises questions on allies' support

2015-05-14 10:45

Unprecedented media criticism of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggests he may no longer enjoy unquestioning support from the diverse groups that helped him to stage an army takeover two years ago.


Egypt court to review protest ban in October

2016-08-31 07:02

Egypt’s constitutional court is to start reviewing on October 1 a controversial law that bans unauthorised protests, officials say.

Court postpones Mubarak's final trial

2015-11-05 14:18

Egypt’s top court has postponed the final trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule.

Facts and figures on Egypt's general election

2015-10-15 09:55

More than 27 million Egyptians are eligible to vote in the first phase of a general election for a new parliament, the first since the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Head of Egyptian pro-democracy movement arrested

2015-09-23 07:37

The head of a pro-democracy movement that played a key role in Egypt’s 2011 revolution against dictator Hosni Mubarak has been arrested, his organisation says.

Egypt seeks cash, prestige boost with 'new Suez Canal'

2015-08-04 12:16

Egypt is set to inaugurate a “new Suez Canal” waterway touted as an achievement rivalling the digging of the original, as it seeks to boost both its economy and international standing.

Brotherhood members arrested for alleged Suez plot

2015-07-06 18:01

Egyptian authorities have arrested 13 members of the Muslim Brotherhood on suspicion of planting bombs around the Suez Canal to disrupt shipping, security sources say.

Watchdog: Journos face unprecedented threats in Egypt

2015-06-25 11:48

Journalists face unprecedented threats in President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's Egypt, a watchdog group says, with the highest number behind bars since it began keeping records in 1990.

Egypt court orders retrial for Mubarak over protester killings

2015-06-04 10:14

Egypt's highest appeals court has ordered a retrial for former president Hosni Mubarak on charges relating to the deaths of protesters, after granting an appeal by the prosecution, state-run newspaper al-Ahram reportes.

ISIS’s Egypt affiliate urges attacks on judges

2015-05-21 08:04

Islamic State’s Egypt affiliate has urged followers to attack judges, declaring a new front in an Islamist militant insurgency in the world’s most populous Arab state.

Mubarak sentenced to 3 years for corruption

2015-05-09 16:46

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison after a retrial for embezzlement.

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