Rights group slams Egypt's record in 2016

2017-01-12 21:18

Human Rights Watch says in a new report that Egypt has banned public criticism and peaceful opposition, and that security forces routinely torture detainees and forcibly disappeared hundreds last year

Egypt court suspends sentence for anti-graft chief

2016-12-23 10:00

An appeals court has suspended a prison sentence for Egypt's former anti-corruption chief, who was convicted of exaggerating the economic impact of graft on the country.

Egypt court overturns Morsi death sentence

2016-11-15 13:26

An Egyptian appeals court has overturned a death sentence handed down against ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in one of several trials since his 2013 overthrow, a judicial official says.

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.


Activist behind Egypt's 2011 uprising released from prison

2017-01-05 16:06

A leading Egyptian activist behind the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison after serving a three-year sentence for violating a ban on unauthorized protests

Egypt refers 22 policemen to trial over prison break

2016-11-24 10:40

Egypt has referred 22 policemen to trial over a prison break near the Suez Canal city of Ismailia.

Egypt increases fuel prices after devaluation

2016-11-04 17:52

Fuel prices are set to rise dramatically in Egypt after the central bank floated the currency to address a dollar crunch that has threatened to cause some imports to grind to a halt.

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.

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