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.

Cairo bomb attack wounds 2 cops, civilian

2014-04-15 09:00

Two Egyptian policemen and a civilian have been wounded in a bomb attack targeting a security checkpoint in central Cairo, officials say.

Sisi makes pre-vote campaign splash in Egypt

2014-04-14 12:52

Less than three weeks before the launch of official campaigning for the presidential election in Egypt, supporters of former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are raring to go.

Jazeera journalists back in Cairo court

2014-04-10 15:28

A Canadian-Egyptian Al-Jazeera journalist on trial in Egypt has pleaded for his release as the prosecution in the unprecedented trial of reporters submitted footage and pictures as evidence.

Controversial lawyer enters Egypt vote race

2014-04-07 10:07

A controversial lawyer and critic of activists who spearheaded Egypt’s 2011 uprising has announced he will run for president, in an election expected to be won by the ex-army chief.

Egypt deports Lebanese rights activist

2014-04-04 14:27

Egyptian authorities have deported a rights campaigner hours after he flew in to deliver a petition against death sentences imposed on 529 supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.

Egyptian cop killed in Cairo blasts

2014-04-02 14:08

An Egyptian police brigadier-general has been killed in Cairo, a report says, in what security sources say was a twin bomb attack outside Cairo University.

Jazeera journos back in the dock in Egypt

2014-03-31 13:40

Al-Jazeera’s Australian reporter Peter Greste and fellow journalists from the satellite news channel are back in court in Egypt after spending nearly 100 days in jail since their arrest.

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.

Egypt: Sisi vows to fight terrorism

2014-03-27 12:21

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to rid the country of "terrorism" almost nine months after he toppled its elected leader.

Egypt cops, students clash - one dead

2014-03-26 19:29

One person has been killed and eight wounded in clashes in Cairo between police and students backing Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt court sets judgment day for 700

2014-03-25 18:38

An Egypt court which triggered a global outcry after it sentenced 529 Islamists to death has set 28 April as judgment day in the trial of about 700 co-defendants.

700 Egypt Islamists in court after mass death sentences

2014-03-25 09:28

At least 700 supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi are due in court, a day after 529 co-defendants were sentenced to death.

Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

2014-03-24 10:27

A court in Egypt has convicted 529 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, sentencing them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police.

2 Egypt cops killed in clash with militants

2014-03-19 11:03

Two Egyptian policemen have been killed during a raid on a militant hideout north of Cairo, security officials say, as the military-installed government battles a widening jihadist campaign.

Morsi's son on drugs charge

2014-03-17 21:02

The son of Egypt's ousted Islamist president has been referred to trial on drug allegations.

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.

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.

Masked gunmen fire on army bus in Cairo

2014-03-13 14:47

Masked gunmen have opened fire on an army bus in Cairo, killing one officer and wounding three soldiers, a military source says.

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.

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.

Egyptian court rules to ban Hamas activities

2014-03-04 15:05

A Cairo court has ruled to ban activities by the Palestinian militant Hamas group in Egypt, branding it a terrorist organisation.

Egypt cops get 10 years for blogger death

2014-03-04 07:25

Two Egyptian policemen have been sentenced to 10 years in jail for the killings of a blogger whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

PM: Security top priority for new Egypt govt

2014-03-03 10:46

Egypt’s new military-installed PM says security is his top priority, with police and soldiers facing near daily attacks since the July ouster of Islamic president Mohammed Morsi.

Interim Egypt govt sworn in

2014-03-01 22:02

Egypt's new interim government has been sworn in, a lightly reshuffled Cabinet with familiar faces that keeps powerful ministers in charge of the country's security and military services in place ahead of an anticipated presidential election.


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.

Egypt's Sisi submits bid for president

2014-04-14 16:33

Egypt’s ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has officially submitted his bid to run for president, with his lawyer handing over the required documents to the authorities, a spokesperson says.

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.

Egypt court upholds jail terms for activists

2014-04-07 15:05

An Egyptian appeals court has upheld three-year prison sentences served on three prominent activists charged with violating a controversial law restricting protests.

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 to pass new 'anti-terrorism' law

2014-04-03 10:03

Senior Egyptian ministers say they would pass legislation “connected to confronting terrorism”, in a statement released hours after three explosions killed two people in Cairo.

Egyptian court sentences 33 Morsi supporters

2014-03-31 14:50

Egyptian officials say a court in Alexandra has sentenced 33 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi to six years in prison over clashes with opponents last December.

Morsi supporters sentenced to death

2014-03-29 20:16

Egypt's state news agency says an Alexandria court has sentenced two supporters of President Mohammed Morsi to death in connection with violence that followed the ouster of the Islamist president.

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.

Egypt’s Sisi expected to win easily

2014-03-27 11:06

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian general who ousted his country’s first freely-elected leader, is expected to win easily after he declared his candidacy in the forthcoming elections.

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.

Egypt puts top Brotherhood on trial

2014-03-25 12:25

The leader of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 others have gone on trial on charges including murder, their lawyer says, in another blow to supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt: Call for downfall of military rule

2014-03-24 13:48

Family members have stood outside an Egyptian courthouse screaming after the biggest mass death sentence was handed out on 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, defence lawyers say.

Egypt to begin mass trial of Morsi backers

2014-03-22 14:05

More than 1 200 supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi face charges in the country’s biggest trial since an August police crackdown, judicial sources say.

New Egypt militant group claims killing cops

2014-03-18 14:25

A little-known militant group that recently surfaced in Egypt says it has killed more than two dozen policemen and soldiers in attacks in three provinces.

Morsi's son to face trial in Egypt drugs case

2014-03-17 13:08

A son of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi is set to face trial for alleged possession and use of hashish, judicial sources say, but no date has been fixed.

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 to have 'elected' leader by June

2014-03-14 12:02

Interim president Adly Mansour said Egypt will have an "elected" leader in two and a half months, in an interview published Friday by the state-owned Al-Ahram daily.

Tunisia seeks to wrest back control of mosques

2014-03-13 10:17

Tunisian authorities are seeking to regain control of certain mosques they say have become incubators for radical Islamist ideology, which has spread since the 2011 revolution.

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.

Sisi can't ignore demands for presidential bid

2014-03-04 21:05

Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says he can't ignore demands for him to run for president and will take official measures soon.

Egypt tightens grip on mosques

2014-03-04 12:49

Egypt’s military-installed authorities are tightening their grip on mosques by laying down the theme for the weekly sermons, in the latest move to curb Islamist dissent.

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.

Egypt frees Morsi son held in drugs case

2014-03-03 07:39

A son of deposed Islamic president Mohammed Morsi has been freed after being arrested on suspicion of possessing hashish, judicial sources say.

Egypt gunmen kill cops in country's north

2014-02-28 18:17

Egyptian security officials say unidentified assailants have killed a policeman in a drive-by shooting in the country’s north, the latest attack on security forces.

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