Egyptian court sentences activist to 5 years

2015-02-23 12:30

A court in Egypt has sentenced an icon of its 2011 revolt to five years in prison after a retrial.

West stresses political solution in Libya

2015-02-18 17:05

Egypt has pushed for action against jihadists in Libya ahead of a UN Security Council meeting but faces reluctance from Western powers who stress the need for a political solution.

Egypt attacks toll climbs to 40

2015-01-30 12:08

The death toll in a string of attacks targeting soldiers and police in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has climbed to at least 40, a health official says.

Women rally in Cairo to demand probe into protester deaths

2015-01-29 16:59

Female protesters have gathered in downtown Cairo demanding an investigation into the deaths of activist Shaimaa Sabbagh and others they say were killed by Egyptian security forces around the anniversary of the 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.

Relatives: Former Morsi-aide released from jail

2015-01-12 05:00

A former aide to ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement has been released for health reasons after 18 months in detention.

Gunmen kill 2 Egyptian cops guarding Coptic church

2015-01-06 16:04

Egyptian security officials say gunmen have opened fire, killing two policemen guarding a Coptic church south o Cairo.

Bomb kills 2 Egyptian troops in Sinai

2014-12-26 07:15

A roadside bomb has struck an Egyptian army vehicle killing an officer and a soldier in the insurgent flashpoint of the Sinai Peninsula, security officials said.

312 Egypt Islamists to face military courts

2014-12-16 20:48

Egypt has referred 312 backers of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi to military trial accused of torching a court complex in the city of Ismailiya, a judicial source says.


Egypt's retrial of Al Jazeera journalists to begin

2015-02-23 11:27

The retrial of two Al Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in a case widely criticised by human rights organisations and media groups is set to begin in Egypt.

Libya raids turn Egypt's Sisi into key anti-ISIS ally

2015-02-17 07:43

By targeting the ISIS group with airstrikes in Libya, Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, having crushes Islamist opponents at home, has become a key ally of the West against jihadist, experts say.

Sisi pulls out of AU summit after deadly Sinai attacks

2015-01-30 11:19

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has cut short a visit to the Ethiopian capital for an AU summit, following a wave of deadly attacks in Sinai claimed by ISIS’s Egypt wing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Egypt: Security forces kill 5 ISIS militants

2014-12-22 14:39

Egypt's interior ministry says security forces killed five militants from a Sinai-based group allied with ISIS extremists during a raid in the country's north.

Scholars criticise Egypt over cleric’s arrest warrant

2014-12-15 16:40

A group of Islamist scholars have criticised Egypt for seeking an Interpol arrest warrant for their leader, a Qatar-based cleric and supporter for the Muslim Brotherhood.

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