Convicted Al Jazeera journalists appeal to Egypt for pardons

2015-09-30 08:44

Three journalists convicted of aiding a terrorist organisation while covering Egyptian unrest for Al Jazeerra have publicly appealed to Egypt’s president to pardon them.

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 sentences dozens of alleged Islamists in mass trial

2015-09-03 18:31

An Egyptian court has sentenced dozens of people to life in prison or lesser jail terms over pro-Islamist riots and church arsons following a bloody crackdown on protesters in 2013.

ISIS kills 2 police in Egypt's Sinai

2015-08-26 14:03

Gunmen have killed two Egyptian policemen in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry says, in an attack claimed by ISIS.

Cairo car bomb injures six policemen

2015-08-20 09:19

Cairo has been rocked by a massive car bomb that hit a security building in the northern suburb of Shubra al-Kheima injuring six policemen, according to the interior ministry.

Egypt adopts anti-terror law critics say may muzzle media

2015-08-17 10:10

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified an anti-terrorism law which stipulates exorbitant fines, and possible suspension from employment, for "false" reporting on militant attacks.

Rights groups criticise Egypt crackdown

2015-08-14 21:01

Rights groups say Egypt has failed to hold officials accountable 2 years after the deadly rally crackdown.

Egypt police deploy on anniversary of mass protester killing

2015-08-14 17:55

Egyptian police have bolstered their presence in the capital in anticipation of protests on the second anniversary of the mass killing of Islamist demonstrators in which hundreds died.

Egypt frees pro-Morsi politician after 2 years pre-trial detention

2015-08-13 12:18

Egypt's opposition politician Abul-Ela Mady has been released after nearly two years of pre-trial detention, Mady's son Ahmed says, two days after a court ordered him set free.

Bomb explodes at Cairo traffic sentry post, wounds 3 cops

2015-08-10 16:36

Three police have been wounded after a bomb exploded under a traffic sentry post near a Cairo court house, security sources say, in the latest in a series of attacks to hit the Egyptian capital.


Egypt military winds down campaign against ISIS in Sinai

2015-09-23 17:00

Egypt’s military has announced it is winding down its largest campaign in the Sinai against Islamists, following a 16-day operation in which it says scores of ISIS group jihadists were killed.

4 soldiers, 2 civilians killed in Egypt Sinai attacks

2015-09-12 11:17

An Egyptian woman and child has been killed in a car bomb, and four soldiers died in a separate explosion in the northern Sinai Peninsula, where the military is engaged in a sweeping campaign against jihadists, the army 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.

Egypt's Sisi, Putin to discuss closer ties in Moscow talks

2015-08-20 17:26

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is set to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow for the third time in a year to continue promoting closer strategic and economic relations, official say.

Egypt opens border with Gaza for first time in 2 months

2015-08-17 15:03

Egypt has opened its border with Gaza for the first time in two months, temporarily allowing a two-way travel.

Egypt's deposed president appeals death sentence

2015-08-15 23:01

The court-appointed legal team representing deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has filed an appeal at the country's highest court challenging sentences of life imprisonment and death handed down in June.

Police disperse Cairo demos

2015-08-14 19:12

Egyptian police using tear gas have dispersed small demonstrations in Cairo by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Cairo airport website hacked as Egyptians mark massacre

2015-08-14 15:13

The website of Cairo’s airport has been hacked, as Egyptians marked the second anniversary of the mass killing of demonstrators in the capital.

Egypt to try Brotherhood chief for 2013 Cairo clashes

2015-08-11 18:14

Egypt has referred Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to trial for staging a protest at a Cairo square where several police and hundreds of Islamist protesters were killed in 2013 clashes.

Morsi refuses to eat prison food

2015-08-09 07:18

Egypt's ousted former president Mohamed Morsi, who has been in detention for two years, is to undergo a medical examination at his request after he complained about prison food.

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