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.

2 years after Morsia, Egypt stuck in turmoil

2015-07-03 09:04

Two years after the army deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt is roiled by brazen Islamic State group attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and brutal government repression that has killed hundreds.

Year into Sisi's power, Egyptians lament persistent hardships

2015-07-01 11:56

CAIRO, July 1 - After a year in power, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's aura of invincibility may be fading as he comes under closer scrutiny from a public growing impatient with the same social inequalities that triggered a mass uprising i

Egypt prepares for burial of slain prosecutor general

2015-06-30 13:27

Egypt has deployed heavy security forces across Cairo amid preparations for the burial of the country’s prosecutor general, killed in a car bombing.

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's Morsi appeals conviction

2015-06-18 22:05

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will appeal against a conviction for violence, kidnapping and torture imposed by a court over the killing of protesters.

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 summons US ambassador over Muslim Brotherhood

2015-06-09 07:43

Egypt has summoned the US ambassador in Cairo to show displeasure at Muslim Brotherhood figures coming to Washington for a private conference, sources familiar with the matter say.

Morsi faces potential death sentence in prison break judgement

2015-06-02 11:25

The Criminal Court in Cairo Is due to issue its verdict in the trial of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, who faces a potential death sentence on prison break charges.

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.


Egypt looks set to approve disputed anti-terror law

2015-07-06 17:28

Rattled by attacks on its soldiers and the assassination of the top prosecutor, Egypt is set to pass sweeping legislation critics say grants police impunity, censors media and further restricts freedoms.

At least 30 killed in militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai

2015-07-01 13:00

At least 30 people have been killed after Islamist militants attacked several checkpoints in Egypt’s North Sinai, security and medical sources say, in one of the biggest co-ordinated assaults yet in the insurgency-hit province.

2 years after Morsi, Egypt in repression - Amnesty

2015-06-30 13:53

Two years after the army ousted president Mohammed Morsi, Egypt has regressed into "all-out repression", with activists jailed in a bid to crush dissent, Amnesty International warns.

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.

Blasts in Egypt's North Sinai wound police, civilians

2015-06-22 09:36

At least eight policemen and civilians have been wounded after explosions hit two houses in Egypt’s El-Arish, the provincial capital of the North Sinai region, security and medical sources say.

Egypt says foils attack in North Sinai, kills 7

2015-06-17 11:45

Egypt’s army says it has foiled an attack against security forces in the restive North Sinai region, killing seven suspected militants and destroying two weapon caches.

Morsi gets life in prison in espionage case - report

2015-06-16 13:58

An Egyptian court has sentenced former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to life in prison in a case related to conspiring with foreign groups.

Hamas taken off terror organisation list

2015-06-06 14:01

An Egyptian appeals court has cancelled a ruling to list the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, judicial sources say.

Wounded Egyptian soldier kidnapped, killed

2015-05-23 09:34

Suspected Islamist militants killed a wounded Egyptian soldier after kidnapping him in the restive North Sinai province, say security sources.

Security forces 'step up sexual violence since Morsi’s ouster'

2015-05-19 09:35

Egyptian security forces have stepped up sexual violence since the military overthrew the country’s first elected president in 2013, a human rights group alleges.

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