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 arrests four over Cairo church bombing

2017-01-05 19:02

Egypt has arrested four people suspected of involvement in a Cairo church bombing last month that killed 27 people, the interior ministry says.

Egypt extends custody of Jazeera reporter for 15 days

2017-01-05 12:21

Egyptian prosecutors have extended the detention of an Al Jazeera journalist accused of incitement and fabricating news for another 15 days, officials say.

Egypt executes convicted jihadist

2016-12-15 11:14

Egyptian authorities have executed a jihadist convicted of involvement in a 2013 gun attack on police in the Sinai Peninsula, a report says.

Egypt police arrest son of deposed Islamist president Morsi

2016-12-09 14:23

Egyptian police have arrested the son of former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi on charges linked to a protest against his father's ouster that resulted in hundreds of deaths, officials say.

Egyptian authorities arrest son of ousted president Morsi

2016-12-08 18:04

An Egyptian official says security forces have arrested the son of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi

Mixed rulings for protest law by Egypt constitutional court

2016-12-04 07:03

Egypt's Constitutional Court has issued mixed rulings on the constitutionality of a protest law, which rights groups have decried as repressive.

Egypt court quashes one of Morsi life sentences - lawyer

2016-11-22 16:01

An Egyptian appeals court has quashed one of two life sentences handed down against ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi since his 2013 overthrow, his lawyer and judicial source says.

I respect and appreciate Trump, says Egypt's Sisi

2016-11-19 21:27

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has praised US President-elect Donald Trump and said he expects greater engagement in the Middle East from his administration.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Gambia

2016-11-16 10:24

Zim cash crisis is reportedly deepening, with banks said to have started imposing card use limits on travellers going abroad and Gambia has officially notified the UN of ICC pullout.


After Sinai attack, Egypt leader says tough battle ahead

2017-01-10 18:16

Egyptian president says the country faces a tough battle as it struggles "alone" against insurgents and the terror threat from an Islamic State affiliate based in northern Sinai.

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 targets 5% economic growth by mid-2018

2016-12-26 09:00

Egypt targets a five percent economic growth rate in the year to June 2018, the finance ministry says, as the government seeks to revive an economy battered by political turmoil.

Remand hearing for Cairo church bombing suspects

2016-12-14 13:12

Four suspects in a Cairo church bombing which killed 25 people have been referred to state security prosecutors for a remand hearing, officials say.

Amnesty calls for release of jailed Egyptian photojournalist

2016-12-09 06:30

Amnesty International has urged Egyptian authorities to release a photojournalist jailed for more than three years in what the London-based rights group calls a "politically motivated" case.

Egypt's court rules part of protest law unconstitutional

2016-12-04 14:32

Egypt's top court has struck down part of a law that allowed authorities to ban all but officially sanctioned protests, a court official says.

Car bomb attack kills 8 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

2016-11-25 06:11

Eight Egyptian soldiers have been killed in a car bomb attack targeting a checkpoint in Sinai, where the local affiliate of the Islamic State group is leading an insurgency, the army says.

Egypt sentences journalist union head to two years' jail

2016-11-20 09:09

An Egyptian court has sentenced the head of the journalists' union and two members to two years in prison for "harbouring fugitives", allowing them to pay bail pending an appeal.

Egyptian fish vendor latest victim of alleged police abuses

2016-11-19 11:30

While riding his horse-drawn cart, an Egyptian street vendor was allegedly seized, beaten, and tortured to death by the Egyptian police, according to his family and lawyer - the latest in a string of reports of police brutality.

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.

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