Egypt


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.

Egypt's contentious NGO draft law sent to president

2016-11-30 10:14

Egypt's parliament on Tuesday approved a contentious bill on the regulation of non-governmental organisations and sent it to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to sign into law.

Egypt foreign ministry denies troops deployed in Syria

2016-11-28 11:41

Egypt has denied Arab media reports claiming that it had a military presence in Syria, days after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expressed his support for the Syrian army.

Egypt official raises death toll in Sinai attack to 11

2016-11-25 17:34

An Egyptian security official says the death toll from the previous night's militant attack in Sinai, which included a suicide car bombing, has reached 11.

Egypt bars TV host from travel after airing of criticism

2016-11-24 20:38

An Egyptian TV host who ran a video last month showing a tuk-tuk driver lamenting the country's economic woes has been barred from traveling.

Egypt reduces sentence for poet accused of religion contempt

2016-11-24 13:30

An Egyptian appeals court has reduced the sentence against a poet accused of contempt of Islam to a six-month suspended prison term.

A top Egyptian human rights activist banned from travel

2016-11-23 17:04

An airport security official says Egyptian authorities have banned a prominent human rights activist, who heads a center investigating police abuses, from leaving the country.

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.

Top Africa stories: Zambia, Nigeria, Mugabe

2016-11-21 20:02

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has hinted at retiring, and officials say many victims in last week's Mozambique blast suffered more than 50% burns.

Egypt says 292 face trial for Sisi assassination plots

2016-11-21 10:49

Egypt will try 292 jihadist suspects over plots to assassinate President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the Saudi crown prince and attacks in the Sinai Peninsula, a prosecution official has said.

 

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.

Prominent Egyptian rights leader banned from travel

2016-11-29 15:07

A prominent rights advocate has been banned from leaving Egypt, the latest in a series of travel bans imposed on rights leaders.

Egypt says it arrested suspected militants planning attacks

2016-11-27 19:07

Egypt's interior ministry says authorities have arrested an extremist cell planning anti-government attacks.

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.

For an Egyptian author, examining torture is her mission

2016-11-24 15:00

As torture and abuse by police in Egypt becomes more common, one of Basma Abdel-Aziz's worries is that people now see it as normal or as part of the tough hand needed to keep stability.

Egypt refers 22 policemen to trial over prison break

2016-11-24 10:40

Egypt has referred 22 policemen to trial over a prison break near the Suez Canal city of Ismailia.

Egypt leader voices support for Syrian president's military

2016-11-23 13:24

Egypt's president has expressed support for Syrian President Bashar Assad's military in remarks likely to irk Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab allies who back Syrian rebels in the civil war.

Egypt confiscates assets of 46 Muslim Brotherhood members

2016-11-21 21:00

An Egyptian government committee has ordered the confiscation of assets of 46 members and supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt's minority Nubians stage rally, demand land rights

2016-11-21 20:02

Hundreds of Egypt's ethnic minority Nubians have blocked a main road in the country's south to protest the government's plan to sell land they claim to be their ancestral territory.

ISIS in Egypt beheads Sinai clerics mistaken for priests

2016-11-20 19:01

The Islamic State affiliate in Egypt says it has beheaded two men the group it mistakenly described in a statement as priests, but were later identified by locals as leading religious figures from among Sinai's Bedouins.

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