Egypt


Egypt court acquits 17 in protest that saw mother killed

2015-05-23 19:04

An Egyptian court has acquitted 17 people over taking part in an unsanctioned demonstration that saw a young mother shot dead in Cairo.

Egypt's Sisi: Lack of 'justice' fueling extremism

2015-05-22 14:18

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, who has led a massive crackdown on Islamists, says the fight against extremism in the region must go hand-in-hand with pursuing greater ‘freedom, equality and justice’.

Merkel insists on invitation to Egyptian leader Sisi

2015-05-20 13:45

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that she would go ahead with a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, despite opposition from within her government.

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.

ISIS fears: Egypt restricts women travelling to Turkey

2015-05-17 15:58

Egypt has imposed restrictions on female citizens travelling to Turkey, months after introducing similar measures for men to stop them joining the Islamic State jihadist group.

US 'deeply concerned' over Morsi death sentence

2015-05-17 08:57

The United States is ' deeply concerned' about an Egyptian court decision to seek the death penalty for former President Mohammed Morsi a State Department official says.

Egypt sentences Morsi to death

2015-05-16 11:37

An Egyptian court has sentenced deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other defendants to death over jail breaks.

Brotherhood leader dies in detention in Egypt

2015-05-13 23:21

An imprisoned leader of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood has died with supporters claiming his death was caused by authorities' failure to provide proper medical attention.

Once untouchable, Egypt's Sisi faces media attacks

2015-05-11 21:21

Egyptian newspapers are publishing what would have been unthinkable when then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi removed the Muslim Brotherhood from power in 2013.

Calls for Egypt minister's sacking over 'lofty judges'

2015-05-11 16:26

Egypt’s justice minister is facing calls for his sacking after he said the sons of cleaners could not become judges, insisting that the judiciary was too “lofty” for such people.

 

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.

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 appoints Brotherhood critic as new justice minister

2015-05-20 11:22

Egypt has appointed judge Ahmed el-Zend as Justice minister, the president’s office says, after his predecessor resigned over statements that were deemed elitist.

Morsi mass trial death sentence alarms US, EU

2015-05-18 07:59

The US and EU have expressed alarm at death sentences for Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi and dozens of others, a verdict experts called a declaration of “total war” on his Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt hangs 6 convicted Islamist militants

2015-05-17 11:20

Egyptian authorities have hanged six men convicted of killing soldiers, police say, ignoring appeals to spare them amid allegations two of them had been in custody at the time of their alleged crimes.

Amnesty slams Morsi death sentence

2015-05-16 15:37

Amnesty International has called an Egyptian court's decision to seek the death penalty for ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi "a charade based on null and void procedures".

Egypt media criticism of Sisi raises questions on allies' support

2015-05-14 10:45

Unprecedented media criticism of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggests he may no longer enjoy unquestioning support from the diverse groups that helped him to stage an army takeover two years ago.

Roadside bomb kills 3 civilians in Egypt's Sinai

2015-05-13 15:41

A roadside bomb has killed three people in the Sinai Peninsula where Egyptian forces are fighting an Islamist insurgents, police and medics say.

Al Jazeera journalist sues employer for $100m

2015-05-11 18:34

An Al Jazeera television journalist on trial in Egypt has filed a lawsuit in a Canadian court accusing his employer of negligence and has demanded $100m in compensation.

Militants shoot dead two Egyptian policemen

2015-05-09 12:51

Militants have shot dead two Egyptian policemen in the capital of North Sinai, security officials have reported.

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