Unrest fears: Egypt clamps down on campuses

2014-10-21 08:29

As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo's universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led protests that previously turned campuses nationwide into battlefields.

2 dead in fresh Cairo clashes

2014-01-02 12:09

Two people have died in clashes between Egyptian police and student supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi protesting against the new military-installed authorities.

Egypt police teargas protesters

2013-12-02 08:40

Police have fired tear gas to drive hundreds of supporters of Egypt’s Islamist president Mohammed Morsi from Cairo’s famed Tahrir Square.

Egyptian activist held over protest call

2013-11-29 12:42

Egyptian security forces have arrested a prominent political activist over inciting a demonstration in defiance of a new law heavily restricting protests in the country.

Egyptian detain 24 for protesting

2013-11-27 13:52

Egypt’s prosecutor general has ordered 24 detained activists to be held for four days for protesting a newly passed law criminalising demonstrations without permits.

Egypt issues law restricting protests

2013-11-25 08:53

Egypt’s interim president has banned public gatherings of more than 10 people without prior government approval in a bid to stifle the near-constant protests roiling the country.

Egypt: Tensions flare up ahead of mass protests

2013-11-19 07:57

At least 1 000 people have marched in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to condemn the actions of Egyptian security forces and some voiced rare criticism of the army chief, ahead of planned mass protests.

I'm the legitimate leader, Morsi tells court

2013-11-04 13:44

Egypt's deposed president has defiantly told the court that he is the country's "legitimate" leader and it has no jurisdiction to try him.

Egypt to try deposed leader Mohammed Morsi

2013-11-04 07:46

Egypt is to try deposed president Mohammed Morsi over the deaths of protesters, stirring fresh tensions four months after his dramatic fall from power in a military overthrow.

22 women Islamists held before Morsi trial

2013-11-01 13:05

Egypt has detained 22 women of the Muslim Brotherhood, a security official says, fuelling tensions days before deposed President Mohammed Morsi and 14 other leaders of the Islamist group go on trial.

Egypt braces as Morsi set to appear in court

2013-11-01 07:38

Egypt is bracing for deposed president Mohammed Morsi to go on trial next week, when he is expected to make his first public appearance since the military ousted him in July.

Egypt: Cops storm university after student siege

2013-10-30 15:37

Egyptian security forces have stormed the main building of an Islamic university in Cairo after students besieged and attacked the offices of the university's chief administrator.

Egypt Islamists turn to campus protests

2013-10-28 09:33

Pressed by police at every turn, Egypt's Islamists have turned universities into protest hubs to galvanise their flagging movement months after a military coup toppled president Mohammed Morsi.

Brotherhood supporters rally in Egypt

2013-10-25 19:56

Thousands of supporters of Egypt's ousted president and his Muslim Brotherhood group have marched in Cairo to keep pressure on the military-backed leadership.

Egypt 'heading towards civil war'

2013-10-24 11:51

Opponents of the coup that toppled Egypt's president Mohammed Morsi have warned the country is headed towards civil war and urged the international community to pay attention.

Egypt cops, protesters clash at Cairo university

2013-10-21 07:32

Egyptian police have fired tear gas on supporters of the country’s ousted Islamist president, besieging them inside a prestigious Muslim institution after stone-hurling protesters cut off a main road.

Egypt, US relations in turmoil – minister

2013-10-16 14:32

Relations between the US and Egypt are now in turmoil and the entire Middle east could suffer, Egyptian foreign minister say.

Egypt's Muslims mark Eid

2013-10-15 11:18

Muslims across Egypt have offered prayers at local mosques to mark Eid al-Adha, as security forces shut down key public squares that have seen mass protests, including Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

Egypt demonstrators mark killing of Christians

2013-10-10 11:29

Hundreds of Egyptians have demanded retribution from former generals while marking the second anniversary of the killing of 26 people in a military crackdown.

Egypt's Sissi doesn't rule out presidential bid

2013-10-09 11:48

Egypt's military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sissi has left the door open to a presidential run in elections next year, telling the media it was up to "God's will".

Gunmen kill 5 Egyptian soldiers

2013-10-07 12:51

Gunmen have killed five Egyptian soldiers near the Suez city of Ismailia, security sources say, in a series of attacks that highlight growing insecurity in that country.

Egypt stumbles deeper into turmoil

2013-10-07 10:25

Egypt has stumbled deeper into turmoil after a national holiday celebrating the military turned to mayhem, leaving 51 dead across the country and exposing the deep divisions plaguing the nation.

Fresh bout of violence kills 51 in Egypt

2013-10-07 07:59

Security forces and Islamist protesters have clashed in Egypt leaving 51 killed, as a national holiday celebrating the military turned to mayhem.

Egypt forces hunt down militants near Cairo

2013-09-20 12:36

Security forces are hunting down militants in a village near Cairo amid a lull in clashes with gunmen, as Egyptian state media praised the "liberation" of Islamist bastion Kerdassah.

Mubarak waves, grins as his trial resumes

2013-09-14 22:18

An Egyptian judge has named top security officials to testify in the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak, who faces charges related to the killings of at least 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising.


Egyptian cop killed in Cairo bomb blast

2014-04-19 07:54

An Egyptian police officer has been killed when a bomb targeting a traffic police kiosk in Cairo exploded.

Egypt to try 23 Islamists for unauthorised demo

2013-12-17 19:20

An Egyptian court will try 23 Islamists under a newly passed law banning unauthorised demonstrations.

Egyptian police clash with Islamists in Cairo

2013-12-01 19:36

Police have used heavy tear gas to clear hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square shortly after they took over the plaza.

21 Egyptian protesters get 11 years in jail

2013-11-27 21:46

An Egyptian court has sentenced 21 women, seven of them still teenagers, to lengthy jail sentences for holding a pro-Morsi protest.

Egypt orders arrest of 2 leading activists

2013-11-27 11:29

An Egyptian prosecutor has ordered the arrest of two prominent activists for inciting protests, a source in the prosecutor’s office says.

Protesters injured as cops storm Tahrir Square

2013-11-20 07:44

Egyptian riot police backed by armoured vehicles have stormed Cairo’s Tahrir Square to disperse stone-throwing protesters, firing tear gas and shots to scatter the demonstrators, a report says.

Memorial at Egypt's Tahrir sparks protest

2013-11-18 11:06

Where tents once sprouted and protesters chanted, municipal workers are now laying grass and flowers in the roundabout of Egypt's famous Tahrir Square.

Morsi goes on trial amid heavy security

2013-11-04 09:01

Egypt's deposed president is to go on trial on charges of incitement of violence and murder, in what will be Mohammed Morsi's first public appearance since his ousting on 3 July.

Islamists to rally outside court for Morsi trial

2013-11-01 13:05

Islamists planning protests when deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi’s trial starts next week say they will rally outside the heavily guarded court, raising the prospect of clashes with police.

Egypt's Morsi: from palace to prison

2013-11-01 11:13

From a rapturous reception given by adoring crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Square when he was feted as a revolutionary champion in 2012, Mohammed Morsi has come to be disliked by millions and now faces trial.

Morsi supporters call for daily protests

2013-10-31 18:25

Supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi has called for daily protests in the four days before his trial on 4 November.

Tear gas used on pro-Morsi demo in Egypt

2013-10-28 22:29

Egyptian security forces have fired tear gas to disperse students protesting in support of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Teargas used on Egyptian protesters

2013-10-25 21:15

Police have used teargas to disperse demonstrations by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, and in Suez.

Islamists call for protests against Morsi trial

2013-10-24 15:20

An Islamist alliance backing Mohammed Morsi has urged its supporters to protest on 4 November when the ousted president will be put on trial, raising fears of new clashes.

Gunmen kill 3 people outside Cairo church

2013-10-21 08:47

Gunmen on a motorbike have shot dead three people, including an eight-year-old girl, as they fired on a group outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry says.

Egypt, US ties in 'delicate' phase

2013-10-17 08:56

Egypt’s foreign minister has acknowledged that relations with Washington are in a "delicate" phase after it suspended some military aid in response to a 3 July coup.

Egypt arrests Morsi supporter linked to Cairo attack

2013-10-15 21:51

Egyptian security officials say authorities have arrested a supporter of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi suspected of involvement in a rocket-propelled grenade attack on a state-owned satellite station in Cairo.

Sinai suicide bomber kills 4 soldiers in Egypt

2013-10-10 12:44

A suicide bomber has rammed his car into an army checkpoint in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, killing four soldiers, security officials say.

Egypt: Date set for Morsi's murder trial

2013-10-09 14:13

An Egyptian court has set 4 November as the opening date for the trial of ousted president Mohammed Morsi on charges of inciting the murder of protesters, a report says.

Death toll from Egypt clashes hits 57

2013-10-08 21:16

The death toll from weekend clashes between Islamists and police has reached 57, a senior Egyptian health ministry official says.

Egypt streets calm after deadly protests

2013-10-07 11:28

The death toll from clashes in Egypt has risen to 53 as calm returned to the streets after one of the bloodiest days since the military toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July.

2 freed Canadians unable to leave Egypt

2013-10-07 09:01

Two Canadians released from an Egyptian prison after being held without charges since mid-August have been barred from flying out of the country, Cairo airport officials say.

Egypt shuts Brotherhood newspaper HQ

2013-09-25 10:15

Egyptian authorities have shut down the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice newspaper in Cairo, the latest move aimed at crushing the Islamist movement, the Brotherhood says.

Officer killed in near Egypt's Cairo

2013-09-19 12:58

Egyptian security forces have clashed with gunmen on the outskirts of Cairo as the army-backed government moved to reassert control over an Islamist-dominated area.

Qaeda slams crackdown on Egypt's Brotherhood

2013-09-13 12:44

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has described the army-installed government’s crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as a "brutal crime".

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