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 frees pro-Morsi politician after 2 years pre-trial detention

2015-08-13 12:18

Egypt's opposition politician Abul-Ela Mady has been released after nearly two years of pre-trial detention, Mady's son Ahmed says, two days after a court ordered him set free.

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.

Sisi sees new future for Egypt after Mubarak verdict

2014-12-01 13:17

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says Egypt will never return to the past and is charting a new future, after a court dismissed murder charges against former leader Hosni Mubarak.

Israel hopes US aid cuts won't harm peace

2013-10-10 12:49

Israel hopes the US decision to cut aid to Egypt will not affect the two countries' historic peace deal, a Cabinet minister says, insisting that Israeli-Egyptian ties remain close.


Egypt court upholds Mubarak jail sentence

2016-01-09 17:58

Egypt's top appeals court has upheld a three-year prison sentence for ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons for corruption.

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.

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 seizes bomb-making material

2014-05-14 14:06

Fifteen tons of a material used to make explosives have been seized in a town straddling the Suez Canal, the Egyptian army says.

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.

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