Egypt rejects UN expert report labeling Morsi death 'arbitrary killing'

2019-11-13 22:00

An Egyptian government minister slammed a UN expert who warned that former president Mohamed Morsi's death in June could amount to a "state-sanctioned arbitrary killing", but said Cairo was investigating.

UN experts call Morsi's death in Egypt 'arbitrary killing'

2019-11-08 21:57

An independent panel of United Nations experts says the death of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi in June could amount to "a state-sanctioned arbitrary killing".

Egypt's former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo

2019-06-18 17:25

Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi has been buried, as the UN backed calls for an independent investigation into the causes of his death after he collapsed in a Cairo courtroom.

Egypt court jails prominent activist for 15 years

2019-01-10 12:00

A leading figure in Egypt's 2011 revolution has been handed 15 years in prison after a retrial, a judicial source says.

Egypt upholds 9 death sentences over prosecutor killing

2018-11-26 13:03

An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences for nine people convicted of the murder of a top prosecutor in a car bombing three years ago, a judiciary source says.

Egypt army says 52 suspected jihadists killed in Sinai

2018-10-08 14:56

Egyptian security forces pressing a campaign against Islamist militants have killed 52 suspected jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula in operations in which three soldiers also died, the army says.

Egypt says wanted ex-minister arrested in Italy released

2018-08-03 14:24

Egypt's Foreign Ministry says Italian authorities have released a former minister wanted in Egypt after detaining him briefly.

Egypt editor suggests more presidential terms for Sisi

2018-05-14 08:25

A top newspaper editor known to be close to President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is hinting that the Egyptian leader should be allowed to rule beyond the maximum two, four-year terms set by the constitution.

Egypt: repression under the Sisi regime

2018-03-22 12:41

The army's ouster of Egypt's first democratically elected civilian president, Mohammed Morsi, in July 2013 has led to a general clampdown under the regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt hangs 15 over attacks on security forces: officials

2017-12-26 14:30

Egyptian authorities have executed 15 prisoners convicted of attacks on security forces in the restive Sinai Peninsula, police officials say.


Egypt opens jail after UN report on inmate Morsi's death

2019-11-11 20:39

Egyptian authorities have opened up Tora prison in Cairo for a media tour, following a UN report on the "brutal" conditions in which jailed ex-president Mohammed Morsi was held before his death.

Son of Egypt's Morsi dies of heart attack at 25: lawyer

2019-09-05 16:20

The youngest son of deceased ex-president Mohamed Morsi himself has died night of a heart attack in Cairo, a family lawyer says.

Egypt arrests 54 accused of uprising anniversary plots

2019-01-30 06:24

Egypt says it has arrested 54 alleged members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group who were plotting to foment chaos on the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 Arab Spring uprising.

Egypt's Mubarak asks Sisi for 'permission' to testify in Morsi trial

2018-12-27 07:29

Egypt's deposed president Hosni Mubarak has asked current President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for "permission" to disclose sensitive information in the retrial of ousted Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.

Egyptian police detain son of jailed former president

2018-10-10 19:28

Family of Egypt's jailed former president says his youngest son has been taken into custody by security personnel for questioning

Son of Egypt's jailed former president campaigns for father

2018-10-02 14:31

Youngest son of Egypt's jailed former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi is campaigning campaigns for the better treatment for his father.

Egypt passes bill to block popular social media accounts

2018-07-19 10:28

Egypt's parliament has passed a bill targeting popular social media accounts that authorities accuse of publishing "fake news", the latest move in a five-year-old drive to suppress dissent and silence independent sources of news.

Conditions for Egypt's Morsi could lead to premature death: report

2018-03-28 21:00

Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is being detained in conditions that fail to meet international standards and could lead to his premature death, according to a report released by three British lawmakers.

Egyptian president's backers say 12M want him to run again

2017-12-28 09:01

Supporters of Egypt's president say they have collected more than 12 million signatures from people urging him to run for a second term.

Egypt detains 8 anti-Trump protesters after Cairo rally

2017-12-11 15:35

A top Egyptian rights lawyer says at least eight protesters have been detained and accused of "association with a terrorist organisation" after joining a small protest in Cairo over the Trump administration's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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