There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - they did not benefit directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Egypt's state of emergency is set to reach the three-year mark by April after the government announced it would extend it by another three months from Monday next week.
Government critic Mohamed el-Garhy says police raided his parents' house and asked his father for his whereabouts.
The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have met in Cairo for a new round of talks aimed at resolving a dispute over a multi-billion dam being built by the Ethiopian government.
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.
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".
Egyptian security forces killed 13 suspected militants in a raid in the restive North Sinai, the interior ministry says.
Egypt's prime minister has warned his government would not allow protesters to spread 'chaos' after small rallies erupted against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last month.
Since ousting Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in 2011, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has moved to crush opponents, whether Islamists or liberals.
Rival hashtags, angry videos and calls to march -- the war for Egyptian minds is raging online ahead of possible mass demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Authorities in Egypt detained an award-winning human rights lawyer on Sunday after she attended judicial investigations into protesters arrested during rare demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
An Egyptian fighter jet crashed during exercises on Tuesday, killing its pilot, the armed forces said.
Egypt's former military chief-of-staff Sami Anan has been released from detention almost two years after his arrest following his plans to compete in the 2018 presidential election, his office manager has said on Twitter.
An Egyptian military court sentenced a Libyan man to death and 32 other defendants to life over a deadly 2017 attack in the Western Desert, the army spokesperson has said.
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.
President Donald Trump backs talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resolve the ongoing dam dispute between the three African countries, the White House says.
A leading Egyptian activist who was arrested amid a recent clampdown following anti-government protests has been beaten, threatened and stripped to his underwear while in custody, according to his family.
The Egyptian capital's Giza zoo has announced the death of its last elephant, Naima, who spent around 36 of her 40 years in captivity.
Egypt has arrested nearly 2 000 people in what may be its biggest crackdown since the aftermath of the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, Human Rights Watch has said.
Egyptian authorities have arrested more than 1 000 people, two rights groups say, in the wake of rare anti-government protests last week.
Rare small protests were staged overnight in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, but authorities quickly dispersed them and arrested dozens, a security source says.
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