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  • Egypt sentences 22 members of Brotherhood to death - judicial sources
    Egypt sentences 22 members of Brotherhood to death - judicial sources 9 hours ago

    An Egyptian court sentenced 22 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday over an attack on a police station in a district outside Cairo in 2013, judicial sources said. The assault was part of a wave of violence that rocked the country after the army removed elected Islamist president Mohamed Mursi from power following mass protests against his rule in June 2013. Egyptian authorities have jailed thousands of suspected members of the Brotherhood and the courts have sentenced hundreds to death. The government says the outlawed Brotherhood is a major security threat, but the Brotherhood says it does not condone violence. More »

  • Egypt court sentences belly dancer for 'insulting' flag 12 hours ago

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a popular Armenian belly dancer to six months in prison for "insulting the Egyptian flag" after she allegedly wore a tight dress in its red, white and black color scheme. More »

  • Egypt court sentences 22 to death over 2013 attack on police 12 hours ago

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Monday sentenced 22 people to death after convicting them of storming a police station outside Cairo and killing an officer on July 3, 2013 — the day the military overthrew an elected but divisive Islamist president. More »

  • Brotherhood slams Egypt judiciary before Morsi verdict
    Brotherhood slams Egypt judiciary before Morsi verdict 12 hours ago

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has denounced the judiciary, calling it a tool for repression, and called for protests Tuesday when a court delivers the first verdict against ousted president Mohamed Morsi. More »

  • Egypt sentences 22 to death for attack on police
    Egypt sentences 22 to death for attack on police 16 hours ago

    Officials accuse men of involvement in attack on police station in Kerdasa that killed 11 police officers and troops. More »

  • Egypt confirms death sentences against 22 Morsi backers
    Egypt confirms death sentences against 22 Morsi backers 17 hours ago

    An Egyptian court confirmed death sentences against 22 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on Monday over an attack on a police station in which one officer was killed. More »

  • CIA chief holds talks with Egypt president
    CIA chief holds talks with Egypt president 21 hours ago

    US Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during an unannounced visit to Cairo, the president's office said. More »

  • Sinai bomb claimed by IS kills three Egypt soldiers
    Sinai bomb claimed by IS kills three Egypt soldiers 21 hours ago

    A roadside bomb claimed by the Islamic State group killed three Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula on Monday, medical and security officials said. More »

  • Egypt sentences 11 men to death over football riot
    Egypt sentences 11 men to death over football riot Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Decision over 2012 Port Said riot has been referred to Egypt's Grand Mufti for approval and the men may also appeal. More »

  • Egypt's president meets CIA director in Cairo for talks Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president has held talks with CIA director John Brennan in Cairo that touched on regional conflicts and terrorism. More »

  • Welby Passes On Condolence To Egypt's Copts
    Welby Passes On Condolence To Egypt's Copts Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has handed letters of condolence to the leader of a largest Christian minority in the Middle East. The head of the Anglican Church presented the notes from the families of British terror victims in person to Bishop Tawadros, the Pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians. The Copts are an ancient sect who worship Jesus Christ but became distinct from the Catholic Church in the early years of Christianity. Twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christians were kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic State militants in Libya in February. More »

  • UK archbishop offers 'condolence' in Egypt visit
    UK archbishop offers 'condolence' in Egypt visit Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the Church of England leader, offered his condolences to Egyptian officials Sunday over the beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians by jihadists in Libya. More »

  • Egypt court sentences 11 to death for deadly soccer riot
    Egypt court sentences 11 to death for deadly soccer riot Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 soccer fans to death in the retrial of over 70 defendants accused in a soccer riot in 2012 that left 74 people dead. More »

  • Egypt Brotherhood trial relied on single testimony - Human Rights Watch
    Egypt Brotherhood trial relied on single testimony - Human Rights Watch Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    The prosecution's evidence in a trial this month of 51 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt relied on the testimony of one police officer, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. HRW said the prosecution had presented little evidence to show the defendants did anything other than spread news about a mass sit-in in Rabaa square in 2013 and organise peaceful protests. The court on April 11 had condemned 14 men to death and 37 others to a life sentence for their actions in opposition to the ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in 2013 by the military under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is now president. HRW's criticism of Egypt's judiciary comes two days before a separate trial involving Mursi in which he could face a possible death sentence. More »

  • Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 football riot
    Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 football riot Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced 11 football fans to death after a retrial over a 2012 stadium riot in the canal city of Port Said that left 74 people dead. More »

  • Egypt's Morsi faces possible death penalty in first verdict
    Egypt's Morsi faces possible death penalty in first verdict Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi faces being sentenced to death Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power. More »

  • Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity grows
    Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity grows Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy long runs through one of the world's most crowded and chaotic cities. More »

  • Bomb attacks kill soldier, wound five in Egypt's Sinai Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    An Egyptian soldier was killed and five wounded on Thursday when roadside bombs hit two military armoured vehicles in the Northern Sinai region, medical and security sources said. Two bombs hit an armoured vehicle in the town of Sheikh Zuweid killing a noncommissioned officer and wounding three other soldiers, an army spokesman said in a statement on his official Facebook page. In response, a military helicopter killed three "terrorist elements" in a car while fleeing the scene, he added. North Sinai is at the heart of an insurgency that has killed hundreds of soldiers and police since 2013 when then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi. More »

  • Roadside bombing kills officer in Egypt's restive Sinai Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian army official says an armored military vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a raid on militant hideouts in northern Sinai Peninsula and the explosion killed one officer and wounded another. More »

  • Egypt official says she burned books 'corrupting' children Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian education official under investigation for burning library books from a school suspected of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood defended her decision Wednesday, saying she herself is under fire for trying to weed out extremist ideas that "corrupt" children. More »

  • Egypt to demolish headquarters of Mubarak's old party Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Egypt's cabinet on Wednesday ordered the demolition of an abandoned, burnt-out building that had housed the headquarters of former President Hosni Mubarak's political party, which was disbanded four years ago. The National Democratic Party (NDP) building, a concrete tower block that looms over the River Nile in Cairo, was gutted during the uprising against Mubarak's rule in 2011, and served as a potent symbol of the revolt. Successive governments have discussed plans to knock down the building since the NDP was dissolved. Some activists who took part in protests have said the headquarters should be preserved as a monument to the uprising. More »

  • Egypt to demolish party HQ of ousted president Mubarak
    Egypt to demolish party HQ of ousted president Mubarak Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Egypt's government on Wednesday approved the demolition of the headquarters of the once-dominant party of toppled president Hosni Mubarak that was torched during the 2011 uprising. More »

  • Egypt to destroy torched building of Mubarak's party
    Egypt to destroy torched building of Mubarak's party Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's government on Wednesday ordered the army's corps of engineers to demolish the headquarters of ousted President Hosni Mubarak's now-defunct party, a towering structure on the Nile which was torched by protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his rule. More »

  • Egypt jails top Morsi aide for abuse of power
    Egypt jails top Morsi aide for abuse of power Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    A Cairo criminal court jailed deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's former chief of staff for three years Wednesday after he was convicted of abusing his powers, an official said. More »

  • Bomb kills 2 Egypt Military Academy students in Nile Delta Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian official says a roadside bomb has exploded in a Nile Delta city, killing two Military Academy students and wounding five other people. More »

  • Bomb in north Egypt kills two military academy students Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Two students from an Egyptian military academy were killed and six were wounded on Wednesday when a bomb targeting a minibus exploded in the northern city of Kafr al-Sheikh, two health ministry officials said. While members of Egypt's security forces have regularly been targeted in attacks claimed by Islamist militant groups in a wave of violence since 2013, this appeared to be the first such attack on young students linked to the army. Egypt is facing an insurgency mainly based in the North Sinai that has killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen since mid-2013, when then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi after protests against his rule. Kafr al-Sheikh is about 130 km (80 miles) north of Cairo in the mostly agricultural Delta region. More »

  • Military cadets killed in Egypt explosion
    Military cadets killed in Egypt explosion Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Officials say blast struck near stadium in Nile Valley city of Kafr al-Sheikh where cadets were waiting for their bus. More »

  • Egypt, Saudi mull military exercise amid Yemen airstrikes
    Egypt, Saudi mull military exercise amid Yemen airstrikes Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Saudi Arabia are considering whether to hold joint military exercises in the kingdom as airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Wednesday. More »

  • Two Egypt military cadets killed in bombing
    Two Egypt military cadets killed in bombing Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Two Egyptian military cadets were killed in a bombing north of Cairo on Wednesday as they waited to board a bus, officials said. More »

  • New U.N. site for flights in conflict zones issues warnings on Libya, Egypt Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    A new United Nations website distributing warnings about risks to aircraft in conflict zones issued its first advisories on Wednesday, for countries including Libya, Iraq, Egypt and South Sudan. The website was set up after the downing of a Malaysian passenger aircraft over an area of fighting in Ukraine last year and is hosted by the U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The initial advisories came from the United Kingdom, and warned of the risks of anti-aircraft weaponry in Libya, Iraq, South Sudan and the Sinai peninsula area of Egypt. More »

  • Egypt and Saudi Arabia discuss manoeuvres as Yemen
    Egypt and Saudi Arabia discuss manoeuvres as Yemen Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    By Mohamed Mukashaf ADEN (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday imposed an arms embargo targeting the Iran-allied Houthi rebels who now control most of Yemen as battles in the south of the country intensified. Egypt said it and Saudi Arabia had discussed holding a "major military manoeuvre" in Saudi Arabia with other Gulf states, following talks on the progress of the three-week-old Saudi-led campaign of air strikes against the Houthis in Yemen. Arab states have been bombing the Houthis in support of militias resisting an advance by the group and army units loyal to ousted former president Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The conflict, though rooted in local rivalries, has become a proxy battlefield for Sunni-ruled Saudi and mainly Shi'ite Iran, the main regional powers. More »

  • Egypt says discussed 'major military manoeuvre' in Saudi Arabia
    Egypt says discussed 'major military manoeuvre' in Saudi Arabia Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Egypt and Saudi Arabia have discussed holding a "major military manoeuvre" in Saudi Arabia with other Gulf states, the Egyptian presidency said, after the two countries discussed the progress of a Saudi-led campaign against Shi'ite militias in neighbouring Yemen. Egyptian naval and air forces are already participating in the campaign against Houthi militias in Yemen, and Cairo has said it would supply ground forces "if necessary". Egypt said the topic of manoeuvres in the Saudi kingdom was discussed during a meeting between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Cairo on Tuesday. "It was agreed to form a joint military committee to discuss the implementation of a major strategic manoeuvre in the territory of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the participation of a joint Arab force which includes troops from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states," the Presidency statement said. More »

  • Egypt court upholds ban on Libyan from country for being gay Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian administrative court has upheld a decision by the Interior Ministry banning a Libyan student from returning to the country because he is gay. More »

  • Egypt archaeologists find pharaoh chapel
    Egypt archaeologists find pharaoh chapel Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Archaeologists excavating an ancient temple site in Cairo have discovered part of a chapel used by a pharaoh about 2,300 years ago, Egypt's antiquities ministry said on Tuesday. More »

  • Egypt court upholds jail term for former Islamist candidate
    Egypt court upholds jail term for former Islamist candidate Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    An Egyptian appeals court on Tuesday upheld a seven-year prison sentence for a former Islamist presidential hopeful convicted of lying in nomination papers, a judicial source said. More »