An Egyptian court sentenced 40 backers of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to up to 15 years in jail Thursday for violence including torching churches, a judicial source said.
Followers of Morsi have been the target of a relentless crackdown by the authorities since he was deposed in July 2013 by ex-army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.Full Story
Four crew members were killed, two of them Egyptian and two Emirati, when their military aircraft crashed during joint exercises on Wednesday, officials said.
The crash occurred in Egypt, the UAE's official news agency WAM said.Full Story
Six months after Abdel Fattah al-Sisi became Egypt's president after crushing his opponents, criticism of his regime is either whispered or left unspoken amid stifling curbs on freedom of expression.Full Story
Twenty-sex men suspected of having organized or taken part in homosexual orgies at a public bath in Egypt are to go on trial for "debauchery", a judicial official said Wednesday.
He said the men were arrested on December 7 at a hammam in the Azbakeya district of central Cairo and are to go on trial Sunday.Full Story
Swedish police have arrested two Egyptian men and a Lebanese woman for illegally transporting asylum seekers into the country aboard a private jet, the police said Tuesday.Full Story
Egypt has referred 312 Islamist backers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to military trial accused of torching a court complex in the city of Ismailiya, a judicial source said Tuesday.
Since ex-army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi deposed Morsi in July 2013, his followers have been the target of a relentless crackdown by the authorities, who are also accused of exploiting the judiciary in their fight against them.Full Story
Dozens of Muslim clerics on Monday urged Interpol to "rapidly" remove the name of influential Egypt-born preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi from its wanted list.
The Qatar-based Islamist scholar is seen as a spiritual guide of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood, the movement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.Full Story
Egypt said Sunday the reason it had barred U.S. scholar and prominent regime critic Michele Dunne from entering the country a day earlier was because she did not have a proper visa.Full Story
Gunmen killed two Egyptian policemen in a drive-by shooting in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, security and medical officials said.Full Story
A dawn collision between two vessels in the Gulf of Suez left at least 13 Egyptian fishermen dead and 13 others missing on Sunday, officials said.
The vessel that struck the fishing boat carrying 40 men failed to stop following the accident, said Bakri Abul Hassan, the head of Egypt's main fishermen's trade union.Full Story