Egypt said Tuesday it has granted three-month residence permits to 171 out of a total of 206 Syrian and Palestinian immigrants who were detained for illegally entering the country.
Foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said the Syrians and Palestinians had entered Egyptian waters "under the pretense of being tourists, with the intention of passing through Egypt and illegally immigrating to other countries."Full Story
Thirteen Egyptian and international human rights organizations on Tuesday urged Cairo's military-installed authorities to probe the mass killing of Islamist protesters in the capital on August 14.
The joint call issued by organizations that included Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, said an investigation must be launched into the killing of "up to 1,000 people by security forces" almost four months ago when they dispersed sit-ins by supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.Full Story
Egyptian troops killed on Monday a leader of an al-Qaida inspired militant group that operates in the Sinai peninsula and that has claimed attacks against security forces, the army said.
Ibrahim Mohammed Salaima, also known as Abu Sohaib, a "field leader" from Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, was killed in North Sinai, army spokesman Ahmad Ali said in a statement.Full Story
Police fired tear gas Monday in clashes with Islamist students of Cairo's al-Azhar University who hurled stones and torched vehicles during a demonstration backing ousted president Mohammed Morsi, officials said.
Violence in and around the university's dormitory erupted when a few hundred students began protesting and poured onto nearby streets, security officials said.Full Story
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie Monday attended the first session of his second trial, his lawyer said, marking his first public appearance since he was arrested in August.
Badie, the Brotherhood's Supreme Guide, appeared alongside 14 other members of the Islamist movement to face charges of inciting violence in the Cairo neighborhood of Bahr al-Aazam that led to deadly clashes in July, lawyer Mohammed Damaty said.Full Story
Three prominent Egyptian secular activists went on trial on Sunday charged with participating in a violent protest, following a restrictive new law that has sparked international criticism.
The trial of Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohammed Adel is the first of secular activists since Islamist president Mohammed Morsi was deposed by the army in July. Adel is being tried in absentia.Full Story
An Egyptian court was to try 21 Islamist university students Sunday, including a Turkish man, after a violent protest outside the prestigious al-Azhar religious institution, prosecution officials said.
The students at al-Azhar University in Cairo are accused of attacking the headquarters of the Sunni Muslim authority in a November protest.Full Story
An Egyptian court acquitted 155 people arrested during deadly clashes in the capital between Islamist protesters and police in October, state media reported Sunday.
The Cairo misdemeanor court on Saturday dismissed the charges of assaulting policemen and vandalism over the October 6 clashes that killed almost 50 people, state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper reported.Full Story
The lawyer for 21 Egyptian women and girls jailed over an Islamist protest told appeal courts Saturday there was no evidence of their guilt and urged judges to free them.
Wearing handcuffs but holding red roses, the 21 appeared in Alexandria courts in white prison garb in a case that has sparked an outcry.Full Story
An Egyptian prosecutor on Friday ordered the detention for two weeks of a Coptic Christian activist and journalist arrested on suspicion of inciting religious strife, state media reported.
Bishoy Armia, a convert to Christianity, made headlines in 2008 when he lobbied to have his religion changed from Islam on his national identification card.Full Story