Egypt says 25 militants killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops

Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there.

Sisi makes unannounced visit to Sinai after IS attacks
Sisi makes unannounced visit to Sinai after IS attacks

 Egypt`s president made an unannounced visit to the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday to rally troops following a wave of deadly jihadist attacks on security forces, his office said.

Shell kills two children in Egypt`s Sinai
Shell kills two children in Egypt`s Sinai

A shell slammed into a house in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday killing a woman and two children as the army battles Islamic State group jihadists, medical and security sources said.

Two years after Morsi, Egypt stuck in turmoil

Two years after the army deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt is roiled by brazen Islamic State group attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and brutal government repression that has killed hundreds.

Egypt cabinet passes anti-terror law, requests faster trials

Egypt`s government adopted a controversial anti-terror law and requested a faster court appeals process on Wednesday, after the president pledged tougher laws following the assassination of the top prosecutor.

At least 70 killed as IS militants attack army checkpoints in Egypt
At least 70 killed as IS militants attack army checkpoints in Egypt

At least 20 people were killed Wednesday in a series of attacks on security forces in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula claimed by Islamic State group militants, state media reported.

Egypt`s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledges tougher laws after prosecutor killing
Egypt`s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledges tougher laws after prosecutor killing

 A visibly angry Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged tougher laws against militants and suggested fast track executions at the funeral on Tuesday of the state prosecutor assassinated in a car bombing.

Egypt`s Sisi pledges tougher laws after prosecutor killing
Egypt`s Sisi pledges tougher laws after prosecutor killing

 A visibly angry Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged tougher laws against militants at the funeral on Tuesday of top prosecutor Hisham Barakat, assassinated in a Cairo car bombing.

Two years after Mohamed Morsi, Egypt in `repression`: Amnesty

Two years after the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt has regressed into "all-out repression", with activists jailed in a bid to crush dissent, Amnesty International warned on Tuesday.

Egypt destroys symbol of old regime but repression lives on

 Metres from the epicentre of Egypt`s uprising, bulldozers tear chunks of concrete and twisted metal from what remains of the headquarters of ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak`s now disbanded party.

Inaction on Mideast peace risks setting conflict "ablaze": France

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday that the stalemate in the peace process risked setting the conflict "ablaze" and urged both sides to return to the negotiating table quickly.

Britain defends invite to Egypt's Sisi after Morsi death sentence

The British government on Thursday defended its plan to invite Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to visit, saying it was important to engage with countries and to raise "matters of concern".

US will not meet visiting Muslim Brotherhood delegation

American diplomats will not meet with a visiting delegation from the Muslim Brotherhood, designated as a terrorist organization by the regime of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, US officials said Tuesday.

`Rights abuses` mar Egypt Sisi`s first year in power: HRW

Human Rights Watch condemned on Monday "flagrant human rights abuses" during the first year in power of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on the anniversary of his inauguration.

Libyan tribes meet in Cairo as Egypt seeks allies against militants

Hundreds of Libyan tribal leaders met in Cairo on Monday with Egyptian authorities hoping to enlist their help in preventing Islamist violence from spilling over their shared border.

Morsi, secular camp in dock for `insulting` Egypt judiciary
Morsi, secular camp in dock for `insulting` Egypt judiciary

Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi along with several secular figures behind Egypt`s 2011 uprising go on trial Saturday, as the authorities press on with a crackdown on all forms of opposition.

Egypt security forces step up sexual violence since Mursi's ouster: Human rights group

Egyptian security forces have stepped up sexual violence since the military overthrew the country`s first freely elected president in 2013, a human rights group alleged on Tuesday.

Morsi verdict alarms US, experts see `war` on Brotherhood

The United States expressed alarm Sunday at death sentences for Egypt`s ousted president Mohamed Morsi and dozens of others, a verdict experts called a declaration of "total war" on his Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt executes six militants for attack on soldiers

Egypt has executed six members of a Sinai-based militant group with links to Islamic State for carrying out an attack on soldiers near Cairo last year, their lawyer said on Sunday.

Erdogan condemns Morsi verdict as return to `ancient Egypt`

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday condemned the death sentence handed out by an Egyptian court to former president Mohamed Morsi, saying it recalled "ancient Egypt".