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Signs of torture on body of Italian student found in Egypt: Security officials

 An Italian student who went missing in Cairo has died and an investigation has been launched into signs of torture on his body, which was found dumped next to an Egyptian road, security officials said on Thursday.

Egypt security forces accidentally kill 12, including Mexican tourists

Egyptian security forces killed 12 Mexicans and Egyptians and injured 10 "by accident" on Monday, mistaking a tourist convoy for militants they were chasing in the country`s western desert, the ministry of interior said.

Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader to life imprisonment

An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and other prominent Brotherhood figures to life in prison on Saturday over an attack on a police station in 2013, judicial sources said, part of a sustained crackdown on the group.

Egypt appoints first ambassador to Israel in three years

Egypt appointed its first ambassador to Israel since 2012 on Sunday, signalling improving ties between states that both see the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, as a threat.

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".

Egypt court hands Morsi death sentence in blow to Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt court hands Morsi death sentence in blow to Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court sentenced deposed President Mohamed Morsi to death on Tuesday on charges of killing, kidnapping and other offences during a 2011 mass jail break.

Egypt says Human Rights Watch report politicised, biased

The Egyptian government on Tuesday dismissed a report that accused it of widespread human rights violations as politicised and lacking in objectivity and accuracy.

Egyptian court cancels Hamas listing as terrorist organisation: Sources

 An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday cancelled a ruling to list the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, judicial sources said.

Egypt arrests two Brotherhood leaders ahead of Mursi ruling: Sources

Egyptian security services arrested two Muslim Brotherhood leaders late on Monday, security sources said, a day before a court is expected to give a final ruling on a death sentence recommendation against Mohamed Mursi, Egypt`s former Islamist president.

Egypt opens Rafah to let stranded Palestinians return to Gaza

Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah crossing on Tuesday, for the first time in nearly 80 days, to allow stranded Palestinians to return to the Gaza Strip, witnesses and officials said.

Egyptian court acquits 17 charged for protest where activist was killed

An Egyptian court on Saturday acquitted 17 people of charges related to a street protest earlier this year, judicial sources said, a rare decision since Egypt introduced a strict protest law in late 2013. 

Egypt death sentences worry US, UN, Turkey

The United States and United Nations expressed deep concern on Monday about the death sentences handed down in Egypt for President Mohamed Mursi and other Islamists, while Turkey warned of Middle East turmoil if they are carried out.

Influential cleric Qaradawi condemns Egypt death sentences

Senior Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi has condemned death sentences passed on himself, former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and 105 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood group over a mass jail break in 2011.

Brotherhood leader dies in detention in Egypt: Sources

An imprisoned leader of Egypt`s banned Muslim Brotherhood died on Wednesday, security sources said, with supporters claiming his death was caused by authorities` failure to provide proper medical attention.

Militants attack church and police in Egypt, one policeman dead

Islamist militants hit Egypt`s two largest cities on Sunday with a bombing in Cairo and an attack on a church in Alexandria, leaving one policeman dead and seven people wounded, security sources said.

Deposed Egyptian President Mursi not sent to military trial: Prosecutor

  An Egyptian prosecutor denied on Wednesday that deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi had been referred to a military court, after the state news agency initially reported that he had.

Egypt court sentences 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death

Egypt court sentences 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death

An Egyptian court sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of killing police officers, part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists.

Bomb kills three policemen, including witness against deposed Egypt president Mursi

A bomb blast beside Egypt`s foreign ministry killed three policemen on Sunday, including a key witness in a trial of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

Six police dead in attack in Egypt's Sinai: Interior ministry

Six Egyptian policemen were killed on Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded as they passed through a volatile part of northern Sinai in an armoured convoy, the interior ministry said. 

New Egypt PM reappoints some ministers

Egyptian Prime Minister-designate Ibrahim Mahlab reappointed several ministers in his new government, including Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim.