Mohamed Mursi

Sinai blast kills 18 Egyptian policemen

Sinai blast kills 18 Egyptian policemen

Security and medical sources said the attack took place near Arish, the capital of North Sinai province, and two of those killed were officers. A brigadier general lost a leg in the blast.

Sep 11, 2017, 20:25 PM IST

Two policemen killed in attack north of Cairo: Report

Two Egyptian policemen were killed and one wounded when a group of wanted criminals opened fire on security forces in a village north of Cairo on Tuesday, state newspaper Al-Ahram reported.

Aug 08, 2017, 17:35 PM IST

Egypt court sentences 43 anti-government protesters to life: Sources

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced 43 activists to life in prison on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a retrial of anti-government protesters who clashed with authorities in late 2011.

Jul 25, 2017, 20:55 PM IST

Egyptian court sentences 20 to death for killing policemen

The court also sentenced 80 people to life in prison and 34 to 15 years in jail. One minor was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 21 people were acquitted.

Jul 02, 2017, 20:25 PM IST

Egypt kills 12 militants in North Sinai air strike

The air strikes "resulted in the killing of 12 highly dangerous . leaders of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis", the military said in a statement. 

Jun 20, 2017, 20:59 PM IST

Egyptian court recommends death penalty for 31 over assassination of prosecutor

Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb attack on his convoy in Cairo, an operation for which Egypt blamed the Muslim Brotherhood and Gaza-based Hamas militants.

Jun 17, 2017, 15:16 PM IST

Egypt court overturns life sentence against ex-president Mursi

The court last week overturned a death sentence against Mursi in a separate case, meaning he no longer faces execution. 

Nov 22, 2016, 13:53 PM IST

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.

Feb 04, 2016, 15:29 PM IST

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.

Sep 14, 2015, 11:06 AM IST

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.

Aug 22, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

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.

Jun 21, 2015, 22:59 PM IST

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".

Jun 18, 2015, 20:50 PM IST
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.

Jun 16, 2015, 15:13 PM IST

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.

Jun 09, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

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.

Jun 06, 2015, 15:00 PM IST

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.

Jun 02, 2015, 13:57 PM IST

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.

May 26, 2015, 18:34 PM IST

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. 

May 23, 2015, 20:24 PM IST

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.

May 19, 2015, 01:35 AM IST

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.

May 17, 2015, 14:50 PM IST