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Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back

Egypt's president says his country has established a democratic system and rebuilt constitutional institutions after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising.

Egypt votes in second phase of parliamentary polls

Polling stations opened in 13 of Egypt's 27 governorates, Al Ahram news reported.

Egypt sentences seven to death for killing policemen

 An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced seven Islamists to death for killing 25 policemen in the country's Sinai peninsula in 2013.

Voting begins in Egypt's parliamentary election

Egyptians residing abroad began casting votes on Saturday in the country's first parliamentary election since the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticised worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

Bomb attack targets Egypt's state prosecutor in Cairo

Egypt's Prosecutor General on Monday escaped an assassination attempt when militants targeted his convoy in a bomb attack, injuring him and three others.

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 prosecutor refers 58 Brotherhood supporters to military prosecution

Egypt`s public prosecutor on Sunday referred the case of 58 suspected Muslim Brotherhood supporters accused of committing "terrorist acts" to the military prosecutor, a step that could lead to a military trial even though they are civilians.

Egypt opens borders with Gaza for the first time in months

Egypt opens borders with Gaza for the first time in months

 Egypt has opened its borders with the Gaza Strip for the first time in months.

Obama administration criticizes Egypt in report to Congress

The Obama administration has sent Congress a report that harshly criticizes the Egyptian government of restricting free speech, arresting political dissidents and undermining democracy, but recommends the US continue sending it USD 1.3 billion in mostly military aid.

Egypt court gives 2 years prison to 12 over 2013 violence

An Egyptian court has sentenced 12 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to two years in prison over violence in the city of Suez in December 2013.

Top Muslim Brotherhood leaders arrested in Egypt

Two top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested by Egyptian authorities for forming a terrorist cell that passed on information on state institution to foreign bodies, the latest in a crackdown on the banned outfit.

Egypt frees US-Egyptian national sentenced to life in prison

Egyptian authorities freed a dual US-Egyptian citizen today who had been on hunger strike for over a year and was sentenced to life in prison on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading "false news."

Sudan Islamists protest against Morsi death sentence

Hundreds of Sudanese Islamists protested outside a UN office in central Khartoum Friday against the death sentence handed down to Egypt`s ousted president Mohammed Morsi by a court last week.

Lack of 'justice' fuelling extremism: Egypt president

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who has led a massive crackdown on Islamists, says the fight against extremism in the region must go hand-in-hand with pursuing greater "freedom, equality and justice."

Egypt court sentences 30 Islamists to life imprisonment

 Thirty members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood were on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment by an Egyptian court for their involvement in separate cases of violence.

Egypt charges 40 over allegedly being Islamic State members

A Nile Delta prosecutor said on Sunday he referred 40 people to trial on charges of belonging to the Islamic State group and planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Egypt.

Egypt parliamentary elections delayed

 A delay in parliamentary elections in Egypt looks inevitable after the Supreme Court struck down a part of an election law after deeming it unconstitutional, a report said.

Egyptian court puts ousted president Morsi on trial over Qatar link

An Egyptian court put ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi on trial on Sunday on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar, furthering a state crackdown on his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt sentences 230 activists to life in prison

An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced 230 activists to life in prison for taking part in clashes with security forces during the 2011 revolt that forced longtime autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak to step down, in the heaviest sentence yet against non-Islamist protesters.