Six Muslim Brotherhood members including three journalists were on Saturday sentenced to death for leaking state secrets to Qatar by an Egyptian court, which postponed its verdict on ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
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.
Death sentences of 149 activists of the banned Muslim Brotherhood were revoked on Wednesday by Egypt's highest court which also ordered a retrial in the case in which the defendants were accused of killing 13 policemen and attacking a police station in 2013.
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.
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.
Condemning the bomb attack killing Egypt's Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat, Amnesty International on Tuesday called for action against the perpetrators after “fair trials without recourse to the death penalty”.
Journalists are facing "unprecedented threats" in Egypt with a record number behind bars, mostly for links with ousted president Mohamed Morsi`s banned Muslim Brotherhood, a media watchdog said Thursday.
Egypt`s former President Mohammed Morsi is set to appeal against the jail sentence handed down to him by a court for ordering the kidnapping, torturing and killing of protesters in 2012, his lawyers said.