The Egyptian Army said Wednesday it had foiled a plan by Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas to attack a strategic security building in North Sinai, where militants have increased activity in recent months.
Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi plans to sue the army-installed authorities over his overthrow, warning that stability will only return once their "coup" is annulled, his lawyer said Wednesday.
At least 15 militants were killed Tuesday in two air strikes launched by the Egyptian Army on hideouts of Jihadist militants in North Sinai governorate bordering Israel, a local security source told Xinhua.
Muslim Brotherhood has demanded the formation of an independent fact-finding committee to carry out surprise inspections of detention centres and investigate all violations committed against prisoners.
Egypt`s powerful Army chief on Wednesday appealed to people to hold nationwide rallies on Friday and give him a mandate to crush "terrorism and violence" by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.