Egypt security forces step up sexual violence since Mursi's ouster: Human rights group

Egyptian security forces have stepped up sexual violence since the military overthrew the country`s first freely elected president in 2013, a human rights group alleged on Tuesday.

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.

Gunmen on motorbike shoot dead Egypt policeman

Gunmen on a motorbike shot dead an Egyptian policeman while two suspects in a failed bomb attack targeting a judge were killed in a shoot-out with police, officials said Monday.

Egypt executes six convicted terrorists

Egyptian authorities have executed six men convicted of attacking soldiers and police officers, media reported on Monday.

Morsi verdict alarms US, experts see `war` on Brotherhood

The United States expressed alarm Sunday at death sentences for Egypt`s ousted president Mohamed Morsi and dozens of others, a verdict experts called a declaration of "total war" on his Muslim Brotherhood.

Bombs target courthouses in two Egyptian cities

Egyptian security officials say bombs have targeted courthouses in two cities, wounding two people in what could be retaliation for the sentencing to death of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi the day before.

Egypt executes six militants for attack on soldiers

Egypt has executed six members of a Sinai-based militant group with links to Islamic State for carrying out an attack on soldiers near Cairo last year, their lawyer said on Sunday.

US `deeply concerned` by Morsi death sentence in Egypt

 The United States expressed "deep concern" Sunday after an Egyptian court sentenced deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 others to death for their role in a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.

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.

Egypt hangs six convicted Islamist militants

 Egyptian authorities hanged six men convicted of killing soldiers Sunday, police said, ignoring appeals to spare them amid allegations two of them had been in custody at the time of their alleged crimes.

Erdogan condemns Morsi verdict as return to `ancient Egypt`

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday condemned the death sentence handed out by an Egyptian court to former president Mohamed Morsi, saying it recalled "ancient Egypt".

Gunmen shoot dead 3 Egypt judges in Sinai: Police

Gunmen shot dead three Egyptian judges Saturday in the strife-torn Sinai Peninsula, where security forces are battling an Islamist insurgency spearheaded by an affiliate of the Islamic State group, police said.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemns Morsi verdict as return to `ancient Egypt`

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday condemned the death sentence handed out by an Egyptian court to former president Mohamed Morsi, saying it recalled "ancient Egypt".

Egypt sentences deposed Islamist president Morsi to death
Egypt sentences deposed Islamist president Morsi to death

An Egyptian court sentenced deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other defendants to death on Saturday over jail breaks during the 2011 uprising.

Egypt`s Morsi faces death penalty in spy, jailbreak trials

Egypt`s ousted president Mohamed Morsi, already jailed for 20 years for inciting violence against protesters, faces the death penalty Saturday for espionage and jailbreak nearly two years after his overthrow.

Cairo blasts strain Egypt`s bomb squad

 Egyptian bomb disposal expert Diaa Fathy had long predicted he would die in a flash, before that fateful day in January when a bomb exploded on a busy road leading to the pyramids.

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.

Middle East nuclear weapons ban proposal stumbles at UN

A UN attempt to work out a ban on nuclear weapons in the Middle East was in jeopardy after Egypt complained on Monday about the lack of progress and demanded the resignation of the Finnish coordinator of the initiative.

Once untouchable, Egypt's Sisi faces media attacks

Egyptian newspapers are publishing what would have been unthinkable when then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi removed the Muslim Brotherhood from power in 2013: suggestions that he is fallible.

Burundi protestors defy government order, resume demonstrations

 Opponents of Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza`s third term bid on Sunday defied a government command to immediately end weeks of street protests, branding the order a "declaration of war".