Eight people killed in militant attack in Egypt

At least eight members of a family, including a child, have been killed and one injured in an attack by unknown militants in Egypt's restive north Sinai province.

Egyptians vote to elect new pro-Sisi parliament

Egyptians voted on Sunday in the first round of the long-delayed elections to choose a new parliament as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seeks to tighten his grip on power over two years after he ousted his Islamist predecessor.

Three Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced three members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to death and awarded life imprisonment to 25 others for committing violence.

Militant attack kills conscript, injures 2 in Giza

 A conscript was killed and two security personnel were injured in a militant attack on a checkpoint in Giza's Badrashin area, officials said.

Egypt court ratifies 'IS' death sentences

A court in Egypt on Saturday ratified death sentences for 12 people convicted of planning attacks on behalf of the jihadist Islamic State group.

Egypt in `major operation` in Sinai, 29 militants killed

Egypt`s army said Tuesday it had launched a "major military operation" against the Islamic State group in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 29 jihadists and leaving two soldiers dead.

Egypt elections to start on October 17

Egypt`s Legislative Elections, the first since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took office, are to be contested in phases starting October 17, the electoral commission announced on Sunday.

Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste says sentence `outrageous`

 Freed Australian journalist Peter Greste on Saturday said the three-year sentences given to him and Al-Jazeera colleagues by an Egyptian court were "outrageous" and vowed to fight on.

Bomb kills 2 Egyptian policemen, wounds 24: Officials

A bomb struck a bus carrying Egyptian policemen Monday, killing two and wounding 24, officials said, the latest attack against security forces who are being targeted by Islamic State group jihadists.

Egypt hits back at criticism of anti-terror law

 Egypt hit back Wednesday against foreign criticism of a new anti-terror law that critics claim could restrict human rights and muzzle the press, saying the judiciary`s independence must be respected.

Egypt`s President imposes tough anti-terrorism law
Egypt`s President imposes tough anti-terrorism law

Under pressure from a jihadist insurgency, Egypt`s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has boosted police and judicial powers with a new anti-terrorism law that also imposes hefty fines for "false" media reports.

Defence appeals death sentence for Egypt`s Mohamed Morsi

 The defence for ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi filed an appeal against a death sentence and prison term for the Islamist former leader, a lawyer said on Saturday.

Egypt`s Sisi amends electoral law ahead of vote

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has amended the electoral law, paving the way for preparations to hold a long-delayed parliamentary vote, the official gazette reported on Sunday.


John Kerry in Egypt on first leg of Mideast tour
John Kerry in Egypt on first leg of Mideast tour

US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Egypt on Saturday to relaunch a strategic partnership with Washington's longtime ally, at the start of a regional mini-tour, a correspondent said.

Seven Egyptian soldiers killed in militant attack

At least seven Egyptian security personnel have been killed in a militant attack on a military checkpoint in the country's restive North Sinai governorate, a senior army officer said on Sunday.

Egypt looks set to approve disputed anti-terror law
Egypt looks set to approve disputed anti-terror law

 Rattled by attacks on its soldiers and the assassination of the top prosecutor, Egypt is set to pass sweeping legislation critics say grants police impunity, censors media and further restricts freedoms.

23 Egypt Islamists sentenced for 10 years in prison

 An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 23 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to 10 years in prison for inciting violence near a media complex here in 2013.

Two years after Morsi, Egypt stuck in turmoil

Two years after the army deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt is roiled by brazen Islamic State group attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and brutal government repression that has killed hundreds.

Two years after Mohamed Morsi, Egypt in `repression`: Amnesty

Two years after the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt has regressed into "all-out repression", with activists jailed in a bid to crush dissent, Amnesty International warned on Tuesday.

Three killed, 14 injured as roadside bomb strikes bus

At least three people were killed and 14 others injured on Monday after a roadside bomb targeted a bus in Egypt's restive North Sinai.