An Egyptian military court has postponed to March 9 the trial of the Muslim Brotherhood leader and 198 other Islamists over deadly clashes after president Mohamed Morsi`s ouster, an army official said Monday.
Egypt called Tuesday for a UN-backed international intervention in Libya after launching air strikes on Islamic State group targets in the country following the jihadists` beheadings of Egyptian Christians.
The US condemned the deadly attacks in Egypt`s North Sinai province that has so far left at least 26 Egyptians dead, and pledged to continue support for the Egyptian government`s anti-terrorism efforts.
Militants fired a barrage of rockets and set off a car bomb Thursday killing at least 26 people, mostly soldiers, in Egypt`s North Sinai province, where security forces are battling a raging Islamist insurgency.
Egypt`s top Islamic cleric on Tuesday backed the arrest of more than 500 supporters of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood following clashes over the weekend on the anniversary of the country`s 2011 uprising.
Egypt on Sunday marked the fraught anniversary of its 2011 democratic revolt, with the deaths of three protesters and a bomb blast in the capital underscoring tensions in the most populous Arab country.
A bomb wounded two Egyptian policemen in Cairo on Sunday and security forces moved quickly to disperse small protests on the anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, officials said.