Two police officers and a conscript were gunned down by unknown assailants while driving near al-Arish Police Station in North Sinai on Wednesday, the ministry of interior announced.
A fact-finding committee mandated to investigate violent events in Egypt since the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi has sharply attacked Islamist parties, labelling them as reactionary, undemocratic and advocating they be dissolved as a condition for healthy political life in the country.
Egypt's juvenile misdemeanour court on Wednesday sentenced 78 youth, allegedly supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, to jail terms of three to five years.
Nine "terrorists" were killed Wednesday in North Sinai, Army Spokesman Mohamed Samir said.
The June 30 fact-finding committee said on Wednesday that protesters were the first to open fire during the forcible dispersal of a pro-Mohamed Mursi camp in August 2013, leading to fighting which it says left 607 "citizens" and eight security personnel killed.
It’s been two months since Coptic Christians in an Upper Egypt village endured a traumatic sequence of events ending in heavy police abuse. The victims still have not received any justice from the state security authorities who broke the law and violated its citizen’s human rights.
Security forces arrested late Monday Mahmoud Shaaban, a recently suspended preacher at al-Azhar University, accusing him of "inciting violence", a security source said.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has kicked off his first European tour with a visit to Pope Francis at the Vatican.
When the United Arab Emirates released a blacklist of “terrorist groups” this month, many prominent Western charities were shocked to find themselves cited alongside Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group.
While Egypt's secular political forces are stepping up efforts to contest the country's coming parliamentary polls as one bloc capable of winning a majority, they are also doing their best to eliminate a major rival from their way: the ultraconservative Salafist Nour Party.
Egyptian church representatives will convene on Monday at the Coptic Cathedral in Abbassiya to draft its notes on the personal status law, which currently does not allow Egypt's Coptic Christians to legally divorce and remarry.
A military court of appeals turned down on Monday a challenge filed by Jamaa Islamiya leader Safwat Abdel Ghani and four others against their prison sentence, therefore upholding the sentence.
The armed forces killed on Sunday 11 "terrorists" during raids in the Sinai Peninsula, its spokesman said on Monday.
Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood welcomed on Sunday a call for protests scheduled for Friday, November 28 under the banner of “imposing Egypt’s Islamic identity”.
An Egyptian military court upheld Monday a one-year prison sentence against five members of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood National Alliance of Supporting Legitimacy (NASL) over charges of illegal infiltration into Sudan, according to a statement by Gamaa Islamiyya‘s political arm, Building and Development Party.
The Muslim Brotherhood has announced its support for protests this Friday called by the Salafist Front in order to preserve Egypt's "Islamic identity."
Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohamed Ali Bishr, the latest prominent figure to be arrested from the Islamist group, has been officially accused of collaborating with the United States and Norway.
Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood welcomed on Sunday a call for protests scheduled for Friday, November 28 under the banner of "imposing Egypt's Islamic identity".
The interior ministry announced on Sunday that a charred body found at a bombing site in Al-Wasta town in Beni Suef governorate a day earlier was that of a Muslim Brotherhood member.
A man who died in car explosion on the railway tracks of the Fayoum-Beni Suef line on Saturday night is a Muslim Brotherhood local group leader Mohamed Abdul Moneim, claimed the Ministry of the Interior in a Sunday statement.
A three-day conference to tackle religious violence and address the plight of minorities in the Middle East began on Tuesday morning at the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Vienna, with the participation of over 100 religious figures, policymakers and diplomats from the Middle East and beyond