Former President Mohamed Morsi’s trial on charges of inciting the killing of demonstrators outside the Presidential Palace was adjourned Wednesday to Dec. 16.
The International Islamic Council for Da'wah and Relief decided in its Tuesday meeting, headed by Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb, to cancel the membership of the Islamic Relief UK, and the International Union of Muslim Scholars, headed by ardent Qatar-based supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
Egypt's ultraconservative group Gamaa Islamiya says it is considering withdrawing from the pro-Morsi Islamist bloc, the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL), Ahram Massai (Al-Ahram's evening edition) reported.
Former President Mohamed Morsi said Saturday that he was detained at a military base in Alexandria in July 2013 after his ouster, and demanded a private court hearing with current President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
Leaders of energy-rich Gulf monarchies meet on Tuesday to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices.
Egypt's prosecutor general Monday referred to trial 71 students of the prestigious Al-Azhar University on charges of joining the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and holding illegal protests, a judicial official said.
An Egyptian court has sentenced four members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for the killings of protesters at their headquarters last year.
Muslim and Christian representatives from 120 countries pledged this week in Cairo to combat sectarianism and extremism in the Arab and Muslim world and to urge the authorities in their countries to do the same.
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney says the passport belonging to John Maguire, the Canadian featured in an Islamic State video urging attacks against Canadians, was revoked “some time ago.”
The International Islamic Council for Da’wah and Relief revoked the membership of Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi for mixing politics with religion, Youm7 reported Tuesday.
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria said he prefers to separate boys and girls in the preparatory and secondary stage, a stage where children grow psychologically and spiritually.
The Evangelical community has submitted its notices on the draft law on Christian’s personal status to the Ministry of Transitional Justice.
Qatar-based Egyptian Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi denied inciting murder on his Facebook page Monday, after international police agency Interpol issued a warrant for his arrest requested by Egypt.
A detainee held in custody over narcotic use in Alexandria has claimed he had been subject to torture by police officers at the Amreya police station, local media reports.
Dar Al-Ifta said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has violated “all of the provisions and principles of Islam on the treatment of women during wars”.
Ahmed Tharwat, the son-in-law of Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat al-Shater was arrested in the airport Saturday night after returning from Qatar, Youm7 reported.
Deputy chairman of the Hamas politburo Moussa Abu Marzouk has called for a committee to be formed to look into claims of Hamas's intervention in Egyptian affairs.
Cairo Criminal Court referred four Muslim Brotherhood leaders Sunday, on trial for the killing of nine and injuring more than 90 in front of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in 2013, to Egypt's grand mufti to consider the death penalty.
Cairo police dispersed on Sunday protests by female students loyal to former president Mohamed Morsy, continuing the standoff between security and anti-government students in place since Morsy’s ouster in 2013 that left some students killed and several others prosecuted.
The new draft law that broadens the branding of terrorist organizations is a violation of the constitution and international law, a rights group has argued. The law has been approved by the Cabinet and is now pending approval by the presidency.
Ahram Online visits the Hanging Church, one of Egypt’s oldest churches, after 16 years of restoration.