Egypt blames police HQ attack on Muslim Brotherhood, banning all its activities, including demonstrations
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Egyptian security forces have used tear gas and water cannons to disperse students and supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president after they rallied outside a Cairo university.
Egypt expelled Turkey’s ambassador to Cairo on Saturday after Ankara renewed criticism of the Egyptian regime’s crackdown on Islamists. Turkey then declared the Egyptian ambassador ‘persona non grata’.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have detained senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam El-Erian, the latest arrest in a government crackdown against the Islamist movement, an Interior Ministry source said on Wednesday. Erian, the deputy leader of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party, was taken into custody from a residence in New Cairo where he had been in hiding. "Yes, he
Gen. Mohamed Farid el-Tohamy’s swift and silent rehabilitation from corruption charges, critics say, signals a restoration of the old order after the military takeover.
The country’s general prosecutor opened an investigation into Bassem Youssef stemming from citizen complaints including that he had insulted the military on his popular weekly television show, state news media reported.
Gunmen riding a motorbike shot and killed three people, including an 8-year-old girl, when they fired on a group leaving a wedding at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo late on Sunday, Egypt's interior ministry said.
The attack appeared to be one of the deadliest in months against Egypt’s Christian minority, security officials said.
By Maggie Fick and Hadeel Al Shalchi CAIRO (Reuters) - At least four people died in clashes on Friday as supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi mounted their boldest marches since troops crushed their protest camps demanding his reinstatement on August 14. An Egyptian army vehicle fired live rounds in the direction of Brotherhood supporters who had been pushed back by security forces when
At least four people were killed on Friday as Egyptian police clashed with Muslim Brotherhood supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi at Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square.
A day of clashes between protest groups in Egypt was seen as a warm-up for a day of demonstrations set for Sunday.
Egyptian security forces have fired tear gas and exchanged gunfire with armed groups in the Kerdasah district on the outskirts of Cairo.
At least three soldiers were killed and at least 10 others were wounded on Wednesday when a suicide car bomb targeted an intelligence outpost in Egypt’s Sinai, near the border with Israel and the Gaza Strip, security sources said.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques in the latest move against sympathizers of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, the minister of religious endowments said on Tuesday.
An Egyptian military court sentenced 11 members of the country’s Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison on Tuesday for “aggression” against the army, marking the first such sentencing since former president Mohammed Morsi was ousted in July.
An Egyptian court has ordered al Jazeera’s local affiliate and three other networks to cease broadcasting, saying that they operated without a permit and accusing al Jazeera Mubasher Misr of spreading rumours and posing a national threat.
An Egyptian court adjourned former president Hosni Mubarak’s retrial until September 14 on Sunday, shortly after he appeared in court to face charges of inciting the killing of protesters during the country’s 2011 popular uprising.
Egyptian military leaders are worried about insubordination among the rank and file after members of the security forces killed hundreds of their fellow countrymen.