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Egypt looks set to approve disputed anti-terror law

Cairo - 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.

Egypt may take legal action over 'false' tolls under new law

Cairo - Egypt may take legal action against journalists who report "false" military death tolls in jihadist attacks that contradict official statements, if a new anti-terrorism law is approved, officials told AFP Sunday.

Egypt's Sisi rallies troops in Sinai after IS attacks

Cairo - Egypt's president said Saturday the situation in the restive Sinai Peninsula, where dozens of soldiers, jihadists and civilians have been killed this week in yet more violence, is "totally stable".

ISIS attacks Egypt, threatening to destroy pyramids and sphinx

Egypt has tightened up security at holiday resorts after ISIS militants killed 50 soldiers in an attack on military bases Wednesday. ISIS claims to have "taken land" just 250 miles from the Sharm el-Sheikh holiday resort.

Two years after Morsi, Egypt stuck in turmoil

Cairo - 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.

Senior Brotherhood member among dead in Egypt police raid: Lawyer

Cairo - Senior Muslim Brotherhood member Nasser al-Houfi was among nine men killed on Wednesday in an Egyptian police raid on an apartment in Cairo, a lawyer for the group told AFP."Houfi's family is on its way to pick up the body," the lawyer said.

Egypt's Sinai rocked as scores killed in deadly clashes

Rafah - Thirty-six Egyptian soldiers and civilians as well as 38 Islamic State group militants were killed in attacks and clashes in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, security and medical officials said.

Egypt's Sisi pledges tougher laws after prosecutor killing

Cairo - A visibly angry Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged tougher laws against militants and suggested fast track executions at the funeral on Tuesday of the state prosecutor assassinated in a car bombing.

Egypt top prosecutor killed in Cairo bombing

Cairo - Egypt's state prosecutor was killed in a powerful bombing that hit his Cairo convoy on Monday following jihadist calls for attacks on the judiciary to avenge a crackdown on Islamists.

Soap opera shines positive light on Egypt's Jews

Cairo - With scenes of religious coexistence and vintage elegance in a more cosmopolitan era, an Egyptian soap opera aims to dispel prejudice towards the country's long-vilified and nearly extinct Jewish community.

Key Muslim body Al-Azhar condemns 'sick' Mohammed cartoons

Cairo - The leading Sunni Muslim seat of learning, Al-Azhar, on Thursday denounced the "sick imagination" behind cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that were aired on Dutch national television.

Record 18 journalists jailed in Egypt, says watchdog

Cairo - Journalists are facing "unprecedented threats" in Egypt with a record number behind bars, mostly for links with ousted president Mohamed Morsi's banned Muslim Brotherhood, a media watchdog said Thursday.

Wikileaks publishing over half a million secret Saudi documents

The transparency advocacy website, Wikileaks, is publishing secret documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry. Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has confirmed that Wikileaks is publishing these documents in batches.

Op-Ed: Arms sales, not justice, is U.S. priority in Egypt relations

Cairo - An Egyptian court has upheld the death sentence against the first elected president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi. He was sworn in as president in June 2012.

Egypt to free 165 jailed protesters

Cairo - Egypt has granted presidential pardons to 165 people jailed under a controversial law governing the right to protest, a statement from the presidency said on Wednesday.

Egypt court confirms Morsi death sentence over jailbreak

Cairo - An Egyptian court upheld on Tuesday a death sentence against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for plotting jailbreaks and attacks on police during the 2011 uprising.

Rights groups denounce arbitrary arrests in Egypt

Cairo - Masked policemen raided Hassan Sultan's apartment at dawn last month and whisked his three sons to an unknown location, before charging them with membership of a "terrorist" group.

Egypt police say foiled suicide attack in Luxor

Cairo - Egyptian police said they foiled an attempted suicide bomb attack Wednesday on one of the country's most popular tourist destinations in Luxor, killing two militants.

Egypt court upholds 2012 football riot death sentences

Cairo - An Egyptian court Tuesday upheld death sentences against 11 football fans over a February 2012 riot in the eastern city of Port Said that cost the lives of 74 people.

Africa officials say trade deal ready for signing

Sharm El-sheikh - Senior African officials negotiating a trade deal in Egypt to create a common market across half the continent said Monday the pact was ready to be signed.
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