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Egypt's Morsi jailed for 20 years over protester deaths

Cairo - An Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced ex-president Mohamed Morsi to 20 years over abuses of protesters but acquitted him of charges that would have seen the Islamist leader face the death penalty.

Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 football riot

Cairo - An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced 11 football fans to death after a retrial over a 2012 stadium riot in the canal city of Port Said that left 74 people dead.

Egypt's Morsi faces possible death penalty in first verdict

Cairo - Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi faces being sentenced to death Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power.

Egypt jails top Morsi aide for abuse of power

Cairo - A Cairo criminal court jailed deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's former chief of staff for three years Wednesday after he was convicted of abusing his powers, an official said.

12 killed in IS bombings in Egypt's Sinai

Cairo - Two bomb attacks targeting security forces in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula on Sunday killed at least 12 people, including six soldiers and five policemen, officials said.

Egypt court confirms death sentence for Brotherhood head, 13 others

Cairo - A Cairo court confirmed death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 13 others over Islamist protest violence, while the jailing of a US-Egyptian citizen for life was slammed by the White House.

Egypt court confirms death sentence for Brotherhood chief, 11 others

Cairo - A Cairo court confirmed death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 11 other defendants on Saturday, and jailed a US-Egyptian citizen for life over Islamist protest violence.

IS in Egypt claims soldier's execution-style killing

Cairo - Egyptian jihadists who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group have posted a video online appearing to show them shooting dead an Egyptian soldier and beheading another captive.

Egypt jihadists kill 15 soldiers and two civilians in Sinai

Cairo - Jihadists in Egypt's Sinai killed 15 soldiers and two civilians in attacks on checkpoints on Thursday, security officials said, the deadliest in months despite a massive army campaign against the insurgents.

Op-Ed: Inside China’s silent onslaught on Washington

International institutions are one of the most enduring legacies of the post- World War II US-sponsored American world order.

Egyptian woman dresses like a man for 43 years to care for family

Luxor - Sixty-four-year-old Sisa Abu Daooh of Luxor, Egypt, was honored "woman breadwinner" award on Tuesday by the Social Solidarity Directorate of Luxor. For 43-years, she dressed and worked like a man to better care for her family.

Egypt policeman to face trial in death of woman protester

Cairo - Egypt's state prosecutor referred on Tuesday a police officer to trial for allegedly shooting to death a leftist female protester during a peaceful rally in central Cairo.

Kerry says 'important gaps' remain in Iran nuclear deal

Sharm El-sheikh - US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme have made progress, but there were still "important gaps" to overcome.

Egypt plans to build new capital east of Cairo

Sharm El-sheikh - Egypt plans to build a new administrative and business capital east of Cairo that will house five million people and feature a theme park "four times bigger than Disneyland", a minister announced at a global investor conference.

Obama 'committed' to two-state solution for Israel, Palestinians

Sharm El-sheikh - US President Barack Obama is "committed" to a two-state solution for Israel and Palestinians, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday on the stalled Middle East peace process.

Arab states pledge billions at Egypt investment meet

Sharm El-sheikh - Arab states pledged $12 billion in investment aid to Egypt Friday as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hosted a conference aimed at jump-starting the economy and positioning himself as a key force against jihadists.

Kerry in Egypt for talks on IS fight, Palestinians

Sharm El-sheikh - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Friday in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh where he is to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to discuss the fight against the Islamic State group.

Suicide bomber kills 1, wounds 24 in Egypt's Sinai

Cairo - A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into a police base in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, killing a civilian and wounding 24 policemen, security and health officials said.

Egypt carries out first hanging over pro-Morsi violence

Cairo - Egypt carried out Saturday the first death sentence handed down over the violence that erupted after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, the interior ministry said.

Archaeologists find 3,000-year-old tomb in Luxor

Luxor - Egypt's antiquities ministry announced on Tuesday the discovery of the tomb of Amenhotep, guard of the temple of Egyptian diety Anun, in the city of Luxor. The tomb, believed to be 3,000 years old, would date to the New Kingdom's 18th dynasty.
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