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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.

ECOWAS says no plans for April 8 summit on Boko Haram

Abuja - West African bloc ECOWAS on Sunday withdrew an earlier statement announcing a regional summit on April 8 to discuss the Boko Haram threat, saying no such meeting was planned for that day.

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.

Egypt signs up to Ethiopian Nile dam deal, citing trust

Khartoum - Egypt on Monday agreed to a preliminary deal with Ethiopia on a new dam project that Cairo feared would hamper the flow of the Nile, the river on which it depends.

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.

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.

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.

11 wounded, one critically, in bomb blast near Egypt court: Medics

Cairo - Eleven people were wounded, one critically, in a bomb explosion outside the Egyptian supreme court in Cairo on Monday, hospital officials said.

Egypt parliamentary polls delayed after court ruling

Cairo - Egypt's electoral commission said Sunday it is preparing a new timetable for parliamentary polls, delaying the March 21 vote after a court ruled parts of the election law unconstitutional.

Egypt brands Hamas a 'terrorist' group

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings

Cairo - More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the Islamic State group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said Friday.

Rights lawyer Clooney slams Canada over Al-Jazeera journalist

Montreal - Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney lashed out at the Canadian government, accusing Ottawa of "woefully inadequate" efforts to secure the repatriation of Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy from Egypt.

Cairo blasts target restaurant, cell phone companies

Cairo - One person was killed in a bombing outside a pizzeria in the Egyptian capital Thursday as other blasts hit a police station and offices of cell phone companies, a health official said.

Egypt sets Morsi trial verdict for prison break May 16

Cairo - An Egyptian court set May 16 for a verdict in the prison break trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, who could be sentenced to death if convicted, an official said Wednesday.

15,000 Egyptians flee Libya after warning

Cairo - Almost 15,000 Egyptians have flocked home from war-torn Libya via the border crossing at Sallum, state media reported Monday, after Islamic State group jihadists murdered 21 Coptic Christians.

Egypt jails 2011 revolt activist Abdel Fattah for five years

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading dissident in the 2011 uprising that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak, to five years in prison over an illegal protest.

Gulf states back Qatar in row with Egypt over Libya

Riyadh - Gulf Arab states threw their support behind Qatar Thursday in a row with Egypt, which accused Doha of backing "terrorism" during heated discussions about Cairo's air strikes on jihadists in Libya.

Libya urges UN to lift arms embargo

New York - Libya's foreign minister urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to lift an arms embargo to allow the country's military to fight jihadists, amid growing alarm over the threat from the Islamic State group.

Egypt drops UN bid for Libya military intervention: ministry

Cairo - Egypt said Wednesday a draft UN Security Council resolution on Libya submitted by Arab states makes no mention of the international military intervention against jihadists that Cairo originally proposed.

Arabs to ask UN to ease Libya arms embargo

Cairo - Arab states will ask the UN Security Council Wednesday to lift an arms embargo on weapons sales to Libya's internationally recognised government for its fight against jihadists, Egypt said.

Egypt urges lifting embargo to arm Libya forces

Cairo - Egypt called Wednesday on the United Nations to lift an arms embargo on Libya as Cairo pushes for greater international efforts to combat jihadists in its war-torn neighbour.
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