Egypt strikes Islamic State in Libya after video of mass killing

Feb 16, 2015

Egypt strikes Islamic State in Libya after video of mass killing

Egypt said Monday it has struck Islamic State targets in Libya after the extremist group released a grisly video showing the beheading of several Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks. A spokesman for the Armed Forces General Command announced the airstrikes on ...

Feb 16, 2015

France to ink controversial jet sale to Egypt

Paris and Cairo were poised Monday to sign a multibillion-euro deal for the first foreign sale of the Rafale fighter jet despite concerns by human rights activists about the sale. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was to travel to the Egyptian capital Monday ...

Officials: 25 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot

Feb 9, 2015

Officials: 25 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot

A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 25 people, authorities said. The riot, only three years after similar violence killed 74 people, began ahead of ...

Feb 2, 2015

Egypt sentences 183 to death over assault on police station

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 183 people to death over the ransacking of a police station and the killing of 15 policemen after the 2013 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. The verdict was the latest in a string of mass death sentences that ...

Rights group accuses Egypt of covering up deaths of protesters

Feb 2, 2015

Rights group accuses Egypt of covering up deaths of protesters

Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses and whitewashing evidence to cover up the role of security forces in the killing of more than two dozen people during protests last week. London-based Amnesty said at least 27 people were ...

After more than 400 days, Egypt frees then deports Al-Jazeera reporter

Feb 2, 2015

After more than 400 days, Egypt frees then deports Al-Jazeera reporter

Egypt freed and deported Australian journalist Peter Greste on Sunday after more than 400 days in detention, following global condemnation of his jailing on charges of backing the Muslim Brotherhood. Greste, an award-winning correspondent for Al-Jazeera English, flew to Larnaca in Cyprus accompanied by ...

Feb 2, 2015

Egypt policeman kills hospitalized Islamist

An Egyptian policeman was arrested Sunday for having shot dead an Islamist detained in a Cairo hospital with injuries from his arrest, the interior ministry said. The ministry, on its Facebook page, said the victim was a member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood arrested ...

Feb 1, 2015

Egyptian court bans Hamas' armed wing, lists as terrorist organization

An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization, a ruling in keeping with a systematic crackdown on Islamists by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. El-Sissi said on Saturday Egypt faces a tough, prolonged campaign ...