Apr 12, 2015

Egyptian court sentences U.S.-Egyptian citizen to life in prison

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen on a monthslong hunger strike to life in prison Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news. Mohammed Soltan, the son of a prominent member of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was ...

Egypt rakes billions in Gulf aid, giving boost to el-Sissi

Mar 14, 2015

Egypt rakes billions in Gulf aid, giving boost to el-Sissi

Egypt raked in promises of more than $12 billion in investment and aid from its Gulf Arab allies on Friday, kicking off an international conference aimed at rescuing the country’s gutted economy and giving a political boost to its soldier-turned-president. The three-day gathering in ...

Egypt executes man for throwing two to their deaths from roof

Mar 8, 2015

Egypt executes man for throwing two to their deaths from roof

Egypt executed a man by hanging on Saturday, the first capital punishment carried out in connection with violence that followed the ouster of the country’s Islamist president in 2013. The Interior Ministry, which is in charge of police, said in a statement that Mahmoud ...

Egypt army: 172 Sinai militants killed in February

Mar 2, 2015

Egypt army: 172 Sinai militants killed in February

Egypt’s army said Sunday at least 172 militants were killed in February in joint police and military operations in the restive Sinai where security forces are battling an Islamist insurgency. The militants were killed in a series of security operations in the peninsula after ...

Mar 1, 2015

Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

An Egyptian court declared Hamas a “terrorist organization” on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country’s toppled Islamist-dominated government. The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate effect on Hamas, still reeling from last summer’s ...

Feb 25, 2015

Australia imposes sanctions on Egypt-based militant group

Australia on Wednesday imposed financial sanctions on the Egypt-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement that the sanctions accorded with a United Nations Security Council resolution on preventing and suppressing terrorist acts. Breaching the sanctions carries a ...

15,000 Egyptians flee to homeland after Libya killings

Feb 24, 2015

15,000 Egyptians flee to homeland after Libya killings

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 jihadis murdered 21 Coptic Christians. Last week Egyptian and Libyan warplanes hit Islamic State targets inside Libya after the jihadis released ...