Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday a presidential pardon for two of the three Al Jazeera journalists serving seven-year jail sentences in his country was being considered.
One of Egypt’s most prominent singers received death threats after releasing a song mocking the Islamic State militant group and its leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
The first doctor to be brought to trial in Egypt on charges of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been acquitted, crushing hopes that the landmark verdict would discourage Egyptian doctors from conducting the endemic practice.
Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said on Tuesday that all security services are ready for any calls by extremists to attack the public and private properties on 28 November, adding that troops would use live ammunition if necessary.
Police forces arrested 34 protesters who took to the streets on Wednesday to commemorate the third anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud clashes, a security source said.
Egypt’s state radio has banned the broadcast of songs by Hamza Namira over his declared opposition to the ruling government, Turkish Anadolu Agency reported.
Egypt's armed forces has so far destroyed over 700 houses to create a "buffer zone" on the country's Easter border with the Palestinian Gaza Strip, a North Sinai official said on Wednesday.
A flurry of public statements about a new law aimed at redrawing Egypt's electoral constituencies has left the country's political parties divided. It has also left everyone confused about when Egypt's long-awaited parliamentary elections will be held, as the law is considered the last legislative obstacle before the polls can be held.
An Egyptian woman died on Tuesday of H5N1, bird flu, the second death from the virus in two days and the third this year, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
The Armed Forces said it would increase the uninhabited security buffer zone to 1km, from 500 meters, at the border with Rafah, Youm7 reported.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with a delegation of 15 top European tour operators to discuss ways to boost tourism, said presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef Monday.
Three Egyptian liberal and leftist political parties have retreated from joining a parliamentary electoral alliance formed by Hosni Mubarak-era minister Kamal El-Ganzouri.
Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies NGO Director Dalia Ziada issued her resignation from the center Saturday, saying her exit came following a disagreement with the center’s head and founder Saad Eddin Ibrahim about the “direction” the center was headed.
Egypt's interior ministry said on Monday that foreign intelligence was behind the recent attacks against Egypt's army in North Sinai and Damietta, state-run news agency MENA reported.
Famed Egyptian actor Khaled Abol Naga is facing a wave of criticism by TV figures known for their loyalty to the regime after footage of him emerged saying President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi should leave if he is unable to do his job.
Two Egyptian nationals were killed in Libya Saturday after a bomb fell on a bakery where they were working, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported Sunday.
Ahmed Maher, the jailed former head of the April 6 Youth Movement, has broken his hunger strike, the group said in a statement on Monday.
US-based Human Rights Watch criticized on Monday a law decreed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in October that granted military courts wider jurisdiction to try civilians involved in assaults on state facilities or blocking roads, warning that the state “risks militarizing the prosecution of protesters and other government opponents.”
Five Egyptian students were transferred to a military court on Sunday on charges of rioting at a university, a judicial source said, weeks after a law was passed allowing military trials of civilians for damaging state property.
Navy forces, along with sovereign authorities, imposed strict security measures on a trade ship hoisting the Russian flag, that was found nearby during the attack against the Egyptian navy vessel off the Damietta coast.
The Cairo Criminal Court referred to investigation on Sunday the warden of the prison where hunger-striking detainee Mohamed Soltan is kept for his obstinacy in conducting a medical examination on Soltan and other detainees.