Egypt’s top Islamic cleric on Tuesday backed the arrest of more than 500 supporters of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood following clashes over the weekend on the anniversary of the country’s 2011 uprising.
“I am not sad for this outcome as such criminals ought to be prosecuted,” Egypt’s Grand Mufti Sheikh
More than 500 backers of Egypt's blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood were arrested as clashes erupted on the anniversary of its 2011 uprising, a minister said Monday, in the biggest police sweep for months.
The kidnapping of at least 20 Coptic Christians in two separate incidents in December and January has been claimed by Libyan militants affiliated with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
The Nour Party would appear on the same electoral list as former members of the National Democratic Party (NDP), as long as they are not implicated in corruption, its leader has said.
Coptic activist Nader El-Serafy announced Wednesday that he has joined the ultra-conservative Salafist Nour Party's electoral list in upcoming parliamentary elections.
Alexandria Court for Urgent Matters has set 12 February to decide on designating the 6 April movement as a “terrorist organisation”, according to a Tuesday statement by the ‘Popular Front against the Brotherhoodisation of Egypt’.
Egypt's armed forces killed three "terrorists" during raids in North Sinai's city of al-Arish between Wednesday and Monday, the army spokesman said.
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya’s capital Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, authorities said.
Youm7 issued a statement to the security forces over “terrorist” attack threats against its headquarters and a number of the newspaper’s heads Tuesday.
Former Egyptian Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei said that Islamists "must not be removed from the political arena" in Egypt and it is a "mistake to push them underground".
Egypt's interior minister said on Monday that the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood wanted to have "another revolution" on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the 25 January 2011 uprising.
Security forces arrested 516 individuals affiliated with the banned Muslim Brotherhood on the fourth anniversary of the January 2011 uprising, Egypt's Interior Minister announced on Monday.
A conscript was injured during an exchange of fire with militants in front of a police station in Sheikh Zuweid, North Sinai, on Monday, according to state-run news agency MENA.
Twitter accounts affiliated with Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) released a video Monday of the abduction and execution of Captain Ayman el-Desouki, where he was possibly forced to slam the Egyptian police.
Egypt's police shot dead Sunday "an armed pro-Muslim Brotherhood protester" in the coastal governorate of Alexandria, on the fourth anniversary of the 25 January 2011 uprising.
Thousands of people joined a march by the German anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement on Sunday, the group's first rally since threats surfaced against the group and its leader resigned over "Hitler" photos.
The Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement Sunday thanking Egyptian revolutionaries who participated in protests on the fourth anniversary of the 25 January revolution.
A Turkey-based pro-Muslim Brotherhood (MB) channel incited violence during its coverage of the fourth anniversary of Jan. 25 Revolution, calling those who attack police personnel “Popular Resistance members.”
At least two people were killed and six injured on Sunday in violent clashes in Matariya in eastern Cairo, reported Al-Ahram Arabic website.
Police have arrested members of a "terrorist cell" in Cairo that has links to Sinai-based militants Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, the interior ministry announced on Thursday.