A doctor in Egypt was jailed on Monday for two years after the death of a 13-year-old girl on whom he performed genital mutilation (FGM), the first conviction since the practice was outlawed in 2008, the prosecutor said.
A socialist party is mulling the boycott of the upcoming parliamentary elections in March over the death of one of its members, presumably by police gunfire, on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising.
Alaa and Gamal Mubarak were released from prison on Monday, one day after the fourth anniversary of the January 2011 uprising, which toppled their father after over 30 years in power, a security source told state news agency MENA.
The Egyptian pound hit its all-time official low Monday, extending its slip to 7.43 per U.S. dollar at a regular central bank auction, compared to 7.39 Thursday.
In an unusually critical column, the chairman of Egypt's state-run daily Al-Ahram newspaper has specifically called out the country's president as being responsible for protecting the public after the shooting death of a protester.
Egypt's Health Ministry reported five deaths and 22 injuries nationwide on the fourth anniversary of the January 2011 uprising which toppled the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak.
The sons of former President Hosni Mubarak will not yet be released from prison despite a release order by a court last week, a prison department official said on Sunday.
Security forces fired teargas at group of protesters outside the press syndicate in Cairo on Sunday, which marks the fourth anniversary of the January 2011 uprising.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb extended curfew in Sinai for three months starting 25 January 2015 until 25 April, Cabinet Spokesperson Hossam al-Qawish told Al-Masry Al-Youm Sunday.
Two journalists were arrested early Sunday in Beheira governorate with no information on charges, according to their family.
Around 80 protesters clashed with security forces at Talaat Harb Square in downtown Cairo, on Thursday. The youth movement ‘Ahrar’ claimed the protest.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Thursday that his country is earnestly seeking a democracy that includes all Egyptians.
The Tamarod political movement, which played an instrumental role in mobilizing support for the ouster of former present Mohamed Morsi, announced Thursday it would not take part in any demonstrations in commemoration of the January 25 Revolution, Youm7 reported.
Ten people were killed in a bus crash south of Cairo late Wednesday, the latest in near daily traffic accidents plaguing the world’s most populous Arab country.
The Cairo Criminal Court ordered on Thursday the release of the sons of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, as their retrial for embezzlement continues.
An image of currently imprisoned Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan was posted on social media on Tuesday. The image shows him lying in bed with blood at his mouth and dry blood on the pillow, signalling increasingly dire health conditions.
Matrouh Security Directorate announced Tuesday the closure of the Salloum border crossing until further notice.
Egypt's currency fell for the fourth time in a week on Wednesday, hitting its lowest point ever against the dollar, in a development that could help boost foreign investment after four years of unrest.
Leading Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, jailed for violating a strict protest law, was moved to a prison hospital this week after more than two months on hunger strike, a relative told Reuters on Wednesday.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said he is keen on human rights more than anyone else. “Not because anyone would penalize me, but God will penalize me,” he said.
An armed forces officer and two conscripts were injured following an explosion in the south of Sheikh Zuwied Tuesday. The injured were transferred to Al-Arish hospital.
Revenge attacks on Muslim places of worship have begun in France following yesterday's massacre at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.