Egypt’s largest Salafi-oriented political group, the Nour Party, has stressed that force is not the only solution to ongoing instability in the Sinai Peninsula.
A number of the Egyptians in the UK have called on the UK government to put pressure on Muslim Brotherhood and deposed president Mohamed Morsi supporters to calm down and accept “true democracy.”
The Jihadi Shura Council (JSC) called on Sinai tribes to avenge their dead, after five people were reported killed in an alleged Israeli drone strike in Sinai on Friday, in a new document received by Egypt Independent.
Pope Francis reached out to Muslims on Sunday to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and called on them and Christians to promote mutual respect.
Sectarian clashes in Diabeya village in Upper Egypt's Beni Suef governorate Sunday afternoon left 15 injured and four houses and a church torched, reported Al-Ahram Arabic website.
Human rights organisations called for Islamist groups to stop inciting violence against Christians, holding the state responsible for their protection
The Egyptian Social Democratic Party expressed its concern regarding the recent sectarian clashes in the village of Bani Ahmad, Minya on Tuesday night.
An horrific attack has taken place against Egypt's Christian Coptic community, after several unidentified individuals indiscriminately opened fire in front of the Evangelical church in Ain Shams, a suburb of Cairo, killing Jessi Paulis Issa, 10, and injuring dozens of Copts.
Sixteen rights groups issued a joint statement on Wednesday condemning the recent attacks against Egyptian Coptic Christians as violence erupted after the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
The Prosecutor General has ordered the arrest of 11 persons on charges of murder, attempted murder, arson and possession of unlicensed weapons following violence on Saturday in Bani Ahmed, Minya.
Two leading Islamist figures and two field hospital doctors from a pro-Morsi sit-in in Cairo were referred on Wednesday to criminal court on several charges, including an attempted murder for assaulting a police officer.
The Egyptian prosecution has ordered that charges of incitement of violence facing leader of the Freedom and Justice Party Saad El-Katatni be dropped.
The Salafi-oriented Nour Party is looking for a role in political life after several indications that it would not return to politics after the drafting of a new constitution. Its decision to continue to participate in politics is linked to its fear that articles in the constitution related to Islamic Sharia law will be compromised.
The statement demanded the release of political prisoners, saying that “the trumped up charges” against them must be dropped. A number of Brotherhood leaders have been detained, including ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of his presidential team, FJP president Saad Al-Katatni, and deputy supreme guide of the Brotherhood, Khairat El-Shater and Rashad Bayoumi.
Egypt's Islamist Watan Party senior leader Yosri Hammad has denied any ongoing negotiations to release the Brotherhood's deputy general guide Khairat El-Shater, following a foreign envoys visit to El-Shater in prison on Sunday.
Ahmed Abdel Atty, the office director of ousted President Mohamed Morsy, and Ayman Hodhod, former head of the security authority at the presidency, were both detained for 15 days pending investigations over alleged involvement in the Ettehadiya Presidential Palace clashes on 5 and 6 December 2012.
A private meeting was held early Tuesday morning between representatives of different political factions and the Al-Nour Party in an attempt to find “common ground”.
Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat on Monday referred Hazem Abu Ismail to a criminal court on charges of forging his mother's nationality.
The son of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Deputy Supreme Guide, Khairat al-Shater, said his father met with foreign officials on Sunday, admitting the meeting took place despite Shater's original refusal not to meet them.
UAE foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed, his Qatari counterpart Khalid Al-Attiyah, and US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns were scheduled to visit the Muslim Brotherhood's second-man Khairat El-Shatar in Tora Prison on Sunday night, government sources told Ahram Online.
Customs officers at Cairo airport have seized three ancient Coptic icons that someone attempted to smuggle to the United States.
The Light of the Desert-Documentary on St Macarius Monastery, Egypt