Egypt should not ban the Muslim Brotherhood or exclude it from politics after the army's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, the interim prime minister said on Tuesday, reversing his previous stated view.
Five members of Hamas were arrested in northern Sinai recently for involvement in the killing of 25 Egyptian policemen, Arab media reported on Wednesday.
The Coptic Orthodox Church Sacred Council passed a law on Sunday governing local church board elections.
Security forces in North Sinai have arrested 12 people, including one American, who are suspected of being involved in an explosion that took place near al-Sheikh Zuwaid police station on Tuesday.
Continuing the mass arrest campaign against anti-coup Egyptians in recent weeks, on Tuesday night security services arrested at least 64 members and sons of members of the Muslim Brotherhood in a number of Egyptian governorates.
MCN dispatched a team of journalists to uncover the details of these attacks, especially in Desiya and Tamiya in Fayoum governorate where Copts continue to be terrorized.
Military and police troops attacked houses of 23 suspects involved in burning down al-Wasty police station in Fayyoum and looting its contents. Two of them had previously escaped from the police station.
A poll conducted by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research, or Baseera, published on Tuesday, showed that 69 percent of Egyptians reject the Muslim Brotherhood's future engagement in Egyptian politics.
On Tuesday, Egyptian prosecution formally charged detained Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohey Hamed with inciting murder and arming supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi during the deadly clashes that broke out near Cairo University on 30 June.
Egypt's prosecution has ordered the arrest of Islamist Preacher Abdullah Badr and Salafist Activist Gamal Saber for 15 days pending investigations on charges of inciting the murder of protesters near the Ittihadiya presidential palace in December.
''The thugs have been around for a long time and they're everywhere, they work in an unpredictable way, they're not organised, and what happened, happened at the same time, in the same scenario, in the same way, if there is a mastermind, if there was one person responsible, it isn't the duty of the Christians to ask who this person is, it's the duty of the government."
Salafi Dawa Vice-Chief Yasser Borhamy called on Egyptians to support the current leadership to confront the "West’s war against Egypt and Islam."
The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood was beaten by police during his arrest, and his trial is part of an attempt by the military to eliminate its political foes, a defence lawyer said on Sunday.
Despite bloodshed in Egypt, Muslims and Coptic Christians Egyptians live in solidarity
Muslim Brotherhood-era Youth Minister Osama Yassin was arrested early Monday on charges of killing anti-Islamist protestors near the Brotherhood headquarters during 30 June unrest.
The Copts protested what they say is support of the administration of President Barack Obama for Egypt's ousted Muslim Brotherhood a claim that has also been leveled at Republican Senator John McCain.
Egyptian prosecutors on Monday charged leading Muslim Brotherhood figure Khairat El-Shater and Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazi with inciting violence against protesters in July.
President Obama’s allegiance to the Muslim Brotherhood – and to the cause of Islamization as a whole – is very obvious; it is also disturbing that a United States President clearly places such loyalty ahead of the interests of the nation. It becomes less of a mystery, however, when one realizes that the President has direct family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood: His half-brother, Malik Obama, is – at least indirectly – a member of the organization.
Egyptian authorities arrested an Islamist militant on Sunday, saying he was close to the brother of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri and had supplied arms to supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi, according to security sources.
Egyptian Army Spokesman Ahmed Mohamed Aly said on Sunday that the army has arrested five terrorists in North Sinai.
The Light of the Desert-Documentary on St Macarius Monastery, Egypt