6 Are Killed in Egypt After a Call for Protests Rattles the Authorities
New York Times
The Salafi Front, a small, ultraconservative group with no track record of major public demonstrations, had called for the day of protest to defend what it said was Egypt's Islamic identity, contending that that identity had come under assault since ...
Explosions rattle Egypt amid calls for Islamic uprising
Egypt police clash with Islamists: Two dead
Three dead in attack and Islamist protests in Egypt
Islamists Hold Small Protests in Egypt, 5 Killed
Egyptian security forces quickly put down scattered protests Friday as an attempt by Islamists to hold the first major anti-government rallies in months fizzled, with at least two protesters and three army and navy officers killed in separate incidents ...
2 senior army officers killed in Egypt
CAIRO - Two senior Egyptian army officers were killed early Friday morning as security forces arrested nearly 150 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations. The officers were killed in separate shooting incidents by unidentified ...
Banks to arrange $1.5 billion loan for Egypt to repay foreign energy firms
L), National Bank of Egypt and National Bank of Abu Dhabi will arrange a $1.5 billion syndicated loan to Egypt's state oil company in order for the country to pay back foreign energy companies, a statement from the banks said on Friday. Egypt hopes the ...
Egypt plans blanket anti-terrorism law against 'disrupting order'
Egypt declared Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood a banned terrorist organization last December and Egyptian courts have sentenced hundreds of the group's members to death in mass trials that have drawn strong international criticism. The Brotherhood formally ...
Egypt, France sign arms deal despites rights opposition
Hollande calls on Sisi to continue 'democratic transition' in Egypt
Egypt's Sisi in Paris in search of legitimacy, firepower
Egypt Braces for New Islamist Protest
Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest Friday by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government and the defense of their religion, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force." The ...
Egypt: Trial Shows Need to Combat Female Genital Mutilation
Human Rights Watch
“Female genital mutilation is banned in Egypt but the practice continues possibly because there is a lack of investigations, prosecutions, and convictions,” said Rothna Begum, researcher on women's rights in the Middle East and North Africa for Human ...
HRW: First FGM trial in Egypt ends in acquittals
A rural community calls for an end to FGM
Egypt sentences 78 minors to prison
Seventy-eight Egyptian minors have been handed sentences of between two and five years in prison by a juvenile court in Alexandria on charges of "belonging to an outlawed group," according to Egypt's state news agency. Heavy security was seen outside ...
Egypt temporarily opens Gaza border crossing
Egypt has temporarily reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the first time since its closure in late October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials have said. The crossing, which is the only access point to the Palestinian ...
Egypt: End wave of home demolitions, forced evictions in Sinai
Egypt opens Rafah crossing to stranded Palestinians bound for Gaza
Egypt Opens Crossing to Gaza for 1st Time in Month
Egypt court sends 78 youths to jail for pro-Morsi protests
A court in Egypt has given 78 youths up to five years in prison for protesting with the Muslim Brotherhood. The boys, from 13 to 17 years old, joined rallies calling for the return of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The authorities have cracked down ...