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Arabs begin talks on building regional force


Chief of Staff of the Egyptian armed forces, Mahmoud Hegazi, salutes as he arrives to chair the opening session of the Arab military chiefs’ meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)

Egypt jails Mohamed Morsi for 20 years

Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits in a soundproof glass cage inside a makeshift courtroom (Photo: AP)

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole on Tuesday on charges arising from the killing of protesters, nearly three years after he became Egypt’s firs

22 Islamists get death for attack on Egypt police

CIA chief holds talks with Sisi

379 charged with murder over 2013 Cairo unrest

Egyptian prosecutors pressed murder charges against 379 people on Wednesday over the deaths of policemen and civilians during the bloody dispersal of Islamist protest camps in the capital in 2013.

Iraq dismisses Saudi worries over Iran

Iraq’s foreign minister dismissed Saudi concerns that Iran was taking control of his country and he said Baghdad sought good relations with both regional powers.

Egypt postpones 2 Al Jazeera scribes’ retrial

The retrial of two Al Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in Egypt has been postponed to March 19.

Sisi calls for election law amendment in a month

Egypt’s electoral commission said Sunday it was preparing a new timetable for parliamentary polls, delaying the March 21 vote after a court ruled parts of the election law unconstitutional.

Egpyt widening security crackdown with new law

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on an anti-terrorism law that gives authorities more sweeping powers to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting p

Egypt jails 2011 revolt activist

The mother of Egyptian Moustafa Yousri shouts against the court in Cairo on Monday.  AP

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading dissident in the 2011 uprising that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak, to five years in prison over an illegal protest.

Egypt: Act against Libya jihadists

Sameh Shoukry

Egypt pushed for action against jihadists in Libya ahead of a UN Security Council meeting Wednesday but faced reluctance from Western powers who stressed the need for a political solution.

The Narendra Modi government has suspended the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010, (FCRA) for 180 days, preventing it from receiving any foreign funds

The Hindu Council UK has prepared its own “manifesto”, a list of demands submitted to political parties ahead of next month’s elections in the United Kingdom.