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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.

‘Need UN-backed intervention on Libya rebels’

French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (left) offers his condolences to Egypt’s Coptic Pope. AFP

Egypt called Tuesday for UN-backed international intervention in Libya after launching airstrikes on ISIS group targets following the jihadists’ beheadings of Egyptian Christians.

Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalists pending retrial

 Mohamed Fahmy

An Egyptian court ordered the release of two jailed Al Jazeera journalists Thursday pending retrial, after they spent more than 400 days in prison in a case that sparked worldwide outrage.

30 killed in football violence

Ultras White Knights’ football fans light flares during a match between Egyptian Premier League clubs Zamalek and ENPPI.  AP

At least 30 people were killed and several others injured in clashes between police and Egyptian football fans who were trying to force their way into a stadium here for a match, in one of the deadlie

230 Egyptians get life term for 2011 revolt

An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced to life 230 secular activists from the 2011 revolt against long-time strongman Hosni Mubar-ak, including leading campaigner Ahmed Douma, an official said.

West Asia boils over pilot’s killing

Outrage and condemnation poured across West Asia on Wednesday as horrified people learned of the video purportedly showing the ISIS group burn a Jordanian pilot to death.

ISIS deserve to be crucified: Al-Azhar

Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious centre of learning, expressed outrage at the ISIS group for burning to death a captive Jordanian pilot, saying its militants deserve to be killed or crucified.

Egypt court bans Hamas armed wing

An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, declaring it a “terrorist” group.

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