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Egypt arrests news editor amid media crackdown

Egyptian officials say authorities have arrested the editor of an independent news website for operating without a license, the latest episode in a crackdown on independent media.

Egypt president’s opponent organizes rally, no one shows up

The sole candidate running against Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in this month's national election has attempted to organize a rally, but no one showed up.

Egypt detains pro-govt TV host over police segment

Egyptian authorities have detained a staunchly pro-government talk show host over allegations he insulted police and disseminated false news on his state television program.

Egypt detains 2 journalists reporting on historic tramway

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of two journalists for 15 days pending an investigation after their arrest while preparing a report on the historic Alexandria tramway.

ISIS calls on fighters to disrupt Egypt’s vote with attacks

A video purportedly by the Islamic State's affiliate in Egypt is calling on its fighters to stage attacks during next month's presidential elections and warning Egyptians to stay away from polling centres.

Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi serves opposition parties with stern warning

Egypt's president has given a thinly veiled but stern warning to opposition politicians calling for a boycott of presidential elections in March, saying he would die first before allowing anyone to mess with the country's security.

Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi formally submits nomination documents

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has submitted his nomination documents to Egypt's election commission, a day after a potentially serious challenger was arrested over criminal allegations.

Mike Pence defends Donald Trump’s shift on Jerusalem

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump’s move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region.

Egyptian prosecutor orders probe into New York Times’ report on Jerusalem

Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered an "urgent" investigation into a New York Times' report about recordings purportedly of an intelligence officer instructing TV talk show hosts and a famous actress to downplay President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Egypt building water purification plant in face of shortages

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says the country is constructing its largest water purification plant to better face future threats of shortages.

UN chief Antonio Guterres condemns Egypt’s church attack

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned Friday’s attack in Egypt outside Mar Mina church in the Helwan district, south of Cairo.

Lawyer says presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq to be deported to Egypt

The lawyer for an Egyptian presidential hopeful living in the United Arab Emirates says he has been arrested at his home and will be deported to Egypt.

Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi gives forces 3 months to calm restive Sinai

Egypt's president has given his security forces a three-month deadline to restore "security and stability" in troubled northern Sinai following a massacre by Islamic militants there that killed 305 people last week.

Egypt’s options dwindling in its fight against militants

The scale of the bloodshed was vastly higher than past militant attacks but the Egyptian government response the same: Three days of mourning, reassuring messages in the media that things are under control, and the president promising vengeance.

Egypt reeling from attack on mosque in Sinai that killed 305

Egypt was reeling Sunday from the horrific militant attack on a mosque in northern Sinai that killed 305 people two days earlier — the deadliest assault by Islamic extremists in its modern history and a grim milestone in a long-running fight against the insurgency led by an Islamic State affiliate.

Egypt’s president vows to avenge mosque attack victims as death toll rises to over...

The number of people known to have died in a gun and bomb attack on a mosque in Egypt has risen to more than 300, state media had said.

Militants attack Egyptian mosque, kill at least 235 people

In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades and blocking their escape routes. At least 235 people were killed before the assailants got away.

Egypt top appeals court upholds 5-years prison for activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah

Egypt's highest appeals court on Wednesday upheld a five-year prison sentence for Alaa Abdel-Fattah, an iconic figure of the country's pro-democracy movement convicted for taking part in a peaceful demonstration in 2013.

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