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Nineteen suspected jihadists linked to a deadly attack on Coptic Christians in central Egypt have been killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Militants kill eight policemen in Egypt

Militants killed eight Egyptian policemen on Wednesday at a checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, centre of a long-running jihadist insurgency, the interior ministry said.
Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in restive northern Sinai Peninsula, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, urging other nations to halt military assistance.

HRW: Abuses in Egypt’s Sinai amount to war crimes

Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in restive northern Sinai Peninsula, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, urging other nations to halt military assistance.

Egypt parliament votes to extend Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rule until 2030

Egypt's parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved constitutional amendments allowing general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030, state media reported.

Malaysia denounced after critics of Egypt’s president detained

Human rights organisations have criticised Malaysian authorities for detaining four Egyptians critical of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with the intention of returning them to Egypt.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to someone like him.

Turkish president Recep Erdogan denounces Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over executions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to "someone like him".
Egyptian policemen carry wreaths as they attend the funeral of policeman Mahmud Abu el-Yzied, one of three policemen killed in a bombing a day earlier, in the Embaba district of the capital Cairo, on February 19, 2019. – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the heart of ancient Islamic Cairo, killing three policemen who were chasing him through its narrow alleyways, medical and security sources said. (Photo by Ahmed Hasan / AFP)

Suicide bomber kills three police in historic heart of Cairo

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the heart of ancient Islamic Cairo, killing three policemen who were chasing him through its narrow alleyways, medical and security sources said on Tuesday.
Egypt’s army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were “eliminated” and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State group.

Egypt Army: Seven Sinai jihadists killed, 15 soldiers dead or wounded

Egypt’s army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were “eliminated” and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State group.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame (L) and Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde (R) attend the “Africa leadership meeting, investing in health”, ahead of an African Union summit in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on February 9, 2019. SIMON MAINA / AFP

As Paul Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.
Muslim Brotherhood members are seen behind bars during a court session in Cairo [Amr Abdallah Dalsh-Reuters]

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood calls for a unified opposition

The Muslim Brotherhood has called for the establishment of a united Egyptian opposition group abroad to help regain control of the country after a military coup in July 2013 put Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in power.
Egyptian policemen walk next to a border post, as seen from the Israeli side of the border with Egypt's Sinai Peninsula [Amir Cohen-Reuters]

Dozens of armed fighters killed in Egypt’s northern Sinai

Egypt said at least seven troops, including an officer, were killed in clashes with armed fighters in recent operations in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula.
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Egypt confirms arrest of two Germans, deports one

Egyptian authorities have confirmed two German nationals suspected of attempting to join an Islamic State group affiliate have been arrested, and one was deported, Egyptian security sources said Friday.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino (C-L) and Fouzi Lekjaa (C-R), 3rd Vice President of CAF, speak to the press during the 12th CAF Extraordinary General Assembly meeting in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh on September 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED

Egypt in race against time to host 2019 AFCON

Chosen to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt faces a race against time to get ready for the event in five months, but experts say it will meet the challenge.

Egypt demands CBS should not air interview with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

The Egyptian government has demanded that CBS should not air an interview with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi that he gave to the US network's investigative news programme, "60 Minutes".
Several armed groups are active in Cairo, where they have targeted security forces in the past few years [Anadolu]

Egyptian forces ‘kill 40 fighters’ in response to tourist bus attack

Egypt's interior ministry has said at least 40 fighters have been killed on Saturday in response to an attack on a tourist bus in which four people killed the night before.
Mubarak refused to answer most questions, saying he needs permission from President Sisi and the military. [Amr Abdallah Dalsh-Reuters]

Hosni Mubarak testifies against Mohamed Morsi in Egyptian court

Two former Egyptian presidents have appeared in the same Cairo courtroom with Hosni Mubarak testifying in the retrial of his successor Mohamed Morsi on mass jailbreak charges.

Egypt security forces kill 14 militants in Sinai

Egyptian security forces have killed 14 Islamist militants in an exchange of fire in the country’s turbulent northern Sinai region, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Egypt upholds nine death sentences over prosecutor killing

An Egyptian court on Sunday upheld death sentences for nine people convicted of the murder of a top prosecutor in a car bombing three years ago, a judiciary source said.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 10, 2017 mourners carry a large cross and the coffin of one of the victims of the blast at the Coptic Christian Saint Mark's church in Alexandria the previous day during a funeral procession at the Monastery of Marmina in the city of Borg El-Arab, east of Alexandria. - An Egyptian military court on October 11, 2018 sentenced 17 people to death over a series of suicide bombings of churches claimed by the Islamic State group that left dozens dead. Another 19 people were handed life prison terms and 10 were sentenced to between 10 and 15 years, judicial and security officials said. (Photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP)

Major attacks against Egypt’s Christians

Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population, have repeatedly come under attack by Islamic extremists.

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