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Egyptian honour guards escort the coffin of former president Hosni Mubarak during his funeral in Cairo. Khaled Desouki-AFP via Getty Images

Egypt buries autocrat Hosni Mubarak with military honours

Egypt held a military funeral Wednesday for former president Hosni Mubarak, whose three decades of strong-arm rule ended in the Arab Spring protests of 2011.
Patrick George Zaki, 27, had been in Bologna since August 2019 for his postgraduate studies and returned to Egypt's capital for a brief family visit on Friday, according to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).

Egypt arrests, tortures human rights advocate – rights group

An Egyptian researcher and activist has been arrested at Cairo's international airport upon his arrival from Italy, in a move that raised alarm and prompted condemnation by human rights groups.
Illustrative - Egyptian security officers guard a courthouse in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 8, 2017. AP Photo-Nariman El-Mofty

Egypt sentences eight IS-linked militants to life in prison

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced eight people to life in prison after they were convicted of joining a local affiliate of the Islamic State group spearheading an insurgency in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
The case has trained a spotlight on the dangers of Egyptian prisons, where many inmates are serving time for crimes they insist they did not commit, or have not been charged at all, as President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi escalates a crackdown on dissent.

Egypt says it’s probing death of imprisoned US citizen

Egypt said Tuesday it would investigate the death in custody of a U.S. citizen who had gone on a hunger strike as part of a six-year battle against what he insisted was wrongful imprisonment.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump warns Turkey against ‘interference’ after Libya vote

Turkey’s parliament has approved the deployment of troops to Libya aimed at shoring up the UN-backed government in Tripoli, sparking a blunt warning from US President Donald Trump against any “foreign interference” in the war-torn country.

Egypt’s opposition destroyed under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Since ousting Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in 2011, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has moved to crush opponents, whether Islamists or liberals.
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.

Crackdown widens after call for new protests in Egypt

At least 1,900 people have been detained since protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi began in Cairo and other Egyptian cities last Friday, the head of a rights monitoring group said on Thursday.
Egyptian authorities have detained more than 1,100 people, including several high-profile individuals, after rare protests were held in several cities calling on President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to quit.

Egypt: More than 1,100 protesters arrested after demonstration

Egyptian authorities have detained more than 1,100 people, including several high-profile individuals, after rare protests were held in several cities calling on President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to quit.

Egyptian court hands 11 Muslim Brotherhood leaders life sentence, drops charges against Mohamed Morsi

An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 prominent figures of the currently-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, including the group’s top chief, to life sentence in jail on charges of spying for foreign organisations.

Tunisia airs first ‘great debate’ ahead of presidential poll

Days before the first round of Tunisia's presidential election, the fledgling democracy on Saturday began three nights of televised debates between the candidates, a rare event in the Arab world.
Abdallah Morsi, 25, suffered the fatal cardiac arrest while at the wheel of his car, Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud told AFP.

Son of Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi dies of heart attack at 25

The youngest son of deceased ex-president Mohamed Morsi himself died Wednesday night of a heart attack in Cairo, a family lawyer said.
Mohamed Morsi pictured while on trial in 2016. Anadolu Agency-Getty

Mohammed Morsi: António Guterres ‘stands by’ UN’s call for probe after Egypt kicks

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has defended the organisation’s call for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of former Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt’s former president Morsi buried in Cairo

Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried in Cairo on Tuesday, his lawyer said, a day after he collapsed in court and died.
Mohamed Morsi pictured while on trial in 2016. Anadolu Agency-Getty

Egypt ex-president Mohamed Morsi dies

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi died on Monday in a Cairo hospital after fainting during a session in court, judicial and security sources said.

Egypt’s ousted former president Mohamed Morsi dies in court

Egypt's former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court, according to state media.
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.
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a press conference after the International conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. Etienne Laurent-Pool via Reuters

Libyan premier accuses France of supporting ‘dictator’ Khalifa Haftar

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, accused France on Wednesday of supporting his rival Khalifa Haftar whom he described as a “dictator”.
Malaysia has deported six Egyptians and a Tunisian suspected of being linked to Islamist militant groups abroad, despite protests from human rights groups.

Malaysia deports six Egyptians linked to terrorism despite torture concerns

Malaysia has deported six Egyptians and a Tunisian suspected of being linked to Islamist militant groups abroad, despite protests from human rights groups.

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