Egypt sentences hundreds over 2013 pro-Morsi protests

Egypt has delivered verdicts for more than 700 people over a pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in 2013. The court confirmed 75 people’s death sentences and life imprisonment for 47 others, including Islamic leaders. Rights group … read more

Police kill 6 suspected militants in Cairo suburb

Egypt’s Interior Ministry says police killed six suspected Islamic militants in a shootout in a Cairo suburb. Monday’s statement says the fighting erupted when police raided a suspected militant hideout in the suburban Sixth of October district. The statement says … read more

HRW: No Justice for Rab’a Victims 5 Years on

Access to the Human Rights Watch website is blocked in Egypt.  For this reason we are reproducing their statement on this subject here…. “Egyptian authorities have failed to investigate or prosecute a single member of the security forces five years after … read more

Five myths about U.S. aid to Egypt

August 14 marks the fifth anniversary of the massacre at Cairo’s Rabaa and Nahda Squares, in which Egyptian security forces killed at least 800 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi and injured thousands more. The Obama administration responded by … read more

Egypt security forces thwart church bombing

Egyptian security forces have thwarted a suicide bomb attack on a church just outside of Cairo, state television said on Saturday. A militant wearing a suicide vest was prevented from approaching a church in Qalyubiyah, a governorate north of Cairo, … read more

Egyptian students design car that runs on air

A group of Egyptian students has designed a vehicle they say will battle rising energy prices and promote clean energy by running on nothing but air. The undergraduate students, who built the vehicle as part of their graduation project from … read more

Egypt foreign debt up by over 10%

The Egyptian central bank on Monday said its foreign debt has climbed more than 10% in less than a year, reaching $88.2bn in March. This is despite a raft of painful austerity measures aimed at cutting government spending. Egypt’s foreign … read more