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Egypt: Detained Al Jazeera Journalists Denied Bail

Egyptian court rejects a plea for bail by jailed Al Jazeera journalists who are charged of having links with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt: Detained Al Jazeera Journalists Denied Bail

Egypt Sentences 2 Morsi Supporters to Death

Two Islamists who were convicted of throwing youths off an apartment block roof sentenced to death.

Egypt Sentences 2 Morsi Supporters to Death

Journalist Killed in Day of Violence in Egypt

Four people, including a woman journalist, killed in Cairo as police clash with Islamists protesting against Sisi's presidency bid.

Journalist Killed in Day of Violence in Egypt

Egypt Announces New Trial for 919 Islamists

Egypt's chief prosecutor orders trials for 919 suspected Islamists, days after 529 Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to death.

Egypt Announces New Trial for 919 Islamists

Bomb Near Israel's Empty Cairo Embassy

The explosion targeted a police car. There were no injuries reported.

Bomb Near Israel's Empty Cairo Embassy

The Washington Report on the Middle East is a Joke

The Washington Report on the Middle East is a Joke

Egyptian Policemen Given 10 Years for Killing Blogger

Two Egyptian policemen given 10 years in jail for the killing of a blogger whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt.

Egyptian Policemen Given 10 Years for Killing Blogger

Morsi's Trial Postponed Due to 'Bad Weather'

Ousted Egyptian president's murder adjourned to Tuesday after "bad weather" prevents him from being transported from prison to court.

Morsi's Trial Postponed Due to 'Bad Weather'

Egypt: Gunmen Murder Police Guard of Morsi Judge

Gunmen kill an Egyptian policeman who was on a security team guarding the home of a judge in the trial of ousted president.

Egypt: Gunmen Murder Police Guard of Morsi Judge

Sinai Terrorists Hit Gas Pipeline

Sinai-based terrorists blow up a pipeline that transports gas to Jordan, the latest in a series of similar attacks since 2011.

Sinai Terrorists Hit Gas Pipeline

Morsi Accused of Leaking Secrets to Iran

Prosecutors accused Egypt's ousted president of leaking state secrets to Iran's Revolutionary Guards as part of a plot to destabilize Egypt.

Morsi Accused of Leaking Secrets to Iran

Christian Family Murdered in Alexandria

Six-year-old among members of a family stabbed to death. Family is of Syrian origin.

Christian Family Murdered in Alexandria

Egypt Breaks Up Brotherhood 'Military Wing'

Egypt announces it broke up a "military wing" of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was formed to attack policemen.

Egypt Breaks Up Brotherhood 'Military Wing'

Popular Egyptian Activist to Run for President

Hamdeen Sabbahi, who came in third in the 2012 elections, announces he will run again.

Popular Egyptian Activist to Run for President

Egypt's Army: Sisi Was 'Misinterpreted'

Egypt's army says a Kuwaiti newspaper "misinterpreted" comments by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that he will run for the presidency.

Egypt's Army: Sisi Was 'Misinterpreted'

Egyptian Court Upholds Ban on Muslim Brotherhood

Court turns down Muslim Brotherhood's appeal against a verdict ordering the seizure of the group's funds.

Egyptian Court Upholds Ban on Muslim Brotherhood

Morsi Strikes Defiant Tone as Another Trial Begins

"I am the president of the republic," shouts ousted Egyptian president as he faces trial over his escape from prison in 2011.

Morsi Strikes Defiant Tone as Another Trial Begins

Top Egyptian General Assassinated

Egyptian police general assassinated in an attack claimed by the Al-Qaeda inspired group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.

Top Egyptian General Assassinated

Egypt's Army Backs Sisi for Presidency

Egypt's top military body backs Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for the presidency. He is expected to resign as army chief within days.

Egypt's Army Backs Sisi for Presidency

Egypt Announces Early Presidential Elections

Egypt announces early presidential elections which many speculate will be won by military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt Announces Early Presidential Elections

Death Toll in Egypt's Bloody Saturday Rises to 29

29 dead in Egypt as clashes break out during rival rallies on the anniversary of the 2011 revolt.

Death Toll in Egypt's Bloody Saturday Rises to 29

6 Dead as Cairo Hit by Wave of Bomb Attacks

A wave of four bomb attacks kills 6 in Cairo on the eve of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

6 Dead as Cairo Hit by Wave of Bomb Attacks

Arabs Hating Arabs - That's the Entire Problem

Arabs Hating Arabs - That's the Entire Problem

Egyptian Official Hints Constitution was Overwhelmingly Approved

95% of voters may have approved Egypt's new constitution, says official as vote counting is underway.

Egyptian Official Hints Constitution was Overwhelmingly Approved

Muslim Brotherhood Warned Ahead of Egypt Referendum

Egypt's interior minister warns the Muslim Brotherhood that troops will use unprecedented force if vote on new constitution is disrupted.

Muslim Brotherhood Warned Ahead of Egypt Referendum

Egypt: Prison Sentences for 63 Brotherhood Supporters

63 Muslim Brotherhood supporters given three years on charges including rioting and weapons possession.

Egypt: Prison Sentences for 63 Brotherhood Supporters

Mubarak's Last PM: I'll Run if Sisi Doesn't

Former Egyptian President's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, says he'll run for president if the army chief does not.

Mubarak's Last PM: I'll Run if Sisi Doesn't

Egyptian Officials Kidnapped in the Sinai

Egyptian labor ministry official and three trade union activists kidnapped in the Sinai, in what may be another terrorist attack.

Egyptian Officials Kidnapped in the Sinai

Report: Egypt's Sisi to Run for President

Egypt's defense minister expected to step down to pave the way for his nomination in the upcoming presidential elections, says local media.

Report: Egypt's Sisi to Run for President

Egypt Summons Qatari Ambassador Amid Row Over Brotherhood

Egypt summons the Qatari ambassador in Cairo following concerns expressed by the Gulf state over the crackdown on Islamist demonstrators.

Egypt Summons Qatari Ambassador Amid Row Over Brotherhood

Bloody Friday Kills 11 Across Egypt

At least 11 protesters killed as Muslim Brotherhood supporters and security forces clash in Egypt.

Bloody Friday Kills 11 Across Egypt

Morsi's Third Trial to Begin January 28

Morsi's trial on charges of organizing prison breaks with Hamas and Hezbollah to start January 28, says Egyptian judge.

Morsi's Third Trial to Begin January 28

Egypt Probes Telecoms Company Over Alleged 'Terror Ad'

Egyptian prosecutors probing Vodafone over claims its advertisement contains coded messages calling for terrorist attacks.

Egypt Probes Telecoms Company Over Alleged 'Terror Ad'

Egypt: 2 Killed in Clashes in Alexandria

Two killed in violent clashes between pro-Islamist protesters and police in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria.

Egypt: 2 Killed in Clashes in Alexandria

Egypt: Tear Gas, Water Cannons Fired at Pro-Brotherhood Protest

300 students block road near Defense Ministry; Egyptian army responds with anti-rioting measures.

Egypt: Tear Gas, Water Cannons Fired at Pro-Brotherhood Protest

Egypt Seizes Assets of More than 500 Brotherhood Leaders

The assets of more than 500 leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood confiscated as crackdown on the movement continues.

Egypt Seizes Assets of More than 500 Brotherhood Leaders

Egypt's Interim President Promises Elections Within 7 Months

Egypt's interim president, Adly Mansour, says the government is committed to holding elections within seven months.

Egypt's Interim President Promises Elections Within 7 Months

Student Killed, 101 Arrested as Egypt Clashes Continue

Egypt continues its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood which was designated as a terrorist organization.

Student Killed, 101 Arrested as Egypt Clashes Continue

PLO Calls on Hamas to Cut Ties with the Muslim Brotherhood

Leaders in the PLO say Hamas should dissociate itself from the Muslim Brotherhood and confirm loyalty to "Palestine."

PLO Calls on Hamas to Cut Ties with the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt: 3 Dead in Clashes Across Egypt

At least three dead and 265 pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters arrested after country-wide demonstrations in Egypt.

Egypt: 3 Dead in Clashes Across Egypt

Washington: Egypt Going 'Way Too Far' with Brotherhood

U.S. official: Egypt’s latest crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood is a bit too much but we won’t take action.

Washington: Egypt Going 'Way Too Far' with Brotherhood

Egypt: One Dead in Cairo Clashes

One person killed in Cairo, as authorities arrest dozens of Muslim Brotherhood members on terrorism charges.

Egypt: One Dead in Cairo Clashes

Egypt’s Defense Minister Vows to Fight Terrorism

As terror attacks continue, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vows to fight terrorism and stabilize the deeply divided country.

Egypt’s Defense Minister Vows to Fight Terrorism

Muslim Brotherhood Blasts Terror Group Designation

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader says government's decision to blacklist the group is "illegitimate."

Muslim Brotherhood Blasts Terror Group Designation

Salafist Organization Claims Deadly Egypt Attack

A Salafist organization claims responsibility for a deadly attack in Mansoura that killed 14 people and wounded more than 100 others.

Salafist Organization Claims Deadly Egypt Attack

Morsi's PM Arrested While Trying to Flee

Egyptian police arrest Hisham Qandil, former prime minister who served Morsi, as he tries to flee to Sudan.

Morsi's PM Arrested While Trying to Flee

Egyptian PM: Mansoura Attack an 'Act of Terrorism'

Egypt's interim PM says Mansoura attack is an act of terrorism, won't confirm he has fingered the Muslim Brotherhood for it.

Egyptian PM: Mansoura Attack an 'Act of Terrorism'

At Least 14 Dead in Explosion at Security Center in Egypt

At least 14 people dead and 100 wounded in huge explosion at the Daqahliya security directorate in Mansoura, Egypt.

At Least 14 Dead in Explosion at Security Center in Egypt

Egypt: 3 Anti-Mubarak Activists Given Prison Terms

Egyptian court gives jail sentences to three activists who spearheaded the 2011 uprising.

Egypt: 3 Anti-Mubarak Activists Given Prison Terms

Egypt: Third Trial Announced for Deposed Morsi

Morsi along with members of Hamas and Hezbollah to be tried for a prison break and the murder of officers during the 2011 uprising.

Egypt: Third Trial Announced for Deposed Morsi

Video: Water Hurled as Egyptian TV Political Debate Turns Ugly

A televised debate on the political situation in Egypt turns ugly, as participants throw water at one another.

Video: Water Hurled as Egyptian TV Political Debate Turns Ugly

Morsi Supporters to Boycott Referendum on Constitution

The Islamist supporters of deposed Egyptian president announce they will boycott a referendum on a new constitution next month.

Morsi Supporters to Boycott Referendum on Constitution

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Appears in Court

Mohammed Badie says his movement perpetrated no violence as he appears in court for the first time since his arrest.

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Appears in Court

Egypt Acquits 155 Protesters Arrested in October

Egyptian court acquits 155 people arrested during clashes in the capital between Muslim Brotherhood protesters and police.

Egypt Acquits 155 Protesters Arrested in October

Car Bomb Defused Near Egypt's Capital

Egyptian forces defuse a bomb placed in a car and primed to explode on a roadside near the capital Cairo.

Car Bomb Defused Near Egypt's Capital

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Opposes New Constitution

Angry Muslim Brotherhood protesters dispersed by police in the capital - but some secular groups also voice concern.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Opposes New Constitution

Egypt’s New Draft Constitution Approved

Egypt’s new draft constitution approved for a referendum. Elections to follow in mid-2014.

Egypt’s New Draft Constitution Approved

Hagel Expresses Concern Over New Egypt Protest Law

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel phones his Egyptian counterpart, voices concerns about new law that curbs protests.

Hagel Expresses Concern Over New Egypt Protest Law

Leading Anti-Mubarak Activist Arrested in Egypt

Egyptian police arrest an activist who was active in the 2011 uprising against former President Hosni Mubarak.

Leading Anti-Mubarak Activist Arrested in Egypt

Egypt: 21 Female Morsi Supporters Given Prison Sentence

Court in Egypt sentences 21 female supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to 11 years in prison.

Egypt: 21 Female Morsi Supporters Given Prison Sentence