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Egypt court hands down 75 death sentences

Jul 28, 2018 - 11:51 PM

It is the largest single case of capital punishment convictions.

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Saudi, allies unveil Qatar 'terrorist' blacklist

Jul 25, 2017 - 2:43 PM

UPDATED The move by the 4 Arab governments comes despite mounting international pressure to compromise in their weeks old boycott of their fellow US ally

The flag of the State of Qatar (centre) flying at United Nations headquarters in New York, July 2016. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Qatar responds to demands after deadline extended

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED The response is delivered by Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani who made a short visit to Kuwait which is acting as a mediator to resolve the diplomatic rift

DOHA. A general view taken on June 5, 2017 shows pigeons flying above the corniche in Doha. AFP photo

Egypt blocks several news sites including Jazeera

May 25, 2017 - 9:09 AM

Egypt has accused Jazeera of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement

Egypt jihadists condemned to death for killing police

Oct 01, 2015 - 11:22 PM

The case stems from an August 2013 rocket attack on two minibuses carrying police in the northern Sinai

Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters 3 years in jail

Aug 29, 2015 - 4:41 PM

3rd UPDATE Al Jazeera denounces the verdict against the three reporters accused of broadcasting false news as a deliberate attack on press freedom

RULING INCOMING. Canadian-Egyptian Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy (C) and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohamed (R) speak to reporters outside the Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, July 30, 2015. File Photo by Oliver Weiken/EPA

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood chief gets new life term

Aug 22, 2015 - 9:06 PM

A criminal court sentences Mohamed Badie and 88 co defendants over an attack on a police station in the city of Port Said in August 2013 during one of Egypt s tumultuous times

LIFE SENTENCE. Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and 88 others were handed life sentences over an attack in Port Said, Egypt, in August 2013. File photo by Gianluigi Guercia/AFP

Egypt court again postpones verdict in Jazeera reporters' retrial

Aug 02, 2015 - 9:44 PM

The verdict is delayed again because other defendants in the trial could not be brought to the court room from their cells says a judge

A file photo dated 31 March 2014 shows Australian journalist Peter Greste (R), Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (C) and journalist Baher Mahmoud (L) standing in front of the judge's bench during their trial for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt. According to local reports Peter Greste will be deported to Australia 01 February 2015 after serving 400 days in jail, as yet there is no news about his colleagues from al-Jazeera Mohammad Fahmy or Baher Mahmoud. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

Egypt sentences deposed Islamist President Morsi to death

May 16, 2015 - 6:14 PM

UPDATED Morsi sitting in a caged dock raises his fists in defiance when the judge read the verdict

MOHAMED MORSI. Ousted Egyptian President, Mohammad Morsi, stands in a cage in the courtroom where he stands charged of spying with Qatar, in Cairo, Egypt, 15 February 2015.

Egypt court jails ousted president Morsi for 20 years

Apr 21, 2015 - 4:32 PM

UPDATED But the court acquits Morsi – Egypt s first freely elected president – of murder charges that could have seen him sentenced to death over the killings of a journalist and two protesters

MOHAMED MORSI. Ousted Egyptian President, Mohammad Morsi, stands in a cage in the courtroom where he stands charged of spying with Qatar, in Cairo, Egypt, 15 February 2015. Namir Galal/ Almasry Alyoum/ EPA

Egypt court declares Palestinian movement Hamas 'terrorist'

Feb 28, 2015 - 9:10 PM

Hamas was founded in 1987 shortly after the start of the first Palestinian intifada or uprising and was inspired by Egypt s Muslim Brotherhood

 Palestinian fighters of the Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam militia, the military wing of Hamas, pose with weapons during a Hamas rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of Hamas militant group in Gaza City on, 14 December 2014. Photo by Mohammed Saber/EPA

Anti-terror law grants Egypt sweeping powers

Feb 24, 2015 - 11:53 PM

The law allows authorities to ban activities and meetings and to freeze funds of individuals identified as terrorists though the definition of a terror group in the law is broad

ANTI-TERROR LAW. A supporter of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, stands beside the relative of a martyr during events commemorating of the anniversary day of the 2011 uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, 25 January 2015. Photo by Almasry Alyoum /Osama Said/ EPA

10 with MERS symptoms, Purisima leaves, freed AJ staff | The wRap

Feb 13, 2015 - 7:02 PM

10 more are quarantined for MERS symptoms Ex police chief Purisima moves out of Crame Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalists

Egypt confirms mass death sentences for police killings

Feb 03, 2015 - 10:49 AM

The verdict comes as another court announces that deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi will stand trial on February 15 in an espionage case

In this file photo, ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stands behind dock bars during a trial session, in Cairo, Egypt, 13 July 2014. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt sets new Morsi espionage trial on Feb 15

Feb 02, 2015 - 9:56 PM

In the new espionage trial Morsi Egypt s first freely elected president and 9 others including an Al Jazeera employee are accused of handing over to Qatari intelligence documents linked to national security in exchange for one million dollars

TRIAL. Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stands behind dock bars during a trial session, in Cairo, Egypt, 13 July 2014. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Canadian FM in Egypt to press for journalist's release

Jan 15, 2015 - 4:26 PM

Negotiations for the release of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy who is in jail with two Al Jazeera colleagues are at a critical phase says Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird

JAILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. File photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Egypt court sets Morsi trial verdict for April 21

Jan 08, 2015 - 8:52 PM

The ruling will be the first against Morsi who is facing several trials along with top leaders of his Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement

A handout photograph released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi talking to his supporters as he attends a Syria solidarity conference organized by the Muslim Brotherhood, Cairo, Egypt, 15 June 2013. Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency/EPA

Qatar joins Gulf partners in backing Sisi's Egypt

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:08 AM

Leaders of the 6 nation Gulf Cooperation Council GCC states in their final statement announce their full support to Egypt and the political program of President Abdel Fattah al Sisi

GULF LEADERS. A general view for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Foreign Ministers meeting ahead of leaders annual summit, in Doha, Qatar, 09 December 2014. Ali Haider/EPA

Egypt jails Brotherhood leaders for 15 years

Oct 11, 2014 - 9:01 PM

Judicial sources say 8 men including two Muslim Brotherhood leaders will get up to 15 years over a lawyer s torture during the 2011 uprising against ex president Hosni Mubarak

Egypt probes Morsi for 'giving security papers to Qatar' – report

Aug 28, 2014 - 8:39 AM

The former leader is suspected of providing documents relevant to national security to Qatar via the Qatari Al Jazeera chain when he was president of the republic damaging the country s national security

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stands behind dock bars during a trial session, in Cairo, Egypt, 13 July 2014. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt president's regret over Al Jazeera journalists' case encourages family

Jul 07, 2014 - 8:49 AM

UPDATED Sisi: The sentencing of several journalists had a very negative effect and we had nothing to do with it

REMORSE? In this file photo, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi looks on as he meets with Sudanese President (unseen) at the Presidential Palace in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, June 27, 2014. Ebrahim Hamid/AFP

Blast in Egypt train as police crush pro-Morsi protests

Jul 04, 2014 - 9:57 AM

The violence comes as the pro Morsi Anti Coup Alliance calls for a day of anger to mark the anniversary of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi s ouster

Egypt court to give verdict in Al-Jazeera trial

Jun 23, 2014 - 10:51 AM

Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 the authorities have been incensed by the Qatari network s coverage of their deadly crackdown on his supporters

VERDICT SOON. In this file photo, Australian journalist Peter Greste (R) and other co-defendants stand inside court's cage during a trial session for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt, 31 March 2014. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt court confirms mass Islamist death sentences

Jun 21, 2014 - 7:08 PM

UPDATED Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 hundreds of his supporters have been sentenced to death in trials roundly criticized by human rights watchdog

DEATH SENTENCE. Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and 13 others face death sentence over violence that killed 10 people in Cairo in summer 2013. File photo by Gianluigi Guercia/AFP

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood chief given new death sentence

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:05 AM

The court is due to meet again on August 3 to give a final ruling

ABSENT. Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and two deputies charged for the murder of protesters in Egypt didn't appear in court. AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Egypt court verdict in Al-Jazeera trial on June 23

Jun 16, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Australian Peter Greste and two other reporters working for Al Jazeera are among the 20 accused in a trial that has triggered international outrage amid fears of growing media restrictions in Egypt

JOURNALISTS ON TRIAL. Al Jazeera Correspondent Peter Greste was among those arrested by Egyptian police for allegedly harming "domestic security." File photo of Greste from Al Jazeera English website

Verdict postponed for Egypt Islamist chief over inciting violence

Jun 07, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Mohamed Badie was one of the deposed president Mohamed Morsi s supporters who were arrested in a crackdown that also left more than 1 400 dead

ON TRIAL. Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie. File photo by Gianluigi Guercia/AFP

Nine wounded in Egypt's Sinai bomb attack

May 22, 2014 - 8:09 AM

On the day of the attack an anti terror court slaps life terms on 54 more supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi for taking part in violent protests

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Islamic jihadist group vows more Egypt attacks

May 04, 2014 - 7:36 PM

A Egyptian group vows to carry out more attacks until they avenge the blood and bodies of Muslims

Egypt presidential election campaign opens after bombings

May 03, 2014 - 12:54 PM

2ND UPDATE Many voters yearn for a self proclaimed strong leader such as former army chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi to restore stability

Even the dead are sent to the gallows in Egypt

Apr 29, 2014 - 5:36 AM

Three defendants sentenced by an Egypt court to death – for demonstrating in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsi – were already dead on the day of the protest last year

Egypt Brotherhood chief among 683 sentenced to death

Apr 28, 2014 - 3:57 PM

UPDATED Among them only 73 are in custody The same court reversed 492 of 529 death sentences it passed in March commuting most of those to life in prison

Egypt verdict expected for 700

Apr 28, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Monday s hearing which will issue a verdict on another 700 people comes amid a brutal crackdown on supporters of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt court rejects Al-Jazeera journalists' bail plea

Apr 01, 2014 - 1:17 AM

The journalists who have spent nearly 100 days in jail since their arrest are charged with spreading false news and supporting deposed president Mohamed Morsi; their trial has sparked international condemnation

ON TRIAL. Australian journalist Peter Greste (3rd from right) of Al-Jazeera and his colleagues stand inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo's Tora prison on March 5, 2014. File photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Egyptian journalist killed as police, Islamists clash – security

Mar 29, 2014 - 8:17 AM

The casualties include an Egyptian woman journalist who worked for privately owned Al Dustour newspaper She was shot in the head while covering clashes

Saudi Arabia demands Qatar shut down Al Jazeera – source

Mar 14, 2014 - 11:19 PM

Saudi Arabia reportedly demanded that Qatar shut down Al Jazeera for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood

Saudi Arabia lists 'terror' groups, orders foreign fighters home

Mar 07, 2014 - 10:35 PM

Saudi Arabia lists the Muslim Brotherhood and two Syrian jihadist groups as terrorist organizations

Egypt court resumes trial of Al Jazeera journalists amid outcry

Mar 05, 2014 - 11:26 AM

The high profile trial is seen as a test of to what extent Egypt s military installed authorities are prepared to allow freedom of the press

'JOURNALISM IS NOT A CRIME' Lebanese journalists and activists hold placards to show their solidarity with detained journalists in Egypt, during a protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, 27 February 2014. Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Egypt adjourns Jazeera journalists trial to March 5

Feb 20, 2014 - 10:01 PM

UPDATED The journalists are accused of supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood and broadcasting false reports

'HARMING SECURITY.' Al Jazeera Correspondent Peter Greste was among those arrested by Egyptian police for allegedly harming "domestic security." File photo of Greste from Al Jazeera English website

Libyans called to polls amid mounting anger over insecurity

Feb 20, 2014 - 12:23 PM

There was none of the voter enthusiasm that marked Libya s first free election in July 2012 as public frustration mounts over the post Gaddafi government s failure to restore order

Egypt to put Al Jazeera journalists on trial

Feb 20, 2014 - 10:30 AM

The case has sparked accusations Egypt is muzzling the media

'HARMING SECURITY.' Al Jazeera Correspondent Peter Greste was among those arrested by Egyptian police for allegedly harming "domestic security." File photo of Greste from Al Jazeera English website

Libya MPs denounce militia ultimatum as 'coup' threat

Feb 19, 2014 - 8:02 AM

The potential crisis comes exactly three years after the start of the Arab Spring uprising that toppled dictator Moammar Gaddafi but left the sprawling North African country with a weak central government

Egypt adjourns Morsi espionage trial in stormy start

Feb 17, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The court adjourned the trial the third for the Islamist since his July 3 ouster to February 23 to allow the lawyers syndicate to appoint new lawyers

Egypt warns social media users against inciting unrest

Jan 31, 2014 - 10:46 AM

The authorities were using modern technology to track those inciting violence or providing information on making explosives

TRACKING SOCIAL MEDIA. Egypt says it's tracking social media users for signs of inciting arrest.

Egypt's Morsi back on trial, police general shot dead

Jan 28, 2014 - 9:44 PM

The trial of Moris and 130 others is being held in a makeshift courtroom under tight security

MORSI ON TRIAL. An image grab from Egyptian state television shows Mohamed Morsi in the accused cage in a makeshift courtroom inside a police academy on January 28, 2014. Image from Egyptian TV/ AFP

Egypt army says its chief Sisi must run for president

Jan 28, 2014 - 9:23 AM

The army s announcement came after a weekend in which dozens were killed in street clashes between Morsi s supporters and police and militant attacks

EGYPT'S NEXT PRESIDENT? A file photograph showing Egyptian Minister of Defense Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in Cairo, Egypt, 20 September 2013. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Clashes kill nearly 50 as Egypt marks 2011 uprising

Jan 26, 2014 - 12:03 AM

UPDATED Forty nine people were killed in 24 hours of fighting across Egypt as police and supporters of the military installed government clashed with Islamist backers of president Mohamed Morsi

Two bombs strike Cairo, at least 4 dead

Jan 24, 2014 - 2:33 PM

An Al Qaeda inspired group Ansar Beit al Maqdis claimed responsibility for the car bombing

CAR BOMB. State media said a car bomb struck the Cairo police headquarters

Egypt okays Constitution with 98%, eyes on Sisi

Jan 19, 2014 - 1:32 AM

Sisi is wildly popular among the millions who took to the streets against Morsi Egypt s first freely elected and civilian president

Eyes on Sisi as Egypt announces referendum results

Jan 18, 2014 - 8:12 PM

Army chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi is expected to make up his mind after the results of a constitutional referendum are announced