Human Rights

Egypt government accused of extrajudicial killings

Ministry labels 10 slain youths 'terrorists' but El Arish residents vow to 'bring to justice all those who killed' them.

Middle East

Deadly attack targets police in Egypt's Sinai

No immediate claim of responsibility for incident in El-Arish that has left at least seven security officers dead.


Egypt frees 2011 uprising activist Ahmed Maher

Ahmed Maher released after three years in prison for attending protest in defiance of law banning public gatherings.

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Egypt extends detention of Al Jazeera journalist

Al Jazeera denies the allegations against Mahmoud Hussein and calls for his immediate release.

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Rights groups decry Egypt arrest of Al Jazeera reporter

Arrest of Mahmoud Hussein extends a long line of press freedom violations by Egypt, media freedom activists say.


Senior Egyptian judge 'hanged himself' in jail cell

Wael Shalaby, deputy chief justice of administrative court, found dead in apparent suicide after charged with graft.


Egypt court upholds deal to transfer Red Sea islands

Cairo court upholds lower court's verdict that annulled decision voiding territorial agreement with Saudi Arabia.


Egypt approves transfer of Red Sea islands

Cairo court yet to issue final ruling but agreement to transfer two islands already sent to parliament for ratification.


Egypt ratifies new law regulating media outlets

Creation of council with authority to strip broadcasting rights comes amid rising concerns over press freedom.

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Al Jazeera condemns arrest of its journalist in Egypt

Network denies all charges against news producer Mahmoud Hussein, who was arrested after arriving in Cairo on holiday.

Inside Story

Egypt pulls plug on UN vote on Israeli settlements

Cairo comes under pressure from US president-elect Donald Trump and Israel to withdraw resolution.

Al Jazeera

Egypt arrests Al Jazeera news producer during vacation

Security officials say Mahmoud Hussein is accused of attempting to overthrow President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi's government.


UN council members issue Egypt ultimatum on settlements

Four UN council members press Egypt to go ahead with UN Security Council vote demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

Middle East

Egypt: Trump phone call led to withdrawal of UN vote

Egypt confirms Security Council resolution against Israeli settlement activity was withdrawn after Trump called Sisi.


Egypt novelist Ahmed Naji released from prison

Author accused of "violating public modesty" leaves Cairo jail early but will face court again in January.