Malaysia

Malaysia denounced over detention of Egyptian president's critics

Rights groups say deporting four Egyptians is illegal because they face imprisonment and torture under Sisi's rule.

Malaysia denounced over detention of Egyptian president's critics

Middle East

Renowned Egyptian photojournalist released from prison

Mahmoud Abu Zeid, better known as Shawkan, was arrested while covering a crackdown on anti-military protests in 2013.

Renowned Egyptian news photographer Shawkan released from prison

Gaza

Egypt allows Mecca-bound Palestinians to exit besieged Gaza Strip

For first time since 2014, some 800 Palestinians are permitted to leave for Umrah pilgrimage via the Rafah crossing.

Egypt allows Mecca-bound Palestinians to exit besieged Gaza Strip

Opinion

Egypt is a speeding train about to crash

The latest train tragedy is just another sign that Egypt is heading towards a major disaster.

Mohamad Elmasry

by Mohamad Elmasry

Mohamad Elmasry

Middle East

Egypt train crash: Investigators say driver to blame

Dozens dead after high-speed train crashes in Cairo, sparking criticism of neglected railway infrastructure.

Egypt train crash: Investigators say driver to blame

Egypt

Crash, fire at Cairo train station kills at least 28

A witness said there was an explosion when the train rammed into a steel barrier at Ramses station.

Middle East

Amnesty criticises rights crackdowns in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt

Amnesty International releases report on MENA human rights, saying there is too much complacency and offending regimes to think they will never face justice.

Egypt

Sisi rejects Europe criticism of Egypt's rights record

EU leaders avoided publicly criticising Egypt despite an unprecedented crackdown on dissent and spike in executions.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi: Europe cannot 'teach us' about rights

Arab League

EU-Arab League summit in Egypt is 'insignificant, ceremonial'

The meeting of leaders from the EU and the Arab League in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh will likely be fruitless, experts say.

EU-Arab League summit in Egypt is 'insignificant, ceremonial'

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan lashes out at Sisi over mass executions

Erdogan says he will 'never talk to someone like' Sisi and called for release of Muslim Brotherhood prisoners in Egypt.

Turkish president Erdogan denounces Egypt's Sisi over executions

Egypt

Egypt executes nine over 2015 killing of top prosecutor

Hangings carried out despite last-minute plea by rights group Amnesty International for a stay of executions.

Egypt

Egypt denies entry to New York Times journalist

US reporter David Kirkpatrick held for seven hours without food or water before being sent back on a flight to London.

NYT journalist David Kirkpatrick barred from entering Egypt

Middle East

Egyptian security forces kill 16 suspected fighters in Sinai

The suspected fighters were killed in two separate districts in the El Arish city, state media reported.

Egyptian security forces kill 16 suspected fighters in Sinai

Egypt

Suicide blast in central Cairo kills three policemen

A suicide bomber has killed and injured members of Egypt's security forces in an attack near Cairo's historical centre.

Egypt: Suicide blast in Cairo tourist area kills three policemen

Egypt

Many Egyptian troops killed or wounded in North Sinai

ISIL armed group claims responsibility for the deadly attack south of the provincial capital Arish.

Many Egyptian troops killed or wounded in North Sinai