Human Rights

UN rights chief urges Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

Michele Bachelet said sentences handed to detainees were a result of an 'unfair trial'.

UN rights chief urges Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

Egypt

Egypt sentences 75 to death over Rabaa protests

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders among 75 sentenced to death over 2013 Rabaa protests, journalist Shawkan to be freed.

Egypt

Egypt: Opposition calls for release of former diplomat

Maasoum Marzouk was arrested on Thursday after calling for a referendum on President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's rule.

Egyptian opposition calls for release of former diplomat Marzouk

Egypt

Egypt arrests 13 on fifth 'Rabaa massacre' anniversary

Alleged Muslim Brotherhood members arrested including some who had been sentenced in absentia to 10 to 15 years in jail.

Egypt arrests 13 on anniversary of 2013 'Rabaa massacre'

Egypt

Egypt: Rights group demands probe of 2013 'Rabaa massacre'

Human Rights Watch wants international inquiry into killing of Mohamed Morsi supporters during sit-in protest in Cairo.

Egypt: Rights group demands probe of 2013 'Rabaa massacre'

Egypt

Egypt court sentences 75 to death over 2013 sit-in

Senior members of outlawed Muslim Brotherhood among those ordered executed by the Cairo Criminal Court.

Mohamed Morsi

Egypt's top appeals court overturns 'terror list' ruling on Morsi

The court annuls verdict that placed more than 1,500 people on national terror list, including ex-footballer Aboutrika.

Egypt's top appeals court overturns 'terror list' ruling on Morsi

Middle East

'Egyptian society being crushed' five years after military coup

Egypt faces abuses to a degree unseen in the Mubarak years since the 2013 coup, analysts say.

'Egyptian society being crushed' five years after military coup

Qatar

How WikiLeaks cables paint UAE motive for Qatar blockade

Cables show UAE 'warned' US about Qatar long before crisis began, motives weren't only driven by security concerns.

How WikiLeaks cables paint UAE motive for Qatar blockade

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi's problem with the Muslim Brotherhood

How the United Arab Emirates' broad definition of 'extremism' has impacted regional politics since 2011.

Abu Dhabi's problem with the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt

Family of couple detained in Egypt call on US to intervene

Lawyer says Ola al-Qaradawi and husband Hosam Khalaf are 'being held hostage' amid Egypt-Qatar political rift.

Family of couple detained in Egypt call on US to intervene

Mohamed Morsi

Egypt court sentences Morsi to three years in jail

Egyptian court sentences ex-president Mohamed Morsi to three years in prison on charges of insulting the judiciary.

Morsi gets 3 years in jail for 'insulting judiciary'

Egypt

Who was Muhammad Mahdi Akef?

Akef’s death could play its role in reviving the Muslim Brotherhood and inspiring sympathisers across the world.

Who was Muhammad Mahdi Akef?

Middle East

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahdi Akef dies at 89

Born in 1928, months after the founding of the Muslim Brotherhood, Akef was one of the group's most prominent members.

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahdi Akef dies at 89

Middle East

Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in prison

Ibrahim Halawa, detained at age 17, is expected to walk free after years of 'mockery of justice' in pre-trial detention.

Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in prison