Egypt

Egyptian court sentences eight militants to death for army attack - sources

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced to death eight militants, including prominent Islamist militant Adel Habara, on charges related to the killing of seven soldiers in an attack in the Nile Delta in early 2014, security and judicial sources said on Tuesday.

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Wounded Egyptian soldier kidnapped and killed in Sinai - sources 22 May 2015

CAIRO - Suspected Islamist militants kidnapped a wounded Egyptian soldier then killed him in the restive North Sinai province on Friday, security sources said.

Hundreds march in Sudan against Mursi death sentence 22 May 2015

KHARTOUM - Around 800 protesters marched through Sudan's capital on Friday against a court's decision this week to seek the death penalty for Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi.

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Egypt's Copts praise Sisi but await more tangible support 21 May 2015

AL-OUR, Egypt - When Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi dispatched fighter jets this year against Islamic State targets in Libya in retaliation for the beheading of 21 Copts, he sent a powerful message to his country's Christian minority.

Islamic State's Egypt affiliate urges attacks on judges - recording 21 May 2015

CAIRO - Islamic State's Egypt affiliate on Wednesday urged followers to attack judges, declaring a new front in an Islamist militant insurgency in the world's most populous Arab state.

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Egypt appoints outspoken Brotherhood critic justice minister 20 May 2015

CAIRO - Egypt appointed a hardline judge and outspoken critic of the Muslim Brotherhood as justice minister on Wednesday in a move decried by a leading opposition figure as a disaster for justice in the world's most populous Arab country.