Egypt frees Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of an Al-Jazeera journalist who had been detained since 2016 on allegations of spreading false news and defaming Egypt's...
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has referred the case of six alleged Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of terrorism to the Grand Mufti, Egypt's top religious authority, for a non-binding opinion...
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says security forces killed 12 members of a militant group with suspected links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in shootouts in Cairo, just hours after a roadside bomb...
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says the recent arrests of a rights lawyer and an activist have raised fears of a fresh crackdown by Egyptian authorities on dissent.
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi pardoned 560 prisoners, including a prominent journalist and several women.
The pardons, announced in the official gazette late...
US weighs designating Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his national security team are weighing whether to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, the White House said...
Islamist financier, 6 others get life sentences in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has sentenced seven Muslim Brotherhood members, including one of the group's top financiers, to life in prison on charges of joining and funding a terrorist group.
CAIRO (AP) — Here are key events in eight years of turmoil and transition in Egypt, leading up to a national referendum on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel-Fattah...
Egypt court sentences Islamists to 5 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 36 people convicted of joining the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organization to five years in prison.
Egypt sentences dozens to prison on terror charges
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has sentenced more than 70 suspected members of the Muslim Brotherhood group to prison on terror-related charges.
The Ismailia criminal court on Tuesday sentenced nine of...
Family asks Australian gov’t to help man leave Egypt
SYDNEY (AP) — The family of an Australian man who was detained for a year and is now unable to leave Egypt has called on the Australian government to help get him out of the...
Clashes among government-aligned forces in Yemen’s kill 6
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say heavy street battles among armed Islamist factions aligned with the exiled government have left at least six people dead and families displaced.
Egypt says 7 militants killed in Cairo shootouts
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says security forces have killed seven members of a militant group with suspected links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo shootouts.
Egypt releases prominent photojournalist after 5-year term
CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned home Monday to hugs from family and friends, pledging to continue working despite severe...
Turkey slams EU for attending summit hosted by Egypt
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned European Union leaders for attending a meeting hosted by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, days after the country...
Egypt executes 9 over 2015 assassination of top prosecutor
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country's top prosecutor, security officials...
Rights group says Egypt executed 6 Islamists in 2 weeks
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says Egypt has executed three Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death following torture and beatings to extract confessions.
Wednesday's statement from Amnesty International says the executions brought the total number of Islamists executed in Egypt to six within a span of two weeks.
The three were convicted of killing a police officer in Cairo in Sep. 2013.
Rights group: Egypt executes 3 Islamists tortured to confess
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group on Friday said Egypt executed three Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death following torture and beatings to extract confessions.
Human Rights Watch said in a statement the families of the men were notified of their hanging on Thursday and asked to come to the morgue to pick up the bodies.
Turkey probes deportation of alleged militant back to Egypt
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has launched an investigation into eight police officers over the deportation of a wanted Egyptian national back to Egypt, where he could face the death penalty.
The Istanbul governor's office said in a statement released late Tuesday that a committee would probe the deportation in January of alleged Muslim Brotherhood member Mohammed Abdel-Hafiz. Eight officers at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport passport control have been suspended pending the investigation, it said.
UAE’s tolerance embraces faiths, runs up against politics
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has branded a bridge, a new ministry, a family day at the park and even the entire year of 2019 under the banner theme of "tolerance," an elaborate effort that's in overdrive as the country prepares to host Pope Francis starting Sunday in the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula.
Egypt arrests 54 accused of uprising anniversary plots
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says it has arrested 54 alleged members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group who were plotting to foment chaos on the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 Arab Spring uprising.
The Interior Ministry said Tuesday the individuals were arrested over the past weeks in different locations. It released images of old desktop computer towers and crude weapons like steel caltrops and spiked metal balls, which allegedly belonged to the group.
Egypt’s 2 ex-presidents appear in the same courtroom
CAIRO (AP) — Two former Egyptian presidents appeared Wednesday in the same Cairo courtroom, with Hosni Mubarak testifying in a retrial of Mohammed Morsi on charges related to prison breaks at the height of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak.
Egypt says it killed 8 militants who planned holiday attacks
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says security forces have killed eight militants and detained four more who planned attacks on minority Christians during the upcoming holiday season.
In a Thursday statement, the Interior Ministry says the 12 belonged to "Hasm," which it says is an armed faction of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group removed from power in 2013.
Egypt hands Muslim Brotherhood leader another life sentence
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced five people, including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, to life in prison on charges related to inciting violence and supporting militants.
The Cairo Criminal Court has convicted Mohammed Badie and five others of providing weapons, ammunition and explosive devices to Islamic militants.
Egypt rights group halts work amid arrests
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights group which has supported victims of alleged police torture and forced disappearances says it is halting operations amid a sweeping government crackdown.
The Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms said Sunday that another member, lawyer Mohamed Horira, was arrested last week. Horira is married to Aisha Khairat el-Shater, the daughter of an imprisoned senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood. She was also arrested last week.
Saudi writer’s disappearance strains Turkey-Saudi ties
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At first glance, the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul is just the latest crisis to strain relations between the kingdom and Turkey in the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011.
Yet, like elsewhere in the region, things are more complicated than they initially appear.
Watchdog urges Egypt to reverse seizure of newspaper
CAIRO (AP) — A press freedoms group has called on Egyptian authorities to reverse their decision to take over a daily newspaper a day after security forces stormed its headquarters.
Reporters Without Borders says Tuesday the decision to take over al-Mesryoon was taken by a government commission charged with confiscating assets held by the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. It says the state-run daily Akhbar el-Yom has been put in charge of running al-Mesryoon.
Egyptian court sentences 3 men to death for 2013 violence
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced three men to death and another 41 to life imprisonment for their part in a 2013 attack on a police station south of Cairo.
Wednesday's verdicts are the latest to come out of mass trials, mostly for Islamists, that have drawn scathing criticism by rights groups for their perceived lack of fairness.
Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 sit-in
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest by Islamists that was broken up by security forces in an operation that left hundreds dead.
In a case involving 739 defendants facing charges ranging from murder to damaging property, the court also sentenced to life in prison the head of the Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, and 46 others.
Egypt arrests 13 on anniversary of 2013 crackdown
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police have arrested 13 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members accused of inciting protests on the fifth anniversary of the violent dispersal of two mass sit-ins.
The Interior Ministry said Tuesday that six were arrested in a Cairo suburb, including three who had been sentenced in absentia to 10-15 years on terror charges. They will now face a retrial. The other seven were detained northwest of the capital.
Group urges international probe of 2013 crackdown in Cairo
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group has called for an international inquiry into a violent dispersal of an Islamist sit-in in Cairo in August 2013.
That summer, security forces descended on supporters of former President Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood, killing some 600 people.
Egypt hands Muslim Brotherhood leader another life sentence
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced five people, including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison on violence-related charges.
It's the latest of several life sentences for Mohammed Badie, who has also been sentenced to death in separate trials since his 2013 arrest. Charges have included inciting violence and planning attacks against the state.
Egypt says wanted ex-minister arrested in Italy released
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Thursday that Italian authorities released a former minister wanted by Cairo on fraud charges after briefly detaining him.
Mohammed Mahsoob was released after the Italians determined he has held Italian citizenship since 2016, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. It added that it will monitor Mahsoob's case through its embassy in Rome.
Yemen officials: Bombing in Aden wounds politician, 3 others
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say a roadside bombing in the southern city of Aden has wounded a prominent politician, his son and two other people.
The officials say the attack took place on Tuesday and targeted Aref Ahmed Ali of the Islah party, which is Yemen's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, in the district of Maala.
They say the wounded have been taken to hospitals for treatment. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to talk to reporters.
Egypt court sentences 75 to death over 2013 sit-in
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday, including top figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, state media reported.
The Cairo Criminal Court referred the sentences to the Grand Mufti — the country's top theological authority — for his non-binding opinion as is the norm in capital cases. Though non-binding, the formality gives a window of opportunity for a judge to reverse an initial sentence.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roseanne Barr will appear on television for the first time since she was fired from ABC and her namesake show was canceled.
Barr will be a guest on the Fox News show "Hannity" on Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT.
ABC canceled its successful reboot of "Roseanne" in May following the star's racist tweet likening former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and a "Planet of the Apes" actor.
Unidentified assailants kill well-known cleric in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say unidentified armed men have killed a Muslim preacher in the southern city of Aden, base of Yemen's internationally recognized government backed by a Saudi-led coalition.
They said on Sunday that the slain Mohammed Ragheb was known to be close to the Islah party, a local affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood group that is allied with Yemen's self-exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
Egyptian court orders release of news editor
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has ordered the release of the editor of an independent news website accused of an array of charges, including membership in the banned Muslim Brotherhood group.
The Giza criminal court said Adel Sabri would be released on bail of 10,000 Egyptian pounds, or about $560. He is expected to leave jail later Monday.
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 14 people, including an adviser to an ousted Islamist president, to life in prison for membership in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
The state-run Al Ahram news website reported on Thursday that out of the 14, eight were sentenced in absentia.
Thursday's verdict by the Cairo Criminal Court included 15-year-sentences that were handed down to six other defendants while one person was sentenced to 10 years. The verdicts can be appealed.
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday postponed until July 28 the verdicts for hundreds of defendants detained for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, including the top leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
Cairo Criminal Court said in a statement the verdicts had to be delayed because the more than 700 defendants could not be brought to court for "security concerns." The court did not elaborate.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sara Gilbert says she's saddened about how "Roseanne" ended, but still supports ABC's decision to cancel the show over Roseanne Barr's racist tweet.
Gilbert said Monday while hosting the CBS daytime show "The Talk" that "Roseanne" ''has always been about diversity, love and inclusion."
The comments expanded on Gilbert's statement last week about the show's cancellation.
ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ following star’s racist tweet
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes."
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said the comment "is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values." Barr apologized and deleted her Monday-night tweet, calling it a "bad joke," but the damage had already been done.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the cancellation of "Roseanne" (all times local):
Roseanne Barr has returned to Twitter and told people not to feel sorry for her while also highlighting supporters' tweets that attacked ABC and others.
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have ordered 20 people be detained for 15 more days pending an investigation, after their arrest for taking part in rare protests against a decision to hike fares on Cairo's subway system.
The Supreme State Security Prosecution said late Monday that the suspects, who were arrested Saturday, are accused of membership in an outlawed group, Egyptian parlance for the Muslim Brotherhood. They also face charges of illegal protesting.
Egypt acquits 2 police officers of killing detained lawyer
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court acquitted on Sunday two police officers who were previously convicted and sentenced to five years over the killing of a detained lawyer.
The verdict by the Cairo Criminal Court overturned the earlier verdict against the officers, who were accused of beating lawyer Karim Hamdi to death in February 2015.
Michigan candidate criticized over anti-Muslim remarks
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican gubernatorial candidate was rebuked by colleagues Thursday for peddling "conspiracy theories" about Muslims on the floor of the Michigan Senate.
Lansing — Michigan Republican governor candidate Pat Colbeck is standing by his unproven claim that Democratic hopeful Abdul El-Sayed's family has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood despite accusations of anti-Muslim bias and disavowals from within his own party.
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced three Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison on terror-related charges.
The Zagazig criminal court, northeast of the capital Cairo, sentenced another 36 defendants to 10 years in prison on similar charges, including rioting, inciting violence against security forces and joining an outlawed group, a reference to the Brotherhood.
Wednesday's verdict can be appealed. The court also acquitted 14 people in the same case.
Egypt prosecutors order 15 days detention for jailed editor
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the editor of an independent news website be detained for 15 days pending an investigation, the latest episode in Egypt's media crackdown.
Court officials said Thursday that Adel Sabri stands accused of membership in the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, publishing false news and managing an unlicensed website.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren't authorized to brief reporters.