Amina Ismail

Mursi's death in Cairo prison raises fears for other inmates

27 Jun 2019

CAIRO The children of high-profile Egyptian Islamists detained in the same prison as former President Mohamed Mursi before his sudden death last week say they fear for their parents' health.

Egypt detains prominent opposition leader over alleged anti-government plot

26 Jun 2019

CAIRO Egypt detained a leading opposition figure and allies on Tuesday on charges of plotting to bring down the government, but opposition groups said the arrests aimed to stymie their preparations for parliamentary elections next year.

Egyptian ex-president Mursi buried in Cairo as Islamists mourn

19 Jun 2019

CAIRO Modern Egypt's first democratically elected leader, Mohamed Mursi, was buried in a small family ceremony on Tuesday, a day after suffering a fatal heart attack in court at a Cairo prison, his sons said. | Video

Lebanese veterans blockade central bank to protest draft state budget

13 May 2019

BEIRUT Retired Lebanese soldiers blockaded the central bank on Monday to warn the government against curbing their benefits in an escalation of protests against plans to cut state spending.

Doctors go underground as Syrian government attacks rebel northwest

08 May 2019

BEIRUT In part of northern Syria's last rebel enclave, doctors have pulled back into cave shelters to treat the wounded and protect their patients from a government offensive that has hit health centers and hospitals.

Opponents say Egypt's constitutional changes will cement 'absolute rule'

28 Mar 2019

CAIRO A coalition of Egyptian opposition parties said constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034 would pave the way for years of "absolute individual rule" and is urging Egyptians to vote against them.

Egyptian military court upholds jail sentence of former anti-graft chief - lawyer

03 Mar 2019

CAIRO An Egyptian military court has rejected an appeal by a former anti-corruption chief and opposition figure against his five-year prison sentence for spreading false news harmful to the military, his lawyer said on Sunday.

Egypt executes nine over public prosecutor's killing

20 Feb 2019

CAIRO Egyptian authorities executed nine men convicted over the 2015 killing of the country's chief prosecutor on Wednesday amid a surge in the number of death sentences carried out this month, lawyers, activists and officials said.

Constitutional proposals could allow Sisi to stay in power till 2034: document

04 Feb 2019

CAIRO Constitutional amendments proposed by Egyptian lawmakers would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power for up to 12 years beyond his current term and boost his control of the judiciary, according to a draft seen by Reuters.

Bomb kills three Vietnamese tourists, Egyptian guide near pyramids - officials

29 Dec 2018

CAIRO Three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian guide were killed and at least 10 others injured when a roadside bomb blast hit their tour bus on Friday less than 4 km (2.5 miles) from Egypt's world-famous Giza pyramids, authorities said.

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