Latest Muslim Brotherhood News

Egypt says after bus attack, 12 militants killed in Cairo

May. 20, 2019 4:51 AM EDT

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 struck a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17. The Interior Ministry says seven of the...

Group says arrests raise fears of fresh crackdown in Egypt

May. 18, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

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. Amnesty International said late Friday that Egyptian prosecutors ordered this week Haitham Mohammdeen and Mustafa Maher to remain...

Egypt's president pardons 560, including prominent columnist

May. 17, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

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 Thursday, coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when authorities traditionally release detainees as a goodwill...

Muslim society: 'Disturbing' video of children wasn't vetted

May. 5, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

A video showing children speaking in Arabic about sacrifice and chopping off heads wasn't vetted before being posted on the Facebook page for the Muslim American Society's Philadelphia chapter, and it does not represent their values, the executive director of the national group said Sunday. Executive Director...

US weighs designating Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Apr. 30, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

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 Tuesday. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump was consulting with his advisers and leaders in the region...

Islamist financier, 6 others get life sentences in Egypt

Apr. 30, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

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. The Supreme State Security Emergency Court sentenced three others to 10 years, while acquitting 14. The verdicts can be...

Key events in Egypt since the 2011 pro-democracy uprising

Apr. 20, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

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 el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030. ___ Feb. 11, 2011: Autocrat Hosni Mubarak steps down after 18 days of...

Egypt court sentences Islamists to 5 years in prison

Apr. 16, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 36 people convicted of joining the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organization to five years in prison. The Alexandria criminal court on Tuesday also sentenced the defendants to five years of probation. They were arrested in Alexandria in 2017. The sentences can be...

Egypt sentences dozens to prison on terror charges

Apr. 2, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

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 the defendants to 15 years in prison and 43 others to 10 years. Another 22 were sentenced to three to seven years,...

Family asks Australian gov't to help man leave Egypt

Apr. 2, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

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 country. Brisbane resident Hazem Hamouda was arrested in Cairo in January 2018 after arriving there with his family for a holiday....