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Egypt seals off Cairo's Tahrir Square, thwarting protest

Sep. 27, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces on Friday sealed off Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the so-called Arab Spring uprising in 2011, thwarting a possible protest in the capital against the country's president. The closures came amid a harsh security clampdown following rare demonstrations in...

Egypt says 6 Muslim Brotherhood killed in Cairo shootout

Sep. 24, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces killed six suspected members of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in a shootout in Cairo, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday, amid tight security across the capital following rare anti-government protests over the weekend. The six were killed in a firefight when...

Egypt: Lawyers say police arrested hundreds over protests

Sep. 23, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces rounded up hundreds of people following small but rare anti-government protests, rights lawyers said Monday, as authorities moved to take harsh preventive measures against more unrest. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in several Egyptian cities including the...

Egypt says police kill 9 suspected militants in Cairo

Sep. 18, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday said police have killed nine suspected members of a militant group with links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in two separate Cairo shootouts, while a rights lawyer said prosecutors have ordered a prominent leftist activist to remain in custody pending an...

Egypt sentences 11 Islamist leaders to life for spying

Sep. 11, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 11 Muslim Brotherhood leaders to life in prison on espionage charges for allegedly passing state secrets to the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Among those sentenced in Cairo criminal court was the outlawed Brotherhood's chief, Mohammed Badie. It was the...

Egypt arrests 16 suspected Muslim Brotherhood members

Sep. 10, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says police have arrested 16 suspected Muslim Brotherhood members for allegedly smuggling currency out of the country and plotting militant attacks in Egypt. The Interior Ministry said Tuesday the suspects were collaborating with wanted Brotherhood members in Turkey to help smuggle...

Egypt court sentences 11 Islamists to life for prison breaks

Sep. 7, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 11 people to life in prison — including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie — after a retrial on charges related to mass prison breaks at the height of the 2011 popular uprising. The retrial was related to a case...

Former Egyptian president Morsi's son dies of heart attack

Sep. 5, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Physicians say the youngest son of the late former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has died of a heart attack. They say 25-year-old Abdullah Morsi was driving his car with a friend in Cairo when he suddenly felt weak. He died shortly after arriving in hospital on Wednesday evening. The...