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Hosni Mubarak has appeared in court, three days after being released from prison and placed under house arrest

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Hosni Mubarak has appeared in court, three days after being released from prison and placed under house arrest. The former Egyptian president is facing a retrial on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising. Hosni Mubarak sat in the defendants’ cage along with his two sons, former interior minister, and six security chiefs. Earlier, the separate trial of th...

Mohamed Morsi’s lawyers have walked out of his trial on charges of espionage and conspiring to commit acts of terror

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Mohamed Morsi’s lawyers have walked out of his trial on charges of espionage and conspiring to commit acts of terror. The former Egyptian president’s trial has now been adjourned until February 23. The lawyers withdrew in protest at Mohamed Morsi and other defendants being confined in a soundproofed glass cage. The Islamist former leader is facing four separate trials, three of which have now ope...

Egyptian prosecutors have accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi of leaking state secrets to Iran's Revolutionary Guards

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Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi has been accused by prosecutors of leaking state secrets to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. The claim came during the second hearing of his trial on espionage charges. Prosecutors allege that he and 35 others were involved in a plot to destabilize Egypt. The trial was later adjourned to February 27. The deposed Islamist leader is facing four separate tria...

Mohammed Badie and other Muslim Brotherhood figures are already the subject of arrest warrants in Egypt

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Public prosecutor in Egypt has frozen the assets of 14 Islamist leaders, according to judicial sources. The Muslim Brotherhood head Mohammed Badie and his deputy Khairat al-Shater are reported to be among them. Mohammed Badie and other Muslim Brotherhood figures are already the subject of arrest warrants, while the ousted President Mohamed Morsi remains in custody. On Sunday, army chief Abdel Fat...

At least 12 people have died in Alexandria and three in Cairo in clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi

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At least 12 people have died in Alexandria and three in Cairo in clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, reports say. The violence came after three pro-Morsi demonstrators were killed by security forces in another part of the capital. Troops later restored calm in Cairo, but nationwide violence left some 26 dead and 318 injured, officials said. The army removed...

Egyptians are starting to vote in their first free presidential election, 15 months after ousting Hosni Mubarak in the Arab Spring uprising

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Egyptians are starting to vote in their first free presidential election, 15 months after ousting Hosni Mubarak in the Arab Spring uprising. Fifty million people are eligible to vote, and queues are forming at some polling stations. The military council which assumed presidential power in February 2011 has promised a fair vote and civilian rule. The election pits Islamists against secularists, an...

Egyptians are voting for the second day in the country's first free presidential elections

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Egyptians are voting for the second day in the country’s first free presidential elections – 15 months after Hosni Mubarak was ousted. Queues are being reported at some polling stations. The election pits Islamists against secularists, and revolutionaries against Mubarak-era ministers. In all, 13 candidates are running. The military council which assumed presidential power in February...

The decision by Omar Suleiman to stand for the presidency sparked major protests in Cairo on Friday

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Ten candidates from the Egyptian presidential poll, including former spy chief Omar Suleiman and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat al-Shater, have been barred by election officials. Ultra orthodox Salafi Sheikh Hazem Salah Abu Ismail has also been banned. No reason was given by officials, who said the banned candidates had 48 hours to appeal. Thirteen candidates remain. Elections are due to...