Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has won a second, four-year term in office, with more than 97% of the vote in last week's election, according to official results announced on Monday by the election commission, which put turnout at 41.05%.
Egypt’s military has arrested former military chief of staff and presidential hopeful Sami Annan, levelling an array of serious allegations against him in what appears to be a calculated move by the armed forces and the incumbent to push him out of the race.
The gunman who opened fire outside an Egyptian church and a nearby store owned by a Coptic Christian, killing at least nine people, walked along the street unchallenged for nearly 10 minutes, video clips circulating on social media show.
Militants attacked a mosque with explosives and gunfire during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 200 people in the deadliest attack on Egyptian civilians by Islamic extremists.
Masoud, an Egyptian dentist, kissed his wife and two kids goodbye nine months ago with the intention of a short stay in Ireland to complete exams. He is still in Cork after a threat of arrest for his peaceful activism was issued by Egyptian authorities and has never met his youngest daughter. He fears for his life should he return home. He spoke toabout his experience.
Even in an age almost inured to the savagery of terrorists or dictators who use chemical weapons against their citizens, the Palm Sunday attacks on two Coptic churches in Egypt, that left 44 people dead and scores more injured, seem exceptional.