An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for murder and other offences on Monday, in a sharp escalation of a crackdown on the movement.
Family members stood outside the courthouse screami
Saudi Arabia has clarified that it would not stop members of the Muslim Brotherhood — listed as a terrorist organisations in the kingdom — from coming to perform Haj and Umrah, said a report.
“We have got special
Saudi Arabia's fierce campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood, already on the run in its Egyptian birthplace, has divided a Gulf bloc, causing discomfort in some member states where the Islamist group is embedded in daily politics.
Egypt has accused the Muslim Brotherhood of creating a military wing to attack security forces, a move likely to increase pressure on the group already facing a massive crackdown.
The Interior Ministry's spokesman appeared on
Egypt has seen state violence on an "unprecedented scale" since the army overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last July following mass protests again his rule, Amnesty International said in a report on Thursday.
Egyptians voted for the first time since the military ousted president Mohamed Mursi on Tuesday in a constitutional referendum that may set the stage for a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
In a reminder
Egypt's foreign ministry summoned Qatar's ambassador on Saturday to complain about interference in its internal affairs after Doha criticised Cairo's crackdown on the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.
The formerly close Qat
Egypt stepped up pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood a day after declaring it a terrorist group, using the new classification to detain dozens of its supporters, while one person died in street clashes in Cairo ignited by political tension.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood failed in an attempt on Wednesday to overturn a court ruling banning it, the state news agency said, another blow to the debilitated Islamist movement.
A court in September outlawed the Brotherhood a
Egypt's ousted president, Mohamed Mursi, goes on trial on Monday under a security crackdown that has devastated his Muslim Brotherhood movement and raised concerns that the army-backed government is reimposing a police state.