A court in Minya, Egypt has handed down death sentences to 529 alleged Islamists. They were accused of killing police and rioting in the wake of the army-backed government's crackdown on Islamist protests last August.
Members of the "Islamic State" (IS) alleged to have been involved in last year's Istanbul airport attack have gone on trial in Turkey. If convicted, they could face a combined record jail sentence.
Egypt has replaced the army chief of staff and several top Interior Ministry security officials. The shakeup appears to be in reaction to a deadly militant attack last week.
The trial of seventeen men accused of being homosexuals has begun in Cairo. The case is part of a wider crackdown on homosexuality in the conservative, Muslim country - where being gay is not expressly outlawed.
French President Emmanuel Macron has disappointed rights activists by refusing to publicly call out visiting Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi for his country's dismal human rights track record.
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