Egypt's military rulers have arrested Mohammed Badie, the spiritual guide of the Muslim Brotherhood. He and two associates are to go on trial on Sunday on charges of incitement to murder.
Seventeen people have been sentenced to life for their involvement in deadly unrest when then-General el-Sissi announced his presidential bid. Now Egypt's president, he has warned against challenging his grasp on power.
Prominent Egyptian journalist Wael Abbas has been removed blindfolded from his Cairo home. No reason has been stated by authorities. His presumed arrest follows recent detentions of two other bloggers.
Al-Azhar has opened booths in Cairo metro stations to offer guidance and counter extremism. Egyptians have welcomed the presence of the renowned Sunni Islam institution, though some are uncomfortable, reports Mat Nashed.
Militants in Egypt have killed three police officers and wounded five others in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Cairo. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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