The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a security checkpoint near St. Catherine Monastery in South Sinai that occurred late Tuesday night.
The National Security Prosecution decided on Sunday to detain three suspects for 15 days pending investigations on accusations of involvement in the Palm Sunday terrorist attacks on two churches in Tanta and Alexandria, which killed at least 45.
Police forces announced Sunday the arrest of 13 alleged militants on two separate farms in Beheira and Alexandria. The suspects reportedly possessed large amounts of weapons and explosives.
Clashes erupted in the city of Rafah, North Sinai on Sunday between younger members of the prominent al-Tarbiyeen tribe and militants from the Islamic State-affiliated group Sinai Province.
A high-level security source at the Interior Ministry said on Saturday that preparations have been stepped up within all sectors of the ministry to secure the celebrations of Coptic Christians on Easter, pointing to imposing an exclusion zone of 400 meters around every church.
Human Rights Watch is urging Egyptian authorities to disclose information relating to the whereabouts of four Palestinian men affiliated with neighbouring Gaza’s governing authority Hamas.
A 19-year-old prisoner in Egypt’s Borg al-Arab prison died from a brain tumour on Thursday after authorities refused to release him for medical treatment.
A group of residents from Koum al-Loufy, Minya, threw stones at Coptic Christians after Maundy Thursday prayers, an eyewitness told Mada Masr on Friday.
The Interior Ministry issued a statement on Thursday evening announcing the identity of the suicide bomber in the Tanta church blast. The statement said that three other suspects were arrested over the incident.
An Egyptian court has sentenced former interior minister Habib el-Adly, who served under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, to seven years in jail for corruption.