A previously unknown militant group with links to al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack in Egypt's Western Desert that killed at least 16 policemen two weeks ago, announcing the start of a holy war against the Egyptian state.
Egypt's air force killed a large number of militants responsible for a deadly attack on a police convoy 10 days ago, the military said on Tuesday following an air raid on the militant's base.
Egyptian security forces have killed 12 armed militants in the country's western desert, in an operation carried out after a deadly attack on a police convoy last week, MENA state news agency said on Friday.
An Irish citizen of Egyptian background who was detained in Egypt for four years on accusations of taking part in clashes with police flew home to an emotional family reunion at Dublin airport on Tuesday.
Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri held bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the General Assembly Meeting of the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI).
Under the agreement, the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority is to resume full control of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip by December 1, according to a statement from Egypt's government.
Egypt's security forces killed 10 suspected militants on Sunday in a shootout during a raid on two apartments in central Cairo, two security sources said.
Egypt has failed to meet basic rules of international human rights law as widespread arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and torture against dissidents have become common since 2013, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in a new report.