Nadia Saleh, former deputy governor of Beheira province, has been named among President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's new intake of cabinet ministers and governors.
An Egyptian man arrested after attacking soldiers outside the Louvre museum in Paris last week said he only wanted to damage paintings and "avenge" the Syrian people.
Egyptian authorities have carried out a death sentence issued against IS militant Adel Habara, who was convicted of an attack on security forces in 2013.
Egyptian police arrested on Thursday the son of ousted Islamist President Mohammad Morsi at his home on charges linked to the Rabaa protest against his father's overthrow.
The two libraries, located in the city of Zagazig, were founded by the head of a human rights organisation.
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The Sisi administration has led a crackdown on civil liberties in Egypt, that has also seen numerous NGOs forcibly closed this year, according to rights groups.
A young student was shot dead by the Egyptian military as she traveled on a road between Cairo and Alexandria
An Egyptian court has upheld life sentences against the top leader of the country's now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 36 others.
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