Egypt's Foreign Ministry has hit back at Turkish criticism of mass death sentences ruled by an Egyptian court against 183 people for engaging in deadly violence two years ago.
In a statement headlined "Egypt denounces Turkish nonsense," the ministry said yesterday that the Turkish Foreign Ministry had not "considered the feelings of the martyrs' families and their right to justice."
Militants fired a barrage of rockets and set off a car bomb Jan. 29 killing at least 26 people, mostly soldiers, in Egypt's North Sinai province, where security forces are battling a raging Islamist insurgency.
The deadly assaults were swiftly claimed by the Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State group that has captured chunks of territory in Syria and Iraq.
The sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were released from prison on Jan. 26, prison officials said, a day after the violent anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled the autocrat.
An Egyptian court last week ordered the release of Alaa and Gamal Mubarak pending their retrial in a corruption case.
Yasmine Mahmoud cuts a defiant figure as she weaves her bicycle through the chaotic streets of Cairo, a place where few women dare to pedal.
Every day, like for the past four years, she takes her bicycle from her 10th floor apartment and rides through the Egyptian capital, to the astonishment of bystanders.