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  • Egypt soccer violence that killed 20 revives scrutiny of police

    Egypt soccer violence that killed 20 revives scrutiny of police
    The killing of more than 20 soccer fans outside a Cairo stadium in a melee with security forces has revived scrutiny of police tactics in Egypt less than a month after a woman was shot dead during the dispersal of a peaceful protest marking the...
  • Officials: 25 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot

    Officials: 25 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot
    A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 25 people, authorities said. The riot, only three years after similar violence killed 74 people, began ahead...
  • Egypt soccer riot leaves at least 22 dead

    In an eerie replay of even more lethal violence three years ago, an outbreak of soccer-related fighting Sunday evening left at least 22 people dead outside a stadium near the Egyptian capital, authorities said, with the toll expected to rise. Though the...
  • Two sons of ousted Egyptian leader Mubarak freed from custody

    Two sons of ousted Egyptian leader Mubarak freed from custody
    The sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from custody Friday, two days before the fourth anniversary of an uprising that ended their father's rule and led to their imprisonment. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak were freed early in the day...
  • Egyptian court acquits 26 men charged in 'debauchery' case

    An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men on charges of “debauchery” -- a term commonly used here as code for homosexual acts -- but only after they had endured public humiliation, weeks in jail and, in at least three cases, apparent sexual...
  • Egypt appeals court convicts two in female genital excision

    Egypt appeals court convicts two in female genital excision
    Two months after being exonerated, a doctor and a father were both found guilty by an Egyptian appeals court Monday in the death of a girl who underwent female genital excision. It was the first conviction for such a case in Egypt since the widespread...
  • Egyptian court sentences 230 people en masse to life in prison

    Egyptian court sentences 230 people en masse to life in prison
    In the second harsh verdict this week to arise from a mass tribunal, a Cairo court Wednesday sentenced a prominent rights activist and 229 others to life in prison. The sentences, which can be appealed, are by far the longest jail terms handed down to...
  • Jordan's fellow Arab states react in anger to killing of pilot

    A Jordanian pilot’s brutal immolation at the hands of the militants of Islamic State drew condemnation from across the Arab world, but the grim outcome of his capture was already testing the will of regional allies taking part in the U.S.-led air...
  • Egypt court upholds mass death sentence for 183, drawing criticism

    Egypt court upholds mass death sentence for 183, drawing criticism
    Reaffirming a judicial practice that has come under strong international criticism, an Egyptian criminal court Monday backed a mass death sentence previously handed down to 183 people accused in a deadly attack on a police post. Mass tribunals and...
  • Freed journalist Peter Greste feels 'incredible angst' over imprisoned colleagues

    Freed journalist Peter Greste feels 'incredible angst' over imprisoned colleagues
    Peter Greste, an Australian journalist who was freed over the weekend after more than a year in an Egyptian prison, said Monday he's overwhelmed by "incredible angst" over two of his colleagues who remain jailed.  "Amidst all this relief, I still feel a...
  • Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste freed by Egypt; 2 others still held

    Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste freed by Egypt; 2 others still held
    Facing sustained international criticism over its human rights record, Egypt on Sunday freed Peter Greste, an Australian correspondent for Al Jazeera, who was one of three journalists for the Qatar-based broadcaster jailed more than a year ago on...