| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi celebrated his recent return from the U.S. by imprisoning prominent opposition blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah for participating in a peaceful demonstration. Historically, Washington's renewed pledges of massive military aid have...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:52 PM
To the editor: Yes, Egypt is an important ally and deserves some financial support. But Ahmed H. Zewail's attempt to minimize Egypt's human rights problems is not persuasive. ("Don't cut aid to Egypt: The hopeful case for supporting Egyptian President...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 1:52 PM
More than 200 people attended a recent solidarity service for persecuted Christians in the Middle East at Temple Beth El in Hollywood. The Jewish Federation of Broward County, the Broward Pastors' Network, and Temple Beth El co-sponsored this service....
| Nov 1, 2014
| 11:08 AM
In Egypt, it isn’t a crime to be homosexual – at least in theory. But a high-profile court case, resulting in three-year prison terms handed down to Saturday to eight defendants for “inciting debauchery,” pointed up the...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Archive photos show an indomitable-looking young woman in flight goggles and an old-style leather helmet, ready to take to the cockpit of a 1930s-era prop plane.
On Wednesday, pioneering Egyptian aviatrix Lotfia Nady was commemorated on what would...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Egyptian filmmaker Amr Waked is Egypt's biggest international star, seen most recently in Luc Besson's "Lucy." At the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Waked is wearing two hats: he is the producer of director Ibrahim El Batout's "El Ott," an organ-trafficking...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations was the guest speaker at the Jewish Federation of Broward County's Major Gifts and Legacy Society Gala.
Dan Gillerman, who served as Israeli ambassador to the UN from 2003-08, briefed the gala...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi moved Monday to expand the scope of military trials for civilians – tribunals of a type that were a hot-button issue during the uprising that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak more than three years ago.
| Oct 26, 2014
| 10:45 AM
In the latest blow to freedom of expression and assembly in Egypt, a Cairo court on Sunday sentenced nearly two dozen secular activists to three-year prison terms for violating a law that essentially bans street protests.
The 23 who were sentenced in...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 11:57 AM
In remarks that could presage a fresh crackdown on Islamist opponents of the Egyptian government, President Abdel Fattah Sisi vowed Saturday to punish those responsible for attacks that killed 31 soldiers in the restive Sinai peninsula.
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Suspected Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday staged the deadliest attack of the year in the volatile desert region, killing at least 25 people at a military checkpoint, Egyptian state television said.
Those killed in what appeared to be...