| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 11, 2014
| 9:33 AM
An Egyptian college student carrying a copy of George Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" was arrested in Cairo, raising questions about free speech under the country's government with President Abdel Fattah Sisi.
The student, whose name was...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Despite my best efforts, I can't keep track of everything I want to read. Aside from the obvious weekly and monthly literary magazines and journals, there are others I see inconsistently, but approach with the fervor of a high school sweetheart —...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:43 AM
An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor who was charged with carrying out a female genital mutilation procedure that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl last year.
Dr. Raslan Fadl and the father of the dead girl were the first Egyptians to...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 4:34 AM
An eight-floor residential building collapsed overnight in Cairo, killing at least 18 people and injuring seven others, security sources said on Tuesday, adding that the casualty figure was expected to rise.
Emergency services, soldiers and neighbors...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Two Egyptian army officers were killed in targeted attacks Friday, officials said, even as a government clampdown appeared to have staved off a call by Islamist groups for mass protests, which would have been the first such large-scale street unrest in...