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  • Egypt's president won't 'interfere' in verdict against journalists

    Striking a defiant tone amid a cascade of international criticism, President Abdel Fattah Sisi declared Tuesday that he would not intercede in the case of three journalists forĀ  Al Jazeera who were sentenced a day earlier to lengthy prison terms. The...
  • 'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past

    'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past
    Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is an all-but-forgotten figure in American history. He was, however, responsible for one of the most enduring symbols of the United States: the Statue of Liberty. A Frenchman from Alsace, he conceived, designed, sold and...
  • Zahi Hawass is on the stump again for ancient Egypt's Pharaohs

    For many years, Zahi Hawass has been the living face of ancient Egypt, an ambassador for long-dead Pharaohs who uses his high-wattage personality, telegenic showmanship and knack for wading confidently into controversy to preserve both their star power...
  • Why it's way too soon to give up on the Arab Spring

     Why it's way too soon to give up on the Arab Spring
    Three and a half years ago, the world was riveted by massive crowds of youths mobilizing in Cairo's Tahrir Square to demand an end to Egypt's dreary police state. We watched transfixed as a movement first ignited in Tunisia spread from one part of Egypt...
  • Despite ridicule, Egypt pushes ahead with AIDS, hepatitis 'cure'

    Egypt’s military on Saturday pressed ahead with promotion of a fanciful device it claims can diagnose and cure AIDS and hepatitis, announcing that it would be tested in the next six months on larger numbers of patients in army hospitals. It was...
  • Egypt: Two police brass killed trying to defuse bombs near palace

    A series of bomb blasts near Egypt’s presidential palace killed two senior police officials and injured 10 other people on Monday, officials and media reports said, two days after another deadly explosion struck the capital. The three bombings...
  • Egypt's World Cup dilemma: Pay TV or free Israeli broadcast?

    For World Cup fans in Egypt, it’s a dilemma: Many are torn between their love of soccer and an abiding distaste for Israel. Rather than paying hefty subscriptions to watch the matches on a Qatar-owned sports channel, Egyptian viewers can access...
  • Egyptian official denies torture, says prison is like a hotel

    Despite widespread and consistent accounts of abuses in Egyptian prisons, a senior Interior Ministry official insisted there was no such maltreatment occurring, and likened jailhouse conditions to a hotel stay. Egypt’s penal institutions, together...
  • Egyptian president gears up energy saving effort

    Egyptian president gears up energy saving effort
    In a populist gesture, Egypt's new president, Abdel Fattah Sisi, took to the streets Friday to urge fellow Egyptians to save energy by biking. Sisi, who assumed office on Sunday, participated in an early-morning cycling event on the outskirts of Cairo....
  • Militants' gains in Iraq pose threat of broad regional ramifications

    Militants' gains in Iraq pose threat of broad regional ramifications
    Fallout from the conflict in Iraq has spread to the deserts of North Africa and the shores of the Persian Gulf amid fear of a widening arc of sectarian strife, emboldened Islamist militant movements and a burgeoning exodus of refugees. The Sunni...
  • Egypt announces verdict in Al Jazeera trial will come next week

    After 12 hearings, an Egyptian court said Monday it would hand down a verdict in one week in the case of three journalists for the English-language service of the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera who have been held for almost six months on terror-...