| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:09 PM
CAIRO – Three veteran activists of Egypt’s 2011 revolution told a court Monday that they were suffering abuse at the hands of their jailers and that they were even beaten up by the prison guards bringing them to court.
The allegations by the...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 5:29 AM
CAIRO -- Assailants targeted a checkpoint in a northern suburb of Cairo just after Saturday’s dawn prayers, killing at least five soldiers in what the government denounced as a “cowardly terrorist act.”
Armed forces spokesman Col....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:00 PM
CAIRO – A police commander was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison in connection with the deaths of 37 protesters who suffocated in a police van in the chaotic weeks after Egypt’s military-backed interim government took power.
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:38 AM
CAIRO — It’s not as if Egypt's presidential race is a crowded one. But firebrand pro-army lawyer Mortada Mansour, who declared his candidacy over the weekend, is denying — vehemently — that he is only running in order to stage...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:39 AM
CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group’s criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws.
The measures, which have yet to be signed into law by interim President Adly Mansour, so sweepingly define...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:51 AM
CAIRO -- Leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi on Sunday bemoaned what he called Egyptian media's "blatant" backing for his prime opponent, former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi.
Sabahi is facing an uphill challenge against Sisi, who gained...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:11 AM
CAIRO – A liberal Egyptian political party said Wednesday it is endorsing leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi in his race against the overwhelming favorite, former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi.
The endorsement shows the Constitution...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 8:53 AM
CAIRO — An Egyptian lawyer and TV personality who declared days ago that he was running for president pulled out of the race Saturday, and state media quoted him as saying he had received a sign from God that victory belonged to former army chief...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
DEYARB BOQTARES, Egypt — By all accounts, Soheir Bataa was a bright and lively girl. At 13, she was diligent in her schoolwork, with her math teacher recalling an eager pupil. On her run-down street in this Nile Delta village, she could often be...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:32 PM
WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday that he is certifying to Congress that Egypt deserves a resumption of some U.S. military aid, even though he couldn’t vouch that the military-backed government is moving toward a...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:45 AM
CAIRO -- In the latest strike by suspected militants against a senior Egyptian security official, a police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb planted under his car, state media reported.
The attack in a western suburb of Cairo again...