| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:08 PM
After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal. But will the agreement, whose parameters are not...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:28 AM
A leading international human rights group asserted Tuesday that Egyptian authorities likely committed crimes against humanity in the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators last August, most of them supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:29 PM
For many Egyptians, Thursday marked the start of a searing anniversary.
At least three people were killed and more than 100 arrested in confrontations between protesters and Egyptian security forces on the first anniversary of the bloody dispersal of...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:15 PM
In the wake of any ugly conflict, the question of who won can seem beside the point. Still, as fighting in the Gaza Strip gave way to a truce on Tuesday, Israel and Hamas both were quick to claim victory.
And it was left to those who took the pounding...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Nine people, including a police officer, four police conscripts and four militants were killed in attacks on a highway near the Mediterranean coast late Tuesday, officials said.
Gunmen attacked a checkpoint around El Dabaa, about 180 miles northwest...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 1:35 PM
One of Egypt’s best-known pro-democracy activists was freed from prison on bail Monday, but faces retrial for violating an anti-protest law.
Alaa Abdel Fattah, wan and worn after a prolonged hunger strike, was welcomed by friends and supporters as...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:49 AM
Six policemen were killed Tuesday when a bomb blast tore through their armored vehicle in the Sinai Peninsula, security officials said. It was the second such deadly attack this month.
Egyptian security forces have recently stepped up their offensive...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:35 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Here's the nightmare scenario that kept Obama administration officials awake at night this summer as they watched the black-masked guerrillas of Islamic State sweep across Iraq: First, the insurgents could invade Baghdad, toppling Iraq's government and...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:30 AM
At least seven officials and clerics associated with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood are leaving Qatar, members of the group said Saturday, in a move that could mark an easing of a bitter regional quarrel over the Persian Gulf monarchy’s sheltering...
| Aug 31, 2013
Re "The limits of democracy," Opinion, Aug. 27
Tsvi Bisk castigates those "preoccupied" with the concept of democracy in Egypt. His analysis is based on three mistaken assumptions.
First, Bisk says we should focus on "constitutionalism" rather than...