| Mar 29, 2015
| 9:29 AM
Egypt's top prosecutor on Sunday named 18 Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group's leader and his deputy, as terrorists in the first implementation of an anti-terror law passed earlier this year.
In a statement, chief prosecutor Hisham Barakat...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:10 AM
If it were up to Zahi Hawass, international boots would be on the ground in Iraq, assigned to guard or rescue winged divinities and other relics of ancient Sumeria, Assyria and Babylon that have fallen in harm's way because of the religious fanaticism...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 8:11 AM
Egypt on Friday opened an international investors’ conference that it hopes will drum up billions of dollars in business and help revive an economy that has been in dire straits for the last four years of political turmoil.
| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:06 AM
Egypt’s interior minister, who presided over a police force and other security agencies that have often been accused of brutality and rights violations, lost his job in a Cabinet shuffle on Thursday.
But President Abdel Fattah Sisi’s removal...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 7:53 PM
Facing sustained international criticism over its human rights record, Egypt on Sunday freed Peter Greste, an Australian correspondent for Al Jazeera, who was one of three journalists for the Qatar-based broadcaster jailed more than a year ago on...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:42 PM
At least 20 people were killed Thursday in militant attacks on numerous army and police locations in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, authorities said.
The attacks, which included mortar rounds fired at the headquarters of the security directorate in the...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 1:30 PM
An Egyptian court on Tuesday turned down an appeal by three well-known activists facing three years in prison after being convicted of organizing an unauthorized protest and assaulting security personnel.
Ahmed Maher, founder of the April 6 Youth...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 2:15 PM
Demonstrations marking the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising were marred by bombings and clashes with authorities that saw at least 18 people killed and 50 injured, most of them in northern sections of Cairo.
The deadliest violence Sunday took...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 8:46 AM
Egypt’s parliamentary elections, already behind schedule, face new delays after a court ruled Sunday that portions of the election law are unconstitutional.
The voting had been set to start March 21 and continue into the following month. The...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 9:15 AM
Widening a 20-month-old campaign against Islamist groups, an Egyptian court on Saturday declared Hamas a terrorist organization.
Hamas denounced the ruling, which appeared a death knell to Egypt’s already-stalled efforts to mediate a long-term...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 8:40 AM
Has the Islamic State struck back?
A string of bombings in a town in eastern Libya killed about 40 people and injured scores Friday, officials and news reports said. The speaker of Libya’s parliament blamed militants of Islamic State for the...