| May 27, 2014
| 2:03 PM
For months, Egypt’s military-backed interim government has systematically worked to silence political opponents. That silence, it seemed, took an eloquent turn Tuesday.
By staying away from the polls in the first presidential election since...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Egyptian authorities abruptly extended the country's presidential election into a third day of voting amid reports of turnout apparently too low to give former military chief Abdel Fattah Sisi the broad mandate he seeks.
Tuesday's announcement, hours...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Egypt’s election went into overtime on Wednesday as the government sought to drum up more votes for former military chief Abdel Fattah Sisi, but turnout again appeared lackluster on the hastily added third day of polling.
Preliminary results early...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:27 AM
Victory celebrations erupted Thursday among backers of Abdel Fattah Sisi, who won election as Egypt’s next president by a massive margin, according to tallies reported by official media and released by his campaign.
But the landslide win -- with...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 11:26 AM
The Egyptian stock market fell precipitously Sunday as traders reacted to controversy surrounding last week's presidential vote and a newly proposed capital gains tax.
The securities benchmark, known as EGX30, fell 5.7%, prompting the stock exchange...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:47 AM
CAIRO – Video evidence submitted Thursday by Egyptian prosecutors at the trial for Al Jazeera journalists on terrorism-related charges left the defendants and their lawyers baffled and was rejected by the judge.
Australian correspondent Peter...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Al Jazeera Media Network has filed a $150 million compensation claim against Egypt on the grounds that a crackdown by the country's military-backed government has damaged its investments there since July 2013.
The Qatari-owned broadcaster, its...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Egyptian presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi vowed Wednesday that if his long-shot bid for office succeeds he will abolish a law criminalizing unauthorized demonstrations.
Speaking at a news conference, the liberal politician who is an underdog...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:17 AM
A soldier and a police officer were killed and more than a dozen people were injured as Egypt was rocked by three explosions Friday, raising fear of an increase in violence before the presidential election this month.
Two of the attacks were suicide...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:52 AM
The Muslim Brotherhood can look for no handouts from Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man expected to be Egypt’s next president. Nor, apparently, can secular opponents of the government.
In the first televised question-and-answer session of his campaign,...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:14 AM
A major youth movement that was banned last month by an Egyptian court declared Wednesday it would boycott this month’s presidential vote.
The announcement by the April 6 movement added to a chorus of complaints from critics who say the election,...