| 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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:20 PM
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....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:04 PM
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.
| Jun 16, 2014
| 12:09 PM
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-...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:46 AM
An Egyptian court Wednesday handed down yet another multiple death sentence, issuing a capital verdict for a dozen Islamist defendants accused in the death of a senior police officer last year.
The condemned men, held in a caged dock as is the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The Middle East and Africa are a complex matrix of religious cultural, racial, ethnic, clan and tribal dynamics that have developed over 1,000 years of conflict. Scott Anderson wrote in his new book, "Lawrence in Arabia," that the first inept U.S....
| Jun 21, 2014
| 11:34 AM
An Egyptian court Saturday upheld its death sentences for 183 defendants, including the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, while reversing the convictions of nearly 500 other previously condemned men. The latest verdict can still be appealed to a...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The meeting lasted all of half an hour, and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah did not even leave his plane, parked on the tarmac at Cairo's international airport.
But the brief encounter Friday night between the Saudi monarch and Egypt's newly inaugurated...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 2:54 PM
It was a fine line to walk: urging greater respect for human rights in repression-haunted Egypt while seeking to solidify ties with an important Mideast ally as the region grimly battens down amid a time of tumult.
Sunday’s hours-long visit to...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Egyptian TV comic Bassem Youssef, known as the Jon Stewart of the Arab world, has announced the cancellation of his hugely popular political satire show "Al-Bernameg" (The Program).
According to Youssef the show has been pulled due to pressure on...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Top Arab satcaster MBC on Tuesday vowed that Egyptian TV comic Bassem Youssef will be back on the air in Egypt "soon," though not necessarily with his political satire show "Al-Bernameg" (The Program) which has been pulled amid mounting pressure in a...