| 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 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 23, 2014
| 9:35 AM
An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced three journalists for the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera to between seven and 10 years in prison on terrorism-related charges, stunning their supporters and raising an immediate outcry from human rights...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The introduction of a system for mass surveillance of social media in Egypt has triggered fresh accusations that authorities seek to suppress freedoms, although Interior Ministry officials insist it is primarily designed to fight terrorism.
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:46 PM
In another sign of the silencing of dissent in Egypt, a popular political satirist, Bassem Youssef, announced Monday that his weekly television show had come to an end.
Speculation had grown about the fate of the prime-time show, “The Program"...
| 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...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:15 PM
An Egyptian teenager accused of illegally protesting his country's government has defected to the United States after attending an international science fair for high school students in Los Angeles.
Abdullah Assem, 17, decided not to board a Cairo-bound...
| May 25, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Hatem Zaghloul is just 17 and sentenced to die, one of 529 defendants an Egyptian judge condemned en masse two months ago in the killing of a single policeman, a case that has stirred disbelief and dismay both at home and abroad. Now his fearful father,...
| 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,...