| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:45 AM
CAIRO -- In a surprise move that paves way for army Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi to run in the upcoming presidential election, Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi announced his Cabinet's resignation on Monday.
According to Egyptian regulations,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:10 AM
CAIRO -- A day after the sudden resignation of Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi, Egypt's interim president has named a former housing minister to head a new government.
The new prime minister, Ibrahim Mehlib, is a former construction contractor who was...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I have been working in Egypt on various development projects for more than 15 years now and have been present here for seven to eight months in each of the past three years. I have personally witnessed every significant sociopolitical event here over that...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:46 PM
WASHINGTON — With a Syrian chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,000 civilians, violent crackdowns against protesters in Turkey and Ukraine and a string of anti-gay laws from Russia to Uganda, human rights abuses last year ranked among the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:54 AM
CAIRO — Two police officers on Monday were given 10-year prison terms in the killing of a young Egyptian activist whose gruesome death in 2010 galvanized outrage over police brutality and helped fuel the massive uprising that toppled autocrat...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:21 AM
CAIRO — Authorities detained and then turned away a San Francisco-based political activist after she arrived in Egypt with the intention of traveling to the Gaza Strip, Egyptian officials said Tuesday.
The activist, Medea Benjamin, boarded a...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:25 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi appeared in court on Sunday for the first hearing of the case in which he is accused of spying and conspiring to commit acts of terrorism.
In what prosecutors called "the biggest conspiracy case in Egypt'...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:05 AM
CAIRO -- An Islamist group claimed responsibility for a bus bombing that killed an Egyptian and three South Korean tourists, Egypt's state TV reported Tuesday.
The Al Qaeda-linked group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, or Partisans of Jerusalem, also warned...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:03 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt is set to put 20 journalists, including four foreigners, on trial Thursday on terror-related charges in a case with ominous implications for freedom of expression under the military-backed interim government.
Many rights groups describe...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:48 AM
CAIRO — Twenty journalists, including four foreigners, went on trial Thursday in Egypt on charges of aiding a terrorist organization, but the proceedings were quickly adjourned until March 5.
Only eight of the defendants, including Australian...
| Feb 23, 2014
Three years ago this month, millions of brave Egyptians were celebrating the fall of their brutal, corrupt dictator, Hosni Mubarak. To the American eye, the Arab Spring was even more remarkable than the revolutions that brought down the Soviet empire...