| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Striking a defiant tone amid a cascade of international criticism, President Abdel Fattah Sisi declared Tuesday that he would not intercede in the case of three journalists for Al Jazeera who were sentenced a day earlier to lengthy prison terms.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
A Cairo court on Monday convicted three Al Jazeera English journalists on charges of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood in the ruling of a closely watched case discussed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday during his state visit with new...
| 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 7, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Ten supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were simultaneously sentenced to death on Saturday in the latest mass capital verdict by an Egyptian criminal court -- a judicial practice that has drawn increasing international criticism.
Human rights groups,...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
To the volley of a 21-gun salute, Egypt’s new president, Abdel Fattah Sisi, was inaugurated Sunday in a day of triumphal ceremonies, formally assuming leadership of a nation plagued by political turmoil and economic woes.
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:05 AM
A criminal court on Wednesday handed down a 15-year jail term for a leading figure in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak in connection with a protest last year against the military-backed government. It was the first such verdict under new Egyptian...
| 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 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.
| 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,...