| Jan 18, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Not so long ago, this time of year would have brought the echo of songs and chants to the winding streets of this somnolent village in Egypt's Nile Delta — joyous celebrations honoring a 19th century Jewish sage.
In its heyday, the festival drew...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:46 AM
Egypt has embarked on a significant widening of its buffer zone with the Gaza Strip, amid indications from the provincial governor that the entire border town of Rafah will eventually be razed and relocated.
The Egyptian government has expressed...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 2:31 AM
Egypt’s highest court on Thursday ordered a retrial for three journalists who were convicted last year on terror-related charges and given long prison sentences, but did not order the release of the men, who have already spent more than a year...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:45 PM
An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday upheld the conviction of eight men convicted last month of "debauchery" amid an increasingly harsh government campaign against homosexuality, though the court reduced the men's three-year prison terms to one year,...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
During the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Ramy Essam sang to hundreds of thousands of demonstrators each day. Now, he is playing far smaller venues in North America.
Ramy Essam stood in front of a painting depicting the early days of the 2011 Egyptian...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 9:45 AM
A well-known American scholar and former diplomat who has been a vocal critic of Egypt’s authoritarian government said Saturday she had been turned away at Cairo’s international airport – the latest instance of an academic running...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:52 AM
The British Embassy in Cairo reopened Tuesday, nine days after shutting down over security concerns, but officials gave no immediate details about the nature of the threat that prompted the closure.
In a statement posted on its website and emailed to...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Two Egyptian army officers were killed in targeted attacks Friday, officials said, even as a government clampdown appeared to have staved off a call by Islamist groups for mass protests, which would have been the first such large-scale street unrest in...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Three people including an army general were killed and at least 28 wounded on Friday in militant attacks, some claimed by a group loyal to Islamic State, and clashes at Islamist protests around Egypt, security sources and health officials said.
| Nov 29, 2014
| 9:38 PM
On Saturday, Hosni Mubarak, frail but still defiant at 86, permitted himself a small, tight smile of satisfaction as a Cairo judge pronounced invalid, on largely technical grounds, the charges that he had been complicit in the killings of hundreds of...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 9:16 PM
In February 2011, delirious and near-disbelieving Egyptians in the capital’s Tahrir Square danced and sang as they welcomed the fall of a dictator who had maintained iron control of this ancient land for the entire life span of many in the crowd....