| May 15, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Thin and frail, detained Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah El-Shamy said in a jailhouse video posted Thursday that he holds Egyptian authorities responsible if he dies as a result of a hunger strike.
The footage, which appeared on the website of the Qatar-...
| 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...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:50 AM
An explosion at an election rally for presidential front-runner Abdel Fattah Sisi injured four people, including two policemen, state media reported Sunday. The candidate was not in attendance.
Sisi, who left the military two months ago to run for...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:49 AM
The European Union said Monday it would fully monitor Egypt’s upcoming presidential election, in a reversal of reports that it would play a more limited role.
Over the weekend, news reports from Brussels had suggested that a delay by Egypt in...
| May 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
With Egypt's former defense chief Abdel Fattah Sisi on a glide path to the presidency, virtually every day brings an ominous new sign of what is likely to emerge as the greatest threat to his rule.
And it's not his archenemy, the Muslim Brotherhood....
| May 19, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Egypt's presidential vote next week presents a quandary for both international observer groups and the military-backed interim government.
To Egyptian authorities, the mere presence of prestigious outside observers gives the balloting a much-desired...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Opulent palaces, lavish mansions: For years, Hosni Mubarak and his family enriched themselves at the Egyptian public's expense. Now the fallen dictator and his two sons have been handed prison sentences.
Mubarak and his sons were convicted Wednesday...
| 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,...