| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:51 AM
CAIRO -- Leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi on Sunday bemoaned what he called Egyptian media's "blatant" backing for his prime opponent, former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi.
Sabahi is facing an uphill challenge against Sisi, who gained...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:14 AM
CAIRO — An Egyptian court convened another mass trial Tuesday with more than 680 defendants, a day after being vehemently denounced by human rights groups and legal organizations for simultaneously condemning 529 others to death.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:33 PM
CAIRO -- Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi stepped down Wednesday as Egypt's defense minister and declared his candidacy for president.
Appearing on nationwide television for what he said would be the last time in military uniform, Sisi called for...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:46 PM
CAIRO — Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints.
After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:08 PM
ROME — After spending four days in Europe dealing with the crisis over Russia's annexation of Crimea, President Obama now turns to a diplomatic challenge of another sort: trying to smooth relations with Saudi Arabia without making the longtime U.S....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:35 AM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama jetted across the Mediterranean Sea on Friday on a diplomatic mission to try to bridge the gaps between the U.S. and its longtime ally, Saudi Arabia.
Obama landed in the capital, arriving from Rome where he capped...
| Mar 31, 2014
If there were any doubt that Egypt's fragile transition to democracy is being undermined by powerful forces bent on re-establishing the authoritarian rule of former military strongman Hosni Mubarak before his ouster in 2011, two incidents last week show...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 9:03 AM
CAIRO — Egypt's election commission said Sunday that the first round of voting for a new president would be held May 26 and 27 and that any runoff would conclude within a month of that.
Originally, the polling was to have taken place by mid-April....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:46 AM
LONDON -- The British government has launched a review of the Muslim Brotherhood amid reports that members of the Islamist group fled to the country after Egypt’s crackdown in order to plot strategy and possibly plan terrorist attacks, officials...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:43 AM
CAIRO — In the latest sign of Egypt’s growing volatility, a series of blasts went off outside Cairo University on Wednesday, killing a police brigadier general and injuring at least seven people, officials and state media reported.
| Mar 15, 2014
| 5:29 AM
CAIRO -- Assailants targeted a checkpoint in a northern suburb of Cairo just after Saturday’s dawn prayers, killing at least five soldiers in what the government denounced as a “cowardly terrorist act.”
Armed forces spokesman Col....