| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:51 AM
MOSCOW -- De facto Egyptian leader Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi on Thursday got an endorsement from Russian President Vladimir Putin for his as-yet undeclared candidacy for president, but there was no immediate indication that a previously discussed...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:35 AM
CAIRO -- An Egyptian employee of the U.S. Embassy has been detained by police since Jan. 25, an embassy spokesman said Wednesday.
The jailed staffer was identified as Ahmed Eleiba. Associates said his work involved monitoring developments concerning...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:01 AM
CAIRO -- In a preview of what will likely be a tumultuous campaign season, a leftist politician's decision to run for president has split members of a youth movement that ignited the demonstrations leading to last year's ouster of Islamist president...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:34 PM
CAIRO -- Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi has become the first candidate to announce his candidacy for president in Egypt's upcoming election.
Sabahi, who ran unsuccessfully for the office in 2012, faces an uphill battle if the nation’s de...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:01 AM
CAIRO -- The retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resumed Saturday, but was briefly interrupted when the toppled leader reported feeling low blood pressure and medics were called in to assist.
Mubarak, along with his two sons, former...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:26 AM
CAIRO -- Deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was back in court again Saturday, on trial for inciting murder.
Morsi, who has been jailed since an army-led coup against him on July 3, faces four separate court proceedings on a number of charges....
| Feb 2, 2014
| 11:24 AM
CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted an Al Jazeera journalist and 61 other people who had been charged with a variety of offenses after being arrested in July during clashes with security forces.
Egypt came under strong criticism from press...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:22 AM
CAIRO -- One of Egypt’s edgier comics is again dancing close to the precipice.
Amid a sweeping crackdown on freedom of expression in Egypt, Bassem Youssef, a political satirist whose brand of humor is often likened to that of Jon Stewart, is...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
All presidents at one time have fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their resumes and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessarily lies anymore -- a reflection of the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:37 PM
The highest court in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday convicted 30 Islamists of establishing an "international branch" of the banned Muslim Brotherhood in the wealthy Persian Gulf federation, a case slammed by rights advocates as politically...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:24 AM
CAIRO -- As Egypt prepares to mark the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, planned remembrances of what seemed a euphoric moment of national unity are instead putting the country’s angry...