| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:00 AM
A Cairo judge Thursday ordered the release on bail of two journalists for Al Jazeera English at the start of their retrial on terrorism-related charges.
Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have spent more than 13 months in jail. Their Australian colleague,...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:33 AM
The killing of more than 20 soccer fans outside a Cairo stadium in a melee with security forces has revived scrutiny of police tactics in Egypt less than a month after a woman was shot dead during the dispersal of a peaceful protest marking the...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 1:56 PM
A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 25 people, authorities said.
The riot, only three years after similar violence killed 74 people, began ahead...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 6:11 PM
The horror in Libya could have come from a Hieronymus Bosch painting of hell: 21 knife-wielding figures hacking the heads off 21 young men in orange jumpsuits along the shoreline, blood staining the surf red. But this was no imagined scene — it...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 3:06 PM
In an eerie replay of even more lethal violence three years ago, an outbreak of soccer-related fighting Sunday evening left at least 22 people dead outside a stadium near the Egyptian capital, authorities said, with the toll expected to rise.
| Feb 28, 2015
| 9:15 AM
Widening a 20-month-old campaign against Islamist groups, an Egyptian court on Saturday declared Hamas a terrorist organization.
Hamas denounced the ruling, which appeared a death knell to Egypt’s already-stalled efforts to mediate a long-term...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 1:11 PM
The worshipers pumped their fists to the rhythm of the chant, the younger ones among them, including children, whipping their arms high above their heads.
“God is great!” came the refrain. “Death to America! Death to Israel! A curse...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 6:00 AM
The gruesome killing of a Jordanian pilot at the hands of Islamic State militants has unleashed a wave of revulsion, demands for retribution and pro-government rallies across the kingdom.
The cry for revenge has also drowned out dissenting voices,...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:07 PM
Reaffirming a judicial practice that has come under strong international criticism, an Egyptian criminal court Monday backed a mass death sentence previously handed down to 183 people accused in a deadly attack on a police post.
Mass tribunals and...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Members of the Obama administration have insisted that the Taliban are not terrorists. Those responsible for the recent Paris killings are not radical Islamists. The Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular. Jihad is a "legitimate tenet of Islam." And...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 7:53 PM
Facing sustained international criticism over its human rights record, Egypt on Sunday freed Peter Greste, an Australian correspondent for Al Jazeera, who was one of three journalists for the Qatar-based broadcaster jailed more than a year ago on...