| 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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:37 PM
I've been thinking lately about the persistently vituperative and insulting attacks on President Barack Obama since 2008. It is, of course, commonplace in American politics for presidents to be lambasted for their policies, their programs, their values...
| 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....
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Suspected Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday staged the deadliest attack of the year in the volatile desert region, killing at least 25 people at a military checkpoint, Egyptian state television said.
Those killed in what appeared to be...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 11:57 AM
In remarks that could presage a fresh crackdown on Islamist opponents of the Egyptian government, President Abdel Fattah Sisi vowed Saturday to punish those responsible for attacks that killed 31 soldiers in the restive Sinai peninsula.
| Oct 26, 2014
| 10:45 AM
In the latest blow to freedom of expression and assembly in Egypt, a Cairo court on Sunday sentenced nearly two dozen secular activists to three-year prison terms for violating a law that essentially bans street protests.
The 23 who were sentenced in...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 4:22 PM
To the editor: Brian Michael Jenkins stretches credulity by comparing President Obama to Roman general Fabius Maximus. ("Is Obama a modern-day Quintus Fabius Maximus?," Op-Ed, Oct. 22)
Obama's continuing problems with foreign policy do not simply rest...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:52 PM
To the editor: Yes, Egypt is an important ally and deserves some financial support. But Ahmed H. Zewail's attempt to minimize Egypt's human rights problems is not persuasive. ("Don't cut aid to Egypt: The hopeful case for supporting Egyptian President...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Is it any wonder that an overwhelming majority of Americans of all backgrounds continue to support Israel until a more constructive and positive Palestinian Arab leadership emerges to accept the olive branch of peace offered on numerous occasions?...