| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Egyptian TV comic Bassem Youssef, known as the Jon Stewart of the Arab world, has announced the cancellation of his hugely popular political satire show "Al-Bernameg" (The Program).
According to Youssef the show has been pulled due to pressure on...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:52 AM
The Muslim Brotherhood can look for no handouts from Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man expected to be Egypt’s next president. Nor, apparently, can secular opponents of the government.
In the first televised question-and-answer session of his campaign,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:47 AM
CAIRO – Video evidence submitted Thursday by Egyptian prosecutors at the trial for Al Jazeera journalists on terrorism-related charges left the defendants and their lawyers baffled and was rejected by the judge.
Australian correspondent Peter...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:25 PM
President Obama will visit Saudi Arabia this week. Based on what I hear from key Saudis, he is in for a rough reception. Rarely have the Saudis been more skeptical about the United States, and if the president is to affect Saudi behavior, it is...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Egyptian auteur Mohamed Diab, known internationally for bold sex harassment pic "Cairo 678," is set to delve into his country's political turbulence with drama-action thriller "Clash."
Diab's timely new film is a co-production between Egyptian writer-...
| 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
| 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 20, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Libyan lawmakers met in hiding Tuesday, two days after forces loyal to a renegade ex-general stormed the parliament building and demanded that the Islamist-dominated body disband.
Onetime general Khalifa Haftar’s offensive against Islamists and...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Four days before Egypt’s presidential election, security forces stormed the offices of a rights group in the coastal city of Alexandria on Thursday and arrested at least eight activists.
The raid on the Egyptian Center for Social and Economic...
| 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,...
| May 26, 2014
| 3:48 AM
Egyptians on Monday began two days of presidential balloting, with victory virtually assured for Abdel Fattah Sisi, who presided over the removal from office of Egypt’s first democratically elected president nearly 11 months ago.
The Sisi camp...