| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:45 PM
As insurgents grabbed another key town from Iraqi forces, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday to push for the speedy formation of a new government that could pull the country back from the brink of...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:34 AM
CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a "terrorist organization" by spreading lies, in a case that has raised questions about the country's respect for media...
| 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 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
After a period of hiatus due to Egypt's political turbulence the Cairo Film Festival is back with a new director, a new concept and a new time slot.
The 36th edition of Cairo, which is the oldest fest in the Arab and African worlds belonging to...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Prominent Syrian auteur Mohamed Malas ("Ladder To Damascus") is being denied an entry visa into Egypt where he had been invited to preside the jury at the Ismailia Intl. Film Festival.
An Ismailia fest rep said Egyptian authorities have not commented...
| 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 21, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Opulent palaces, lavish mansions: For years, Hosni Mubarak and his family enriched themselves at the Egyptian public's expense. Now the fallen dictator and his two sons have been handed prison sentences.
Mubarak and his sons were convicted Wednesday...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:08 AM
Former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons were convicted Wednesday of plundering the state treasury of millions of dollars, with the ex-leader sentenced to three years in prison and his sons to four years each.
The verdict by a Cairo court came...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:15 PM
An Egyptian teenager accused of illegally protesting his country's government has defected to the United States after attending an international science fair for high school students in Los Angeles.
Abdullah Assem, 17, decided not to board a Cairo-bound...
| May 26, 2014
| 3:00 PM
It wasn't so much an election as a victory party.
Egyptians on Monday began two days of presidential balloting, with a resounding win virtually assured for Abdel Fattah Sisi, who presided over the removal of Egypt's first democratically elected...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:03 PM
For months, Egypt’s military-backed interim government has systematically worked to silence political opponents. That silence, it seemed, took an eloquent turn Tuesday.
By staying away from the polls in the first presidential election since...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM