| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:52 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins on stage at Staples Center Los Angeles, where performers go through rehearsals ahead of Sunday's Grammy show. In neighboring Inglewood, what's left of the shuttered Hollywood Park racetrack goes up for auction this...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:57 PM
CAIRO — It was difficult not to read the courtroom scene Tuesday as political metaphor, or perhaps as political theater: Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's ousted Islamist president, pacing and shouting ineffectually in a glassed-in and largely soundproofed...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The Mavericks surf competition off the Northern California coast is underway, and the waves have not disappointed so far. Only surfers invited to the event can participate, and the event is only...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:50 PM
CAIRO – In what appears to be an escalating effort to curtail press freedoms in Egypt, prosecutors have referred 20 journalists working for the news channel Al Jazeera, four of them foreigners, to trial on charges of aiding or joining a terrorist...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
ROME - Despite ongoing turbulence in Egypt, the Luxor Egyptian and European Festival kicked off its second edition on Sunday with the world preem of helmer Amr Salama's potentially button-pushing black comedy "Excuse My French" and the notable absence...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 9:32 AM
CAIRO -- In a blunt new assertion of prosecutorial powers, Egyptian officials said Sunday that two dozen figures from across the political spectrum -- deposed president Mohamed Morsi among them -- would stand trial for insulting the judiciary.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:14 AM
CAIRO -- An internationally known Egyptian academic expressed dismay and disbelief Thursday over being charged with espionage, one of a string of recent court cases targeting public intellectuals, liberal activists and journalists.
Emad Shahin, a...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:19 AM
CAIRO — Masked gunmen opened fire on a security checkpoint in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, killing three police officers, Egyptian authorities said.
In a statement on its Facebook page, Egypt’s interior ministry said security forces...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:01 AM
CAIRO -- From staid legal chambers to the kung fu arena, political tensions are heightening as Egyptian authorities prepare to put the country’s first democratically elected president, Islamist Mohamed Morsi, on trial.
With court proceedings...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:16 AM
CAIRO -- Egyptian security forces on Wednesday arrested one of the last senior Muslim Brotherhood figures still at large, the latest sign of authorities’ determination to continue cracking down on the Islamist organization.
Essam El-Erian, a top...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:06 AM
CAIRO -- Apparently there is nothing funny about politics in Egypt these days.
A wildly popular “Daily Show”-type satire program was yanked from the air at the last minute Friday night, with the private channel that carries the show citing...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:55 AM
CAIRO – On the eve of the trial of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Secretary of State John Kerry was in Egypt Sunday for his first talks here with the military-backed government that overthrew Morsi.
Security was extremely tight for the...