| 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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:05 AM
CAIRO -- In a lopsided margin reminiscent of elections held during ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak’s decades of rule, unofficial results on Thursday indicated that Egypt’s new constitution was approved by nearly 98% of voters.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:16 PM
"The Square" bears witness to history in an articulate, thoughtful and intensely dramatic way. A compelling inside look at the cascading series of revolutions and counterrevolutions that have shaken Egypt since the beginning of 2011, it wouldn't exist...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:21 AM
CAIRO -- An acclaimed documentary tracing the dramatic arc of Egypt’s uprising against Hosni Mubarak and the tumultuous events that followed received an Oscar nomination on Thursday -- but most Egyptians haven’t had the chance to see it....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:24 AM
CAIRO -- Egyptians went to the polls Wednesday for a second and final day of balloting on a new constitution, with authorities claiming initial indications of a strong turnout they held up as proof voters had rejected a boycott call by the Muslim...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:39 PM
One of the great challenges of making a documentary about current events is that the story continues after the cameras stop rolling. For documentarians, that means they need to make tough decisions about when to stop shooting — and in the case of...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:48 AM
CAIRO -- Officials of an Egyptian telecommunications provider have been summoned by state prosecutors for questioning in connection with allegations that Muppet-like characters in one of the company's advertisements made coded references to acts of...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:45 PM
CAIRO -- Police officers battled protesters in the streets of several Egyptian cities during what Muslim Brotherhood supporters called the “Friday of igniting revolution,” with the Health Ministry reporting at least 13 people dead and 57...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:31 AM
CAIRO -- Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera said Thursday that three of its journalists, detained by Egyptian authorities on Dec. 29, had been remanded to an additional 15 days in custody.
The three, two of whom hold foreign passports, have been accused...