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  • Egypt's Hosni Mubarak sentenced to 3 years in prison in graft case

    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...
  • 10 get death penalty in Egypt's latest mass sentencing

    10 get death penalty in Egypt's latest mass sentencing
    Ten supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were simultaneously sentenced to death on Saturday in the latest mass capital verdict by an Egyptian criminal court -- a judicial practice that has drawn increasing international criticism. Human rights groups,...
  • Egypt's presidential vote begins, with Sisi win virtually assured

    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...
  • Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading

    Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading
    She hasn't decided yet. Or if she has, she's not telling. But if Hillary Rodham Clinton does run for president in 2016, her new book "Hard Choices," a chronicle of her four years as secretary of State, leaves no room for doubt about how she might...
  • Lagging turnout threatens to make election win in Egypt bittersweet

    Lagging turnout threatens to make election win in Egypt bittersweet
    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...
  • CANNES: Cairo Festival Revamps Operations

    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...
  • Abdel Fattah Sisi, Egypt's likely new leader, faces economic deja vu

    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....
  • Egyptian writer Bassem Sabry's opinions live on after his death

    The unexpected death in Egypt this week of pro-democracy activist and writer Bassem Sabry has led his friends and followers to honor him by promoting the principles and views he had expressed since the nation’s 2011 uprising. The 31-year-old...
  • 102 Muslim Brotherhood backers get 10 years in prison in Egypt

    102 Muslim Brotherhood backers get 10 years in prison in Egypt
    Reflecting the Egyptian judiciary’s growing role in a wide-ranging crackdown against opponents of the interim government, a criminal court on Saturday sentenced more than 100 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to 10 years in prison....
  • 3,600-year-old sarcophagus with mummy inside unearthed in Egypt

    3,600-year-old sarcophagus with mummy inside unearthed in Egypt
    CAIRO -- An archaeological team in Egypt has unearthed a rare find: an ornately carved, 3,600-year-old sarcophagus with a well-preserved mummy inside, the country’s minister of antiquities said Thursday. The discovery came as welcome news for...
  • 2 high-ranking Egyptian officers slain in firefight at bomb factory

    CAIRO – Heavily armed Egyptian forces swooped down Wednesday on a suspected militant arms cache and bomb factory, triggering a firefight that left two high-ranking military officers dead, officials and state media said. At least five insurgents...
  • Egyptian court sentences 529 to death in killing of police officer

    Egyptian court sentences 529 to death in killing of police officer
    CAIRO — In the first case of its kind under Egypt’s military-backed government, a criminal court on Monday simultaneously sentenced 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to death, the state news agency reported. However,...