| 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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:15 AM
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,...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 2, 2014
| 1:38 PM
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.
| May 3, 2014
| 5:55 AM
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....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:44 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:54 AM
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:50 AM
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.