| May 28, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Egypt’s election went into overtime on Wednesday as the government sought to drum up more votes for former military chief Abdel Fattah Sisi, but turnout again appeared lackluster on the hastily added third day of polling.
Preliminary results early...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:27 AM
Victory celebrations erupted Thursday among backers of Abdel Fattah Sisi, who won election as Egypt’s next president by a massive margin, according to tallies reported by official media and released by his campaign.
But the landslide win -- with...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 11:26 AM
The Egyptian stock market fell precipitously Sunday as traders reacted to controversy surrounding last week's presidential vote and a newly proposed capital gains tax.
The securities benchmark, known as EGX30, fell 5.7%, prompting the stock exchange...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:46 PM
In another sign of the silencing of dissent in Egypt, a popular political satirist, Bassem Youssef, announced Monday that his weekly television show had come to an end.
Speculation had grown about the fate of the prime-time show, “The Program"...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Egyptian TV comic Bassem Youssef, known as the Jon Stewart of the Arab world, has announced the cancellation of his hugely popular political satire show "Al-Bernameg" (The Program).
According to Youssef the show has been pulled due to pressure on...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Top Arab satcaster MBC on Tuesday vowed that Egyptian TV comic Bassem Youssef will be back on the air in Egypt "soon," though not necessarily with his political satire show "Al-Bernameg" (The Program) which has been pulled amid mounting pressure in a...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Abdel Fattah Sisi overwhelmingly won Egypt’s presidential election, gaining 96.9% of the vote last week over lone challenger Hamdeen Sabahi, the chief of the Presidential Elections Commission announced Tuesday.
The official results came as no...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Egyptian presidential front-runner Abdel Fattah Sisi has disclosed that the United States tried last summer to stave off the ouster of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president.
In a televised interview taped earlier this...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:44 AM
CAIRO -- In a case closely watched by human rights advocates, a leading figure in Egypt’s 2011 revolution was freed on bail Sunday after spending nearly four months in jail.
Alaa Abdel Fattah was arrested in late November, soon after a tough new...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 12:41 PM
CAIRO -- The only candidate running for president against Egypt’s former military chief, Abdel Fattah Sisi, has reportedly said that if elected he would put Sisi on trial in connection with the deaths of hundreds of protesters.
"I don't treat Sisi...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:45 AM
CAIRO -- An appeals court on Monday dealt another blow to the Egypt’s beleaguered liberal activists, upholding three-year prison terms handed down to a trio of figures known for their role in the country’s 2011 revolution.
The three --...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:46 PM
CAIRO — Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints.
After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first...