| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:45 AM
CAIRO -- In a surprise move that paves way for army Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi to run in the upcoming presidential election, Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi announced his Cabinet's resignation on Monday.
According to Egyptian regulations,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:10 AM
CAIRO -- A day after the sudden resignation of Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi, Egypt's interim president has named a former housing minister to head a new government.
The new prime minister, Ibrahim Mehlib, is a former construction contractor who was...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:46 PM
WASHINGTON — With a Syrian chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,000 civilians, violent crackdowns against protesters in Turkey and Ukraine and a string of anti-gay laws from Russia to Uganda, human rights abuses last year ranked among the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:54 AM
CAIRO — Two police officers on Monday were given 10-year prison terms in the killing of a young Egyptian activist whose gruesome death in 2010 galvanized outrage over police brutality and helped fuel the massive uprising that toppled autocrat...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:21 AM
CAIRO — Authorities detained and then turned away a San Francisco-based political activist after she arrived in Egypt with the intention of traveling to the Gaza Strip, Egyptian officials said Tuesday.
The activist, Medea Benjamin, boarded a...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:53 PM
CAIRO – Prosecutors in Egypt on Wednesday displayed seized items such as cameras, cables and microphones as evidence in the trial of 20 journalists on terrorism-related charges.
Defendants in white prison uniforms looked on from inside a metal...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:09 PM
CAIRO – Three veteran activists of Egypt’s 2011 revolution told a court Monday that they were suffering abuse at the hands of their jailers and that they were even beaten up by the prison guards bringing them to court.
The allegations by the...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:39 AM
CAIRO -- An explosive device went off Thursday outside a university campus in the Egyptian capital, injuring at least four people on a passing bus, witnesses said.
A short time later, another small blast went off in the area. Officials said the...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:14 AM
CAIRO -- An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced three prominent activists to three-year prison terms and heavy fines, state media reported, in what was seen by rights advocates as a worrying sign of the military-backed government’s determination to...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:37 PM
CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced three prominent activists to three-year prison terms and heavy fines, in what was seen as the latest worrying sign of the military-backed government's determination to suppress political dissent.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:37 PM
CAIRO — Egypt's interim government and the Muslim Brotherhood traded fresh blows Wednesday, with the prosecutor general announcing serious new charges against deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and the Brotherhood declaring a boycott of next...