| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:03 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt is set to put 20 journalists, including four foreigners, on trial Thursday on terror-related charges in a case with ominous implications for freedom of expression under the military-backed interim government.
Many rights groups describe...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:05 AM
CAIRO -- An Islamist group claimed responsibility for a bus bombing that killed an Egyptian and three South Korean tourists, Egypt's state TV reported Tuesday.
The Al Qaeda-linked group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, or Partisans of Jerusalem, also warned...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:25 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi appeared in court on Sunday for the first hearing of the case in which he is accused of spying and conspiring to commit acts of terrorism.
In what prosecutors called "the biggest conspiracy case in Egypt'...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Egypt's revolution of three years ago — an incandescent burst of defiance that brought down a dictator and astonished the world — died in the early hours of its birth. The nation, like a man ambling through the dark, tumbled through a façade...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:51 AM
MOSCOW -- De facto Egyptian leader Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi on Thursday got an endorsement from Russian President Vladimir Putin for his as-yet undeclared candidacy for president, but there was no immediate indication that a previously discussed...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:35 AM
CAIRO -- An Egyptian employee of the U.S. Embassy has been detained by police since Jan. 25, an embassy spokesman said Wednesday.
The jailed staffer was identified as Ahmed Eleiba. Associates said his work involved monitoring developments concerning...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:42 AM
CAIRO -- Scarred, terrified and systematically tortured, the victims of human traffickers in the Sinai peninsula have been largely abandoned to their fate by Egyptian authorities, a leading human rights group alleged in a report released Tuesday.
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:34 PM
CAIRO -- Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi has become the first candidate to announce his candidacy for president in Egypt's upcoming election.
Sabahi, who ran unsuccessfully for the office in 2012, faces an uphill battle if the nation’s de...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:01 AM
CAIRO -- The retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resumed Saturday, but was briefly interrupted when the toppled leader reported feeling low blood pressure and medics were called in to assist.
Mubarak, along with his two sons, former...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:26 AM
CAIRO -- Deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was back in court again Saturday, on trial for inciting murder.
Morsi, who has been jailed since an army-led coup against him on July 3, faces four separate court proceedings on a number of charges....
| Feb 2, 2014
| 11:24 AM
CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted an Al Jazeera journalist and 61 other people who had been charged with a variety of offenses after being arrested in July during clashes with security forces.
Egypt came under strong criticism from press...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:25 AM
CAIRO -- The Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera on Monday objected strongly to the airing on Egyptian television of a video showing the arrest of two of its journalists, saying the leaked images were a clear attempt to stir up public sentiment against the...