| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:13 AM
CAIRO (Reuters) - Seven Egyptian men were jailed for life on Wednesday for attacking and sexually harassing women during rallies and celebrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
The sentences were the longest since the president vowed to crack down on sexual...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:08 AM
An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced seven men to life in prison for sexual assaults that took place during several rallies in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Two other men were sentenced to 20 years.
The court had merged three cases in which eight women were...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:26 PM
One soldier and seven civilians including a child were killed when militants fired mortar rounds at a military post in the city of El Arish in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai peninsula Sunday, security and medical sources said.
According to a...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:20 AM
This week, Secretary of State John Kerry rightly criticized an Egyptian court's conviction of three international journalists with al-Jazeera English on blatantly fake charges cooked up for political reasons.
But Kerry failed to mention the equally...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:33 AM
The Egyptian government trimmed its energy subsidies Saturday, causing fuel prices to soar and motorists to stew.
The cabinet's cuts increased prices Saturday for gas and diesel, in some cases by almost 70%. The action was part of a package of austerity...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Police and soldiers clamped a tight security lid on sensitive sites in the capital and elsewhere Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. Scattered clashes between protesters and security forces left at...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Police and soldiers clamped a tight security lid on sensitive sites in the capital and elsewhere on Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Scattered clashes between protesters and security forces left at...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Despite widespread and consistent accounts of abuses in Egyptian prisons, a senior Interior Ministry official insisted there was no such maltreatment occurring, and likened jailhouse conditions to a hotel stay.
Egypt’s penal institutions, together...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, June 30:
Last week, an Egyptian court sentenced three al-Jazeera journalists to a collective 24 years of prison on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood and false reports....
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
For many years, Zahi Hawass has been the living face of ancient Egypt, an ambassador for long-dead Pharaohs who uses his high-wattage personality, telegenic showmanship and knack for wading confidently into controversy to preserve both their star power...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The meeting lasted all of half an hour, and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah did not even leave his plane, parked on the tarmac at Cairo's international airport.
But the brief encounter Friday night between the Saudi monarch and Egypt's newly inaugurated...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak broke his leg in a fall Thursday at the military hospital where he is being held.
According to a security official speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, the 86-...