| Nov 4, 2013
Back in January, when Sundance preemed Jehane Noujaim's "The Square," the documentary was considered the last word in chronicling the turbulence of post-Revolutionary Cairo. But with unrest and uncertainty continuing in Egypt, that version is now...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
CAIRO — As the Muslim call to prayer rang out from minarets across Egypt's capital, the bearded men entering a nondescript building on a dusty back street were preparing to engage not only in an act of worship, but an act of defiance.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
ALEPPO, Syria — In the newly opened office of the Islamist Liberation Party, the chairs were still covered with plastic and the walls were bare except for three Islamic black and white flags hanging behind Hisham Baba, the party's spokesman....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:49 AM
CAIRO — In these turbulent days, Egypt is a political satirist’s paradise — or minefield. Bassem Youssef is about to find out which.
The country’s most popular comedian, whose cause was championed by Jon Stewart when Youssef&...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:42 PM
From Associated Press RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Gaza's tunnel smugglers along the border with Egypt are mostly idle these days. Some rest on cots in the dank underground pathways, stretching out for a smoke. Others pass the time cleaning the small...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:37 AM
CAIRO -- A government push to dramatically restrict Egyptians’ right to protest is drawing a storm of -- yes -- protest.
Disparate political groups, together with human rights organizations, have united in vocal opposition to proposed new rules...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:15 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt’s foreign minister said in an interview published Wednesday that turmoil in U.S.-Egyptian relations could harm American interests throughout the Middle East and suggested that his country’s military-backed government might begin...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:39 PM
Fresh off his controversial speech about disruptive plans for the movie business, Ted Sarandos and Netflix are looking to make a splash with an original film released under the Netflix banner.
The online entertainment company is in final negotiations...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 10:37 AM
CAIRO — Clouds of tear gas wafted into the air and gunshots rang out Sunday as supporters and opponents of Egypt’s military-backed government battled one another in the streets on a major holiday dedicated to the army — clashes that...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
CAIRO — One aunt cursed him to hell, another accused him of murder.
The intense family passions were roused when Ahmed Samir posted on Facebook his support for Egypt's deadly crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood. The proclamation drew Samir...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:35 AM
CAIRO -- A military court has given a well-known Egyptian journalist working in the Sinai peninsula a six-month suspended jail sentence, state media reported Saturday, in a case that had drawn protests from media groups and rights activists.
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:42 AM
CAIRO -- The military-backed interim government summoned throngs of Egyptians into the streets on Sunday, seeking to turn celebrations of a four-decade-old army victory into a highly choreographed show of public support for the country’s most...