| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:25 AM
CAIRO -- His verses spoke of the sufferings of ordinary people. And they struck a powerful chord.
Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, beloved as a colloquial but eloquent voice of the nation for more than four decades, died Tuesday at age 84, his...
| Sep 22, 2013
Most of the attention these days is on Syria, but there is also a growing problem in Egypt with global implications. Nine Egyptian policemen were wounded by a bomb in the northern Sinai Peninsula on Monday. The week before, suicide bombers killed nine...
| Sep 18, 2013
In the wake of his dizzying reverses over chemical weapons in Syria, President Obama has been blasted as inconsistent, impulsive and amateurish in his conduct of foreign policy. But when you look at his actions rather than his words, there's more...
| Dec 17, 2013
Three years ago Tuesday, the Arab Spring began when 26-year-old vegetable vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in suicidal protest against the political repression and limited economic opportunity offered in dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali's...
| Dec 24, 2013
Egyptians say the mood is different now. Gone is the call of the revolution demanding justice for the brutal torture and killing of a young man and an end to the police abuse his case exemplified. In its place is a weary, national shrug toward brutal...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:45 AM
CAIRO -- Drive-by assailants gunned down five police officers at a checkpoint in the south of Egypt early Thursday, state media reported, in the most serious attack against security forces in nearly a month.
In addition to the five killed, two...
| 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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:25 AM
CAIRO — In a move that heightened concerns over freedom of expression and other individual rights in Egypt, special police forces raided a human rights center’s office in Cairo.
Six people were arrested and three computers confiscated in the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:28 AM
CAIRO -- Two sons of ousted autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak, along with his last prime minister, were acquitted Thursday on corruption charges in a case that suggested a reversal of fortune for members of the government overthrown in the so-called Arab...
| 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 23, 2013
| 8:37 AM
CAIRO -- To many of those who took part in Egypt’s 2011 revolution against Hosni Mubarak, the death of Bassem Mohsen epitomized that era’s dashed hopes.
Mohsen, 25, was shot in the head last week during an anti-government protest in his...