| May 19, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Egypt's presidential vote next week presents a quandary for both international observer groups and the military-backed interim government.
To Egyptian authorities, the mere presence of prestigious outside observers gives the balloting a much-desired...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Opulent palaces, lavish mansions: For years, Hosni Mubarak and his family enriched themselves at the Egyptian public's expense. Now the fallen dictator and his two sons have been handed prison sentences.
Mubarak and his sons were convicted Wednesday...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:08 AM
Former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons were convicted Wednesday of plundering the state treasury of millions of dollars, with the ex-leader sentenced to three years in prison and his sons to four years each.
The verdict by a Cairo court came...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:08 PM
ROME — After spending four days in Europe dealing with the crisis over Russia's annexation of Crimea, President Obama now turns to a diplomatic challenge of another sort: trying to smooth relations with Saudi Arabia without making the longtime U.S....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:38 AM
CAIRO — It’s not as if Egypt's presidential race is a crowded one. But firebrand pro-army lawyer Mortada Mansour, who declared his candidacy over the weekend, is denying — vehemently — that he is only running in order to stage...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:51 AM
CAIRO -- Leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi on Sunday bemoaned what he called Egyptian media's "blatant" backing for his prime opponent, former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi.
Sabahi is facing an uphill challenge against Sisi, who gained...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 12:41 PM
CAIRO -- The only candidate running for president against Egypt’s former military chief, Abdel Fattah Sisi, has reportedly said that if elected he would put Sisi on trial in connection with the deaths of hundreds of protesters.
"I don't treat Sisi...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:46 PM
CAIRO — Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints.
After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:14 AM
CAIRO — An Egyptian court convened another mass trial Tuesday with more than 680 defendants, a day after being vehemently denounced by human rights groups and legal organizations for simultaneously condemning 529 others to death.
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:11 AM
CAIRO – A liberal Egyptian political party said Wednesday it is endorsing leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi in his race against the overwhelming favorite, former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi.
The endorsement shows the Constitution...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Egyptian presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi vowed Wednesday that if his long-shot bid for office succeeds he will abolish a law criminalizing unauthorized demonstrations.
Speaking at a news conference, the liberal politician who is an underdog...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:38 PM
The unexpected death in Egypt this week of pro-democracy activist and writer Bassem Sabry has led his friends and followers to honor him by promoting the principles and views he had expressed since the nation’s 2011 uprising.