| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:49 AM
CAIRO -- It’s been nearly four months but the bloody events of mid-August still haunt many Egyptians. On Tuesday, a consortium of human rights groups called for an official probe of the slayings then of nearly 1,000 Islamist protesters by security...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:37 AM
CAIRO -- An Egyptian appeals court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on Saturday reduced the 11-year jail sentences meted out to 14 female protesters after the case sparked a nationwide outcry.
The women, who had been jailed since late October,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:46 AM
CAIRO — A prominent Egyptian political activist reported Tuesday he had been picked up by police, the latest in a string of arrests of secular Egyptians who helped spearhead the country’s 2011 uprising against ousted former President Hosni...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:05 AM
CAIRO — Ahmed Fouad Negm, Egypt's "poet of the people" whose sharply political verses in colloquial Arabic skewered the country's leaders and inspired protesters from the 1970s through the current uprisings, has died. He was 84.
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:21 PM
A cult of personality around Egypt's defense minister and de facto leader, Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi, has gone from fad to farcical with a social media campaign promoting women's pajamas bearing the strongman's image in beribboned uniform and sunglasses....
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:18 AM
CAIRO -- Thousands of protesting university students took to the streets of Cairo on Sunday, underscoring the growing role of college campuses as a hotbed of anti-government sentiment.
The protesters were denouncing the death of a student in a...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 9:23 AM
CAIRO — A 50-member panel on Saturday began a bellwether vote on Egypt’s draft constitution, a process that should yield key clues about the country’s envisioned post-coup transition to democracy.
The voting coincides with fresh...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:07 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt’s tough new anti-protest law got its first major test Tuesday when dozens of demonstrators gathered in the capital to protest harsh police tactics -- and were met with drenching water-cannon blasts.
The anti-protest measure, which...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 2:37 PM
CAIRO — Egypt's interim president on Sunday banned public gatherings of more than 10 people without prior government approval, imposing hefty fines and prison terms for violators in a bid to stifle the near-constant protests roiling the country....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:42 AM
CAIRO -- A 10-year-old boy was killed Friday during clashes in the Egyptian city of Suez, health officials said, as supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi held demonstrations to mark the 100th day since security forces dispersed two protest...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:49 AM
CAIRO -- Egyptian security forces have again bolstered their presence in the restive Sinai Peninsula as the country mourns 11 soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing Wednesday.
A battle in Sinai between security forces and Islamic militants sympathetic...