| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:04 PM
CAIRO — To many of those who took part in Egypt's 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, the death of Bassem Mohsen epitomizes the revolution's dashed hopes.
Mohsen, 25, was shot in the head last week during an antigovernment protest in his native...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
KERDASA, Egypt — Three times a week without fail, the sound of ancient chants reverberates from the blackened walls of the Church of the Archangel Michael. Once aglow with precious icons and flickering candlelight, the Coptic church outside Cairo...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:49 PM
One of the saddest unintended consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq has been the progressive de-Christianization of the country, home to churches that trace their lineage to the earliest days of the religion. In reporting on Christmas Day bombings...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
CAIRO — Young Egyptian musician Ramy Essam boasts a distinction that few others can claim: a starring turn in a documentary film shortlisted for an Oscar nomination, as well as an arrest warrant hanging over his head.
Amid an unprecedented...
| 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.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:49 AM
CAIRO -- The trial of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi opened Monday but swiftly went into recess because Morsi, confined in a defendant’s cage, refused to wear a prison-issued jumpsuit as ordered by the judge, Egyptian state television...