| 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 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...
| 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
| 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 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 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....
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 11:19 AM
LONDON – Britain and France, previously strong advocates for armed reprisals against Damascus, welcomed the U.S.-Russian deal struck Saturday outlining a plan for the Syrian government to give up its chemical weapons stockpile by the middle of...