Egypt's Mubarak convicted of graft, sentenced to three years

May 22, 2014

Egypt's Mubarak convicted of graft, sentenced to three years

A Cairo court on Wednesday convicted ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement, sentencing him to three years in prison. The graft case against the 86-year-old Mubarak, who is kept in custody at a military hospital, is one of two against the former president, ...

May 2, 2014

Saudi Arabia finds 26 more cases of MERS; Egypt reports first

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday the total number of cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, an often deadly new disease, had nearly doubled in the kingdom in April with 26 more infections reported on Tuesday and Wednesday. The first case of MERS in Egypt ...

In Egypt, even the dead are sent to the gallows

Apr 29, 2014

In Egypt, even the dead are sent to the gallows

Dr. Badawi was killed on Aug. 14, but he was among 37 people whose death sentences were confirmed Monday by an Egyptian court that sentenced another 683 to the gallows. The case of Dr. Badawi, whose first name wasn’t given, is not unique. Lawyers ...

Serendipity aids Egypt's toil to recover stolen heritage

Apr 25, 2014

Serendipity aids Egypt's toil to recover stolen heritage

When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year, he assumed it was a twin of an ancient masterpiece he had examined in Egypt a quarter of a century earlier. The reality was ...

New tech unwraps mummies' mysteries

Apr 14, 2014

New tech unwraps mummies' mysteries

Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries. Scientists at the museum have used CT scans and sophisticated imaging software to go beneath the bandages, revealing skin, bones, preserved internal organs ...

Death toll from family feud in southern Egypt reaches 25

Apr 7, 2014

Death toll from family feud in southern Egypt reaches 25

Clashes between an Arab clan and a Nubian family resumed Sunday in Egypt’s south, killing two people and wounding four, health officials said, leaving the tourist city of Aswan on the edge despite a high-profile government effort to end the bloodshed. The clashes, which ...

Egypt prosecutor orders new mass trials of 919

Mar 27, 2014

Egypt prosecutor orders new mass trials of 919

Egypt’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered two trials for a total of 919 suspected Islamists on charges that include murder, pushing ahead with a series of mass tribunals of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi despite international criticism. The policy of mass trials sparked ...

Egypt army chief says he will run for president

Mar 27, 2014

Egypt army chief says he will run for president

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the Egyptian military chief who last summer removed the elected Islamist president, announced Wednesday that he will run for president in elections expected next month, putting him on an apparent track to lead a nation beleaguered by ongoing turmoil and violence, a ...

Anti-Islamist fervor prompts harsh Egypt court sentences

| Mar 26, 2014

Anti-Islamist fervor prompts harsh Egypt court sentences

Egypt’s judiciary is rife with judges who are harsh opponents of Islamists, and they are operating amid a media frenzy demanding swift and harsh verdicts against the Muslim Brotherhood. The result, judicial experts say, is this week’s stunning verdict sentencing hundreds of suspected Islamists ...

Mar 26, 2014

Arab leaders air deep differences during summit

Arab leaders openly feuded over the region’s most intractable problems at their annual summit on Tuesday, particularly the inability to resolve Syria’s civil war and anger at Qatar for its support of the Muslim Brotherhood. A day of speeches at an opulent Kuwaiti royal ...

Huge pharaonic statues unveiled in Egyptian temple city

Mar 24, 2014

Huge pharaonic statues unveiled in Egyptian temple city

Archaeologists on Sunday unveiled two colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Egypt’s famed temple city of Luxor, adding to an existing pair of world-renowned tourist attractions. The two monoliths in red quartzite were raised at what European and Egyptian archaeologists said were their ...