Egyptian protester killed on eve of uprising anniversary

Jan 25, 2015

Egyptian protester killed on eve of uprising anniversary

A female demonstrator was killed in clashes with Egyptian police during a rare left-wing protest in central Cairo on Saturday, the eve of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, an official said. Shaima al-Sabbagh, who friends said was 34 and the ...

Jan 23, 2015

Egypt's president says Islam needs a reboot

Islam needs a reboot as Egypt and France battle the same enemy by waging war against Islamic extremism and terrorism, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Thursday. It is a tolerant religion, he said, but in the past two to three decades it has become ...

Jan 21, 2015

Egypt's el-Sissi says protest rights are secondary to stability

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday that those questioning his government over human rights and freedom of expression are ignoring the fact that his country of 90 million lacks development, investment and desperately needed stability. Speaking during festivities to celebrate National Police Day Tuesday, ...

Jan 16, 2015

Abe leaves for Mideast tour to back peace process

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Friday for a nearly weeklong tour of the Middle East, seeking to boost Japan’s engagement in the region. Abe chose Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories to kick off his first diplomatic tour of 2015. He will express ...

26 men acquitted in trial over alleged 'debauchery' in Cairo bathhouse

Jan 13, 2015

26 men acquitted in trial over alleged 'debauchery' in Cairo bathhouse

An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men accused of “debauchery” after their nighttime arrest from a Cairo bathhouse for suspected homosexual activity, in a case that triggered international concern. “Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest). Long live justice,” chanted the defendants when the verdict ...

Jan 5, 2015

Tomb of previously unknown pharaonic queen found in Egypt

Czech archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown queen believed to have been the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago, officials in Egypt said Sunday. The tomb was discovered in Abu Sir, an Old Kingdom necropolis southwest of Cairo ...

Egypt court orders retrial in Al-Jazeera case

Jan 2, 2015

Egypt court orders retrial in Al-Jazeera case

An Egyptian appeals court on Thursday ordered the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists held for over a year on terror-related charges, a ruling that their lawyers hoped was a step toward resolving a case that brought a storm of international criticism on Egypt’s ...

Dec 29, 2014

Egypt bans 'Exodus' over 'racism, untruths'

Egypt on Sunday said it banned Ridley Scott’s biblical epic “Exodus: Gods & Kings” because the Hollywood blockbuster distorts Egypt’s history and presents a “racist” image of Jews. The Culture Ministry explained its decision for the first time in a statement issued a few ...