Feb 18, 2016

Egypt orders closure of prominent human rights organization

Egypt has issued an order to close a prominent human rights organization that documents complaints of torture in custody, the group said on Wednesday. The Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, whose headquarters are in central Cairo, documents allegations of torture, ...

First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Feb 17, 2016

First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country’s landmark peace deal with Israel but then clashed with the United States when he served a single term as U.N. secretary-general, died Tuesday. He was 93. Boutros-Ghali, the scion of a prominent Egyptian ...

Ancient boat discovered near pyramids

Feb 5, 2016

Ancient boat discovered near pyramids

Czech archaeologists have unearthed an ancient funerary boat near the Abusir pyramids south of Cairo, a find that could shed light on shipbuilding in ancient Egypt. The discovery of the more than 4,500-year-old wooden vessel, which archaeologists believe belonged to a prominent member of ...

Five years after Egyptian uprising, crisis remains but hopes are gone

Jan 24, 2016

Five years after Egyptian uprising, crisis remains but hopes are gone

Five years after the uprising against President Hosni Mubarak erupted, Egypt has returned to iron-fisted rule by a regime that brutally crushes opponents even as it battles a jihadi-led insurgency. The blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement is the only group to have called for protests ...

Jan 24, 2016

Chronology: Egypt since its revolution five years ago

Key developments in Egypt since the January 2011 uprising that toppled the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak: The revolution On Jan. 25, 2011, massive anti-Mubarak protests erupt after a revolt topples Tunisia’s ruler in what becomes known as the Arab Spring. On Feb. ...

Five years after Arab Spring, hopes dashed for change

Jan 13, 2016

Five years after Arab Spring, hopes dashed for change

On Jan. 14, 2011, Tunisians packed the streets of their capital and shocked the world by overthrowing longtime dictator Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. The revolution shook the Middle East, setting off the hopeful uprisings that came to be known as the Arab Spring. But ...