New Egypt Cabinet sworn in ahead of presidential vote

Mar 2, 2014

New Egypt Cabinet sworn in ahead of presidential vote

Egypt’s new interim government was sworn in Saturday, a lightly reshuffled Cabinet with familiar faces that keeps powerful ministers in charge of the country’s security and military services in place ahead of an anticipated presidential election. The new Cabinet, Egypt’s sixth government since its ...

Feb 27, 2014

Egypt condemns 26 to death for plotting against Suez Canal shipping

An Egyptian court sentenced 26 people to death Wednesday for forming a “terrorist group” to target shipping passing through the Suez Canal, judicial sources said. The death sentences on the defendants, all tried in absentia, came a day after the military-installed authorities named a ...

Egypt's military-backed government resigns

Feb 25, 2014

Egypt's military-backed government resigns

Egypt’s interim prime minister announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation’s military chief to leave his defense minister’s post to run for president. Hazem el-Beblawi’s military-backed government was ...

Sinai blast raises tourism worries

Feb 18, 2014

Sinai blast raises tourism worries

A deadly suicide bombing that hit a bus of South Korean Christians visiting biblical sites in Egypt and Israel has raised fears that Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula are turning to target foreign tourists, a potential new blow to a struggling industry vital ...

South Korean church mourns after Egypt bombing

Feb 17, 2014

South Korean church mourns after Egypt bombing

A bombing that killed three South Koreans and an Egyptian driver on the Sinai Peninsula targeted a bus filled with Korean Christians who had saved for years to visit sites mentioned in the Bible on their church’s 60th anniversary, officials said Monday. The bus ...

Spanish team in Egypt unearths 3,600-year-old mummy of official

Feb 14, 2014

Spanish team in Egypt unearths 3,600-year-old mummy of official

Spanish archeologists have unearthed a 3,600-year-old mummy in the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt’s Antiquities Minister said Thursday. Prosecutors accused nine people, including three Germans, of smuggling stone samples from pyramids. In a statement, Mohammed Ibrahim said the rare find in a preserved wooden ...

Egypt accuses Islamist group of having armed wing

Feb 10, 2014

Egypt accuses Islamist group of having armed wing

Egyptian authorities on Sunday accused the ousted president’s Muslim Brotherhood of forming a “military wing” to stage attacks on security forces in a southern province as months-long street rallies by the group’s supporters wane but low-level violence steadily rises. Such a development would cast ...

Top Egyptian left-wing leader plans to contest elections

Feb 9, 2014

Top Egyptian left-wing leader plans to contest elections

A leading left-wing Egyptian politician announced Saturday that he will contest upcoming presidential elections, set to be a tough battle for anyone squaring off against the country’s powerful army chief, who is expected to win a sweeping victory. Hamdeen Sabahi’s decision heats up an ...