Jihadis down Egyptian helicopter, killing 5 soldiers

Jan 27, 2014

Jihadis down Egyptian helicopter, killing 5 soldiers

An Al-Qaeda-inspired group claimed in a video that it shot down an Egyptian military helicopter in the Sinai peninsula— an act that appears designed to escalate a monthslong insurgency that has spilled into the capital. A video released by the Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group ...

Six die in Cairo bombing spree blamed on Muslim Brotherhood

Jan 25, 2014

Six die in Cairo bombing spree blamed on Muslim Brotherhood

A truck bomb struck the main security headquarters in Cairo on Friday, one of a string of bombings targeting police within a 10-hour period, killing six people. The most significant attack yet in the Egyptian capital fueled a furious backlash against the Muslim Brotherhood ...

Four die ahead of Egypt constitutional referendum results

Jan 18, 2014

Four die ahead of Egypt constitutional referendum results

Four people were killed and 15 injured Saturday as Egyptian authorities prepared to announce the results of a constitutional referendum the interim government is hailing as a ringing endorsement of the army’s ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. Initial tallies suggest this week’s two-day ...

Voting over, Egyptian army chief moves on to other problems

Jan 17, 2014

Voting over, Egyptian army chief moves on to other problems

Having secured victory in a referendum on a relatively liberal constitution that he championed, Egypt’s military chief is turning his attention to the country’s overwhelming array of problems — from health and education to government subsidies and investment, insiders said Thursday. The revelations offer ...

Egyptian support of army bubbles to top amid vote on new charter

Jan 15, 2014

Egyptian support of army bubbles to top amid vote on new charter

A referendum on a new constitution laid bare the sharp divisions in Egypt six months after the military removed the elected Islamist president, with pro-army voters lining up Tuesday outside polling stations, singing patriotic songs, kissing images of Egypt’s top officer and sharing upbeat ...

Egypt military eyes key charter vote

Jan 13, 2014

Egypt military eyes key charter vote

With a presidential run by Egypt’s powerful military chief seeming more likely by the day, this week’s constitution referendum, to be held amid a massive security force deployment, is widely seen as a vote of confidence in the regime he installed last summer. The ...

Egypt's El-Sissi seeks mandate from vote on new charter

Jan 12, 2014

Egypt's El-Sissi seeks mandate from vote on new charter

Egypt’s military chief is looking for a strong turnout in this week’s constitutional referendum as a mandate to run for president. But the popular general who ousted President Mohammed Morsi and ordered a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood could be disappointed: His Islamist foes ...