Apathy hinders turnout in Egypt's legislative poll

Oct 19, 2015

Apathy hinders turnout in Egypt's legislative poll

A mix of voters’ apathy and frustration characterized elections held Sunday for Egypt’s first legislature in more than three years, a chamber widely expected to be compliant with the policies of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi who, as military chief, ousted the country’s first freely elected ...

Egypt's most feared: terrorist former special forces officer

Oct 18, 2015

Egypt's most feared: terrorist former special forces officer

As a special forces officer in the Egyptian Army, Hisham al-Ashmawy trained in the desert, learning camouflage, survival techniques and how to hunt the enemy in rough terrain. Now he has turned militant and uses that training to help fellow jihadis fight the government. ...

Nerves and no crowds for a tourist in Egypt

Oct 17, 2015

Nerves and no crowds for a tourist in Egypt

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When I told people I planned to visit Egypt, family, friends — even waiters — replied, “Wow!” and “Amazing!” But their eyes said, “Are you insane?” Egypt’s once-thriving tourism industry has been plummeting since the 2011 popular uprising that ousted longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. ...

Oct 12, 2015

Egyptian court orders ex-leader Mubarak's sons freed from prison

An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the release of ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s two sons who were sentenced to three years in jail for corruption, a judicial official and their lawyer said. The court ordered Alaa and Gamal Mubarak to be released after having ...

Mexico confirms Egypt forces killed eight nationals in mistaken attack

Sep 16, 2015

Mexico confirms Egypt forces killed eight nationals in mistaken attack

Eight Mexicans were killed by Egypt’s army in an apparently mistaken aerial bombing of a tourist convoy, Mexico’s government said on Tuesday, matching the fatality estimates given by security sources in Egypt and a relative of two of the victims. Mexico’s government had previously ...