Feb 2, 2015

Egypt sentences 183 to death over assault on police station

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 183 people to death over the ransacking of a police station and the killing of 15 policemen after the 2013 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. The verdict was the latest in a string of mass death sentences that ...

Rights group accuses Egypt of covering up deaths of protesters

Feb 2, 2015

Rights group accuses Egypt of covering up deaths of protesters

Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses and whitewashing evidence to cover up the role of security forces in the killing of more than two dozen people during protests last week. London-based Amnesty said at least 27 people were ...

After more than 400 days, Egypt frees then deports Al-Jazeera reporter

Feb 2, 2015

After more than 400 days, Egypt frees then deports Al-Jazeera reporter

Egypt freed and deported Australian journalist Peter Greste on Sunday after more than 400 days in detention, following global condemnation of his jailing on charges of backing the Muslim Brotherhood. Greste, an award-winning correspondent for Al-Jazeera English, flew to Larnaca in Cyprus accompanied by ...

Feb 2, 2015

Egypt policeman kills hospitalized Islamist

An Egyptian policeman was arrested Sunday for having shot dead an Islamist detained in a Cairo hospital with injuries from his arrest, the interior ministry said. The ministry, on its Facebook page, said the victim was a member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood arrested ...

Feb 1, 2015

Egyptian court bans Hamas' armed wing, lists as terrorist organization

An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization, a ruling in keeping with a systematic crackdown on Islamists by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. El-Sissi said on Saturday Egypt faces a tough, prolonged campaign ...

Outspoken Saudi prince to launch pan-Arab news channel

Feb 1, 2015

Outspoken Saudi prince to launch pan-Arab news channel

An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince on Sunday launched a pan-Arab satellite news channel aimed at challenging established networks in the region. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is a nephew of King Abdullah, who died on Jan. 23. In a highly conservative Islamic kingdom, Alwaleed, who ...

2,200 pillaged ancient artifacts are seized in Europe

Jan 29, 2015

2,200 pillaged ancient artifacts are seized in Europe

Over 2,200 looted artifacts, many from ancient Egypt, were seized as part of a European crackdown that also snared 35 suspected traffickers, Europol announced Wednesday. Among the most valuable of the recovered cultural items was a majestic bust of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet worth ...

Officials say two sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison

Jan 27, 2015

Officials say two sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison

The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said. Security officials said the two, wealthy businessman Alaa and Mubarak’s one-time heir apparent Gamal, walked free ...

Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police

Jan 26, 2015

Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police

Images of a mortally wounded protester, blood running down her face and hair as she was lifted from the pavement by a comrade, have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt’s government on the anniversary of a revolution initially sparked by police brutality. The photos ...

King Tut mask can be fixed: expert

Jan 25, 2015

King Tut mask can be fixed: expert

Epoxy that was used to glue a blue-and-gold braided beard back on the burial mask of Egypt’s ancient King Tutankhamun can be removed and the mask can be properly restored, a German expert summoned to Cairo to examine it said Saturday. Speaking at a ...

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 ...