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 ...

European tourists stabbed in Egypt in stable condition

Jan 9, 2016

European tourists stabbed in Egypt in stable condition

An Egyptian hospital official says two Austrians and a Swede stabbed at an Egyptian Red Sea resort were only lightly wounded and are in stable condition. The official, who requested anonymity in line with regulations, identified the victims as Renata and Wilhelm Weisslein, both ...

Tutankhamun's mask mended after botched repair

Dec 17, 2015

Tutankhamun's mask mended after botched repair

Egypt put the restored gold mask of Tutankhamun back on display Wednesday after German experts removed glue applied in a botched repair when the priceless artifact’s beard fell off. The restored mask — now back in its display case at the museum — was ...

16 killed in firebomb attack at Cairo nightclub

Dec 4, 2015

16 killed in firebomb attack at Cairo nightclub

A firebomb attack on a nightclub in Cairo early Friday killed 16 people and wounded two others, police said. Egypt’s state-run news agency, MENA, quoted an unnamed security official as saying three men on a motorcycle threw Molotov cocktails into the club in the ...