Egypt: Morsi's trial adjourned until Feb. 1

Jan 8, 2014

Egypt: Morsi's trial adjourned until Feb. 1

The trial of Egypt’s former Islamist president on charges of inciting murder was adjourned Wednesday until next month, after bad weather prevented a helicopter flight from bringing Mohammed Morsi to court. The helicopter, which was to fly Morsi from a prison near the Mediterranean ...

Pillar of police state reclaims role in Egypt

Jan 7, 2014

Pillar of police state reclaims role in Egypt

After a bombing hit a security headquarters in Egypt’s Nile Delta, calls flooded in to a hot-line run by security agencies as people reported suspected members of the Muslim Brotherhood in their neighborhoods. In the weeks that followed, hotline numbers have run in a ...

Jan 4, 2014

Egypt protests turn bloody as 11 killed

Riot police clashed with supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president Friday, leaving at least 11 dead in ongoing street battles where an increasing number of protesters are carrying firearms ahead of a key referendum they urge to boycott later this month. Fighting spread through ...

Dec 31, 2013

A terrible year for Syria and Egypt

by Ramzy Baroud

Even with the most optimistic assessments, the Syrian conflict is unlikely to be settled in 2014. As for Egypt, nearly 20,000 people have been sentenced or are now facing trials for belonging to or supporting the "wrong" political camp.

Dec 31, 2013

Egypt arrests four Al Jazeera journalists for Brotherhood ties

Egypt’s government has detained four journalists working for the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera English news channel, arresting them during raids on a five-star hotel and at least one private residence Sunday night. The journalists, including an Australian national, are accused of “harming national security” through links ...

Egyptian rapper speaks for women

Dec 29, 2013

Egyptian rapper speaks for women

As soon as the beat started, the young veiled woman bobbed her head to the rhythm, raised her hands to get the crowd clapping and then unleashed a flood of rap lyrics that tackled some of the biggest social challenges women in the Arab ...

Egyptian student dies during protests at campus

Dec 29, 2013

Egyptian student dies during protests at campus

Riot police moved into Egypt’s main Islamic university on Saturday, firing tear gas and breaking up a strike by students that threatened to disrupt midterms. One student was killed in the melee, an administration building was torched and students fled from exam rooms. Police ...

Five die during clashes between Egypt police, Morsi supporters

Dec 28, 2013

Five die during clashes between Egypt police, Morsi supporters

With water cannons and tear gas, Egyptian riot police battled on Friday with hundreds of rock-throwing supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in clashes across the country that left five dead, according to officials. Authorities, meanwhile, unveiled a new tactic to contain protests called ...

Egypt intensifies assault on Muslim Brotherhood

Dec 27, 2013

Egypt intensifies assault on Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s security authorities launched a sweep of arrests of Muslim Brotherhood members on Thursday and warned that holding a leadership post in the group could now be grounds for the death penalty after it was officially declared a terrorist organization, stepping up the government’s ...

Egypt names Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Dec 26, 2013

Egypt names Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egypt’s military-backed interim government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization Wednesday, intensifying its campaign of arrests and prosecutions targeting its members and tightening the noose on the group’s network of charities and businesses. The unprecedented executive decision likely ends any chance of reconciliation ...