Jul 4, 2014

Violence marks first year after Morsi ouster

A series of demonstrations and small bombings marked the anniversary on Thursday of the ouster of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi, and authorities responded by arresting nearly 200 people as part of their crackdown against Islamists. One of the bombs went off accidentally inside an ...

In Egypt, even the dead are sent to the gallows

Apr 29, 2014

In Egypt, even the dead are sent to the gallows

Dr. Badawi was killed on Aug. 14, but he was among 37 people whose death sentences were confirmed Monday by an Egyptian court that sentenced another 683 to the gallows. The case of Dr. Badawi, whose first name wasn’t given, is not unique. Lawyers ...

Egypt prosecutor orders new mass trials of 919

Mar 27, 2014

Egypt prosecutor orders new mass trials of 919

Egypt’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered two trials for a total of 919 suspected Islamists on charges that include murder, pushing ahead with a series of mass tribunals of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi despite international criticism. The policy of mass trials sparked ...

Anti-Islamist fervor prompts harsh Egypt court sentences

| Mar 26, 2014

Anti-Islamist fervor prompts harsh Egypt court sentences

Egypt’s judiciary is rife with judges who are harsh opponents of Islamists, and they are operating amid a media frenzy demanding swift and harsh verdicts against the Muslim Brotherhood. The result, judicial experts say, is this week’s stunning verdict sentencing hundreds of suspected Islamists ...

New Egypt Cabinet sworn in ahead of presidential vote

Mar 2, 2014

New Egypt Cabinet sworn in ahead of presidential vote

Egypt’s new interim government was sworn in Saturday, a lightly reshuffled Cabinet with familiar faces that keeps powerful ministers in charge of the country’s security and military services in place ahead of an anticipated presidential election. The new Cabinet, Egypt’s sixth government since its ...

Egypt's military-backed government resigns

Feb 25, 2014

Egypt's military-backed government resigns

Egypt’s interim prime minister announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation’s military chief to leave his defense minister’s post to run for president. Hazem el-Beblawi’s military-backed government was ...

Egypt accuses Islamist group of having armed wing

Feb 10, 2014

Egypt accuses Islamist group of having armed wing

Egyptian authorities on Sunday accused the ousted president’s Muslim Brotherhood of forming a “military wing” to stage attacks on security forces in a southern province as months-long street rallies by the group’s supporters wane but low-level violence steadily rises. Such a development would cast ...

New Egyptian militant group claims responsibility for Cairo bombings

Feb 9, 2014

New Egyptian militant group claims responsibility for Cairo bombings

A newly formed militant group claimed responsibility Saturday for the bombing of an Egyptian police checkpoint near Cairo that wounded six people, as health authorities said that three people were killed in clashes between Islamists and police a day earlier. Muslim Brotherhood supporters took ...

Egypt to put 20 Al-Jazeera journalists on trial

Jan 30, 2014

Egypt to put 20 Al-Jazeera journalists on trial

Egypt said 20 journalists, including four foreigners, working for Al-Jazeera will face trial on charges of joining or aiding a terrorist group and endangering national security — an escalation that raised fears of a crackdown on freedom of the press. It was the first ...

Muzzled Morsi makes second court appearance in Egypt

Jan 29, 2014

Muzzled Morsi makes second court appearance in Egypt

The second court appearance for ousted President Mohammed Morsi was very different from his first: He wore a white prison uniform Tuesday instead of a trim dark suit. And when the Islamist leader wanted to speak, a judge controlled his microphone in the soundproof ...