Icons of Egypt's protest movement imprisoned

Dec 23, 2013

Icons of Egypt's protest movement imprisoned

An Egyptian court handed down prison sentences to three of the country’s most prominent youth activists Sunday in the first use of a controversial new protest law, a harsh warning to the secular groups that supported the military’s ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi ...

Egypt rights center raided by police, two Mubaraks acquitted

Dec 20, 2013

Egypt rights center raided by police, two Mubaraks acquitted

Egypt’s military-backed authorities on Thursday stepped up their crackdown on the liberal icons of the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, with security forces storming the headquarters of a rights group and arresting six activists, including a prominent youth organizer. Hours after the early morning ...

Aug 25, 2013

Egypt explodes

The situation in Egypt has lurched from bad to worse, with Islamist leaders being arrested and former despot Hosni Mubarak being released from prison to house arrest.

Mubarak could be released; Brotherhood leader arrested

Aug 20, 2013

Mubarak could be released; Brotherhood leader arrested

A court in Egypt grants bond to the country's former autocratic ruler, Hosni Mubarak, raising the prospect that he could be released from jail within days — potentially escalating the political crisis in the Arab world's most populous nation.