As Egypt votes, some still caught in political crossfire

May 26, 2014

As Egypt votes, some still caught in political crossfire

Samir El-Gamal, a 10-year-old Egyptian boy, died in his mother’s arms last year, struck in the back of the head by a stray bullet while they were walking near clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. As Egypt votes this ...

Egypt's Mubarak convicted of graft, sentenced to three years

May 22, 2014

Egypt's Mubarak convicted of graft, sentenced to three years

A Cairo court on Wednesday convicted ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement, sentencing him to three years in prison. The graft case against the 86-year-old Mubarak, who is kept in custody at a military hospital, is one of two against the former president, ...

Cairo court bans group that helped topple Mubarak

Apr 28, 2014

Cairo court bans group that helped topple Mubarak

An Egyptian court on Monday banned a prodemocracy movement that helped ignite the uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, judicial sources and the website of the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper said. The court was ruling on a private lawsuit brought by a lawyer ...

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.