Dec 23, 2014

Al-Jazeera shuts Egypt channel as Doha-Cairo tensions thaw

Qatar’s Al-Jazeera network said Monday it was “temporarily” closing its Egypt-dedicated channel, accused of bias toward the banned Muslim Brotherhood, a day after the Gulf state pledged support for Cairo. The decision appeared to be a direct result of a thaw between Doha and ...

Nov 21, 2014

Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood member

Egypt on Thursday arrested a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader who was a key negotiator between the government and the now blacklisted group, security officials said. Mohamed Ali Bishr was one of the last top Brotherhood members to have escaped a crackdown by the authorities ...

Sep 14, 2014

Sisi says coalition must battle Islamic State and others

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that any global coalition against terrorism should battle not just the Islamic State group but other groups as well, the presidency said on Saturday. Egyptian security officials have said Islamic State has ...

/ Aug 29, 2014

Egypt's Morsi accused of leaking secrets to Qatar

Egypt’s state prosecutor is investigating allegations that ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi leaked secret documents to Qatar via the Doha-based Al-Jazeera broadcaster, according to judicial officials. If the charges are referred to court, it would be the fourth case under way against Morsi, who ...

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 ...

Egypt upholds death sentence on Brotherhood leader, 200 supporters

Jun 22, 2014

Egypt upholds death sentence on Brotherhood leader, 200 supporters

In a mass trial of Islamists who ruled Egypt for a year but face a fierce crackdown under newly installed President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, an Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed death sentences against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 182 supporters. Mohamed Badie ...

Pro-military fervor envelops election as voters sideline Islamists

/ May 27, 2014

Pro-military fervor envelops election as voters sideline Islamists

Egypt’s presidential election on Monday turned into a nationalist celebration at many polls with voters singing and dancing as they celebrated the almost certain winner — former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who last year ousted the nation’s first freely elected president. But the first ...

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 ...

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 ...