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 2011 ...

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 sworn ...

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 yet ...

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 to ...

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 time ...

Divided Egypt marks third anniversary of Arab Spring uprising

/ Jan 25, 2014

Divided Egypt marks third anniversary of Arab Spring uprising

With dancing horses and traditional folklore music, supporters the military-backed government celebrated and called on the army chief to run for president in rallies marking the third anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising, as security forces firing tear gas battled rival demonstrations, both by supporters ...

Six die in Cairo bombing spree blamed on Muslim Brotherhood

Jan 25, 2014

Six die in Cairo bombing spree blamed on Muslim Brotherhood

A truck bomb struck the main security headquarters in Cairo on Friday, one of a string of bombings targeting police within a 10-hour period, killing six people. The most significant attack yet in the Egyptian capital fueled a furious backlash against the Muslim Brotherhood ...

Egypt referendum muddies political outlook

/ | Jan 20, 2014

Egypt referendum muddies political outlook

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Despite upbeat headlines in Egypt's pro-military media, the results of last week's constitutional referendum may have fallen short of the emphatic popular mandate the nation's military chief was looking for before announcing his presidential run. The outcome — nearly everyone who voted approved the draft ...

'New Egypt dawns' as voters overwhelmingly back new constitution

/ Jan 19, 2014

'New Egypt dawns' as voters overwhelmingly back new constitution

Almost everyone who cast ballots supported Egypt's new constitution in last week's referendum, results announced Saturday showed, but a boycott by Islamists and low youth turnout suggest the country is still dangerously divided. Nearly 20 million voters backed the new constitution, almost double the number ...

Egypt military eyes key charter vote

Jan 13, 2014

Egypt military eyes key charter vote

With a presidential run by Egypt's powerful military chief seeming more likely by the day, this week's constitution referendum, to be held amid a massive security force deployment, is widely seen as a vote of confidence in the regime he installed last summer. The charter ...

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 to ...

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 say ...