Egypt Headlines

Wed, Jan 28 2015

Egyptian poet goes on trial accused of contempt of Islam


CAIRO - A prominent Egyptian poet could face up to three years in jail over a Facebook post in which she criticized the slaughter of animals at a Muslim festival, a case which rights activists say shows how the government is muzzling free speech.

Tech, World, United Nations, Egypt 28 Jan 2015

Tue, Jan 27 2015

Egypt confirms jail terms for leading liberal activists


CAIRO - An Egyptian court upheld three-year jail sentences on Tuesday for three prominent liberal activists, judicial sources said, after days of violence around the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

World, Egypt 27 Jan 2015

Car bomb kills one in Egypt's Alexandria: security sources

CAIRO - One person was killed by a car bomb, parked near a police station by suspected Islamist militants, in the Egyptian city of Alexandria early on Tuesday, security sources said.

World, Egypt 27 Jan 2015

Mon, Jan 26 2015

In first conviction, Egyptian doctor jailed for FGM death of teenage girl

CAIRO - A doctor in Egypt was jailed on Monday for two years after the death of a 13-year-old girl on whom he performed genital mutilation (FGM), the first conviction since the practice was outlawed in 2008, the prosecutor said.

World, United Nations, Egypt 26 Jan 2015

Mubarak's sons freed from Egyptian prison after anniversary of his fall


CAIRO - The sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were released from prison on Monday, security officials said, a move that could fuel tension after the violent anniversary on Sunday of the 2011 uprising that toppled the autocrat.

World, Egypt, Davos 26 Jan 2015

Egypt doctor convicted over girl's death in landmark FGM case

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Egyptian doctor has been convicted of manslaughter after a 13-year-old girl died in a botched female genital mutilation procedure, campaigners said on Monday following the country's first FGM trial.

World, Egypt 26 Jan 2015

Sun, Jan 25 2015

At least 17 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprising


CAIRO - At least 17 people were killed on Sunday in Egypt's bloodiest protests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president, as security forces fired at protesters marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. | Video

World, Egypt 25 Jan 2015

Sat, Jan 24 2015

Protester killed in Egypt on eve of anniversary of 2011 uprising

CAIRO - A woman protester was shot dead in central Cairo on Saturday, security sources said, one day before the anniversary of the popular uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

World, Egypt 24 Jan 2015

Egypt court orders retrial for 37 Brotherhood members

CAIRO - An Egyptian court ordered a retrial for 37 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death and 115 others sentenced to life in a mass trial last year, judicial sources said on Saturday.

World, Egypt 24 Jan 2015

Fri, Jan 23 2015

Egyptian student killed in clashes as anniversary of uprising nears

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - An Egyptian student was killed on Friday during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood protesters and residents in the coastal city of Alexandria, as demonstrations gathered pace two days before the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

World, Egypt 23 Jan 2015

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.