Egypt Headlines

Thu, Dec 18 2014

Egypt constituency law sets stage for long-awaited elections


CAIRO - Egypt on Thursday cleared a final hurdle to long-awaited parliamentary elections seen as decisive in cementing the rule of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted President Mohamed Mursi, and excluding the banned Muslim Brotherhood from politics.

World, Egypt 18 Dec 2014

Tue, Dec 16 2014

Egyptian court overturns some Muslim Brotherhood asset seizures

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Tuesday overturned decisions by a special committee to seize the assets of Muslim Brotherhood leaders, without saying which members or assets will be affected.

World, Egypt 16 Dec 2014

Captain, officer of Kuwaiti ship detained after deadly collision

CAIRO - The captain and first officer of a Kuwaiti container ship have been detained for four days after their ship collided with a fishing vessel in the Red Sea, killing 13 Egyptians, a public prosecutor said on Tuesday.

World, Egypt 16 Dec 2014

Mon, Dec 15 2014

Egypt to try hundreds of civilians in military courts

CAIRO - An Egyptian prosecutor on Monday referred to a military court at least 339 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, including four top leaders, judicial sources said, as the state expands a crackdown against political opponents.

World, Egypt 15 Dec 2014

Kuwaiti ship, Egyptian fishing boat, collide in Red Sea, killing 13

CAIRO - Egypt has ordered an investigation into an accident in which a Kuwaiti container ship and a fishing vessel collided in the Red Sea in an incident that killed 13 Egyptians.

World, Egypt 15 Dec 2014

Islamist group criticizes Egypt over arrest warrant for cleric


DOHA - Scores of Islamist scholars criticized Egypt on Monday for seeking an Interpol arrest warrant for their leader, a Qatar-based cleric whose outspoken support for the Muslim Brotherhood contributed to a diplomatic rift between Gulf Arab states.

World, Egypt 15 Dec 2014

Sisters in the vanguard as Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood battles to survive


CAIRO - In homes and streets around Egypt, women are keeping alive a group the authorities are determined to crush. They teach Muslim Brotherhood values to children, organize its protests, preserve its networks, and take an ever more prominent role in politics.

World, Egypt 15 Dec 2014

Sat, Dec 13 2014

Egypt denies entry to U.S. analyst, with no reason given

CAIRO - A U.S. think tank analyst and former diplomat who has written articles critical of Egypt's government said she was blocked from entering the country to attend a conference on Saturday.

Politics, World, Egypt 13 Dec 2014

Tue, Dec 9 2014

Egyptian judge jails democracy activist for three years for 'insulting court'


CAIRO - Egyptian pro-democracy activist Ahmed Douma was sentenced to three years in jail on Tuesday after he accused the judge of bias and denounced his trial on charges of violence against the state as political.

World, Egypt 09 Dec 2014

WFP restarts food aid for Syrian refugees after campaign


BEIRUT - The U.N. World Food Program is restarting food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt after it received enough donations to fund the halted program.


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.