CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Thursday dropped the last outstanding corruption case against Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafik, judicial sources said, possibly clearing the way for him to return from self-imposed exile.
CAIRO - The Muslim Brotherhood denounced the Egyptian authorities on Thursday for charging former President Mohamed Mursi and other Islamists with terrorism and conspiring with foreign groups, saying the allegations were "risible".
Wed, Dec 18 2013
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee overwhelmingly passed legislation on Wednesday to ease tight U.S. controls on aid to Egypt, which was largely cut off after Egypt's military ousted President Mohamed Mursi last summer.
CAIRO - Egypt's public prosecutor charged former President Mohamed Mursi and 35 other top Islamists on Wednesday with conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts in Egypt, in a case that could result in their execution.
Tue, Dec 17 2013
CAIRO - Egypt has apologized for a banner promoting the new constitution that misspelt the word "Egyptians" and carried images of foreigners instead of locals, embarrassing the government as it tries to rally support for the document.
Mon, Dec 16 2013
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate voted by an overwhelming 78-16 on Monday to confirm Anne Patterson, the U.S. ambassador to Egypt and a former ambassador to Pakistan, as assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs.
Sun, Dec 15 2013
CAIRO - A prosecutor has ordered the arrest of an Egyptian man whose 15-year-old son was detained last month for owning a ruler bearing a symbol associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the family's lawyer said on Sunday.
Sat, Dec 14 2013
CAIRO - Egyptians will vote on a new constitution on January 14 and 15, pushing on with the army-backed government's plan for transition back to democracy after its overthrow of elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
Thu, Dec 12 2013
CAIRO - Egyptian riot police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of pro-Islamist protesters demonstrating near the headquarters of the ministry of defense in Cairo on Thursday, security sources said.
Cairo - An Egyptian police officer was killed and 35 others were injured when a car blew up near their base in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia on Thursday, security sources said.
These days Washington is not known for bipartisanship, but every now and then a breakthrough is made. It is noteworthy that Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, and Senator John McCain, a Republican, are appearing together at a forum in Sedona, Arizona on Friday.