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  • 3 killed in Egypt as Islamists protest

    3 killed in Egypt as Islamists protest

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:00:37 GMT
    An Egyptian security official says clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi have killed two people.More >>
    At least three people were killed in the Egyptian capital Friday as dozens of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi held scattered protests for a second straight day, a year after the mass killing of...More >>
  • Egypt Islamists mark anniversary of mass killing

    Egypt Islamists mark anniversary of mass killing

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:01:22 GMT
    Egyptian security forces firing tear gas have quashed small, scattered demonstrations by Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi who tried to commemorate the anniversary of the killing of hundreds of...More >>
    At least three people were killed Thursday as Egyptian security forces quashed small, scattered demonstrations by Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi marking the anniversary of the killing of hundreds of...More >>
  • Egypt: Israel, Hamas to extend temporary truce

    Egypt: Israel, Hamas to extend temporary truce

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:48:57 GMT
    Palestinian negotiators are mulling over an Egyptian proposal to end the monthlong Gaza war with Israel, as the clock on the latest 72-hour cease-fire ticks down.More >>
    Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced Wednesday, permitting the sides to continue to negotiate a substantive deal to end the war in Gaza.More >>
  • Egypt's Mubarak defends his rule in courtroom cage

    Egypt's Mubarak defends his rule in courtroom cage

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:58:42 GMT
    Egypt's deposed President Hosni Mubarak has denied that he ordered protesters killed during an uprising in 2011, in his first lengthy speech to a court as his year-old retrial draws to an end.More >>
    In his first speech since being put on trial, Egypt's toppled President Hosni Mubarak denied Wednesday that he ordered the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that deposed him. Speaking from a gurney, the...More >>
  • Egypt's top cleric condemns Islamic State

    Egypt's top cleric condemns Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:08 AM EDT2014-08-13 09:08:35 GMT
    Egypt's top cleric has condemned the extremist Islamic State group, describing it as a "terrorist" organization that poses a danger to Islam and Muslims.More >>
    Egypt's top cleric has condemned the extremist Islamic State group that has been on a rampage in Iraq and Syria, describing it as a "terrorist" organization that poses a danger to Islam and Muslims.More >>
  • Egypt presents proposal to end war in Gaza

    Egypt presents proposal to end war in Gaza

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:31:33 GMT
    A temporary Israel-Hamas truce is holding for a second day as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip are to resume in Cairo.More >>
    Egypt presented a proposed cease-fire to Israel and Hamas aimed at ending the monthlong war, Palestinian officials said early Wednesday after negotiators huddled for a second day of Egyptian-mediated talks meant to resolve...More >>
  • HRW: Likely crimes against humanity in Egypt

    HRW: Likely crimes against humanity in Egypt

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:09:39 GMT
    The New-York based Human Rights Watch says that the mass killings in Egypt last summer that left hundreds dead likely amount to crimes against humanity and there should be an international commission of inquiry.More >>
    Human Rights Watch said Tuesday that Egypt's security forces likely committed crimes against humanity when it crushed Islamist protests last year, comparing the bloodshed to China's Tiananmen Square massacre and...More >>
  • Egypt stops Human Rights Watch staffers at airport

    Egypt stops Human Rights Watch staffers at airport

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-08-11 12:47:07 GMT
    Egyptian authorities stopped the executive director of Human Rights Watch and another U.S. staffer from entering the country Monday ahead of the release of a critical report by the group on mass killings by...More >>
    Egyptian authorities stopped the executive director of Human Rights Watch and another U.S. staffer from entering the country Monday ahead of the release of a critical report by the group on mass killings by security forces...More >>
  • Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal

    Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal

    Sunday, August 10 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-10 21:16:49 GMT
    A Palestinian negotiator says his team will quit Egyptian-brokered talks on ending the Gaza war unless Israeli negotiators return to Cairo.More >>
    Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip that has taken...More >>
  • A year later, protest's bloody end divides Egypt

    A year later, protest's bloody end divides Egypt

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-08-10 13:09:10 GMT
    Around 6:30 a.m., police armored vehicles rumbled up to the barricades at the edges of the anti-government sit-in where thousands of Islamists had camped out for weeks in a Cairo square.More >>
    Around 6:30 a.m., police armored vehicles rumbled up to the barricades at the edges of the anti-government sit-in where thousands of Islamists had camped out for weeks in a Cairo square.More >>
  • Egypt court dissolves Muslim Brotherhood party

    Egypt court dissolves Muslim Brotherhood party

    Saturday, August 9 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-09 16:56:42 GMT
    Egypt's state news agency says the country's administrative court has dissolved the political party of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its assets liquidated.More >>
    Egypt's highest administrative court dissolved Saturday the political party of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its assets liquidated, in the latest move against the 86-year old Islamist group.More >>
  • Mubarak-era Egypt steel tycoon released on bail

    Mubarak-era Egypt steel tycoon released on bail

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-08 17:26:15 GMT
    Lawyers of an Egyptian steel tycoon who was close to Hosni Mubarak's toppled dictatorship say their client was released on bail after three years of detention.More >>
    An Egyptian steel tycoon close to the family of ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak was released on bail after spending three years in detention on a raft of corruption allegations, his lawyers said Friday.More >>
  • Egypt sentences 2 to life for sexual assaults

    Egypt sentences 2 to life for sexual assaults

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:14:57 GMT
    Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has sentenced two men to life and another to 20 years in prison for sexual assaults on women during public rallies in the city's iconic Tahrir square.More >>
    An Egyptian court sentenced two men to life and another to 20 years in prison on Thursday for sexual assaults on women during public rallies in the city's iconic Tahrir square, judicial officials said.More >>
  • Militants attack Egypt checkpoint, kill 5 police

    Militants attack Egypt checkpoint, kill 5 police

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-06 17:55:25 GMT
    Egypt's Interior Ministry says militants attacked a police checkpoint in the country's north, killing five policemen. Security forces killed four of the attackers in a gunbattle that followed.More >>
    Militants attacked a police checkpoint near a Mediterranean resort area frequented by Egyptian holidaymakers, killing five policemen and losing four of their own in the ensuing gunbattle, the Interior Ministry said on...More >>
  • Egypt becoming police state, Islamists say

    Egypt becoming police state, Islamists say

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-04-30 21:42:03 GMT
    Muslim Brotherhood supporters say they are the victims of an unjust crackdown in Egypt.More >>
    Muslim Brotherhood supporters say they are the victims of an unjust crackdown in Egypt.More >>
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