- Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning Updated: Jul-03-15 4:59 pm
CAIRO - Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital.
- Report: Saudi king censors TV host, pro-Brotherhood scholar Updated: Jul-02-15 7:58 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A government-linked Saudi news website reported Thursday that King Salman ordered an investigation and trial of a pro-Muslim Brotherhood scholar and a television host after an episode that was critical of his predecessor King Abdullah's policies toward the outlawed Islamist group.
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- Watchdog: Journalists face 'unprecedented' threats in Egypt Updated: Jun-25-15 12:26 am
CAIRO - Journalists face unprecedented threats in President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's Egypt, a watchdog group said Thursday, with the highest number behind bars since it began keeping records in 1990.
- Al-Jazeera journalist detained in Berlin has been freed Updated: Jun-22-15 11:58 am
BERLIN - The Al-Jazeera journalist who was detained in Berlin on an Egyptian arrest warrant has been released from custody, and is free to leave the country, Berlin prosecutors said Monday.
- WikiLeaks reveals Saudi intrigue and unpaid limo bills Updated: Jun-20-15 5:25 pm
ISTANBUL - At the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, diplomats talked about airing the grievances of disenchanted local youth using Facebook and Twitter. At the embassy in Khartoum, they reported anxiously on Iran's military aid to Sudan.
- Obama administration criticizes Egypt in report to Congress Updated: Jun-08-15 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has sent Congress a report that harshly criticizes the Egyptian government of restricting free speech, arresting political dissidents and undermining democracy, but recommends the U.S. continue sending it $1.3 billion in mostly military aid.
- A year in office, el-Sissi tries to rule Egypt as 1-man show Updated: Jun-06-15 12:47 pm
CAIRO - The words of the pro-government TV talk show host left no room for debate. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is synonymous with Egypt, he lectured his audience, and Egyptians are either on his side or are enemies of the nation.