- Egypt anti-terror bill speeds trials, tightens hand on media Updated: Jul-06-15 5:01 pm
CAIRO - After a series of stunning militant attacks, Egypt's government is pushing through a controversial new anti-terrorism draft bill that would set up special terrorism courts, shorten the appeals process, give police greater powers of arrest and imprison journalists who report information on attacks that differs from the official government line.
- Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum Updated: Jun-30-15 2:35 am
CAIRO - For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity.
- 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.
- Egypt court overturns conviction of journalist Updated: Jun-23-15 12:14 pm
CAIRO - A Cairo appeals court has overturned the conviction of a TV broadcaster closely linked to the security services for insulting a liberal politician.
- 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.
- Secret police detentions of activists on the rise in Egypt Updated: Jun-17-15 6:12 pm
CAIRO - The knock on the door came just before midnight, a group of plainclothes police demanding that 29-year-old Fatma el-Sayed, an activist with one of Egypt's secular opposition groups, come with them. Her father pleaded to accompany her, but they took her away, alone.
- Suicide bomber targets ancient Egyptian temple in Luxor Updated: Jun-10-15 9:55 am
LUXOR, Egypt - A suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday just steps away from the ancient Egyptian temple of Karnak in Luxor, a southern city visited by millions of tourists every year, security and health officials said. No tourists were killed or hurt in the late morning attack.