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Egypt court upholds sentence for 3 activists

In this April 1, 2011 photo, activist Ahmed Douma chants slogans during a march to Tahrir Square demanding the prosecution of members of former President Hosni Mubarak's government in Cairo, Egypt. AP

An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld convictions and three-year prison sentences passed against three of the country’s most prominent political activists.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egyptian court sentences nearly 530 to death

This image made from video shows relatives reacting after an Egyptian court on Monday sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in connection to an attack on a police station that killed a senior police officer in Minya, Egypt, Monday, March 24, 2014. AP

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced to death nearly 530 suspected backers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi over a deadly attack on a police station, capping a swift, two-day mass trial in which defense attorneys were not allowed to present their case.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bomb factory raid in Egypt kills 2 troops

Egyptian military police soldiers run towards a checkpoint attacked by gunmen in Shubra al-Kheima, a suburb north of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, March 15, 2014. AP

A raid by Egyptian police, military and special forces on a suspected bomb factory outside of Cairo turned into an hours-long gun battle with insurgents who detonated car bombs, fighting that killed two military officers and five militants, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt court resumes trial of Jazeera journalists amid outcry

Employees and supporters of the television network Al-Jazeera hold up signs as they protest the imprisonment of Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt, at the Newseum, near the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, February 27, 2014. AFP FILE PHOTO

The trial of Al-Jazeera journalists for supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi resumes Wednesday in a case that has sparked a global outcry over muzzling of the press.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Egypt’s military-backed government resigns

In this Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 file photo, Egyptian interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi speaks during a press conference at the headquarters of the Egyptian prime ministry in Cairo, Egypt. El-Beblawi announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation’s military chief to leave his defense minister’s post to run for president. El-Beblawi has often been derided in the media for his perceived indecisiveness and inability to introduce effective remedies to the country’s economic woes. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Egypt’s interim prime minister announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation’s military chief to leave his defense minister’s post to run for president.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

S. Korea ‘shocked and enraged’ at Egypt bus bombing

An image made from a video provided by the Israeli Airports Authority shows smoke, white area at upper right,. from the bombing of the bus carrying South Korean sightseers near the tip of the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba Sunday Feb. 16, 2014.  At least three South Korean tourists were killed and 12 seriously wounded, according to Egyptian security officials.   (AP Photo/Israeli Airports Authority)

South Korea voiced shock and outrage Monday at the bombing of a tourist bus in Egypt that killed three of its nationals, and issued a travel ban for the Sinai region.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Korean tourists killed in Sinai bombing

An image made from a video provided by the Israeli Airports Authority shows smoke  from the bombing of the bus carrying South Korean sightseers near the tip of the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba Sunday Feb. 16, 2014.  At least three South Korean tourists were killed and 12 seriously wounded, according to Egyptian security officials.   AP

An explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, killing at least four people and raising fears that Islamic militants have renewed a bloody campaign to wreck Egypt’s tourism industry.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt: Militants blow up gas pipeline in Sinai

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Egyptian security officials say suspected Al-Qaeda-inspired militants have blown up a natural gas pipeline in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Clashes kill 29 as Egypt marks 2011 uprising

Egyptian women wave nationals flags and posters of Egypt's Defense Minister, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a pro-military rally marking the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. The anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising brought a violent display of the country’s furious divisions Saturday, as giant crowds danced at government-backed rallies and security forces crushed demonstrations by rival Islamists and some secular activists. AP

At least 29 people were killed in clashes in Egypt Saturday during rival rallies on the anniversary of the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak, underscoring the country’s violent polarization.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Five Egyptian diplomats seized in Libya in 24 hours

Libyan government forces stand guard during clashes with gunmen accused of being loyal to the former regime on January 21, 2014 in the Wershefana suburb of Tripoli. AFP

Kidnappers seized Egypt’s cultural attache and three other embassy staff in the Libyan capital on Saturday a day after a group snatched another Egyptian official in the city.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bombings rock Egyptian capital, killing 6 people

An Egyptian worker peers from the window of the damaged Museum of Islamic Art after an explosion at the Egyptian police headquarters in downtown Cairo, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Egypt's antiquities minister says the car bombing that struck the main police headquarters in Cairo earlier in the day has caused major damage to the nearby Islamic art museum. AP

A truck bomb struck the main security headquarters in Cairo on Friday, one of a string of bombings targeting police within a 10-hour period, killing six people. The most significant attack yet in the Egyptian capital fueled a furious backlash against the Muslim Brotherhood amid rising fears of a militant insurgency.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Truck crashes into bus, killing 19 in south Egypt

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A Security official in Egypt said a truck traveling on a rural highway in southern Egypt has collided with a bus coming from the opposite direction, killing 19, including three children.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt holds key vote on country’s new charter

An Egyptian worker carries boxes of ballots at the Giza courthouse, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. AP

Egyptians have started voting on a draft for their country’s new constitution that represents a key milestone in a military-backed roadmap put in place after President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in a popularly backed coup last July.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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