- Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back Updated: Feb-13-16 11:02 am
CAIRO - Egypt's president said Saturday that his country has established democratic and constitutional rule after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising, but rights groups say he has presided over an unprecedented crackdown on dissent.
- Egyptian Christian students stand trial for insulting Islam Updated: Feb-01-16 8:47 am
CAIRO - Three Coptic Christian students face charges of insulting Islam and will stand trial this week after appearing in a video mocking Muslim prayers, one of a series of court cases that reflect lingering religious intolerance and Muslim-Christian tensions in Egypt.
- Egypt's top auditor faces backlash over corruption findings Updated: Jan-28-16 2:14 am
CAIRO - Egypt's top auditor ignited an uproar when he estimated that corruption had cost the country billions of dollars. Yet the anger was not directed against the government or even long-established oligarchs, but at the auditor himself.
- Al-Jazeera sues Egypt over arrests, raids and seizures Updated: Jan-27-16 10:09 am
CAIRO - Al-Jazeera is suing Egypt over its crackdown on the Qatar-owned broadcaster's activists and journalists following the 2013 overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, the network said Wednesday.
- Egypt eases restrictions on foreign currency for importers Updated: Jan-26-16 10:42 am
CAIRO - Egypt will allow importers to keep larger amounts of foreign currency in banks, the Central Bank said Tuesday, in a move that will be welcomed by businesses.
- Activists arrested in Egypt ahead of revolution anniversary Updated: Jan-15-16 5:02 am
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities are rounding up activists two weeks before the fifth anniversary of the Jan. 25 uprising which led to the ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak.