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  • Egypt Islamist sentenced to 7 years for forgery 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:29 pm
  • CAIRO - An Egyptian court convicted an ultraconservative Islamist and ally of ousted President Mohammed Morsi of forging official documents to conceal that his mother was a U.S. citizen, and sentenced him Wednesday to seven years in prison.

  • Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:32 am
  • CAIRO - In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

  • AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:11 pm
  • CAIRO - The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline.

  • Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:32 am
  • CAIRO - Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on paper.

  • Egyptian journalists strike, demanding protection 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:07 pm
  • CAIRO - Journalists in Egypt have held a one-day strike, demanding that security forces protect reporters covering protests and demanding that their employers provide protection as their job grows increasingly dangerous.

  • Egypt: Al-Jazeera reporters plead for release 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:22 pm
  • CAIRO - Three Al-Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt directly asked the judge on Monday to release them, insisting the terrorism charges against them were preposterous.

  • Key events in Egypt since the 2011 uprising 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:32 pm
  • CAIRO - Here are some key events from more than three years of turmoil and transition in Egypt:

  • Egypt's mass verdicts show pressure on judiciary 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 6:27 pm
  • CAIRO - Egypt's judiciary is rife with judges who are sharp opponents of Islamists, and they are operating amid a media frenzy demanding swift and harsh verdicts against the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Egypt forces raid militant bomb factory near Cairo 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 12:30 pm
  • CAIRO - Egyptian security forces raided a warehouse suspected of being a militants' bomb factory on Cairo's outskirts, sparking an hourslong battle Wednesday with gunmen that left two military officers and six militants dead, the Interior Ministry said.

  • Egypt convicts 4 policemen in deaths of Islamists 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 3:06 pm
  • CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Tuesday convicted four police officers in the deaths of 37 detainees, most of them supporters of the ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who suffocated in a police truck in which they were packed for hours before police lobbed in tear gas.