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  • Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:10 pm
  • CAIRO - A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a campaign of violence since last summer's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

  • In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:10 pm
  • CAIRO - Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving some of the country's most untouchable institutions, including the police, intelligence agencies, and the judiciary.

  • 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.