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Egypt

Egypt to revive female genital mutilation in the name of Islam?
Egyptian human rights groups and female activists are alarmed at renewed parliamentary calls to revive the practice of female circumcision. They appeal to the authorities to stop advocating what was officially banned in 2007.

16.05.2012 10:11

Grave mistake: Egyptian man crashes own funeral
The funeral of an Egyptian man took a dramatic twist after the not-so departed was mistakenly declared dead by doctors.

12.05.2012 15:46

Two dead, 300 injured, 170 arrested: Egypt imposes curfew after Abbasiya violence (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Egypt’s Military Council has imposed a curfew in Abbasiya district, following an outbreak of violence that left two people dead and some 300 injured. The military used water cannon and tear gas to stop the crowd from reaching the Ministry of Defense.

04.05.2012 14:03

Egyptian military ready for power transfer
The Egyptian army could pass executive power to the future president at the end of May, should one of the candidates run away with the election. The statement was made by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of Egypt (SCAF).

03.05.2012 11:54

Deadly clashes at Cairo demo against military rule (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Unknown attackers have killed at least 20 Egyptian protesters and wounded more than 160 on a fourth day of clashes in Cairo. Troops have been deployed to the area to end the violence.

02.05.2012 10:31

At least 90 injured in Cairo as military close eyes on attack against protesters (PHOTOS)
More than 90 people have been wounded as unidentified assailants attacked protesters in Cairo who called for an end to military rule. Police and army troops chose not to interfere. Some reports say a number of people have died in the violence.

29.04.2012 12:45

Egyptian comic actor convicted for insulting Islam to appeal sentence
A court in Egypt has given one of the most famous comic actors in the Arab world, Adel Imam, a jail sentence for insulting Islam. The actor is due to appeal the decision.

27.04.2012 11:18

Egypt approves presidential runners, voters perplexed
Egypt's election commission has announced 13 candidates are eligible to run in the forthcoming presidential election. The list includes ultraconservative Islamists, as well as ex-president Hosni Mubarak`s former ministers.

26.04.2012 09:00

NGO crackdown: Gagging democracy or national self-defense?
Egypt has denied licenses to eight US-based non-profit groups, saying they violated the country’s sovereignty. Many states are concerned that foreign government-backed NGOs are really agents for their sponsors, rather than independent action groups.

24.04.2012 08:56

Gas and peace: Egypt cuts off gas supply to Israel
Egypt has canceled its natural gas supply deal with Israel, insisting the move has nothing to do with politics. Israel downplayed the decision, which could further deteriorate bilateral ties that have decayed markedly since the Egyptian revolution.

23.04.2012 05:34

‘Egypt is on a collision course’
A range of Egypt’s political forces has joined the large-scale protests against the ruling military on Tahrir Square. With the SCAF reluctant to give up power and the people still pushing for true democracy, Egypt seems to be on a collision course.

21.04.2012 01:05

Egypt flux ‘could trigger US aid backfire’
The US move to resume annual military aid to Egypt has sparked concern the money will no longer be able buy the loyalty of the changing country. Cairo’s unclear political future could now result in a conflict with Washington and its key ally Israel.

16.04.2012 12:04

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