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Egypt

Year since Egypt coup sees catastrophic decline in human rights – Amnesty
Political oppression, thousands of arbitrary arrests, “harrowing” incidents of torture and deaths in police custody: Amnesty International has warned of a “catastrophic decline in human rights” in the year since the ouster of President Morsi.

03.07.2014 07:14

Meet Egyptian president's new economics adviser - Tony Blair
Tony Blair has reportedly agreed to advise Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as part of a United Arab Emirates-funded program that promises lucrative “business opportunities” to those involved.

02.07.2014 14:21

Washington rethinks $1bn aid to Egypt amid ‘descent toward despotism’
US congressional leaders are considering withholding more than $1 billion in military support to Cairo after Egyptian courts delivered mass death sentences to opposition figures and lengthy jail terms for journalists.

25.06.2014 07:57

RT condemns Egypt's jailing of Al Jazeera journalists
RT has joined the international calls to release Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Cairo, expressing solidarity and support in the face of ‘unfair and inhumane’ sentences.

24.06.2014 15:16

Egypt court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to 10 & 7 years in prison
​An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to long prison terms, one to 10 years and two to seven years, after finding them guilty on charges that included helping the Muslim Brotherhood by publishing false information.

23.06.2014 09:53

​‘US will accept any Egyptian authority that controls the territory’
The US will turn blind eye to any human rights violations and the questionable legitimacy of General Sisi’s government as long as it has firm control in Egypt, Lawrence Davidson, professor of history at West Chester University, told RT.

22.06.2014 22:28

Egypt govt to tackle sexual harassment as inauguration assaults spark outrage (VIDEO)
Newly elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered his government to battle sexual harassment following a string of sexual assaults during inauguration celebrations on Sunday.

10.06.2014 19:12

Democracy? Just business: Egyptian elections get US blessing
The recent presidential polls in Egypt proved once again that the West interprets similar events in the way they correspond to the US and EU interests, calling ‘legitimate’ elections which have nothing in common with real democratic choice.

06.06.2014 12:37

​The Gezi anniversary and Turkey's future under 'President' Erdogan
Turkey's government, led by the AKP (or Justice and Development Party), has been under attack since last year when Gezi Park first saw protests which subsequently spread throughout the country and managed to galvanize the world.

04.06.2014 13:30

Ex-army chief Sisi headed for landslide victory in Egypt's presidential election
Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is on pace to win Egypt’s presidential race by a large margin, as he has won 91.8 percent of the votes cast in half of the nation’s polling stations, according to judicial sources.

28.05.2014 20:18

​'Egyptian authorities are afraid even of Morsi’s silence in the courtroom'
RT spoke with a person who is facing death sentence in ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s case. He told RT about the current court hearings in Egypt and about the myths surrounding the Muslim Brotherhood.

08.05.2014 09:14

Egypt rocked by four bombings, violent clashes ahead of presidential election
With less than four weeks to go until the Egyptian presidential election, the country is reeling from four bomb blasts and violent clashes in Alexandria on Friday, officials said.

02.05.2014 21:32