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Egypt

​UN hammers US human rights record on spying, torture, drones and death penalty
A UN report hammers the United States’ human rights record, denouncing vast surveillance, ongoing unaccountability for torture, deadly drone strikes, one of the world’s highest death penalty counts, and mass incarceration, among other black marks.

28.03.2014 01:29

Death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood members is an eye-opener for Egypt
Recent events in Egypt provide incontrovertible evidence that revolutions are pregnant with the potential for both progress and regress – and oftentimes end up harnessing both.

27.03.2014 05:59

‘This is no longer about the Muslim Brotherhood, it’s repression against all Egyptians’
The option for people is to go back onto the streets, to call for democracy and for criminals to be brought to justice for the crimes they’ve committed against all Egyptians, Alaa Mohamed, a spokesperson for British Egyptians for Democracy, told RT.

25.03.2014 12:28

Two huge pharaoh statues unveiled in Egypt
Archaeologists have revealed two massive statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in the famous Egyptian city of Luxor, at their original sites in the funerary temple of the king, on the west bank of the Nile.

24.03.2014 12:29

Egypt court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death
The Upper Egypt court has issued a death penalty to 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood on charges of murder and inciting violence. Only 153 of those sentenced are currently in custody, the rest were tried in absentia.

24.03.2014 08:04

Blast hits tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai near Israeli border
An explosion has struck a tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai near the Israeli border. At least four people have been killed and 24 injured, the country’s Interior Ministry said.

16.02.2014 12:54

Egyptian army chief Sisi says he will run for presidency - report
Egypt’s de facto ruler, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has said he will run for president, according to Kuwait’s Al-Seyassah newspaper.

05.02.2014 23:23

Older than oldest of 7 Wonders: 4,600 yo step pyramid uncovered in Egypt
A step pyramid, a few decades older than the Great Pyramid of Giza (the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), has been uncovered by archaeologists in southern Egypt.

04.02.2014 05:37

Three years after revolution there is little to celebrate in Egypt
Both the Egyptian interim government and the Muslim Brotherhood have themselves to blame for the poor security situation in the country, Egyptian journalist Mohammad Sabry told RT.

26.01.2014 03:45

Clashes, tear gas, blasts: Egypt meets third anniversary of revolution
Three years after Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, Egyptians are meeting the revolution anniversary split between the Muslim Brotherhood and the army. Relentless protests and terror acts plague the country, with at least 49 dead in clashes on Saturday.

25.01.2014 09:53

‘If Egyptian govt carries on as usual we’ll see more efforts to disrupt that’
Islamists aren’t going to go away, and it’s impossible for the Egyptian government just to pretend that the Islamists did not win 5 elections and were kicked out of power, journalist Hugh Miles told RT.

24.01.2014 13:53

Fourth blast rock Cairo, death toll rises to six
Four blasts hit Cairo on Friday, targeting the police HQ, a metro station, a police station and a cinema. The apparent string of militant attacks claimed at least six lives and injured scores more.

24.01.2014 05:16