General Who Led Takeover of Egypt to Run for President
New York Times
CAIRO — Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi, the defense minister and military officer who led last summer's takeover of the elected government in Egypt, formally announced on Wednesday that he was resigning from the army and running for president as he moved to ...
Egypt's Sisi to run for president, vows to tackle militancy
Egypt's El-Sisi to resign, paving way for presidential bid
Egypt Army Chief Says He Will Run for President
Egypt's army chief says he'll run for president
CAIRO — Egypt's army chief and defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi resigned from the military Wednesday, saying he will run in the first presidential vote to be held since he forced an Islamist leader out of power. "This is my last day in a military ...
New Yorker (blog)
Egypt's Judges Strike Back
New Yorker (blog)
On August 14th of last year, Egyptian security services violently dispersed two sit-ins by the supporters of the country's ousted Islamist President, Mohamed Morsi, in Cairo. By the end of the day, more than six hundred people had been killed. In the ...
Egyptian court sentences 529 people to death
The mass sentencing underscored the severity of an ongoing campaign by Egypt's military-backed leaders to silence opposition, eight months after a military coup ousted Morsi, the country's first democratically elected leader. It was unclear what ...
Egypt Court to Rule Swiftly in 2nd Mass Trial
Egypt's Mass Death Sentencing of 529 People Stirs Global Outrage
Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters face death sentence: Will Egypt ...
Time to Get Tough on Egypt
Egypt's new military-backed regime can now claim another first – the largest mass death sentence in the country's modern history. In the more than nine months since the July 3, 2013, coup, the sheer scale of repression has been striking, surpassing not ...
Dissent in Egypt Persists Despite Government's Mass Trials, Death Sentences
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: the continuing crackdown in Egypt, this time in the courts; 638 suspected Islamists stood trial today on charges of murder or attempted murder during attacks on police stations back in August. No defense lawyers were ...
Egypt's Al-Seesi to Seek Presidency After Ousting Elected Leader
Al-Seesi has won a strong following since leading the removal of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July and his candidacy may herald the restoration of Egypt's decades-old tradition of having leaders from the military fill the top job. Supporters ...
Egypt, Israel conclude peace treaty, March 26, 1979
On this day in 1979, Egypt and Israel, after having fought four wars since 1948, concluded a formal peace treaty. It was signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and witnessed by President Jimmy Carter at a ...
Egypt to build anti-terror fence in Sinai
Egypt began constructing its own security barrier a few days ago around the north Sinai city of El-Arish in order to prevent terrorism. The move is meant to isolate the coastal city from others in the Sinai region and to control entry and exit points ...
At Risk: Egypt's Heritage -- and Our Own
Huffington Post (blog)
There is a crisis unfolding in Egypt: some of the world's most precious archaeological sites and artifacts are being senselessly looted. Like most Americans, I wish Egyptians the best as they navigate what is proving to be a rocky transition to democracy.