Egypt Stock Market Plunges on Reports of New Taxes
Egypt's stock market witnessed a sharp plunge Sunday that forced a temporary suspension of trading after reports of a newly proposed government tax on capital gains which experts said was hardly explained to investors. The half-hour suspension on the ...
Angry Islamists torch Christians' shops in Egypt
LUXOR, Egypt – A security official in Egypt says a mob of angry Islamists has burned shops owned by Coptic Christians near the ancient city of Luxor hours before a trial for a Coptic Christian accused of blasphemy. The official says the attack early ...
Mob torches Christian shops in Egypt ahead trial
Protesters burn Coptic shops in Egypt
Egypt satirist Bassem Youssef confirms end of show
One of Egypt's most popular TV satire shows has come to an end, its creator Bassem Youssef has announced. The satirist said he was "tired of struggling" and worried about the safety of his family. His "al-Bernameg" (The Programme) show came under ...
Bassem Youssef, Egypt's Jon Stewart, is off the air
Egyptian comedian calling it quits with his popular satirical TV show
Egypt's Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef, Cancels Program Amid Safety Concerns
Washington Post (blog)
Investors Bet on Egypt's Revival Under New Leader
Wall Street Journal
CAIRO—Egyptian President-elect Abdel Fattah Al Sisi faces a tangle of economic challenges, but many foreign investors are already betting his arrival heralds better returns after three years of political tumult. Foreign investment in Egyptian stocks ...
IMF Defends Egypt Planned Capital Gains Tax Hammering Stocks
A new political dilemma for Egypt's ruling military
Egypt's troubled path to securing an IMF loan
Death by balcony in Egypt
When news first broke of the sudden death of prolific Egyptian blogger Bassem Sabry on April 30, Egyptian society was both shocked and grief-stricken. Sabry was just 31 years old, but the nation had lost a strong advocate for democracy and civil rights ...
Egypt's hotel made of salt
Egypt has traditionally attracted tourists with its ancient monuments and beach resorts, but Siwa Valley, a remote oasis in the west of the country, is an Egyptian tourist destination with a difference. Its main landmark is salt. Locals use it not just ...
Egypt Denies Visa For Syrian Helmer Mohamed Malas To Head Ismailia Fest Jury
Prominent Syrian auteur Mohamed Malas (“Ladder To Damascus”) is being denied an entry visa into Egypt where he had been invited to preside the jury at the Ismailia Intl. Film Festival. An Ismailia fest rep said Egyptian authorities have not commented ...
Egypt criminalizes dishonoring anthem, flag
CAIRO – Egypt's outgoing interim president issued a decree making dishonoring the Egyptian flag or not standing for the national anthem a criminal offense, punishable by sentences of up to one year in prison and a fine of more than $4,000, his ...
Egypt Sentences 43 Islamists to Prison for Attacks
Egypt: Men sentenced to death were 'demons', says court
28 Morsi supporters get life sentences in Egypt
Getting elected Egypt's president is nothing compared to fixing its economy
There were no surprises in Egypt's elections this week. Former general Abdel Fattah el-Sisi secured a sweeping victory after three days of lackluster turnout. His election was all but assured, given the lack of any real, credible opposition. But his ...
Egypt's Latest Military Strongman
Egypt: Polls suggest ex-military chief el-Sisi wins presidency in a landslide
Egypt: The youth win
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef ends his TV show
CAIRO — Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef said Monday he has canceled his landmark TV show, which broke ground by lambasting the nation's politicians and elites and mocking the pro-military fervor of the past year. Youssef said the atmosphere in the ...