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Egypt Violence

Militants Attack Sinai Checkpoints, 18 Dead

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Islamic militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Egypt's northern Sinai on Thursday, hitting a military checkpoint and killing 15 soldi...

Attempts to Ban Egyptian Militant Soccer Fan Group Gather Momentum

James Dorsey | Posted 03.18.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

An Egyptian prosecutor has set the stage for the banning of a group of hard-core, militant soccer fans by charging them with accepting money and explosives from the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to stage last month's Cairo football riot in which 22 people were killed.

Egypt Executes First Islamist Over Pro-Morsi Violence

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

CAIRO, March 7 (Reuters) - Egypt executed an Islamist on Saturday for a murder committed during riots in mid-2013, the first death sen...

Deadly Egypt Soccer Violence Revives Scrutiny Of Police

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 04.11.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Survivors described it as a corridor of death: a narrow route of high, chain-link security fences and barbed wire that thousands of soc...

Female Protester Shot Dead At Leftist Party March In Cairo

AP | MERRIT KENNEDY | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — A female protester was shot dead by police at a march in downtown Cairo Saturday, her political party said in a statement. The leftist...

Government and Fans Battle in Court and on the Pitch in Egypt and Turkey

James Dorsey | Posted 02.11.2015 | World
James Dorsey

In Turkey, the government has sought to drive a wedge between militant fans and other supporters by arguing that e-ticketing was a way to combat illegal ticket scalping, increase tax revenues and ensure that stadia are safe for families.

Egyptian Campuses and Soccer Emerge as Flashpoint in Resistance to President Al Sisi

James Dorsey | Posted 12.27.2014 | World
James Dorsey

With Mr. Al Sisi employing brute force by security forces, a private security firm reportedly owned by generals and regime-friendly businessmen, and Mubarak-era thugs, and a crackdown on academic freedom to impose his will, flashpoints loom beyond campuses on the horizon.

Egypt's Banning of Ultras Constitutes Effort to Outlaw Legitimate Opposition

James Dorsey | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

An expected decision by Egyptian soccer authorities to ban as terrorist organizations groups of militant soccer fans builds on the definition by Arab autocrats of legitimate, democratic opposition forces as violent threats to their grip on power.

Officials: Egypt Bombing Kills 11 Police Officers

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded Tuesday near an armored police vehicle traveling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, killing 11 poli...

North African Soccer Pitches Return as Venues for Anti-government Protests

James Dorsey | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The incidents reflect mounting anger and frustration among North African youth who have few if any social and economic prospects.

Gunmen Attack Egypt Troops, Killing 21 Near Libya

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guard post Saturday in Egypt's western desert in a brazen assault that ki...

Gunmen Kill At Least 21 Egyptian Troops Near Libyan Border

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guard post Saturday in Egypt's western desert in a brazen assault that ki...

Deadly Bomb Blast Near Egypt's Presidential Palace

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2014 | World

CAIRO, June 30 (Reuters) - An Egyptian police officer was killed and several others wounded in a small explosion near the presidential palace in Ca...

Wave Of Bombings Hit Cairo Subway Stations

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.24.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Four minor explosions struck subway stations in Cairo on Wednesday, wounding two people and causing widespread panic among morning comm...

Egypt and the Frog

Yasmine Al-Sayyad | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Yasmine Al-Sayyad

It has been three years since the Egyptian revolution, and news out of Egypt has become a tinderbox for all sorts of melodrama: anger, fear, resignation, apathy and downright hysteria.

Egypt Kangaroo Court Sentences 529 Morsi Supporters to Death

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Human rights lawyers say the verdicts are subject to appeal and are likely be overturned. But many worry that the verdict, which has angered millions of Morsi supporters, will compel some Brotherhood members to take up violence, a move that will justify an even heavier crackdown.

Egypt, Israel and al-Qaeda

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Amidst the turmoil that has ensued throughout post-Mubarak Egypt, al-Qaeda has established a stronghold in the Sinai from where jihadists routinely target Egypt and Israel.

American Recounts Arrest in Egypt

Brian Dooley | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Brian Dooley

Since the military-backed government ousted the elected civilian president Morsi in a coup in July, journalists and film makers have become particular targets.

General Sisi of Egypt to Contest Presidential Elections

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

Egypt suffers from multiple problems of poverty, unemployment, a bloated and unresponsive civil service, and severe economic deficits, not least because of the long-standing subsidies given to different sectors of Egyptian society.

Egypt To Hold Early Presidential Election

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

(Adds quote, details) CAIRO, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a presidential vote before electing parliament, President Adly Mansour...

Sophia Jones

Cairo Bombings Push Many Egyptians Into The Arms Of The Military-Backed Government | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.24.2014 | World

CAIRO -- On Friday, just one day before the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution here, four bombs ripped through the city, killing six and injurin...

Wave Of Attacks Rocks Cairo

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt state TV says 4th explosion has gone off near movie theater in capital, 1 dead. EARLIER FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: CAIRO (...

Protesters Shot Dead During New Clashes In Egypt

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | World

CAIRO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - At least two people were shot dead as clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police flared up acro...

Egypt's Security Forces Clash With Hundreds Of Morsi Supporters

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces fired tear gas and clashed with hundreds of supporters of Mohammed Morsi around the country Friday and arreste...

PHOTOS: What Remains Of A Famed Museum After Months Of Political Turmoil

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.04.2013 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Inside the Egyptian Museum, there are 200,000 items showing the splendor of the country's history — and few tourists to see them. ...