Egyptian President Apologizes to Sexual Assault Victim, Pledges Action

Following the mass sexual assault of a woman in Egypt’s crowded Tahir Square during his inaugural celebration on Sunday, newly elected President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi apologized to the victim personally and took a stand. Sisi visited the unnamed woman in the hospital this week, with cameras in tow, and sent a message… » 6/12/14 1:20pm 6/12/14 1:20pm

Egyptian Women March Against Violence Government Claims Isn't Really…

This weekend, a picture of a female Tahrir Square protester having her clothes torn off while a soldier prepared to kick her renewed global concern that perhaps the new government of Egypt isn't being quite so awesome to the ladies. Today, thousands of Egyptian women took to the streets of Cairo to protest the ruling… » 12/20/11 5:50pm 12/20/11 5:50pm

Seven Things You Should Know About Egypt's Elections

Today, Egyptians are heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the first stage of the first truly free parliamentary elections in the country since Hosni Mubarak seized power in 1981. Enthusiasm is tempered by suspicion, and security is tight. But what in the world is going on? » 11/28/11 7:00pm 11/28/11 7:00pm

Mubarak's Wife Detained

Egyptian authorities have been questioning former president Hosni Mubarak and his wife Suzanne about the massive wealth they accumulated when he was in office. Prosecutors ordered Suzanne, 70, into custody for 15 days. Hosni Mubarak is in the hospital. » 5/13/11 12:35pm 5/13/11 12:35pm

Developing: The Majority of the Ruling Party in Egypt Has Resigned

This includes President Hosni Mubarak's son, but not the embattled Egyptian President himself, although he's quit as head of the ruling party. In the meantime, our thoughts (along with this young British protester) are with the people of Egypt. » 2/05/11 4:00pm 2/05/11 4:00pm

"You Know When They Say It Was Like Something Out Of The Bible?"

Here's a photo from yesterday's bountiful Shopping Spree of Sinai, during which Palestinians who've been going without food and fuel and motorcycles since the Israelis blockaded them seven months ago in response to a bunch of rocket attacks, finally said, hey look, here's another border wall with a country that isn't… » 1/24/08 10:00am 1/24/08 10:00am