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September 8, 2018 1:27 PM Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 protest

Mahmoud Abu Zaid, a photojournalist known as “Shawkan” whose detention has been decried by rights groups at home and abroad, received five years in prison. He was detained in August 2013, meaning that he should walk free within days for time served. The sit-in at a square in a Cairo suburb was staged by supporters of Mohammed Morsi, a Brotherhood stalwart 8

July 28, 2018 2:18 PM Egypt court sentences 75 to death in sit-in case, including top Muslim Brotherhood members

Sentencing for more than 660 others was set for Sept. 8, according to the state-run Al-Ahram news website. The case involves 739 defendants, including the Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie and photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid. Charges range from murder to damaging public property. The 2013 sit-in supported former Islamist President Mohammed 20

July 14, 2018 11:11 PM Archaeologists in Egypt find mummification workshop

CAIRO—Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the vast Saqqara necropolis part of the Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage 12

July 7, 2018 4:34 PM A Lebanese woman faces 11 years in prison for posting a video insulting Egyptians

CAIRO—An Egyptian court has sentenced a Lebanese woman to 11 years in prison for posting a video online in which she insulted Egyptians. Saturday’s ruling against Mona el-Mazbouh, reported by state-run Al-Ahram news agency, can be appealed. In the video, el-Mazbouh uses profanities to describe her vacation in Cairo where she says she was sexually harassed 14

June 25, 2018 5:07 PM Saudi Arabia comes back to beat Egypt as both teams exit World Cup

Almuwallad had earlier missed a chance to equalize when El Hadary saved his penalty. The veteran goalkeeper dived to his right and flicked his left hand up to push the shot onto the bar before it was cleared. El Hadary was unable to repeat the feat when Alfaraj lined up against him at the end of the half, going the wrong way and having no chance 15

June 19, 2018 8:06 PM Russia's defeat of Egypt shows emphatic win over Saudis was no fluke

Unbeaten hosts near World Cup knockout stage while Egyptians drop to 0-2 Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday, moving the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage. Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty for a consolation goal on his return from injury but Egypt's 213

June 17, 2018 10:46 PM Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons. The trophy, an artistic red goblet, is sponsored by Budweiser. Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol. Egypt team director Ihab Leheta told The Associated Press on Sunday that Elshenawy said a "few words" 26

June 16, 2018 10:10 PM Egypt's Mo Salah to return to pitch against Russia

Liverpool star missed opener on his birthday with injured shoulder Mohamed Salah celebrated turning 26 with a Chechen cake, but his biggest present was the news that he will play in Egypt's next World Cup match. A statement from the Egyptian soccer association gave no details about his fitness except that the Liverpool striker participated fully in training 29

June 14, 2018 1:30 PM Egypt coach ‘very optimistic’ Salah will play opener

Cuper said officials would continue to monitor Salah during their training session Thursday. But he said he was expecting his star striker to be on the field. Salah had been questionable since suffering a left shoulder injury during a collision with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final last month in Kyiv, Ukraine. Salah almost 22

May 29, 2018 12:23 PM Israeli jets bomb Gaza after more than 25 mortar shells fired from strip

JERUSALEM — Israeli jets bombed Gaza hours after militants from the territory on Tuesday fired more than 25 mortar shells toward communities in southern Israel in what appeared to be the largest single barrage since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. The Israeli military said no one was hurt and that most of the mortar shells were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence 19