There was a time when the United States stood for freedom and liberty. There was a time when oppressed people who longed to be free would look to the United States.
For the Muslim Brotherhood, running Egypt has been like crossing a minefield. As President Mohamed Morsi ends his first year in office, fortifications being erected at his group's headquarters suggest a looming war.
Hamas's deteriorating relations with Iran and Syria have impacted financial aid to the Islamist movement, Ghazi Hamad, a senior Hamas official in the Gaza Strip, was quoted Wednesday as saying.
The best books on Egypt: Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz, The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany, and Egypt on the Brink by Tarek Osman Palace Walk is the first novel in Mahfouz's sumptuous Cairo trilogy, a three-generation saga set in the early 20th century.
Al-Khayat is a founding member of Gamaa Islamiya, the terrorist group responsible for some 1,200 deaths during a campaign of violence it, along with another militant organization, Islamic Jihad, perpetuated during the 1990s, when Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt.
"Gangs of New York" seems a fitting favourite movie for Egypt's new culture minister, a film studies professor who styles himself an outsider fighting to break the hold of a privileged elite over spending on the arts.
Opponents of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi are convinced that this is the best and perhaps the last opportunity to drive him from power.
A general view of the outside of the constitutional court in Cairo on June 2, 2013.
A protester raises her fist and shouts a slogan during a demonstration on June 9, 2013, on Gundogdu Square in Izmir.
When Egyptians took to the streets to overthrow an oppressive government in 2011, the world was on their side.
The American University in Cairo held its Spring 2013 commencement ceremonies for 702 master's and bachelor's degree candidates.
Last week, Bill Clinton warned that President Barack Obama risked looking like a "wuss" and "a total fool" for not acting sooner on Syria.
Angry tourism workers and activists in Luxor threatened Monday to block a newly appointed Islamist governor from his office because of his links to a former militant group that killed scores of people in a 1997 attack in the ancient city and devastated Egypt's sightseeing industry.
CAIRO: A member of the movement whose gunmen killed 58 foreigners at a temple in Luxor in 1997 was sworn in by Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi Monday as governor of the vital tourist region.
The conviction against Hassan Mostafa is the latest blow to freedom of expression in Egypt, where we see case after case of opposition activists, bloggers, comedians and protesters facing trial for criticizing the authorities or 'defaming religion'.
Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi hold up documents from the "Tamarud" campaign during a news conference at their headquarters in Cairo, May 29, 2013.