Despite explicit warnings from top U.S. officials, Egypt will go ahead with trials of some 45 people accused of working for or running foreign-funded NGOs in the country, under a rule first imposed by deposed President Hosni Mubarak.
As the world tries to make sense of the Egypt soccer riot that claimed 74 lives and wounded hundreds more, Egyptians were angry that the police allowed such a riot to happen. Many are wondering if there was another motive, a conspiracy, behind it.
A soccer match turned deadly in Port Said, Egypt on Wednesday after the local team lost and soccer fans invaded the field and started rioting. At least 73 people are dead and a thousand more wounded. The death toll is expected to climb.
In the wake of Egypt's revolution, domestic workers who once enjoyed absolutely no legal protections are now protected by laws against human trafficking, and some are benefitting. But it will be some time more until they enjoy the sorts of wage and other protections activists say they deserve.
As Egypt commemorates the first anniversary of the Tahrir Square uprisings, the protesters are undertaking a campaign to show everyday Egyptians that they believe the new Army government is as brutal as the old government led by President Hosni Mubarak.
In Imbaba, an area of Cairo where more than a million people live in denser conditions than Manhattan, N.Y., poverty takes on new meaning. The buildings are on top of each other and services are non-existant. But after the Arab Spring protests, that's all changing.
A year ago, Egyptian protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the end of President Hosni Mubarak's rule and the introduction of democratic reforms. After long protests, the protesters won.
Coptic Christian Naguib Sawiris will stand trial this month for sharing an image of an ostensibly Muslim Mickey and Minnie Mouse in the run-up to Egyptian elections. The idea being that if Islamists won the elections, even the two cartoon icons would have to follow conservative Muslim practices. He's accused of blasphemy.
At the height of the Arab Spring in Egypt, protesters burned the little-known Institut D’Egypt. Inside were hundreds, thousands, of rare books and manuscripts. Many were burned or inundated with water as firefighters tried to extinguish the fire. Now preservationists are trying to save what's left.
Egyptian courts on Tuesday ruled that the military may no longer perform virginity tests on women they detain and hold in military prisons.