Egypt

China Dethrones Turkey as World’s Worst Jailer of Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday released its annual report on journalists in prison and found China taking the top spot from Turkey, ending a three-year winning streak. Former world champion oppressor Turkey remained in second place, with Saudi Arabia surging ahead to tie with Egypt for third. Eritrea, Vietnam, Iran, and Russia fought to round out the list of dungeon keepers.

A policeman (C) tells the media to move from the area as they detain protesters during clashes in the Wanchai district in Hong Kong on October 6, 2019. - A Hong Kong judge on October 6 rejected a challenge to an emergency law criminalising protesters wearing face masks as democracy …

Hundreds Arrested in Anti-Sisi Protests in Egypt

Authorities arrested more than 350 since protests in favor of the resignation of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi accused of corruption began Friday, a Cairo-based non-governmental organization (NGO) reported.

Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on September 20, 2019. - Protestors also gathered in other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them. In …

Islamist Leaders Join Hamas in Mourning Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi

Islamist leaders from various countries, including some that house operations by the terror-linked Muslim Brotherhood (MB), this week mourned the death of Egypt’s toppled President Mohamed Morsi who died from a heart attack during a court appearance in Cairo on Monday.

Supporters of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-i-Islami, chant slogans for ousted former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Hyderabad, Pakistan. Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president ousted by the military in 2013, collapsed during a trial session in Cairo on Monday and died. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)

Egypt: Mohamed Morsi Died of Heart Attack After Court Appearance

Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi, a prominent leader of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group who was democratically elected in the wake of the country’s 2011 uprising, suffered a fatal heart attack on Monday while facing espionage charges in a Cairo court after spending six years in prison following the military coup that ousted him.

FILE - In this June 21, 2015 file photo, former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, wearing a red jumpsuit that designates he has been sentenced to death, raises his hands inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in an eastern suburb of Cairo, Egypt. An …

Qatar Dismisses Mecca Summits’ Anti-Iran Remarks

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain over the weekend chastised their fellow Sunni Arab Gulf country Qatar for dismissing two summits in the holy city of Mecca focused on admonishing Iran over its alleged aggressions and criminal acts in the Middle East and beyond.

DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 18: Qatar Air Forces unfurl the flag of Qatar during the 137th anniversary celebrations of the Qatar's National Day in Doha, Qatar on December 18, 2015. Thousands of people have gathered along Doha's waterfront to celebrate Qatar's National Day. The annual holiday marks the date in …

Roadside Bomb Injures Tourists near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids

Suspected jihadists detonated a roadside bomb on Sunday near the Giza Pyramids in Egypt, damaging a tour bus and injuring over a dozen tourists, many of them hailing from South Africa. Egyptian security forces responded with raids that killed 12 suspected Islamist militants.

A picture taken on May 19, 2019, shows a bus damaged during a bomb blast near Egypt's famed Giza pyramids. - A bomb blast hit a tourist bus wounding at least 17 people, including South Africans, in the latest blow to the country's tourism industry. The roadside bomb went off …