New Cabinet named

Interim Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf appointed a new caretaker Cabinet Sunday, accentuating the country’s break from its past under Hosni Mubarak. A key appointment was that of Nabil Elaraby, a former United Nations ambassador and ex-judge on the International … read more

Protesters Storm Egypt Security Offices

Thousands of protesters stormed buildings belonging to Egypt’s internal security forces over the weekend, seizing what protesters described as a treasure trove of documents related to the regime of ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Mobs of several thousand people broke in … read more

‘Cairo Protesters Attacked With Swords’

Pro-democracy protesters in Cairo have been attacked with swords and petrol bombs by a mob of plainclothed men, according to reports. Dozens of men armed with knives and machetes came face to face with demonstrators at the headquarters of Egypt’s … read more

Egypt’s former interior minister goes on trial

Egypt’s reviled former interior minister pleaded not guilty Saturday to corruption and money-laundering charges as the first trial for one of Hosni Mubarak’s inner circle opened at a Cairo court. Outside, angry protesters called for greater charges against Habib al-Adly, … read more