Sherif Hanna

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Egypt's national train network at standstill

For seven weeks now, Egypt's national rail network has been at a standstill.<p>The closure has forced hundreds of thousands of commuters onto already clogged roads and stalled any hope of an economic recovery.<p>From Cairo, our correspondent - who we are not naming for security reasons - has this report.

Canada PM urges Egypt to free detainees

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called for the immediate release of two Canadians now on hunger strike after being held in Egypt without charges for six weeks.<p>In the absence of charges, Dr Loubani and Mr Greyson should be released immediately.<p>Stephen Harper, Candian prime minister<p>But the …

Egypt after the revolution: curfew nights and blood-stained days

For several nights after the curfew was declared on 14 August, the streets of Cairo were quieter and darker than I'd ever seen them. As quiet as the morgue, the saying goes, except that our morgue, in Zeinhom, was the busiest place in the city: the dead arriving in scores; giant, refrigerated meat …

Deadly Middle East Coronavirus Found In An Egyptian Tomb Bat

For nearly a year, disease detectives around the world have been trying to track down the source of a mysterious new virus in the Middle East that has infected 96 people and killed 47 since September.<p>Now it looks like they've pinpointed at least one place where the virus is hiding out.<p>Scientists at …

Egypt braces for release of Hosni Mubarak

A court orders the former president freed from jail, a stunning turn of events and a blow to Egypt's efforts to build a democracy.<p>August 21, 2013|By Jeffrey Fleishman<p>Egyptian soldiers guard Tora prison, where ousted President Hosni Mubarak… (Amr Nabil, Associated Press )<p>CAIRO — Even frail and …

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The factors behind Obama's hands-off approach to Egypt

From anti-terrorism border surveillance to use of the Suez Canal, Egypt's military represents a crucial diplomatic tie for Washington.<p>August 22, 2013|By Shashank Bengali<p>An Egyptian soldier stands guard at the Tora prison in Cairo. Over the last… (Amr Nabil, Associated Press )<p>WASHINGTON — In …

Egypt crisis: Brotherhood condemns Mohammad Badie arrest

<b>Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has condemned the arrest of its leader Mohammad Badie over allegations of incitement to violence and murder.</b><p>A Brotherhood spokesman said the arrest was part of a plot against the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak.<p>Mr Badie was detained near the site of a Cairo …

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Four Irish citizens leave barricaded Cairo mosque

<b>Four Irish citizens, who were among hundreds of people besieged in a Cairo mosque surrounded by Egyptian security forces, have now left the mosque.</b><p>They were taken by Egyptian security forces to an area away from the mosque.<p>A spokesperson for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs said the four …

Watergate 40 Years Later: Newsweek Covers From the Summer of ’73

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Dramatic, telling photos capture Egypt’s evolving story - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> as we've seen, there have been many extraordinary and troubling images coming out of egypt this week, and some of the most poignant have come to us through the lens of a photographer in cairo . nbc's ayman mow haw dean caught up with him today in cairo .>> reporter: for three years, this man …

Egyptian Forces Reportedly Clear Mosque Of Morsi Backers

<i>(This post was last updated at 4:20 p.m. ET)</i><p>Egyptian security forces have stormed a Cairo mosque where supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi holed up for hours on Saturday.<p>Al-Jazeera reports that the Fateh mosque has been cleared of protesters opposed to the July 3 coup that ousted Morsi …

Despite Bloodshed, Many Egyptians Support Military

Egypt witnessed the bloodiest day in its modern history this week. More than 600 people were killed, most during a security crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.<p>And it isn't over. Dozens more have died since, some in citizen-on-citizen violence. A standoff is going on at a …

Scores dead in Egypt's 'day of rage' clashes

Scores of people have been killed in Egypt after security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters staging a "day of rage" against the military-led government.<p>In the worst of the violence on Friday, at least 95 people were killed and hundreds injured in Cairo's Ramses Square as anti-coup …