Ten Yemeni militants infiltrated Egyptian soil two months ago and trained local Jihadi cells in the Sinai peninsula, a security official said Friday.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy's surprising move to amass substantially more power has triggered demonstrations on both sides and accusations that he is effectively anointing himself with "imperial" authority.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy has removed the country's top two military officers.
The new President of Egypt is taking the concept of getting work done in the first 100 days in office very seriously.
CNN's Ian Lee reports on the 2nd Mechanized Infantry and its charge of strengthening Egypt's most dangerous border.
Eleven Palestinians have been arrested in the past two days in Egypt's Sinai area, where clashes have erupted in recent days between militants and security forces, a senior Egyptian security official said Saturday.
Ayman Kandeel grabs the producer of a television network and smacks the lanky young man, cursing angrily.
An Egyptian TV show tells celebrities they're on Israeli TV and provokes them to see their reactions. Some were intense.
Masked gunmen on motorbikes fired at a police station in North Sinai early Friday in the latest in a string of violent acts in the area, a police official who is not authorized to speak to the media told CNN.
This week Marketplace Middle East focuses on the relationship between Israel and the "new" Egypt.
Masked gunmen on motorbikes fired early Friday at a police station in North Sinai in the latest in a string of violent acts in the area, a police official who is not authorized to speak to the media told CNN.
Masked gunmen launched six simultaneous attacks in Egypt's North Sinai early Wednesday, wounding a police officer and a civilian, said Gen. Ahmed Bakr, head of North Sinai security.
Clashes intensified in Egypt's North Sinai early Wednesday as Egyptian forces launched aerial strikes on militants in response to a series of attacks by masked gunmen on military checkpoints.
Armed extremists kill 15 Egyptian policemen, then try to infiltrate Israel, as CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy condemned an attack on an army checkpoint near the border with Gaza that killed at least 15 Egyptian soldiers and wounded nine others, and he vowed Monday "to capture those who conducted this traitorous attack on our sons."
Christine Romans reports from Iowa on the struggles faced by farmers in one of the worst droughts in 50 years.
After graduating from the mass communication department of Cairo University, Heba Seraq-Eddin couldn't find a job. Potential employers turned her down, she says, because of her veil. Heba wears the niqab, the black fabric that covers her whole face, except for the eyes.
CNN's Ian Lee reports on a new Egyptian TV station run exclusively by fully veiled women.
In a surprising move, Egypt's president tapped a young, relatively unknown water minister Tuesday to form a new government.
Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday.
The funeral for Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former spy chief, took place amid tight security Saturday, attended by several thousand mourners, politicians, religious scholars and military leaders.
Kidnappers in Egypt have released two Americans and their Egyptian tour guide, a security official said.
Family and friends of an American pastor, abducted in Egypt, talk to Randi Kaye and make a public plea for his return.
Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday and shouted, "Monica, Monica, Monica" as she left the newly reopened U.S. Consulate in Alexandria.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday urged Egypt's first democratically elected leader to "assert the full authority of the presidency."
Egyptian security services in North Sinai are intensifying efforts to get a pair of kidnapped Americans and their tour guide released, state media reported Saturday.
Two American tourists and their guide were kidnapped Friday in the Sinai region of Egypt, authorities said.
Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by some 30 Bedouin tribes, has long been a lawless land that serves as a buffer between Egypt and Israel. But it is now drawing comparisons to the ungoverned tribal regions of Pakistan as networks of Bedouin tribes, Sinai's criminal elements and radical Islamists have begun to capitalize on Egypt's post-revolution security vacuum by increasingly engaging in drug and arms smuggling, human trafficking and terrorism. The escalating lawlessness in the Sinai risks turning the region into a powder keg.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on political infighting in the Egyptian government and its impact on the new democracy.
Egypt's parliament reconvenes despite a warning from the country's military rulers. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Egypt's highest court said Monday its ruling that dissolved parliament was "final and binding," despite the efforts of the nation's newly elected president to override the mandate and call lawmakers back into session.
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi is looking at ways to return lawmakers to office after parliament was dissolved, his spokesman said Monday, putting the new leader on a likely collision course with the country's powerful military only days after he was sworn in.
Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as the first democratically-elected president in Egypt.
Israel's President Shimon Peres wrote to congratulate Egypt's newly inaugurated President Mohamed Morsi and to emphasize the importance of peace between the countries, Peres's office said Sunday.
Mohamed Morsi was sworn in Saturday as Egypt's first democratically-elected president, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation that is economically strapped and lacks a working government.
Egypt's president-elect, Mohamed Morsi, told a packed Tahrir Square on Friday that the people are the source of his authority as the country's first democratically elected leader.
Stripped of clothes, sexually assaulted, a young journalist manages to escape Tahrir Square. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
Amid the celebrations that greeted the declaration of a winner in Egypt's first freely elected presidential vote, a British student journalist was being sexually assaulted by a mob in Tahrir Square.
Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will appoint a woman as one of his vice presidents and a Christian as another, his policy adviser told CNN.
Inspired by a U.S. fact-checking website, a group of Egyptian activists has created the Morsi Meter, aimed at holding the new Egyptian president to his promises.
Mohamed Morsi of the Freedom and Justice Party, is declared winner of Egypt's presidential election.
A member of the Muslim Brotherhood responds to the election of Mohamed Morsi as president of Egypt.
The announcement Sunday that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi had won Egypt's historic presidential election spurred emotional celebrations from Cairo to Gaza, as well as more subdued congratulations from around the world.
The first leader in Egypt's history to win a democratic election is a study in contrasts: a strict Islamist educated in southern California, who vowed to stand for women's rights yet argued for banning them from the presidency.
Egypt's election commission says it will announce election results Sunday, June 24. CNN's Jon Mann and Ian Lee report.
Tensions soared in Egypt as an entire nation awaited presidential election results that are now expected to be announced Sunday afternoon.
As Egypt's generals warned of potential chaos, thousands of civilians jammed Tahrir Square late Friday, eager to learn results of last week's runoff election and see the country move away from military rule.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports that thousands of people fill Tahrir Square, waiting for the results of the election.
Muslims and Christians alike say Egypt's generals have to go following clashes that left at least 25 dead on Sunday.
He held power over his country for more than 30 years, and his ouster last year was seen as a sign that the Arab Spring could bring unlikely revolutions to the Middle East. But if Hosni Mubarak were to die soon -- as some close to him suggest could happen -- it would probably have little impact on the country's future, experts said Wednesday.
Egypt's military continues to hold on to power despite their elections. Should the U.S. continue providing aid to Egypt?
Thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday night to protest what they call a coup by Egypt's military rulers and show their support for the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate.
What has changed in Egypt more than a year after protestors in Tahrir Square ousted Hosni Mubarak?
A Palestinian terrorist group claimed responsibility Monday for the attack on an Israeli border fence construction site that left one worker and three attackers dead, according to a North Sinai intelligence officer.
Egyptian expats take part in the first post-revolution presidential election. CNN's Jim Clancy reports.
Ahmed Shafik was Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister. Now he hopes to become Egypt's first democratically elected president.
Egypt's military council formally dissolved parliament Friday, in line with a ruling from the nation's top court, and ordered the building to shut its doors, state media said.
Egypt dissolves parliament and the military gains full authority. Foreign affairs expert says the U.S. stands idly by.
The number of orphans increases along with poverty rates in Greece. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
It's a very busy year in elections around the world, from revolutionary political shifts in the Middle East to economic woes driving voters to polls across Europe. And that's not even counting the Romney vs. Obama faceoff in the U.S.
Outside Egypt's top court in Cairo, protest leader Hussein Abdel Rahman wears a sash around his collared shirt emblazoned with a zucchini. The judiciary, he says, has transformed into what the green vegetable means in colloquial language: corruption, nepotism, favoritism.
Egypt's presidential runoff begins Saturday, even as the country teeters on the edge of renewed chaos after a court ruling that dissolved the country's parliament and raised questions about whether the country's military will relinquish power.
Former presidential candidate Amr Moussa and historian Khaled Fahmy discuss on the Egyptian Supreme Court's ruling today.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the return of protesters to Tahrir Square where they are angry over new politicians.
This month, Inside the Middle East celebrates its 100th episode with a special look at education, focusing on the ways Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates are developing their future generation of leaders.
The trial of nongovernmental organizations accused of operating illegally in Egypt is slated to resume Tuesday as the case fuels a diplomatic rift between the United States and Egypt.
Demonstrators angry that ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak's former premier will face off against a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's presidential runoff have called for more protests Tuesday.
Egypt's emergency law -- which was in place for more than 30 years -- has been lifted, a spokesman for the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said Thursday.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports many Egyptian voters don't like either presidential candidate in the runoff election.
A 30-year ironclad rule undone by an 18-day revolution saw its epilogue Saturday -- with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ordered to spend the rest of his days behind bars.
Hussein Gomaa Hussein was only 31 when he died. It was 2 in the afternoon on a late January day. A bullet pierced his chest as he protested the regime of Hosni Mubarak on the streets of Cairo.
Two American tourists kidnapped Thursday in Egypt's Sinai region have been released, an official in South Sinai said.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on two American tourists who were kidnapped at gunpoint in Egypt's Sinai region.
After the first competitive elections in Egypt's history, many Egyptians find themselves straddling the divide between the deposed regime of Hosni Mubarak and its 84-year-old Islamist adversary, the Muslim Brotherhood. Polarization has long been a problem for Egypt. Now there is more of it than ever.
Demonstrators call for more protests in Cairo as Egypt prepapres for a presidential runoff. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
New protests erupted in Egypt's capital after news that ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak's former premier will face off against a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood in the country's presidential runoff.
Former president Jimmy Carter describes his concern about restrictions on Egypt elections, but why he's hopeful.
Two distinctive Egyptian presidential candidates, one representing resurgent Islamists and the other a weathered veteran of the country's old guard, began maneuvering Saturday for wider political support ahead of an expected runoff next month.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood predicted Friday that its presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi will contest a run-off vote with former regime figure Ahmed Shafik, as counting in the country's landmark election got under way.
A racially charged demonstration against the Israeli government's handling of immigration from Africa turned violent Wednesday night as protesters attacked foreign workers, shattered car windows and vandalized a shop owned by a Sudanese migrant.
IN FOCUS: Egypt's Economic Concerns Egypt's revolution struck a hammer blow to the nation's economy. More than a year later, the outlook is starting to look more positive with holidaymakers returning to the country. But some in the tourism industry remain worried. They fear the growing influence of Islamists in the government may lead to strict rules like the ban of alcohol. MME takes a closer look at Egypt's wine-making industry. FACETIME: Adel Ali, Air Arabia CEO The UAE is home of the region's first low-cost airline -- Air Arabia. Operations began in 2003 and now other low-cost carriers have come onto the market. Air Arabia now has a fleet of 30 planes despite high fuel costs. MME sat down with the CEO, Adel Ali. Marketplace Middle East airs weekly at the following times (all GMT):
Abdelmonen Abol Fotoh, an independent moderate Islamist candidate for the Egyptian presidency, and one many tip to become the country's first freely elected leader, if he gets through this week's first round of voting, has been a busy man these last weeks.
A leather-faced Egyptian fruit seller said it best: "The revolution was like a beautiful woman. She charmed us, and we fell in love with her and killed the tyrant to marry her, but she was just a trick -- another burden to add to our heavy load, and we are falling out of love."
Egyptians prepare to vote in their first presidential election since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, as Ben Wedeman reports.
CNN's Hala Gorani reports that since the revolution in Egypt, some say the plight of women has worsened.
The one thing that Egyptians know for certain is that their next president is not a woman. That is because there are no female candidates contesting the presidential elections.
Amre Moussa sweeps through chaotic crowds in Egypt's Beheira province, hailed in the pandemonium by his supporters as "ar-rayis," the president.
Hamdeen Sabahy, a leftist dark-horse candidate for Egypt's presidency, is a passionate proponent for the teeming nation's poor and an ideological devotee of the late firebrand nationalist leader Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Egyptians are expected Wednesday to begin voting in an historic presidential election, capping for some the popular uprising that toppled longtime leader Hosni Mubarak more than a year ago.
Moderate Islamist Abdelmonen Abol Fotoh has gathered support from the left and the right since he was ousted from the Muslim Brotherhood over his decision to run for the Egyptian presidency.
The crowd of farmers in the Nile Delta's Sharqiya Province cheered loudly whenever the neatly groomed candidate came out with a new promise.
As Egyptians prepare for their milestone presidential election this week, thousands of activist youths who spearheaded the revolution -- the very ones who made the election possible -- will not be casting a vote. Instead, they are in prison, facing military trials.
Egyptians living abroad began voting at diplomatic missions worldwide Friday in what is considered the nation's first free and fair presidential election in modern history.
Leading candidates square off in Egypt's first presidential debate, as Ben Wedeman reports.
Will Egypt be able to turn around its government and economy after the fall of Mubarak? Ian Lee looks for answers.
The two leading candidates to become Egypt's next president after Hosni Mubarak squared off for hours Thursday and into Friday in the nation's first such televised debate, just two weeks ahead of the country's election.
IN FOCUS -- Egypt's economic woes and the ripple effect With less than three weeks before presidential elections, Egypt remains entrenched in chaos. A spate of recent violence has left the country politically unstable and the continuing power struggle is making a bad economy worse. MME takes a look at the growing economic woes facing Egypt.
That the road from revolution to a new Egypt is arduous and twisting comes as no surprise. But few expected that today, one month from presidential elections, Egypt would be moving toward more repression and less accountability than under the deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak.
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Egypt returned to Cairo on Saturday after tensions briefly spurred the kingdom to pull its envoys and shutter its missions, Saudi state media reported.