February 7, 2013
Catch the animated Japanese classic, "Princess Mononoke," in a rare big-screen appearance at the Egyptian Theatre. Originally released in Japan in 1997, and in the U.S. in 1999, the film is set in the late Muromachi period of Japan but also contains a healthy dose of the fantastical. The story explores the struggle between supernatural forest guardians and the humans of the Iron Town who are destroying it with their greedy use of its resources. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Sun. $11. (323)
February 5, 2013 |
CAIRO -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived to a red-carpet welcome and a kiss on the cheek by Egypt's new Islamist leader in a historic trip to strengthen relations between the two nations after decades of estrangement and suspicion. Iran seeks a closer bond with Cairo as part of a strategy to broaden its influence in the Middle East at a time when Tehran's closest ally, Syria, is enmeshed in a civil war and Ahmadinejad faces increasing pressure from Arab states in the Persian Gulf.
February 4, 2013 |
CAIRO -- An Egyptian opposition party alleged Monday that one of its members was tortured to death by police after he disappeared last week from a protest against the Islamist-led government of President Mohamed Morsi. The Popular Current party said Mohamed ElGendy, 28, was beaten while in police custody after he went missing on Jan. 28. He was found three days later and brought to a Cairo hospital, unconscious and suffering from internal bleeding, according to the Health Ministry.
February 1, 2013 |
CAIRO - They are a bedraggled front line, shock troops with scabbed faces and gunshot wounds, many of them boys with runny noses and sandaled feet, standing beyond police barricades with gasoline bombs, swords and stones. They are legion, angry young men and grade school dropouts without jobs, prospects or political ideologies. They battle Egyptian police through the fog of tear gas, advancing and retreating over charred streets and shattered glass. They are as persistent as horseflies, an endless buzz at the edge of protest.
January 31, 2013 |
CAIRO -- Egypt's young revolutionaries organized a rare gathering Thursday for deeply divided Islamist and liberal political parties to denounce the violence and unrest that have threatened the nation's stability and economy. The meeting came after days of bloody clashes between protesters and security forces that have left at least 54 people dead and hundreds injured across the country. Egypt has become increasingly volatile since President Mohamed Morsi took office in June and his party linked to the Muslim Brotherhood rose to power.
January 30, 2013 |
CAIRO -- A key Egyptian opposition leader Wednesday called for talks with President Mohamed Morsi, ultraconservative Islamists and military officials to quell days of rioting that have killed more than 50 people and left the country edging toward anarchy. The proposal by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, a leader in the National Salvation Front, came as two men were killed near Tahrir Square and nationwide protests echoed for a sixth day. The sense of urgency is high but disparate political factions have rarely succeeded in putting aside differences.
January 29, 2013 |
CAIRO - Egypt's top military commander warned President Mohamed Morsi and opposition parties Tuesday to end days of bloodshed and unrest before the nation slides into chaos that may jeopardize the economy and “lead to the collapse of the state.” The ominous statement from Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi signaled that the military, which ruled Egypt for months before Morsi was elected in June, wanted to quickly stem an uprising against the Islamist-led government....
January 24, 2013 |
CAIRO - An Egyptian human rights groups reported this week that torture and police brutality, which helped spark a national uprising two years ago, have continued under the new Islamist-led government. Over the course of 2011 and 2012, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) documented more than 20 extrajudicial killings as a result of torture or "unnecessary" use of firearms by police forces, the group said in a report released ahead of the second anniversary of the Jan. 25 revolt that eventually toppled former President Hosni Mubarak.
January 15, 2013 |
CAIRO - An Egyptian human rights lawyer was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison and 300 lashes by a court in Saudi Arabia after being found guilty of smuggling drugs into the kingdom. Ahmed Gizawy was arrested with his wife on their way to a pilgrimage to Mecca in April, allegedly carrying 20,000 prescription anti-anxiety pills. The Egyptian consulate in the kingdom said it would appeal the ruling, according to Egypt's state news agency. The court also convicted an Egyptian who was traveling with Gizawy to six years and 400 lashes, the news agency reported.