By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
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Egyptian authorities arrested 12 members of the Black Bloc movement Saturday after violent clashes outside Cairo's presidential palace, the official MENA news agency confirmed.
The Egyptian army sealed off the presidential palace with barbed wire and armored vehicles Thursday as protesters defied a deadline to vacate the area, pressing forward with demands that Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi rescind decrees giving himself near-absolute power and withdraw a disputed draft constitution.
A protest by at least 100,000 Egyptians outside the presidential palace in Cairo turned violent on Tuesday as tensions grew over Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's seizure of nearly unrestricted powers and a draft constitution hurriedly adopted by his allies.
Egypt's ancient Coptic Orthodox Church named a new pope on Sunday, chosen in an elaborate ceremony in which a blindfolded boy drew the name of the next patriarch from a crystal chalice.
Egypt's state news agency said Tuesday that Hosni Mubarak has suffered a stroke, and prison officials said he is likely to be moved out of his prison hospital to a military facility nearby.
A security official says Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been put on life support after his heart stopped as he arrived at a military hospital.
The Algerian singer Warda, whose sultry voice and range helped make her one of the giants of Arab song, has died. She was 72.
Legendary Algerian singer Warda has died in Cairo from a heart attack. She was 71.
Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church who led Egypt's Christian minority for 40 years during a time of increasing tensions with Muslims, died Saturday. He was 88.
A plane carrying seven American pro-democracy workers took off from the Cairo airport after sunset Thursday, airport officials said, easing a deep crisis in relations over charges that their groups funded and promoted anti-government protests in Egypt.
Egypt's top economics minister came to Washington this week with a plea for renewed U.S. investment and support amid the country's uncertain political future after the Arab Spring.
Recent demonstrations and military-sponsored violence that has killed dozens of protesters have prompted many Egyptians to question whether Monday is the best time to hold the country's first parliamentary elections since the ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak in February.
Col. Moammar Gadhafi's wife and three of his children fled Libya to neighboring Algeria on Monday, firm evidence that the longtime leader has lost his grip on the country.
Libyan rebels fought Saturday for control of a major supply road to the capital, seizing a border crossing with Tunisia and strengthening their hold on the oil-rich country as they hunt for Moammar Gadhafi.
Hind Rostom, a legendary actress from the golden era of Egyptian cinema, has died in Cairo. She was 82.