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Two Police Brass Killed Trying To Defuse Bombs Near Egyptian Palace

By Laura King and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — A series of bomb blasts near Egypt’s presidential palace killed two senior police officials and injured 10 other people on Monday, officials and media reports said, two days after another deadly explosion struck the capital. The three bombings occurred on a tensely symbolic day: […]

June 30, 2014

Egypt’s New President Vows Action After Video Shows Sexual Assault

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Spurred by a widely shared video said to show a mob sexual assault on a woman in Tahrir Square, President Abdel Fattah Sisi pledged Tuesday to take “all necessary measures” to combat such attacks and ordered vigorous enforcement of a new law that for the first time […]

June 10, 2014

Egyptian Officials Want Clear Presidential Mandate For Sisi

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Egyptians went to the polls on Tuesday for a second and final day of presidential balloting, with authorities seeking to bolster turnout and secure a broad mandate for an expected victory by ex-military chief Abdel Fattah Sisi. Public employees were given the day off Tuesday to ensure they […]

May 27, 2014

Egypt Presidential Candidate Sisi Says Muslim Brotherhood ‘Finished’

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — The Muslim Brotherhood can look for no handouts from Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man expected to be Egypt’s next president. Nor, apparently, can secular opponents of the government. In the first televised question-and-answer session of his campaign, which aired Monday night with another segment to follow on Tuesday […]

May 6, 2014