CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted eight men for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat, sentencing each of them to three years in prison. The Internet video shows two men exchanging rings and embracing among cheering friends. The... more »
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists protesting the military's ouster of the president in bloodshed that claimed at least 40 lives, officials and witnesses said, and plunged the divided country deeper into crisis with calls by the Muslim Brotherhood's political party for all-out rebellion against the... more »
CAIRO (AP) - The defense lawyer of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says the ousted leader may have cancer. Farid el-Deeb said Monday there is "evidence suggesting" that the 83-year-old Mubarak has stomach cancer. Mubarak, ousted on Feb. 11 by a popular uprising, has been hospitalized since April in the... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About 150 people demanding the immediate ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak demonstrated outside the New Orleans federal building Saturday, saying Mubarak's departure from power is long overdue. Waving signs and Egyptian flags and chanting "get up, stand up, stand up for your rights," the peaceful... more »
Many Egyptians here in Acadiana watch the unfolding protests from a distance. But one UL student says he wishes he was in his home country of Egypt to join in the protests.
Abdelhamid Moursy came to UL with his wife and children five years ago to study computer science.... more »
The political unrest in Egypt is already being felt right here in Acadiana Oil prices are on the rise and experts say a coup would only raise those prices more. Egypt produces around 600-thousand barrels of oil every day- compare that to the near 10-million barrels Saudi Arabia puts-out and... more »
Thousands of Americans stranded in Egypt are trying to flee the country, including a family from right here in Acadiana. The past week has been difficult for former mayor of Eunice, Curtis Joubert, because his daughter and two young grandchildren have been trapped in Cairo, fearing for their lives.
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