Egyptian journalist arrested while interviewing jailed activist’s mother, released on bail hours later

Lina Attalah, the editor-in-chief of the Egyptian independent news outlet Mada Masr, was arrested while speaking to Laila Soueif, the mother of political prisoner Alaa Abdel Fattah

Earth’s forests could be 385 million years old

In an abandoned quarry near Cairo, New York, scientists have discovered the oldest forest — the fossilized woody roots of dozens of ancient trees

Executed Egyptians Egypt executes nine for top official’s assassination

The accused were hanged despite the appeals by international human rights groups for a stay on the executions, and condemnations over the death sentences given under questionable circumstances