Rights groups call on Egypt authorities to free journalist
NEW YORK (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists and Amnesty International are calling for the Egyptian government to release a journalist who they say has been detained by security officials,...
Egypt says archaeologists uncovered 20 ancient coffins
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor.
Egypt activist claims she was tortured, beaten after arrest
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian pro-democracy activist claims she was tortured and beaten after being arrested amid a sweeping government crackdown, a leading rights group said Monday.
Egypt’s president to meet with Ethiopia PM over Nile dispute
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president says he will meet with the Ethiopian prime minister in efforts to restart critical talks over Ethiopia's soon-to-be-finished Blue Nile dam, which Cairo claims...
9 members of same family killed in attack in Egypt’s Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A shell hit a truck carrying civilians in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, killing at least nine people of the same family, security officials and...
Egypt court hands out 6 death sentences on terror charges
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced six people to death on terror-related charges for carrying out a militant attack outside a hotel near the famed Giza Pyramids.
9 British students urged to leave Egypt after 2 detained
CAIRO (AP) — Britain's Edinburgh University says two of its students studying in Cairo were recently detained and subsequently released by Egyptian authorities.
Egypt’s news agency: Security kills militant in north Sinai
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state-run news agency says security forces killed a militant who tried to blow himself up near a checkpoint in a restive province in northern Sinai.
Family says Egyptian pro-democracy activist beaten in jail
CAIRO (AP) — The family of a leading Egyptian pro-democracy activist, who was arrested amid a recent clampdown following anti-government protests, said on Thursday that he was beaten, threatened...
Egypt, Cyprus, Greece condemns gas exploration by Turkey
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece on Tuesday condemned an "unlawful and unacceptable" bid by Turkey to drill inside waters where Cyprus has exclusive economic rights.
Rights lawyers: Egypt frees more than 200 held in crackdown
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian rights lawyers say authorities have released over 200 people who were among hundreds more arrested in a crackdown following small but rare anti-government protests last...
3-country talks on Nile waters wrap up without agreement
CAIRO (AP) — Irrigation ministers from three key Nile Basin countries wrapped up a two-day meeting Saturday in Sudan's capital without resolving differences over Ethiopia's soon-to-be-finished...
Egyptian authorities arrest police officer over abuse claims
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have arrested a policeman pending an investigation into claims he beat up a lawyer in a Nile Delta city over a parking dispute.
Egypt deports 2 foreign nationals arrested amid protests
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt released and deported two foreign nationals, a Mauritanian and a Dutch citizen, who were arrested amid a recent crackdown following anti-government protests, Cairo airport...
New round of talks on Nile waters starts in Sudan’s capital
CAIRO (AP) — Irrigation ministers of three key Nile Basin countries were meeting Friday in Sudan’s capital, seeking to resolve differences over Ethiopia’s soon-to-be-finished Blue Nile dam, which...
Egypt decreases fuel prices for the first time in decades
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s government announced a decrease in fuel prices Thursday for the first time in decades, a cut that comes after a series of hikes in recent years amid an ambitious program aimed...
Egypt releases 3 foreigners arrested over protests
CAIRO (AP) — Two Jordanians and a Sudanese arrested in Cairo amid the recent crackdown that followed anti-government protests demanding Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi step down were...
Amnesty condemns ‘biggest crackdown’ under Egypt’s el-Sissi
CAIRO (AP) — A leading rights group has condemned “the biggest crackdown” under Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, following scattered anti-government protests last month.
Egyptian officials say some detainees freed after crackdown
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police have released some of those arrested in a crackdown following small but rare anti-government protests last month, officials said Tuesday, as the government moved to...
Egypt displays looted coffin returned from New York’s Met
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt displayed a gilded ancient coffin from the first century B.C. on Tuesday, which New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art returned last week after U.S. investigators determined it...
Israel quietly lets in Gaza workers in bid to ease tensions
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel is quietly allowing thousands of Palestinians to enter from the Gaza Strip to conduct business and work menial jobs, apparently as part of understandings with...
Egyptian president says he’ll protect the poor, middle-class
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president says he'll protect poor and middle-class Egyptians hard hit by his government's austerity measures.
The remarks are the first on economy by Abdel-Fattah...
Amid crackdown, leading Egyptian rights activist is arrested
CAIRO (AP) — A leading Egyptian pro-democracy activist was re-arrested Sunday while on probation, his family and a security official said, amid a sweeping security clampdown following small but...
Egypt says security forces kill 15 militants in Sinai
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says its police forces have killed 15 suspected militants in a raid in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
Egypt’s security clampdown mostly thwarts fresh protests
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities lifted Saturday some tight security measures in the capital, Cairo, a day after they sealed off the main square and downtown thoroughfares to thwart a possible...
Egypt court asks religious figure to weigh in on sentences
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has referred the case of seven defendants facing terrorism charges to the country's top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, for a non-binding opinion on whether...
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Officials says ancient gilded coffin arrived in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian airport officials say a gilded coffin that was featured at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has arrived in Cairo.
Egypt seals off Cairo’s Tahrir Square, thwarting protest
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces on Friday sealed off Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the so-called Arab Spring uprising in 2011, thwarting a possible protest in the capital against...
Egypt rights group: Nearly 2,000 detained since protests
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights group said Thursday the number of people arrested in the wake of last weekend's protests has risen to nearly 2,000 amid fresh calls for new rallies demanding...
Lawyer: WV mother charged in fake abduction case not racist
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman charged with concocting a story about an Egyptian man trying to kidnap her daughter isn't a racist, her lawyer said Thursday.
FIFA explains why Egypt’s votes for Salah did not count
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has explained why votes from Egypt for national star Mohamed Salah did not count in its Best Player ballot where the Liverpool forward placed fourth.
Lawyers: 3 Egyptian activists detained amid wave of arrests
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces arrested three political activists known for their outspoken criticism of Egypt's government and president, defense lawyers said Wednesday, amid an...
Egypt court sentences plane hijacker to life in prison
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and ordered it to land in Cyprus to life in prison.
NY Times says it turned to Ireland to rescue journalist
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times said it turned to the Irish government to rescue a reporter threatened with arrest in Egypt two years ago out of concern that the Trump administration wouldn't...
Egypt says 6 Muslim Brotherhood killed in Cairo shootout
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces killed six suspected members of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in a shootout in Cairo, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday, amid tight security across the...
Egypt: Lawyers say police arrested hundreds over protests
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces rounded up hundreds of people following small but rare anti-government protests, rights lawyers said Monday, as authorities moved to take harsh preventive...
Egyptian officials say police kill 15 militants in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security forces say police have killed 15 suspected militants in a shootout in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
Egypt warns media it’s monitoring protest coverage
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's media authority warned journalists Sunday that it was monitoring coverage to ensure they abide by "professional codes" amid a rare burst of protests against President...
Rare protests in Egypt call for president to step down
CAIRO (AP) — Rare anti-government protests broke out in several Egyptian cities late Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The small street demonstrations were quickly...
Activist: Egyptian authorities arrest brother to silence me
CAIRO (AP) — The U.S.-based Egyptian activist whose Facebook page helped ignite the 2011 pro-democracy uprising said authorities have arrested his brother in Cairo.
Ethiopia: Egypt’s Nile dam proposal is against ‘sovereignty’
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's foreign ministry in a sharply worded statement Friday dismissed Egypt's latest proposal on a massive Nile River dam project as "against the sovereignty of...
Egyptian officials: Sinai blast kills 1, injures 2 forces
ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb targeting an armored vehicle has killed one member of the security forces in the restive northern Sinai province and wounded two...
Sudan’s new PM meets with Egyptian president in Cairo
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Wednesday met with Sudan's newly appointed prime minister before heading to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
Egypt says police kill 9 suspected militants in Cairo
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday said police have killed nine suspected members of a militant group with links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in two separate Cairo shootouts, while a rights...
Egypt says no progress in talks over Ethiopia’s Nile dam
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says a new round of talks over a soon-to-be-finished Nile River dam being built by Ethiopia have failed to achieve progress.
Egypt says no ‘breakthrough’ with Ethiopia over Nile dam
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday said negotiations over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia have not led to any "breakthrough."
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told reporters that talks...
Egypt’s el-Sissi dismisses corruption allegations
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Saturday angrily dismissed corruption allegations made by a businessman-in-exile against the country's military as "sheer lies and defamation."