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 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...
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 arrests 16 suspected Muslim Brotherhood members
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says police have arrested 16 suspected Muslim Brotherhood members for allegedly smuggling currency out of the country and plotting militant attacks in Egypt.
Egypt court sentences 11 Islamists to life for prison breaks
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 11 people to life in prison — including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie — after a retrial on charges related to...
Officials: Disturbed man grabs police gun, wounds 3 in Cairo
CAIRO (AP) — A disturbed Egyptian man snatched a gun from a policeman in Cairo and opened fire at passers-by on Wednesday, wounding at least three people, security officials said.
CAIRO (AP) — A leading rights group is criticizing Egyptian authorities for imposing repressive probation measures on pro-democracy activists recently released from prison.
Egypt arrests Mubarak supporter who criticized government
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors Thursday charged the administrator of a Facebook page that supports former autocratic president Hosni Mubarak with spreading false news and undermining national...
Death of Egypt’s Morsi comes amid Brotherhood struggles
The sudden collapse and death of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in a Cairo courtroom this week was a brief rallying point for the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist movement that has seen...
African Cup is the Salah show but trouble behind the scenes
Mohamed Salah's status as the main attraction in his home country at the African Cup of Nations threatens to be overshadowed by yet another soccer corruption scandal.
Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, wounds 17
CAIRO (AP) — A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Sunday near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists, Egyptian officials said.
Islamist financier, 6 others get life sentences in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has sentenced seven Muslim Brotherhood members, including one of the group's top financiers, to life in prison on charges of joining and funding a terrorist group.
Egypt: Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb with mummies
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient tomb with mummies believed to date back about 2,000 years in the southern city of Aswan.
Egypt voters approve referendum extending president’s rule
CAIRO (AP) — Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear...
Voters offered rides, food in Egypt referendum on el-Sissi
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian pro-government media, business people and activists urged a "yes" vote Sunday on constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power...
Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi’s rule
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030...
CAIRO (AP) — Here are key events in eight years of turmoil and transition in Egypt, leading up to a national referendum on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel-Fattah...
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says expats have started voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.
Egypt lawmakers pass amendments now headed to referendum
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament on Tuesday passed amendments to the constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030.
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on amendments to Egypt's constitution (all times local):
Egypt's parliament has passed proposed amendments to the constitution that could see...
Egyptian pro-democracy activist free after 5 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) — A leading Egyptian pro-democracy activist was freed from prison early Friday after serving a five-year sentence for organizing and taking part in protests, his family and lawyer said....
Rights group: Egyptian activists targeted in phishing scams
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government, an international...
Egypt lawmakers approve possible 3-decade rule by president
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to extend term limits for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi until 2034, part of a package of constitutional amendments also set to further enshrine the military's role in politics that will now face a national referendum.
Egypt’s Parliament to vote on extending president’s term
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Parliament began deliberations Wednesday over constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office till 2034 — 12 more years after his current, second term expires in 2022.
Egypt accelerates efforts to extend el-Sissi’s rule
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament is accelerating the process of passing constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022.
Lawmakers will decide Wednesday on whether to send the amendments to the legislative committee, a vote that was initially scheduled for Feb. 17, parliament spokesman Ahmed Saad el-Din said late Sunday.
Egypt debates motion to extend presidential term limits
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament advanced a proposal on Tuesday to amend the constitution in a way that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022.
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Egypt arrests activists after commemoration of uprising
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has rounded up at least six activists in the last couple of days in a wave of arrests coinciding with the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, a rights lawyer said Wednesday.
Authorities have waged a sweeping crackdown on dissent in recent years, reversing freedoms won in the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Security is especially tight around the anniversary of the Jan. 25 uprising and public commemorations of it are largely banned.
Egypt arrests 54 accused of uprising anniversary plots
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says it has arrested 54 alleged members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group who were plotting to foment chaos on the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 Arab Spring uprising.
The Interior Ministry said Tuesday the individuals were arrested over the past weeks in different locations. It released images of old desktop computer towers and crude weapons like steel caltrops and spiked metal balls, which allegedly belonged to the group.
Egypt’s 2 ex-presidents appear in the same courtroom
CAIRO (AP) — Two former Egyptian presidents appeared Wednesday in the same Cairo courtroom, with Hosni Mubarak testifying in a retrial of Mohammed Morsi on charges related to prison breaks at the height of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak.
Egypt acquits 43 NGO workers on illegal funding charges
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted 43 people, including German and U.S. nationals, of charges they illegally received funding for their local and foreign non-governmental organizations, a move that Amnesty International described as a step in the right direction.
The verdict ended a seven-year legal battle that rattled civil society groups just months after a 2011 uprising forced autocrat Hosni Mubarak to step down after 29 years in power.
Egypt restricts yellow vests sales to avoid copycat protests
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have quietly introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month's anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security officials and retailers said Monday.
Egypt unveils pharaonic tomb found in Luxor
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archeologists have found a pharaonic tomb in Luxor housing the mummies of a priest and his wife from the 13th century B.C.
Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani said Saturday the tomb contains decorative sarcophagi, a thousand statuettes, as well as other treasures.
The tomb, which is on the West Bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings, also contains several colorful paintings of pharaonic royalty.
Egypt’s newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues
SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds.
Mostafa Waziri told reporters Saturday that the discovery at Saqqara also includes mummies of scarabs, the first ever to be found in the area.
Egypt’s leader says Arab Spring uprising was ill-advised
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president says the 2011 Arab Spring revolt was an ill-advised attempt at change whose chaotic aftermath posed an existential threat to the nation.
Addressing an international youth conference late Sunday, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said those behind the revolt had good intentions but had "opened the gates of hell."
Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Saturday rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges.
Egypt court orders release of former president’s sons
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release from detention of former president Hosni Mubarak's two sons, overturning a ruling by another court whose judge surprisingly told police to arrest them and send them to prison.
Egyptian court sends Mubarak’s 2 back to prison
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say police have detained the sons of former president Hosni Mubarak in connection with insider trading charges.
They said the arrests were ordered Saturday by judge Ahmed Aboul-Fetouh before he adjourned the hearings until Oct. 20.
Egypt, US special forces hold drills on combating terrorism
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military says its special forces have held drills with special forces from the United States to exchange expertise on combating terrorism.
The announcement was made in a Thursday statement by Egypt's armed forces.
The anti-terrorism drills come ahead of the "Bright Star" exercise on Sept. 8-20, which will involve additional countries including Greece, Jordan, Britain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Italy and France.
Egypt to host war games with US for second straight year
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military says it will host war games with U.S. troops next month for the second straight year.
Thursday's statement from the military's spokesman says the "Bright Star" exercise will run from Sept. 8-20.
U.S. Central Command said in a Thursday statement that approximately 800 U.S. troops will participate.
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have detained the head of the country's customs authority on corruption charges.
The Administrative Control Authority, Egypt's highest anti-graft agency, said Monday that Gamal Abdel-Azim was arrested while taking bribes from an unnamed businessman.
The statement says Abdel-Azim faces accusations of bribery, profiteering and squandering public funds. It did not elaborate.
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors say they have ordered a prominent activist and blogger known for criticizing the government detained for 15 days pending an investigation, the latest episode in Egypt's media crackdown.
The Supreme State Security Prosecution said Thursday that Wael Abbas is suspected of disseminating false news and joining an outlawed group.
Police arrested Abbas on Wednesday after raiding his house in a Cairo suburb.
Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse was detained Wednesday, security officials said in the latest in a new wave of arrests following elections earlier this year.
Wael Abbas was taken from his home in a Cairo suburb on accusations that include disseminating false news and joining an outlawed group, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.
Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to complain about a TV series that it says portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country.
Sudan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement late Saturday that the Ramadan serial, titled "Abu Omar al-Masry," is "insulting to Egyptians living in Sudan" and called on Egypt to "stop attempts at disturbing the interests of the two countries."
Egypt arrests activist on charges of insulting president
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police detained an activist known for his harsh criticism of the government on charges including insulting President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, a rights lawyer said Tuesday.
Fatima Harb, the wife of Shady el-Ghazaly Harb, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that prosecutors summoned her husband for an investigation into accusations of disseminating false news and insulting the president, among other charges.
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights lawyer says police have arrested a young comedian who was working for a popular satirical television program.
Azza Soliman told The Associated Press on Monday that plainclothes policemen raided Shady Abu Zaid's house in a Cairo neighborhood early on Sunday and arrested him. She says Abu Zaid's whereabouts are unknown.
His sister, Roula Abu Zaid, has confirmed the arrest in a Facebook post.
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Egypt’s president, tempted to expand term after crushing victory
CAIRO President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has vowed repeatedly to respect the limits on his power outlined in Egypt's 2014 constitution.
Drafted in the wake of the 2013 Tahrir Square uprising and the end of the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak, the document limits Egyptian presidents to two four-year stints in office.
Egypt’s parliament says municipal elections expected in 2019
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says the country is planning to hold local council elections next year, the first since the country's 2011 the uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
The state-run MENA agency quoted the parliamentary spokesman Wednesday as saying the elections will take place in the first half of 2019 after a local administration law was passed by legislators.
Egypt vote overshadowed by missing contenders
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is running virtually unopposed in this week's elections after a series of potentially serious candidates were arrested or withdrew from the race under pressure.
The vote will be the least competitive of the three presidential elections held in Egypt since the 2011 uprising ended Hosni Mubarak's 29-year reign and raised hopes of democratic change.
A timeline of key events in Egypt since the 2011 uprising
CAIRO (AP) — Here are some key events from more than seven years of turmoil and transition in Egypt, leading up to presidential election on March 26-28:
—Feb. 11, 2011: Autocrat Hosni Mubarak steps down after 18 days of nationwide protests against his nearly 30-year rule. The military takes over, dissolving parliament and suspending the constitution after the uprising leaves hundreds of protesters dead in clashes with security forces.