CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian antiquities authorities Saturday unveiled ancient workshops and tombs they say were discovered recently at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside the capital Cairo.
The spaces were found in the sprawling necropolis of Saqqara, which is a part of Egypt’s ancient capital of Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
SALEM, Ind. (AP) — A Louisiana woman charged in the death of a boy whose body was found last year inside a suitcase in rural southern Indiana is seeking a change of venue, arguing that public outrage over the child's death would prevent her from getting a fair trial.
Egypt presidential hopeful says supporters, uncles detainedMay 5, 2023 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — An Egyptian politician residing abroad and planning to run in the country’s presidential elections next year said on Friday that two of his uncles and a group of friends and supporters have been detained in recent days.
Arab ministers to meet over Syria’s return to Arab leagueMay 5, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Diplomats from Arab nations are planning an emergency meeting in Cairo over the weekend about the fighting in Sudan and the prospect of Syria's return to the Arab League more than a decade after its membership was suspended, an official said Friday.
Syria’s FM visits Egypt in step toward restoring tiesApril 1, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Syria’s chief diplomat was in Egypt on Saturday in a step toward normalizing ties between the two countries. It was the first trip to the capital of Cairo for a Syrian foreign minister in over a decade.
Turkey’s top diplomat visits Cairo in effort to mend tiesMarch 18, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Turkey’s chief diplomat was in Cairo on Saturday for talks with Egyptian officials as the regional powers seek to mend their frayed ties after years of tension.
Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey's foreign minister, arrived in the Egyptian capital early Saturday.
Mohamed Salah’s Cairo villa burgled say Egypt policeMarch 13, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The luxury Cairo villa of Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah was burgled over the weekend.
Two police officials told the Associated Press on Monday the burglars stole only cable TV receivers from the winger's villa in the upmarket Tagamoa area, some 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of Cairo city center.
Engineer detained in Egypt railroad crash that killed 4March 8, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors Wednesday ordered the detention of an engineer pending an investigation into a train crash a day earlier that killed four people near Cairo.
The passenger train slammed into a concrete barrier at a station in Qalyub city while traveling Tuesday to the Nile Delta city of Menouf, prosecutors said in a statement.
Train derails in northern Egypt, killing 2, injuring 16March 8, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A passenger train derailed Tuesday north of Cairo, killing at least two people and injuring 16 others, Egyptian authorities said. It was the latest in a series of rail accidents in the country in recent years.
Archaeologists in Egypt unearth Sphinx-like Roman-era statueMarch 6, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists unearthed a Sphinx-like statue and the remains of a shrine in an ancient temple in southern Egypt, antiquities authorities said Monday.
The artifacts were found in the temple of Dendera in Qena Province, 280 miles (450 kilometers) south of the capital of Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said in a statement.
In Egypt, government and poor struggle with troubled economyMarch 1, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A group of women stands in front of a vegetable vendor at a street market in one of Cairo's oldest neighborhoods, yelling in frustration.
Amid thaw, Egypt’s FM in quake-hit Turkey to show solidarityFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister arrived in Turkey on Monday to show solidarity with the quake-hit country, in the first high-level visit from Egypt since relations between Ankara and Cairo started to improve after years of friction.
Egypt unveils renovated wing of oldest museum, new papyrusFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's ministry of tourism and antiquities unveiled a renovated wing of its oldest museum Monday, home to a 16-meter (52-foot) -long scroll unearthed last year.
The refurbishment marks the first stage of broader renovations for the 120-year-old salmon-colored palatial complex in downtown Cairo, opposite the capital's famed Tahrir Square.
Egypt releases former anti-graft chief after serving 5 yearsFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities Tuesday released the country’s former anti-graft chief after he served a five-year prison term for allegedly insulting and disseminating false news about the military, his lawyers said.
Building collapses in northern Egypt; 6 killed, 27 injuredFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Cooking gas cylinders packed into the basement of a four-story apartment building in northern Egypt exploded on Friday, collapsing the building and killing at least six people. Twenty-seven were injured, authorities said.
US condemns Sudan freeing man convicted in diplomat’s deathFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The United States asked the Sudanese government Thursday to re-arrest a man convicted of killing a U.S. diplomat in the country 15 years ago.
Egypt officials: Hospital fire in Cairo kills 3, injures 32February 1, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out Wednesday at a hospital in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing at least three people and injuring at least 32 others, health authorities said.
The Health Ministry said the fire took place at the Noor Mohammadi hospital in eastern Cairo’s Matariya neighborhood.
Egypt unveils tombs and sarcophagus in new excavationJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Thursday unveiled dozens of new archaeological discoveries, including two ancient tombs, at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside of the capital Cairo.
The artefacts, unearthed during a year-long excavation, were found beneath an ancient stone enclosure near the Saqqara pyramids and date back to the fifth and sixth dynasties of the Old Kingdom, spanning from roughly 2500 B.C to 2100 B.C., the excavation team said.
Strong quake rattles Greek island of Rhodes, Turkish coastJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck Wednesday off the southeastern Greek island of Rhodes, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Italy’s FM meets with Egyptian officials on migration, LibyaJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s chief diplomat held talks Sunday with Egyptian and Arab League officials in Cairo that focused on regional security and the conflict in neighboring Libya, as well as sensitive bilateral issues.
Egypt frees businessman, son after 2 years of detentionJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released a prominent businessman and his son after more than two years in pre-trial detention while officials investigated possible terrorism-related charges, their family said.
Rounding off Africa tour, China’s top diplomat visits EgyptJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — China’s chief diplomat was in Cairo Sunday for talks with Egyptian and Arab League officials, marking his last stop in a multi-leg trip to Africa that aims to consolidate Beijing's footprint across the resource-rich continent.
Egypt hands out life jail terms in trial over 2019 protestsJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday handed down life prison sentences to 38 people, including a self-exiled businessman whose social media posts helped to spark anti-government protests.
Public protests are rare in Egypt where President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has overseen a wide-ranging crackdown on dissent.
Egypt says ancient royal tomb unearthed in LuxorJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists unearthed an ancient tomb in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, known for its treasures dating back to the pharaohs, authorities said Saturday.
Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said an Egyptian-British mission found the royal tomb in an ancient site on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor, 650 kilometers (400 miles) south of the capital of Cairo.
Looted ancient sarcophagus returned to Egypt from USJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — An ancient wooden sarcophagus that was featured at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences was returned to Egypt after U.S. authorities determined it was looted years ago, Egyptian officials said Monday.
Libya: Mass grave with 18 bodies found in ex-IS strongholdJanuary 1, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities on Sunday said they have found 18 bodies buried in a mass grave in a former stronghold of the Islamic State group along the conflict-stricken North African nation's coast.
Egypt says basketball stands partly collapse, injuring 27December 24, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — At least 27 people were injured when stands partly collapsed Saturday during a basketball game in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, health authorities said.
Officials said part of the seats fell on spectators at the Super Cup match between Cairo’s Al-Ahly and Ittihad of Alexandria following a stampede in the stands.
Iran authorities arrest actress of Oscar-winning movieDecember 17, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Iranian authorities arrested one of the country’s most renowned actresses Saturday on charges of spreading falsehoods about nationwide protests that grip the country, state media said.
New 730 area code coming to southern Illinois next yearDecember 7, 2022 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new 730 area code overlaying the current 618 area code will be introduced in southern Illinois next year, the Illinois Commerce Commission announced Wednesday.
The new area code addresses the depletion of prefixes available for assignment within the region and will be introduced after July 7, the panel said.
Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta stoneNovember 30, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The debate over who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most visited piece in the British Museum: The Rosetta stone.
Egypt, Greece sign deals on migrant rescues, agricultureNovember 22, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Greece signed two bilateral deals on Tuesday, including a pact to improve cooperation in migrant search and rescue missions across the Mediterranean Sea, officials said.
The deals, signed in Cairo, marked the second meeting the two countries’ foreign ministers in under two months after shared rival Turkey signed a controversial maritime and gas deal with one of Libya's two rival administrations.
Family: Egypt activist very, very thin after hunger strikeNovember 17, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The family of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah said they were allowed to see him for the first time in nearly a month on Thursday and that he is “very very thin” after ending a hunger strike that prompted widespread concern for his health.
Family says Egyptian hunger-striking activist drinking waterNovember 14, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s imprisoned hunger-striking activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has started drinking water again, his family said Monday, in the first communication from the prominent dissident in over a week amid fears for his life.
Bus falls into canal in Egypt’s Nile Delta, killing 21November 12, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A bus fell into a canal in Egypt's Nile River Delta region Saturday killing at least 21 people, the country's Health Ministry said.
Dr. Sherif Makeen, a health ministry official, said three children were among the dead.
Egypt puts activist on hunger strike on medical treatmentNovember 10, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The family of imprisoned Egyptian pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah demanded word on his condition after prison authorities on Thursday told them he was undergoing an undefined medical intervention and blocked a lawyer from seeing him.
Apartment building collapse kills 3 in Egyptian capitalNovember 8, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A building collapsed in a neighborhood in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Tuesday, killing at least three people, the city's emergency services said.
The five-story residential structure came down in the densely populated area of Imbaba, an official from the civil protection services said.
Amnesty: Egypt has days to save jailed activist’s lifeNovember 7, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International's head on Sunday warned that the proceedings of COP27 in Egypt could be stained by the death of one of the country's leading rights activists from a hunger and water strike in prison if Egyptian authorities do not release him within days.
Natural gas exporters: market to be tight until 2025October 25, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The leader of the coalition of gas-exporting countries said Tuesday the group expects demand for the fuel to far outstrip supply until 2025 amid a global energy crisis sparked by the war in Ukraine.
Egypt: 10 killed in truck-minibus collision in Nile DeltaOctober 25, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A truck slammed into a minibus in Egypt's fertile Nile Delta region early on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people, authorities said. Officials blamed speeding for the crash; local media said women and children were among those killed.
Analysis: Year post-coup, cracks in Sudan’s military juntaOctober 23, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — On his return home from the U.N. General Assembly this year, Sudan's top general descended an airplane stairway in the country's capital to a flurry of cameras.
Greek FM in Egypt for talks after Turkey’s deals with LibyaOctober 9, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's and Greece's foreign ministers met Sunday in Cairo following controversial maritime and gas deals that their shared rival Turkey signed with a Libyan leader, officials said.
UN experts: Egypt hinders civil society role in COP27October 7, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A group of United Nations-appointed experts on Friday criticized the Egyptian government for imposing a wave of restrictions that jeopardize the “safety and full participation” of individuals and organizations wishing to attend the international climate summit in the Arab country next month.
Poverty and inflation: Egypt’s economy hit by global turmoilSeptember 25, 2022 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stores are selling winter clothes from last season in the middle of summer. Repair shops lack spare parts for appliances. There's a waiting list to buy a new car.
Egypt’s leader meets with Sudan’s military ruler in CairoSeptember 24, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt on Saturday met with Sudan’s leader in Cairo for talks that focused on ties between the two neighbors, officials said.
Egypt: 4 independent journalists questioned over reportsSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's prosecutors have charged four journalists from one of the country's few remaining independent news outlets of spreading false news and disturbing public peace, the news website said in a statement.
Egypt exits Arab League meeting, opposing Libyan ministerSeptember 6, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister withdrew Tuesday from an Arab League session chaired by the chief diplomat of one of Libya’s two rival governments. The move was an apparent protest against her representing Libya at the pan-Arab summit.
Egypt appoints central bank caretaker chief amid crisisAugust 18, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Thursday appointed a caretaker governor of the central bank, the president's office said, a day after the bank's chief resigned amid a grinding economic crisis triggered by Russia's war on Ukraine.
French backpacker missing in Egypt for a year back in ParisAugust 16, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A French backpacker who had gone missing in Egypt a year ago has safely returned home to Paris, a lawyer representing his family said on Tuesday.
It’s not clear what happened over the past year to Yann Bourdon, whose family had speculated that he might have been detained by Egyptian security services.
Safety concerns after deadly fire rips through Egypt churchAugust 15, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt was in mourning Monday over a blaze at a Coptic Orthodox church that killed 41 people, but many also raised questions about the emergency response, fire safety codes, and restrictions on building houses of worship for the country’s Christian minority.
Fire at Cairo Coptic church kills 41, including 15 childrenAugust 14, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A fire ripped through a packed Coptic Orthodox church during morning services in Egypt’s capital on Sunday, quickly filling it with thick black smoke and killing 41 worshippers, including at least 15 children.
Vehicle accident in southern Egypt kills 9, injures 18August 13, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A vehicle accident involving an overturned microbus in southern Egypt killed at least nine people and injured 18, authorities said Saturday.
The crash took place Friday when the passenger vehicle overturned following a tire blowout on a highway in Minya province 273 kilometers (170 miles) south of the capital Cairo, provincial authorities said in a statement.
17 killed, 4 injured in vehicle collision in southern EgyptAugust 3, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A vehicle collision in southern Egypt has killed at least 17 people, and left four others injured, authorities said on Wednesday.
The crash took place late Tuesday when a passenger microbus collided with a truck on a highway in the district of Juhaynah in Sohag province, 390 kilometers (244 miles) south of the capital Cairo, provincial authorities said.
Al-Zawahri’s path went from Cairo clinic to top of al-QaidaAugust 2, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The doors of jihad opened for Ayman al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinic, when a visitor arrived with a tempting offer: a chance to treat Islamic fighters battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan.
Egypt frees 7, including journalist, researcher after pardonJuly 30, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt released seven people on Saturday, including a journalist and a researcher serving prison sentences on terror-related charges, the latest steps by the government to reach out to the opposition amid a grinding economic crisis.
Egyptian prosecutors deny imprisoned activist faced harmJuly 29, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors are denying allegations of torture and ill-treatment leveled by a prominent imprisoned activist and claim he is in good condition, years after the allegations were made.
Amnesty urges Egypt to free prominent activist, allow accessJuly 28, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A leading human rights watchdog on Thursday urged Egyptian authorities to allow the family of a prominent activist serving a five-year sentence access to him, and reiterated calls for his immediate release.
Russia FM visits Egypt, part of Africa trip amid Ukraine warJuly 24, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Russia's top diplomat was in Cairo for talks Sunday with Egyptian officials as his country seeks to break the diplomatic isolation and sanctions by the West over its invasion of Ukraine.
Egypt resumes hot air ballooning over Luxor after incidentJuly 20, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities on Wednesday resumed hot air ballooning over the ancient city of Luxor following a two-day hiatus after two tourists were lightly injured during a ride.
A hot air balloon with 28 tourists drifted off course Monday because of a change in the direction and speed of winds.
Bus rams into truck in southern Egypt, killing 23 peopleJuly 19, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A passenger bus slammed into a parked trailer truck on a highway in southern Egypt early on Tuesday, killing 23 people and injuring at least 30, authorities said.
The crash took place in the province of Minya, on the main highway linking the capital, Cairo, with the country’s south.
Egypt suspends hot air ballooning over Luxor after 2 injuredJuly 18, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities suspended hot air ballooning over the ancient city of Luxor after two tourists were lightly injured during a ride early on Monday.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Civil Aviation, a hot air balloon with 28 tourists drifted off course but eventually landed.