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.
Turkish FM to visit Egypt as countries end decade-long splitMarch 17, 2023 GMT
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Egypt, both countries announced Friday, the first such high-level trip in more than a decade as their leaders repair relations damaged in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring.
Rights group: Egypt withheld documents of dissidents abroadMarch 14, 2023 GMT
Egypt's authorities refused to issue or renew passports, birth certificates and other documents for more than two dozens journalists, critics and lawyers living abroad, a leading rights group said Monday.
US organization urges Egypt to release hunger-striking poetMarch 10, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A U.S. free speech and literary organization has called on Egypt to release a well-known poet and songwriter who is on a hunger strike to protest his five-year incarceration.
PEN America demanded Thursday that Egyptian authorities release Galal al-Behairy, who was first detained in March of 2018 and later handed a three-year sentence for spreading false news and insulting Egypt's military.
Egypt’s inflation spikes again, hiking prices of basic foodMarch 9, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Inflation in Egypt again hit a new high for this year in February, the government said Thursday, with prices rising most steeply for food. The country is in the midst of an economic crisis and a currency depreciation.
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.
Cargo ship runs aground in Suez Canal, traffic not impactedMarch 5, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A cargo vessel ran aground in the Suez Canal on Sunday, but traffic through the global waterway was not impacted, Egyptian authorities said.
The Liberia-flagged MSC Istanbul, heading to Portugal from Malaysia, got stuck in a two-lane part of the Suez Canal, said Adm.
Egyptian president and visiting Iraqi PM seek to deepen tiesMarch 5, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi held talks Sunday with Iraq’s prime minister in Cairo as the two countries seek to deepen ties and reinforce a regional alliance with Jordan.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani landed in the Egyptian capital and was greeted at the airport by his counterpart, Mustafa Madbouly.
Egypt sentences 14, including activists on terrorism chargesMarch 5, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday sentenced 14 people, including rights activists, to prison terms ranging between five and 15 years on terrorism-related charges in a trial deplored by rights groups as unfair.
Egypt raises price of gasoline in latest hike amid inflationMarch 2, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt raised the price of some types of gasoline on Thursday, the latest hike to beset the cash-strapped Middle East country amid soaring inflation.
The petroleum ministry said in a statement that it was raising the price of regular, midgrade and premium gasoline mixes of gasoline from between 0.75 to 1 Egyptian pound per liter (around 2.3 to 3.3 cents).
Egypt and Hungary ink new deals as leaders seek closer tiesFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Hungary's Prime Minister Victor Orban on Tuesday thanked Egypt for its role in capping Europe-bound migration as the two countries inked a series of preliminary agreements in Cairo.
Orban's praise for Egypt, and its president, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, came during his visit to the Egyptian capital in which the two governments signed various memorandums of understanding in nuclear cooperation, education and sports.
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’s top diplomat in Damascus, meets with Syria’s AssadFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Egypt's foreign minister Monday met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus and promised to deliver more aid to the quake-hit country.
Sameh Shoukry is Egypt's most senior official to visit Syria since 2011, a day after Cairo's parliament speaker, Hanafy el-Gebaly, and a delegation of top Arab lawmakers visited Assad in a push to end Syria’s political isolation.
Jimmy Carter, 39th US president, enters hospice care at homeFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter, who at 98 years old is the longest-lived American president, has entered home hospice care in Plains, Georgia, a statement from The Carter Center confirmed Saturday.
Egypt says 6 Christian nationals freed from Libya detentionFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s foreign ministry said Friday that six Christian Egyptians who were kidnapped and then illegally detained earlier this month in western Libya have been released.
The men, all relatives from Egypt’s southern city of Sohag, were abducted after traveling to the lawless North African country in search of work in early February, according to Amir Nassif, a lawyer for the men’s family.
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.
Egypt’s president praises UAE, seeking to heal Gulf aid riftFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi offered effusive praise Monday for the United Arab Emirates, seeking to repair a rift between Cairo and the Gulf Arab states that have supplied billions of dollars in aid to his nation.
Arab leaders warn Israeli actions threaten regional turmoilFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of leaders and senior officials from Arab and Islamic countries warned on Sunday Israeli actions in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank could worsen regional turmoil, as violence surges between Israel and the Palestinians.
Egypt’s inflation continues to surge as food prices riseFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's annual inflation surged to a new high in January as the country continues to battle ongoing price hikes and a depreciating currency, the Egyptian statistics bureau said on Thursday.
Egypt Central Bank: Pound slips to new low against dollarJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian pound dipped to a new low Monday of just over 30 for $1, as the cash-strapped North African country continues to battle surging inflation and foreign currency shortages, authorities said.
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.
Chief diplomats boycott Libya-hosted Arab League meetingJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A handful of top Arab diplomats met Sunday in the Libyan capital in a gathering boycotted by powerful foreign ministers who argued that the mandate of the Tripoli-based government has ended.
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.
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.
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.
Egypt’s leader urges caution for Netanyahu’s new governmentJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Sunday urged Israel's new hard-line government to refrain from “any measures” that could inflame regional tensions, in a phone call congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his return to office.