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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

Egypt’s former top auditor injured in failed kidnap attempt

Egypt’s former top auditor on Saturday suffered serious injuries to his face and leg during an apparent kidnapping attempt that turned into a brawl outside his suburban Cairo home.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Egypt places colossus of Ramses II in atrium of new museum

With much fanfare, Egypt on Thursday placed the ancient statue of one of its most famous pharaohs, Ramses II, in the entrance hall of a new antiquities’ museum under construction …


Egypt rights lawyer latest presidential hopeful to quit race

Egyptian presidential hopeful and rights lawyer Khaled Ali quit the race Wednesday, becoming the latest would-be candidate who either bowed out or was forced to abandon a challenge to the …


Egypt’s military arrests presidential hopeful, ex-general

Egypt’s military on Tuesday arrested its former chief of staff, who was planning to run in upcoming elections against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, accusing him of inciting against the armed forces …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 2:25 p.m.

VP Pence says U.S. stands ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Egypt

Vice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against terrorism in the Mideast as Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the U.S. ally in …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 3:05 p.m.

Egypt presidential hopeful says bureaucrats blocking his bid

A rights lawyer who hopes to run in Egypt’s presidential election in March said Wednesday that bureaucrats loyal to the government were obstructing efforts to get him on the ballot, …


Egypt, Eritrea leaders meet as Nile tensions rise

Egypt’s president and his Eritrean counterpart met in Cairo on Monday amid heightened tensions with Sudan and Ethiopia over border disputes and the construction of a massive upstream Nile dam.


Egypt sets election for March, with outcome all but certain

Egypt will hold its presidential election over three days in March, officials said Monday, with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi virtually guaranteed to run for and win a second four-year term amid …


Egyptian former PM not to run in 2018 presidential elections

An Egyptian former prime minister says he will not run against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in elections due later this year.


Egypt’s el-Sissi attends Christmas Mass amid tight security

In a show of solidarity with Egypt’s embattled Christians, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Saturday made a symbolic appearance at an Orthodox Christmas Mass in a new cathedral as tens of thousands …


Witnesses: Residents prevented much worse attack in Egypt

The deadly attack outside a church in Egypt lasted up to 20 minutes and it was another 10 more minutes before police shot and wounded the assailant, according to witnesses …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Egypt says 10 killed in shootout outside Cairo church

At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed in a shootout outside a church and at a nearby store owned by a Christian in a Cairo suburb, Egypt’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

Coptic diocese says hundreds attack church in Egypt

Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators attacked an unlicensed church south of Cairo wounding three people, an Egyptian Coptic Christian diocese said on Saturday, in the latest assault on members of the …


Egypt’s health ministry says 13 killed in road accident

Egypt’s Health Ministry says a deadly road accident has left 13 people dead and eight others injured in south Cairo.


Islamic State claims attack on airport in Egypt’s Sinai

An Islamic State affiliate on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a missile attack the previous day that targeted an airport in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula during an unpublicized visit to the …


Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

Russia and Egypt signed a deal Friday to resume flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo starting from February after more than a two-year break, officials announced on …


Russia, Egypt sign $30 billion nuclear deal as ties expand

Egypt and Russia signed a $30 billion deal to build North Africa’s first nuclear power plant as the Kremlin moves to expand its influence in the region.


Putin to visit Egypt next week

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Egypt next week to discuss expanding political, economic, energy and trade ties, officials said Thursday.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Egypt presidential hopeful returns home, whereabouts unclear

There has been no official word yet as of Sunday evening on the whereabouts of an Egyptian presidential hopeful who flew home from the United Arab Emirates 24 hours ago.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

U.S. defense secretary meets with Egyptian officials in Cairo

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met Saturday with Egyptian officials to discuss cooperation between the two countries, the first stop on a trip that will also take him to …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 10:48 a.m.

Officials: Presidential hopeful arrives in Egypt from UAE

An Egyptian presidential hopeful living in the United Arab Emirates arrived in Cairo on Saturday, airport officials said, just days after he announced his plans to run for president in …


How an Egyptian village became a target of the Islamic State

Before their village became a killing field, it was a sanctuary. Many of the 305 people slaughtered at a mosque in the village of Rawda on Friday had moved there …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

‘They were shooting anyone who seemed to be breathing,’ survivor of Egypt mosque attack says

Egyptian warplanes carried out strikes against suspected terrorist targets in the North Sinai region, the military said Saturday, as the toll from an attack on a mosque Friday rose to …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 3 p.m.

Militants attack Egyptian mosque, kill at least 235 people

In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque Friday during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades and blocking their escape routes. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 4:16 p.m.

Lebanon’s Hariri returns to Beirut amid resignation saga

Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon late Tuesday for the first time since he stunned his country by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting as prime minister more than …


Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over protest

An Egyptian court has ordered a prominent activist to remain in custody pending trial on charges of participating in an illegal protest against the government’s transfer of two strategic Red …


Egypt displays previously unseen King Tut artifacts

Egypt opened an exhibition on Wednesday to display previously unseen treasures from King Tutankhamun’s famed tomb.


Egypt fears influx of militants after Islamic State defeat

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says Islamic State militants are making their way to his country via Libya after the defeat of the extremist group in Syria and Iraq.


Egypt top appeals court upholds 5-years prison for activist

Egypt’s highest appeals court on Wednesday upheld a five-year prison sentence for an iconic figure of the country’s pro-democracy movement convicted for taking part in a peaceful demonstration in 2013.


Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

Scientists say they have found a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, in what would be the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and …