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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 …


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 …


Egypt triggers major security shakeup a week after ambush

Egypt launched a major shakeup of its security services on Saturday in an apparent reaction to an ambush by militants outside Cairo last week that killed at least 16 police …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Fifty-four Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, …


Rivals Hamas, Fatah reach preliminary deal on governing Gaza

Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah have reached a preliminary, partial agreement that could pave the way for President Mahmoud Abbas to resume governing the Gaza Strip a decade after …


3 Syrian rebel groups agree to Damascus truce

Three Syrian opposition factions have agreed to cease fire in southern Damascus under an agreement brokered by Egypt and Russia that was not signed by the Syrian government, officials said …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:55 p.m.

Human rights honor goes to Egyptian banned from travel

An Egyptian has been honored with one of the most prestigious awards granted to human rights defenders but was unable to accept the prize in person because his government has …


Egypt steps up crackdown on homosexuals, arrests 27

Egyptian security officials say authorities are stepping up a crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality, arresting a total of 27 over a little more than a week.


Rights groups urge Egypt to halt crackdown on homosexuals

Two international rights groups called on Egyptian authorities on Saturday to halt their crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality following the waving of the LGBT rainbow flag at a recent …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 3:26 p.m.

Militants attack convoy in Egypt’s Sinai, kill 18 police

Islamic State militants ambushed a police convoy in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing 18 police and wounding seven others in one of the deadliest attacks this year in the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 2:08 p.m.

Egypt says police killed 10 suspected militants in Cairo

Egyptian police on Sunday raided two adjacent apartments used as hideouts by members of a splinter faction of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, killing 10 of them in a shootout, …


Egypt to host war games with U.S. after 8-year hiatus

Egypt will host war games with U.S. troops this month for the first time in eight years, but the American contingent will be much smaller than in previous exercises, officials …


Egypt archaeologists uncover tombs dating back to Roman era

Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry says that archaeologists have uncovered five tombs from the Roman era, dating back to more than 2,000 years.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

Egypt’s leader, U.S. envoy meet after cut in American aid

Egypt’s president and foreign minister met with White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday, just hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid …


US delays nearly $200 million in military aid to Egypt

The Trump administration is delaying nearly $200 million in military aid payments to Egypt pending human rights improvements.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Train collision in northern Egypt kills 43; 122 injured

Two passenger trains collided on Friday just outside Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing 43 people, according to authorities, the country’s deadliest rail accident in more than a decade.


UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Egypt says 1 killed, 50 injured in clashes on Nile island

Egyptian police on Sunday fired tear gas to disperse a rock-pelting crowd of residents defending their homes on a Nile River island against bulldozers sent by the government to demolish …


Egypt knife attacker first sat, spoke with 2 German victims

The Egyptian university graduate who stabbed two German women to death at a popular Red Sea resort first sat and spoke to them in fluent German before producing a large …


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Egypt attacks: 2 German female tourists, 5 policemen killed

Two German female tourists were stabbed to death while four other foreigners were wounded in an attack Friday at a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, an …


IS claims attack in Egypt’s Sinai that killed 23 soldiers

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for attacking a remote Egyptian army outpost in the Sinai Peninsula with a suicide car bomb and heavy machine gun fire. The assault killed …


Egypt raises electricity prices by more than 40 percent

Egypt on Thursday raised electricity prices by more than 40 percent, its latest move on the road to lifting all subsidies and complying with demands by the International Monetary Fund …


Gonzaga’s Tillie, Hachimura take games to U19 World Cup

Gonzaga basketball recruiting spans the globe and that will be on display in Cairo, Egypt, from July 1-9.


U.S. steps up security for U19 basketball tournament in Egypt

USA Basketball is stepping up the security for its men’s team in the under-19 World Cup. The Americans had been concerned enough about violence in Egypt to wonder whether they …


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Gulf rift deepens

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar early Monday morning, further deepening a rift among Gulf Arab nations over that country’s support for Islamist …


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horror

Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with …


UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, …


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked militants riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a bus packed with Coptic Christians, including children, south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 28 people and wounding …


Egyptian opposition leader freed, referred to trial

Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday released on bail an opposition leader widely expected to run against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in next year’s elections, but they referred him to trial over the …


Food cart shut down? Turn to Egypt’s president on live TV

Beaming, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi sat before an audience next to a young TV presenter who praised him for his transparency and straight talk. She then selected a number of questions …