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Experts meet in Egypt over moving King Tut artifacts

Archaeologists and conservation experts met in Cairo on Sunday to discuss the safe transportation of King Tutankhamun’s throne, chests and bed from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo to a …


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 8:57 p.m.

Decapitated bodies found in Egyptian Sinai border town

The decapitated bodies of a father and his two sons recently kidnapped by Islamic militants were found on Saturday lying in the street in the northern Sinai town of Rafah, …


IS leader in Egypt vows to step up attacks on Christians

The leader of an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt vowed to escalate attacks against Christians, urging Muslims to steer clear of Christian gatherings and western embassies as they are targets …


Egypt: 4000-year old funerary garden discovered in Luxor

Egypt’s antiquities ministry says that a Spanish archaeological mission has discovered a nearly 4000-year old funerary garden in the southern city of Luxor.


Gunmen kill 3 police in Egypt’s capital

Gunmen attacked a police patrol in Cairo, killing three policemen and wounding five before fleeing the scene, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

Pope’s timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country’s tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his …


UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 2:50 p.m.

In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdown

Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim-majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God’s …


Pope heads to Egypt with peace and mercy message for Muslims and Christians

In a video posted online this week by the Vatican, Pope Francis sounds excited about his two-day trip to Egypt starting Friday, despite recent terrorist attacks.


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Charity worker freed from Cairo jail is back in U.S.

An Egyptian-American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States …


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 9:59 a.m.

Egypt army says it killed 21 Islamic extremists in Sinai

Egyptian forces killed 21 extremists, at least 19 of them in an airstrike, the military said Thursday, including three senior figures of the Islamic State group’s affiliate in the restive …


Islamic State claims attack on Egypt police checkpoint

The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai late Tuesday which authorities said killed …


UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Egypt acquits American woman detained for 3 years

An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted Aya Hijazi, a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen who has been held in detention for nearly three years over accusations related to a non-governmental organization she …


Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter

Outside of Cairo’s St. Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, a dozen high-ranking police officers are stationed on all entrances, searching cars and scanning the area, as …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 5:21 p.m.

Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter

Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, said on Tuesday that they will not hold Easter celebrations next Saturday in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in …


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

Suicide bombers kill 44 at Palm Sunday services in Egypt

Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100 in an assault …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Trump says U.S. will forge a ‘great bond’ with Egypt

President Donald Trump signaled a new era in U.S.-Egypt relations Monday, assuring his Egyptian counterpart that years of tepid relations will now give way to a “great bond” between their …


With visit by Egypt’s Sissi, Trump administration signals sharp policy shift

When President Donald Trump hosts Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi this week in Washington, they will have a packed agenda: the fight against terrorism, the Middle East’s multiple wars, the …


Bomb in Egypt Nile Delta city kills 1 policeman, injures 15

A bomb blast that targeted a police training facility in Egypt’s Nile Delta on Saturday killed one policeman and wounded 15, including 12 other policemen, the Interior Ministry and hospital …


Egypt’s Mubarak free, acquitted after years-long detention

Far from the cameras that followed him closely over six years of legal wrangling, Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak quietly returned home to his family on Friday after winning acquittals …


Prosecutor orders release of Egypt’s ousted leader Mubarak

Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak was ordered to be freed from detention on Monday, according to the prosecutor who signed his release order.


Egypt archaeologists discover massive statue in Cairo slum

CAIRO – Archaeologists in Egypt discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum that may be of Ramses II, one of the country’s most famous and longest ruling ancient pharaohs.


Egypt’s Mukhabarat hires Washington lobbyists to boost image

Egyptian intelligence has hired two U.S. public relations firms in Washington to lobby on the country’s behalf and boost its image, the first such engagements by the country’s powerful security …


Egypt’s Mubarak acquitted in final ruling on 2011 deaths

Egypt’s top appeals court issued a final ruling Thursday that effectively acquits former President Hosni Mubarak on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade …


1,100-pound woman leaves Egypt to India for surgery

The head of the Egyptian national airline, EgyptAir, says the company has transported a 1,100-pound woman in a cargo plane to India for a series of surgeries.


Egypt shuts down organization treating torture victims

Egyptian police on Thursday morning shuttered an organization that treats victims of torture and trauma, said a prominent psychiatrist who founded the center, describing it as part of the latest …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

Cameroon fights back to beat Egypt 2-1 in African Cup final

Cameroon rallied from 1-0 down and won the African Cup of Nations title with a sublime 89th-minute winner from substitute Vincent Aboubakar to beat Egypt 2-1 in the final on …


Israel issues travel warning on Egypt’s uprising anniversary

Israel has warned citizens visiting the Sinai Peninsula to leave the area immediately and those planning on visiting to change their plans over fears of attacks coinciding with Wednesday’s anniversary …


Egypt haggling back in full force as world awash with wheat

In a world overloaded with wheat, Egypt is bolstering its haggling power. The top importer bought 235,000 metric tons of wheat in a tender Thursday and managed to pay an …


Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt church bombing

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a suicide bombing at a Cairo church two days earlier that killed 25 people, highlighting a new escalation of violence in Egypt …


Bomb kills 25 at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral

A bomb ripped through the chapel in St. Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of Egypt’s ancient Coptic Orthodox Church in central Cairo, killing 25 people and wounding another 49, mostly women …