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Explosion in Cairo kills 6 Egyptian policemen, injures others

An explosive blast, possibly a bomb, killed six policemen and injured three others Friday in what was likely the deadliest assault targeting Egyptian security forces in Cairo in recent months, …


Egyptian woman, reported to weigh 1,100 pounds, to fly to Mumbai for weight-loss surgery

For more than two decades, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty has not left her home in Egypt. But now the 36-year-old woman is set to travel 2,700 miles to Mumbai …


Egyptian authorities arrest son of ousted president Morsi

An Egyptian official says security forces have arrested the son of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.


Kuwait to supply Egypt with 2 million barrels of oil a month

Egypt’s state news agency says Kuwait has agreed to supply Egypt with 2 million barrels of crude per month, starting in January.


IMF approves $12 billion loan to salvage Egypt’s economy

The International Monetary Fund said on Friday that its executive board has approved a three-year bailout totaling $12 billion to Egypt, to support the country’s ailing economy – a move …


Investigators identify two men who took bag that held bomb in Manhattan

Investigators probing bomb blasts in New Jersey and New York believe they’ve identified two men who walked off with a bag abandoned by the bomber on a street as Egyptian …


IMF, Egypt agree on $12B loan to fix ailing economy

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it will grant Egypt a $12 billion loan over three years to help the Arab world’s most populous country mend its ailing economy following …


Egypt’s former grand mufti survives shooting west of Cairo

Egypt’s former grand mufti survived an attempt on his life in a western Cairo suburb when two masked gunmen opened fire as he was walking toward a mosque to hold …


Egypt: Leader of Islamic State affiliate killed in Sinai

Egypt’s military says the leader of the Islamic State’s affiliate has been killed in the Sinai Peninsula.


Egypt’s Coptic Pope warns of increased attacks on Christians

CAIRO – The leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christian church is warning of increased attacks on Christians, saying national unity is being “defaced.” In a Monday meeting with lawmakers, Pope Tawadros …


Solar plane flies over Egypt pyramids on globe-circling trip

Flying through the haze over the pyramids of Giza, an experimental solar-powered airplane arrived on Wednesday in Egypt as part of its globe-circling voyage.


France opens manslaughter inquiry into EgyptAir crash

French authorities opened a manslaughter inquiry Monday into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to …


Egyptian court sentences 2 Al-Jazeera employees to death

An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the …


Egypt says it has found plane wreckage

Egypt says it has spotted the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board.


EgyptAir plane lands in China after bomb threat

An EgyptAir plane that made an emergency landing Wednesday in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat resumed its flight and landed in Beijing, Egyptian officials said, the latest in a series …


Investigators search for wreckage of EgyptAir plane, test DNA

The French navy said Monday that one of its ships has joined the search for the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804, focusing especially on the hunt for its flight recorders, …


UPDATED: Fri., May 20, 2016, 1:13 p.m.

Body parts, seats, luggage from Egyptian jet located

Search crews found human remains, luggage and seats Friday from the EgyptAir jetliner that fell out of the sky over the Mediterranean Sea, as investigators pored over the passenger list …


Egypt court recommends death for 2 Al-Jazeera employees

An Egyptian court Saturday recommended the death sentence against six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network …


Egyptian police stifle plans for mass protest over islands

Thousands of Egyptian riot police on Monday stifled plans for mass demonstrations against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s rule, using tear gas, birdshot and beating up young activists to quickly disperse flash …


Ballooning over Luxor, Egypt: Antiquities from the sky

Only from a balloon high in the sky, in the clear air of the early morning, can a visitor begin to grasp the beauty of antiquities on the ground in …


Giant red carpet for Egypt leader’s motorcade sparks uproar

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is facing criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open a social housing project in …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 2:25 p.m.

Officials search for cause of plane crash over Egypt’s Sinai

A Russian passenger airliner crashed Saturday in a remote mountainous part Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula 23 minutes after taking off from a popular Red Sea resort, killing all 224 people on …


Spicing up winter: Cardamom serves up legendary flavors

In winter, when temperatures drop to bone-chilling degrees, warmth can often be found in the kitchen. During the cold months, I find myself gravitating toward the warming the spices of …


Egypt’s continued unrest leaves museum short of funding, visitors

CAIRO – The home of Egypt’s mummies and King Tutankhamun’s treasures is trying to make the best out of the worst times of political turmoil. But the Egyptian Museum is …


Mohammed Morsi trial delayed after chaotic start

CAIRO – The chaotic scenes and defiant shouts that marked the opening of Mohammed Morsi’s trial Monday suggest that Egypt’s military-backed government may face a long struggle to bring the …


In Egypt, at least 51 die amid protests

CAIRO – Security forces and Islamist protesters clashed around the country Sunday, leaving 51 dead, as a national holiday celebrating the military turned to mayhem. Crowds from Egypt’s two rival …


Clash with Egypt army kills at least 42 protesters

CAIRO — Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists protesting the military’s ouster of the president in bloodshed that left at least 42 protesters dead, officials and witnesses said, and …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2013, 1:36 p.m.

Egypt army ousts Morsi, who decries ’coup’

CAIRO — The armed forces ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president Wednesday after just a year in power, installing a temporary civilian government, suspending the constitution and calling for new …


Egypt’s new President Morsi debuts at UN

UNITED NATIONS — Egypt’s new President Mohammed Morsi debuts at the United Nations today with a speech that will be closely watched by world leaders for clues about his democratic …


Convergence of factors seen in turmoil

The violent protests in North Africa and the Middle East may be the result of a “perfect storm” of politics, religion and anti-Western sentiment in newly emerging governments, a longtime …