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UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2012, 3:32 p.m.

Mubarak’s health deteriorating rapidly

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak was moved out of prison to a military hospital Tuesday after the 84-year-old ousted leader suffered a stroke and his condition rapidly deteriorated, officials …


Campaign: Mubarak’s ex-pm won president vote

CAIRO — A campaign spokesman for Hosni Mubarak’s ex-prime minister says Ahmed Shafiq has won the Egyptian presidential election, countering the Muslim Brotherhood’s claims that its candidate was the winner.


State Dept: Americans take refuge at Cairo embassy

CAIRO — Three American democracy advocates barred by Egyptian authorities from leaving the country have sought refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, officials said Monday, as tensions between the …


Egyptian Cabinet resigns

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state television says the Cabinet has submitted its resignation to the ruling military council but will stay on to run the nation’s day-to-day affairs until a …


Family endures ultra adventure in Sahara

T he Sahara Desert was a high point for the Lowe family, led by a father with a weakness for challenging his endurance. In the past year, Ted Lowe of …


Hazards of desert trek paled to Cairo taxi

“Cairo was a dump,” Ted Lowe said, recalling the day he arrived in Egypt with his daughter and son to race an ultramarathon in the Sahara Desert. They bought all …


Shawn Vestal: Photographer focuses on human impact

Think you’ve had a crazy year? Try Holly Pickett’s nerve-rattling 2011: A bombing in Alexandria, Egypt. Revolution in Tunisia. Revolution in Egypt. A detour to Oman. More revolution in Cairo …


Sudan cows figure in convoluted Spokane custody case

For some of the best legal minds in Washington state, a complicated Spokane divorce that spanned two continents and a bloody civil war came down to this: 15 cows. The …


GU students – brothers from Egypt – watch developments closely

Nezar Hussain and his brother Anas watched from half a world away as Egyptians mobilized by the millions and removed a stone-faced president from power. The Gonzaga University students grew …


Egyptian GU students track changes from afar

Nezar Hussain and his brother Anas watched from half a world away as Egyptians mobilized by the millions and removed a stone-faced president from power.


Mubarak resigns, hands power to military

Fireworks burst over Tahrir Square and Egypt exploded with joy and tears of relief after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak with a momentous march on his palaces and …


Former Spokane residents say they’re safe in Egypt

Former Spokane residents living in Cairo reported they were safe on Thursday despite reported attacks on foreigners and journalists by pro-government groups. The violent turn, however, has forced the Rev. …


Former Spokane residents will leave Cairo

Former Spokane residents living in Cairo reported they were safe on Thursday despite reported attacks on foreigners and journalists by pro-government groups. The violent turn, however, has forced the Rev. …


Former Spokane residents witness unrest in Cairo

A former Spokesman-Review photojournalist now living in Cairo shot images of pro-Mubarak demonstrators on Wednesday moments before they burst through security forces keeping them from anti-government throngs occupying Tahrir Square. …


Unrest in Egypt concerns Washington wheat farmers

The political unrest gripping Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries has wheat farmers half a world away in Washington worried. Egypt is the world’s largest wheat buyer, securing enough grain …


Mubarak rejects demands to step down

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he will not run for a new term in office in September elections, but rejected demands that he step down immediately and leave the country, …


U.S. says Egypt’s crackdown of ‘deep concern’

The Obama administration today called Egypt’s crackdown on protesters a “deep concern” and urged Egyptian authorities to allow peaceful demonstrations and restore Internet traffic and social networking sites.


Kennewick man killed in Egypt bus crash

A Kennewick man was among eight tourists killed in a bus accident in Egypt over the weekend, and his partner was one of about two dozen people who were injured.


Egypt to open Gaza border for aid, some travel

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – After three years of cooperating in the Israeli blockade of Gaza, Egypt said Monday that it will leave its border with the Palestinian territory open indefinitely …


Popular Cairo bazaar struck in bomb attack

CAIRO – A homemade bomb exploded in a 650-year-old bazaar packed with tourists Sunday, killing a French woman and wounding at least 21 people, most of them foreigners. Within an …


Egypt frees political prisoner

CAIRO, Egypt – An Egyptian political dissident whose imprisonment had strained relations between Cairo and Washington for more than three years was unexpectedly freed Wednesday in an apparent goodwill gesture …


Egypt, France propose truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza – France and Egypt announced an initiative to stop the fighting in Gaza late Tuesday, hours after Israeli mortar shells exploded near a U.N. school sheltering hundreds …