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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 Thursday.

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 banned him from travel over his work documenting abuses.

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 concert in Cairo.

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 restive region bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip.

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, according to security officials.

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 said Tuesday.

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 to Cairo over human rights concerns.

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.

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 their illegally-built dwellings. The clashes left one person dead and 50 others injured.

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 kitchen knife and attacking them, security officials said Saturday.

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 at least 23 soldiers in the deadliest attack in the turbulent region in two years.

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 for a $12 billion bailout loan.

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 should even play. But USA Basketball chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says the team of teenagers will have the same level of protection as the Olympic team.

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 groups and its relations with Iran.

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 children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire.