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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, which killed 29.

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 22, the Interior Ministry said.

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 highly unusual charge of offending public morals for allegedly making an obscene finger gesture.

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 and complaints from thousands submitted by the public to an online page called “Ask the President.”

Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area

An Egyptian archaeological mission has found a necropolis holding at least 17 mummies near the Nile Valley city of Minya, in the first such find in the area, the antiquities ministry said on Saturday.

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 new one being built on the other side of the Egyptian capital.

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, according to security officials and witnesses – the latest grotesque act of brutality in the country’s long-running insurgency.

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 of their group’s militants.

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.

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 support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants.

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 late Thursday after the Trump administration quietly negotiated her release.

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 Sinai Peninsula.

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 one policeman and wounded four.

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 founded to aid street children.

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 security measures are visibly beefed up outside churches before Easter prayers on Sunday.

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 twin bombings of churches in two cities during Palm Sunday ceremonies.