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Horrible news to wake up to as my family and I prepared for Palm Sunday service. CH Suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt, killing 44 people and turning Palm Sunday services into scenes of horror and outrage at the government that led the president to call for a three-month state of emergency.
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 claimed by the Islamic State group.
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 two nations.
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 refugee crisis and Egypt’s anemic economy.
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 officials said.
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 and release from a Cairo hospital where he has been detained for years.
Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak was ordered to be freed from detention on Monday, according to the prosecutor who signed his release order.
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.
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 apparatus to be made public and a rare move by a foreign intelligence body.
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 reign.
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.
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 security crackdown on civil society in Egypt.
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 Sunday.
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 of Egypt’s 2011 uprising.
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 average 82 cents a metric ton less than the offers it received, according to people involved in the process.
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 against civilians and Christians in particular.
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 and children.
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, according to the country’s state-run news service.
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 for potentially life-saving surgery. Abd El Aty weighs 500 kilograms, or about 1,100 pounds, according to her family.
An Egyptian official says security forces have arrested the son of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.