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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Car bomb collides with vehicles in Egypt capital, killing 20

A car packed with explosives being driven to carry out an attack collided with other vehicles and exploded in central Cairo, killing at least 20 people, the Interior Ministry said …


Egypt TV says ousted president Morsi dies in court

Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country’s first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, …


US says Egypt, Jordan and Morocco to attend peace workshop

A White House official said Tuesday that Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have confirmed their attendance at a U.S. conference this month in Bahrain, where it will unveil the economic portion …


Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts

Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels –some over 5,000 years old.


Egypt voters approve referendum extending president’s rule

Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule …


Egypt schedules 3-day referendum on constitutional changes

Authorities on Wednesday scheduled three days of voting in a nationwide referendum starting Saturday on proposed changes to Egypt’s constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until …


Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks

Egypt’s top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are …


Egypt’s top cleric calls polygamy ‘injustice,’ draws debate

Egypt’s top Muslim cleric has stirred up controversy after saying that polygamy is an “injustice” for women.


Egypt railcar crash, fire at central Cairo station kills 25

Egyptian railway officials say a locomotive has crashed into a barrier at Cairo’s main train station at high speed, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire, …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Archaeologists discover ancient workshop in Egypt’s Sinai

Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient workshop used to build and repair ships that dates back to the Ptolemaic era (332 B.C.-30 B.C.) in the Sinai Peninsula.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 1:25 p.m.

Egypt says its security forces killed 40 militants

Egypt said Saturday its security forces have killed 40 militants in raids on their hideouts in the Sinai Peninsula and the Greater Cairo area, just hours after a roadside bomb …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, kills 4

A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday near the Giza Pyramids, killing three Vietnamese and their Egyptian guide, officials said.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Egypt announces discovery of 4,400-year-old tomb

Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago.


Blocks found in Egypt bear name of famed pharaoh’s builder

Egypt says archaeologists digging in Cairo have found two blocks of limestone with inscriptions belonging to an engineer who worked for Ramses II, one of the longest ruling pharaohs in …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Islamic State attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7, wounds 19

Islamic militants on Friday ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding 19, …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour

It took Melania Trump’s first big solo international trip for her to show a different side of herself – a playful, less serious one.


Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 sit-in

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest by Islamists that was …


Egypt says village found in Nile Delta predated pharaohs

Egypt said Sunday that archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 12:18 p.m.

‘Most ancient’ solid cheese found in dug up Egyptian jar

For thousands of years beneath Egypt’s desert sands a solidified whitish substance sat in a broken jar. Scientists now say it’s “probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese …


Egypt court sentences 75 to death over 2013 sit-in

An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday, including top figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, state media reported.


Egypt hikes natural gas prices by up to 75 percent

Egypt raised natural gas prices for households and businesses Saturday by between 33.3 and 75 percent, the latest among tough austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the country’s economy battered by …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back more than 2,500 years near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo.


El Hadary sets record, but Saudis beat Egypt 2-1 at World Cup

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who is 45, took the field for his team’s final group match to set the record. Although he saved one penalty, he couldn’t stop Saudi …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1

Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt that moved the host nation to the brink of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Jose Gimenez scores to lift Uruguay over Egypt 1-0 in Group A at World Cup

Jose Gimenez came to Uruguay’s rescue by scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Egypt in Group A of the World Cup. The Uruguay defender jumped in the …


Eritrean ICE detainee commits suicide in transit in Egypt

An Eritrean detainee of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency died in a holding area after apparently committing suicide, Egyptian airport officials said on Saturday.


French government says attack foiled, Egyptian man arrested

French authorities have thwarted a possible attack using ricin or explosives and handed preliminary terrorism charges to a young Egyptian man arrested in Paris, officials said Friday.


Egypt’s president announces Rafah crossing open for Ramadan

Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire Muslim holy month of Ramadan, President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi announced on Twitter, in what would be the longest uninterrupted …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

Egypt editor suggests more presidential terms for el-Sissi

A top newspaper editor known to be close to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is hinting in a column published on Sunday that the Egyptian leader should be allowed to rule beyond …


Not your grandparents’ dairy: Washington operation shows scale of modern milk production

Case VanderMeulen’s oldest brother inherited his family’s 100-cow dairy in The Netherlands. So the younger brother came to America and built a fortress of milk that never sleeps.