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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 …

Egypt archaeologists uncover tombs dating back to Roman era

Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry says that archaeologists have uncovered five tombs from the Roman era, dating back to more than 2,000 years.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017

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 …

US delays nearly $200 million in military aid to Egypt

The Trump administration is delaying nearly $200 million in military aid payments to Egypt pending human rights improvements.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017

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.

UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017

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 …

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017

Egypt attacks: 2 German female tourists, 5 policemen killed

Two German female tourists were stabbed to death while four other foreigners were wounded in an attack Friday at a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, an …

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 …

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 …

Gonzaga’s Tillie, Hachimura take games to U19 World Cup

Gonzaga basketball recruiting spans the globe and that will be on display in Cairo, Egypt, from July 1-9.

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 …

UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017

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 …

UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017

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 …

UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017

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, …

UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017

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 …

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 …

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 …

UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017

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 …

Egyptian agency says inflation has risen to 31.5 percent

Egypt’s statistics agency says inflation has risen to 31.5 percent with a spike in urban consumer prices in April.

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 …

UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017

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, …

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 …

Egypt: 4000-year old funerary garden discovered in Luxor

Egypt’s antiquities ministry says that a Spanish archaeological mission has discovered a nearly 4000-year old funerary garden in the southern city of Luxor.

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.

UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017

In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdown

Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim-majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God’s …

Pope heads to Egypt with peace and mercy message for Muslims and Christians

In a video posted online this week by the Vatican, Pope Francis sounds excited about his two-day trip to Egypt starting Friday, despite recent terrorist attacks.

UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017

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 …