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UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

Suicide bombers kill 44 at Palm Sunday services in Egypt

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Trump says U.S. will forge a ‘great bond’ with Egypt

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 …


With visit by Egypt’s Sissi, Trump administration signals sharp policy shift

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 …


Bomb in Egypt Nile Delta city kills 1 policeman, injures 15

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 …


Egypt’s Mubarak free, acquitted after years-long detention

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 …


Prosecutor orders release of Egypt’s ousted leader Mubarak

Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak was ordered to be freed from detention on Monday, according to the prosecutor who signed his release order.


Egypt archaeologists discover massive statue in Cairo slum

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.


Egypt’s Mukhabarat hires Washington lobbyists to boost image

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 …


Egypt’s Mubarak acquitted in final ruling on 2011 deaths

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 …


1,100-pound woman leaves Egypt to India for surgery

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.


Egypt shuts down organization treating torture victims

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

Cameroon fights back to beat Egypt 2-1 in African Cup final

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 …


Israel issues travel warning on Egypt’s uprising anniversary

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 …


Egypt haggling back in full force as world awash with wheat

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 …


Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt church bombing

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 …


Bomb kills 25 at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral

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 …


Explosion in Cairo kills 6 Egyptian policemen, injures others

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, …


Egyptian woman, reported to weigh 1,100 pounds, to fly to Mumbai for weight-loss surgery

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 …


Egyptian authorities arrest son of ousted president Morsi

An Egyptian official says security forces have arrested the son of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.


Kuwait to supply Egypt with 2 million barrels of oil a month

Egypt’s state news agency says Kuwait has agreed to supply Egypt with 2 million barrels of crude per month, starting in January.


IMF approves $12 billion loan to salvage Egypt’s economy

The International Monetary Fund said on Friday that its executive board has approved a three-year bailout totaling $12 billion to Egypt, to support the country’s ailing economy – a move …


Investigators identify two men who took bag that held bomb in Manhattan

Investigators probing bomb blasts in New Jersey and New York believe they’ve identified two men who walked off with a bag abandoned by the bomber on a street as Egyptian …


IMF, Egypt agree on $12B loan to fix ailing economy

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it will grant Egypt a $12 billion loan over three years to help the Arab world’s most populous country mend its ailing economy following …


Egypt’s former grand mufti survives shooting west of Cairo

Egypt’s former grand mufti survived an attempt on his life in a western Cairo suburb when two masked gunmen opened fire as he was walking toward a mosque to hold …


Egypt: Leader of Islamic State affiliate killed in Sinai

Egypt’s military says the leader of the Islamic State’s affiliate has been killed in the Sinai Peninsula.


Egypt’s Coptic Pope warns of increased attacks on Christians

CAIRO – The leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christian church is warning of increased attacks on Christians, saying national unity is being “defaced.” In a Monday meeting with lawmakers, Pope Tawadros …


Solar plane flies over Egypt pyramids on globe-circling trip

Flying through the haze over the pyramids of Giza, an experimental solar-powered airplane arrived on Wednesday in Egypt as part of its globe-circling voyage.


France opens manslaughter inquiry into EgyptAir crash

French authorities opened a manslaughter inquiry Monday into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to …


Egyptian court sentences 2 Al-Jazeera employees to death

An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the …


Egypt says it has found plane wreckage

Egypt says it has spotted the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board.