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Unrest in Egypt concerns Washington wheat farmers

The political unrest gripping Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries has wheat farmers half a world away in Washington worried. Egypt is the world’s largest wheat buyer, securing enough grain …

Mubarak rejects demands to step down

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he will not run for a new term in office in September elections, but rejected demands that he step down immediately and leave the country, …

U.S. says Egypt’s crackdown of ‘deep concern’

The Obama administration today called Egypt’s crackdown on protesters a “deep concern” and urged Egyptian authorities to allow peaceful demonstrations and restore Internet traffic and social networking sites.

Kennewick man killed in Egypt bus crash

A Kennewick man was among eight tourists killed in a bus accident in Egypt over the weekend, and his partner was one of about two dozen people who were injured.

Egypt to open Gaza border for aid, some travel

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – After three years of cooperating in the Israeli blockade of Gaza, Egypt said Monday that it will leave its border with the Palestinian territory open indefinitely …

Popular Cairo bazaar struck in bomb attack

CAIRO – A homemade bomb exploded in a 650-year-old bazaar packed with tourists Sunday, killing a French woman and wounding at least 21 people, most of them foreigners. Within an …

Egypt frees political prisoner

CAIRO, Egypt – An Egyptian political dissident whose imprisonment had strained relations between Cairo and Washington for more than three years was unexpectedly freed Wednesday in an apparent goodwill gesture …

Egypt, France propose truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza – France and Egypt announced an initiative to stop the fighting in Gaza late Tuesday, hours after Israeli mortar shells exploded near a U.N. school sheltering hundreds …