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  • In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash

    CAIRO (AP) — Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving some of the country's most untouchable institutions, including the...

  • Egypt stops attempt to smuggle Jewish artifacts

    CAIRO (AP) — Authorities in Egypt say they have seized a cache of Jewish religious artifacts that smugglers wanted to ship to Belgium at one of the country's main ports. Antiquities Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said in a statement Friday that officials found the artifacts while searching cargo...

  • Egypt Clamps Down on Mosques to Control Message

    Egyptian authorities are tightening control on mosques around the country, purging preachers and seeking to control the message, as the military-backed government cracks down on Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood following his ouster last summer. (April 16) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISON - AP CLIENTS ONLY...

  • Egypt Islamist sentenced to 7 years for forgery

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court convicted an ultraconservative Islamist and ally of ousted President Mohammed Morsi of forging official documents to conceal that his mother was a U.S. citizen, and sentenced him Wednesday to seven years in prison. The case against Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, a...

  • Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message

    CAIRO (AP) — In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against...

  • Bombing wounds 3 in central Cairo

    CAIRO (AP) — A homemade bomb exploded near a traffic police post on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo early Tuesday, wounding two policemen and a civilian, security officials said. Police sealed off the blast site on the al-Galaa bridge in the Dokki neighborhood, and a bomb...

  • Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, his campaign said in a statement. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, a retired field marshal,...

  • Family feud resumes in southern Egypt, killing 2

    ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — Clashes between an Arab clan and a Nubian family resumed Sunday in Egypt's south, killing two people and wounding four, health officials said, leaving the tourist city of Aswan on the edge despite a high-profile government effort to end the bloodshed. The clashes, which...

  • Egypt: Al-Jazeera reporters plead for release

    CAIRO (AP) — Three Al-Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt directly asked the judge on Monday to release them, insisting the terrorism charges against them were preposterous. The judge denied the request for bail by Australian Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed...

  • Egyptian court sentences 33 Morsi supporters

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say a court in Alexandria has sentenced 33 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to six years in prison each over clashes with opponents last December. Judicial officials say the court in the Mediterranean city on Monday also fined each...

  • Egyptians to elect new president in late May

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's presidential election will be held in late May, the electoral commission announced on Sunday, finally setting dates for the crucial vote widely expected to be won by the country's former military chief who ousted an elected president last year. The commission set the...

  • Egypt election commission says first round of voting for new president on May 26 and 27

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt election commission says first round of voting for new president on May 26 and 27.

  • Army bus ambushed in Egypt's Sinai, soldier killed

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have attacked a military bus carrying policemen in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing the soldier driving it. They say three police were wounded in the Sunday ambush in the town of Sheik Zuwayed on the road to Rafah...

  • In Egypt's political vacuum, el-Sissi looms large

    CAIRO (AP) — Former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, if he wins Egypt's presidency as is widely expected, will have an overwhelming presence over a shattered political scene. Egypt's once dominant political force, the Muslim Brotherhood, is crushed under a relentless crackdown....

  • Key events in Egypt since the 2011 uprising

    CAIRO (AP) — Here are some key events from more than three years of turmoil and transition in Egypt: — Feb. 11, 2011: Autocrat Hosni Mubarak steps down after 18-days of nationwide protests against his nearly 30 years of rule. The military takes over, dissolving parliament and suspending the...



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