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  • Egypt says rolling blackouts to end in 4 months

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials promised Wednesday to end rolling power blackouts that have plagued the country within four months, blaming the outages on a fuel shortage, hot weather and poor maintenance of power plants. Neighborhoods in Egypt sink into darkness for hours during the day,...

  • Egypt picks consortium to draft Suez plan

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt selected a consortium of Egyptian and the Persian Gulf companies Tuesday to develop the government's mega project to transform the Suez Canal waterway into a hub of international investment and free trade zones, officials said. Egyptian authorities say the massive development...

  • Egyptian official: Gunmen kill policeman on patrol

    CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed an Egyptian policeman on patrol and wounded another north of Cairo on Monday, a security official said. The attack happened as the two policemen, who were on patrol, approached a suspicious-looking car parked by the side of the road in the Nile Delta province...

  • Egypt PM blames saboteurs for rising power cuts

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's premier on Saturday partially blamed the country's worsening energy shortage -- with rolling blackouts of up to six hours in some Cairo neighborhoods -- on saboteurs seeking to undermine the government, a veiled reference to Islamist opponents. In recent weeks, rolling...

  • 3 killed in Egypt as Islamists protest

    CAIRO (AP) — At least three people were killed in the Egyptian capital Friday as dozens of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi held scattered protests for a second straight day, a year after the mass killing of protesters at two Cairo sit-ins. Clashes erupted at one protest...

  • Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds

    CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new arrangements for the war-battered territory. But with the sides' demands still seemingly irreconcilable,...

  • Egypt Islamists mark anniversary of mass killing

    CAIRO (AP) — At least three people were killed Thursday as Egyptian security forces quashed small, scattered demonstrations by Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi marking the anniversary of the killing of hundreds of protesters. A protester and another person were shot dead...

  • Egypt: Israel, Hamas to extend temporary truce

    CAIRO (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced Wednesday, permitting the sides to continue to negotiate a substantive deal to end the war in Gaza. Yet even as the extension was announced just minutes before a...

  • Egypt's Mubarak defends his rule in courtroom cage

    CAIRO (AP) — In his first speech since being put on trial, Egypt's toppled President Hosni Mubarak denied Wednesday that he ordered the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that deposed him. Speaking from a gurney, the 86-year-old former leader sought to mend his image, clearly...

  • Egypt presents proposal to end war in Gaza

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt presented a proposed cease-fire to Israel and Hamas aimed at ending the monthlong war, Palestinian officials said early Wednesday after negotiators huddled for a second day of Egyptian-mediated talks meant to resolve the crisis and bring relief to the embattled Gaza Strip....

  • HRW: Likely crimes against humanity in Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Tuesday that Egypt's security forces likely committed crimes against humanity when it crushed Islamist protests last year, comparing the bloodshed to China's Tiananmen Square massacre and calling for a U.N. investigation into the role of President...

  • Egypt's leader in Russia for talks on arms, trade

    MOSCOW (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi focused on boosting trade and military cooperation on his first presidential visit to Russia, where he was greeted with a display of weapons right upon arrival. Russia has signaled its desire to expand ties with Egypt, an important U.S....

  • Egypt stops Human Rights Watch staffers at airport

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities stopped the executive director of Human Rights Watch and another U.S. staffer from entering the country Monday ahead of the release of a critical report by the group on mass killings by security forces last summer, the group and security officials said. This is...

  • Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal

    CAIRO (AP) — Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip that has taken nearly 2,000 lives. The announcement marked the second time in...

  • A year later, protest's bloody end divides Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — Around 6:30 a.m., police armored vehicles rumbled up to the barricades at the edges of the anti-government sit-in where thousands of Islamists had camped out for weeks in a Cairo square. First came tear gas. Then quickly, police started using machine guns. Every five minutes,...



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