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  • Egypt's president said he warned of Islamic State threat a year ago

    In his first interview with a non-Egyptian media outlet since taking office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi the Associated Press that he recognized the threat and had acted to prevent a civil war from breaking out in Egypt.

  • Egypt raises $8.5B for Suez Canal expansion

    CAIRO (AP) — The head of Egypt's Central Bank said on Monday that it has raised $8.5 billion for the construction of an expansion of the Suez Canal by selling investment certificates. Hisham Ramez told Al-Hayat TV that the bank secured the funds in just eight days by selling non-tradable...

  • Egypt says will boost security at tourist sites

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt plans to increase the number of security cameras at hotels and popular tourist destinations as part of a series of new security measures aimed at buoying the flagging tourism sector following three years of political turmoil, the country's tourism minister said. Once a prime...

  • Egypt seeks broader alliance with US over Libya

    CAIRO (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt pressed for broader international efforts to fight militants in its troubled neighbor, Libya. The Egyptian position adds another layer to the...

  • Kerry: 'Would not be appropriate' for Iran to attend conference on combating Islamic State

    Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran shouldn't come to a Paris conference about the threat posed by the Islamic State.

  • Qatar expels Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leaders

    CAIRO (AP) — Leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood group and allied clerics said on Saturday that they are departing Qatar, where they had sought refuge following the ouster of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the crackdown on his supporters. Their presence in Qatar had severely...

  • Egypt prosecutor orders 7 held for homosexuality

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor ordered Saturday seven men detained and physically examined over accusations of "debauchery," a charge often leveled at gays, after a video emerged of a same-sex wedding party, the state news agency reported. A statement from the prosecutor's office said the...

  • Egypt president asks for patience over power cuts

    CAIRO (AP) — In a nationally televised speech on Saturday, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi asked the public to be patient and grasp the extent of the challenges facing the country following a massive power outage that struck the capital and other cities. The hours-long power outage on...

  • Power outage hits Egypt subway, TV stations

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt suffered a massive power outage that halted parts of the Cairo subway, took TV stations off the air and ground much of the country to a halt for several hours Thursday, as officials offered no clear explanation for how the country suddenly lost 50 percent of its power...

  • Rights group: Witness for report on Egypt detained

    CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Monday one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer was detained, calling for his release. The New York-based group said in a statement that the witness, Mohammed Tareq, was detained during a protest in Egypt's...

  • Egypt court gives 8 Islamists life sentences

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohammed Badie and seven others to life in prison Saturday on charges of planning riots, murder and sabotage, state news agency MENA reported. The case stems from violence that took place last summer after the ouster...

  • Egypt militants post beheading video

    CAIRO (AP) — An al-Qaida-inspired militant group in Egypt has posted an online video showing the beheading of four men in the Sinai Peninsula accused of spying for Israel, whose bodies were found earlier this month. The Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, whose name means Champions of Jerusalem in...

  • More prisoners in Egypt join ongoing hunger strike

    CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian activist imprisoned for three months has joined a growing number of prisoners in an ongoing hunger strike to protest the government's crackdown on dissent, a Cairo-based rights group and her lawyer said Monday. The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information...

  • Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'

    CAIRO (AP) — The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should not be called an "Islamic State." The campaign by the Dar el-Ifta, the top authority that advises...



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