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  • Egypt, Saudi Arabia to pressure Qatar at summit

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — An assortment of Arab nations will likely use an Arab summit this week to try to pressure the tiny but wealthy Gulf nation of Qatar to stop supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and other opposition movements throughout the region. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have labeled the Muslim...

  • Egypt Al-Jazeera trial resumes March 31

    CAIRO (AP) — A defense lawyer in Egypt's trial of three journalists and 17 others has cross-examined a witness over his analysis of footage shot by the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera English that the prosecution says undermines national security. The footage wasn't seen in Monday's session. But...

  • Egypt: Court orders leading activist freed on bail

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday ordered the release on bail pending trial of a prominent activist charged with breaking a new law that heavily restricts protests, after he spent nearly four months in jail. The case against Alaa Abdel-Fattah and 24 other defendants was criticized by...

  • AP Interview: Egyptian fights for women's equality

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A year ago, Egyptian politician and women's rights activist Mervat Tallawy defied the Muslim Brotherhood to spearhead the adoption of a U.N. blueprint to combat violence against women. Now she's back campaigning against conservatives to ensure that equality for women...

  • Egypt's stock market reaches new, 5-year high

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's stock market reached a new, 5-year high Thursday, pushing to levels unseen since the 2008 global economic crisis despite ongoing political turmoil and unrest in the country. The country's main stock index, the EGX30, closed up at 8,459.38 points. That's a 24.7 percent...

  • Egypt forces raid militant bomb factory near Cairo

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces raided a warehouse suspected of being a militants' bomb factory on Cairo's outskirts, sparking an hourslong battle Wednesday with gunmen that left two military officers and six militants dead, the Interior Ministry said. The assault was one of the first...

  • Egypt leader writes detained journalist's family

    CAIRO (AP) — In a rare gesture, Egypt's interim president has written to the family of an Australian journalist being tried on terrorism charges for his work with Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera, saying he would to push to expedite the case. Peter Greste, detained with three other...

  • Egypt convicts 4 policemen in deaths of Islamists

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Tuesday convicted four police officers in the deaths of 37 detainees, most of them supporters of the ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who suffocated in a police truck in which they were packed for hours before police lobbed in tear gas. It is the...

  • Egypt convicts 4 policemen over killings of 37 Islamists, sentences one officer to 10 years

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt convicts 4 policemen over killings of 37 Islamists, sentences one officer to 10 years.

  • New Egypt militant group claims killing policemen

    CAIRO (AP) — A little-known militant group that recently surfaced in Egypt says it has killed more than two dozen policemen and soldiers in attacks in three provinces. The al-Qaida-inspired Ansar al-Shariah Brigades claims it was behind the slayings of 26 Egyptian troops in what it describes...



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