Egypt Headlines

Mon, Oct 20 2014

No plan for Egyptian military action against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

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CAIRO - Egypt has no plans to provide the United States with direct military assistance in its war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria even though American aerial bombardment may not be enough to defeat the group, the country's prime minister said.

World, Egypt, Syria, Iraq 20 Oct 2014

Sun, Oct 19 2014

Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

CAIRO - Six Egyptian soldiers were killed by a remotely-detonated roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, the army said in a statement.

Egypt, World 19 Oct 2014

Thu, Oct 16 2014

RPG attack kills two policemen in Egypt's Sinai: state TV

CAIRO - An attack with a rocket propelled grenade killed two policemen and wounded another in the capital of Egypt's restive North Sinai province, state media reported late on Thursday.

World, Egypt 16 Oct 2014

U.S. democracy watchdog quits Egypt as political noose tightens

CAIRO - U.S. democracy watchdog The Carter Center has closed its Egypt office and says it will no longer monitor the country's parliamentary elections due to an increasingly restrictive political environment.

World, Egypt 16 Oct 2014

Tue, Oct 14 2014

Citi pulls out of consumer banking in 11 countries, profit jumps

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- Citigroup Inc said it was pulling out of consumer banking in 11 markets, including Japan and Egypt, as the U.S. bank with the biggest international business looks to cut persistently high costs. | Video

Japan, Egypt 14 Oct 2014

Citi pulls out of consumer banking in 11 countries, profit jumps

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- Citigroup Inc said it is pulling out of consumer banking in 11 markets, including Japan and Egypt, as the U.S. bank with the biggest international business looks to cut persistently high costs. | Video

Japan, Egypt 14 Oct 2014

Mon, Oct 13 2014

At least 30 die in Egypt bus crash: security sources

CAIRO - At least thirty people died in a bus crash in southern Egypt early on Monday, security sources said.

World, Egypt 13 Oct 2014

Fri, Oct 10 2014

Egypt says kills top militant leader in Sinai

CAIRO - A top leader of Egypt's most active Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis was killed on Friday by Egyptian soldiers in the lawless north of the Sinai Peninsula, a military spokesman said on Facebook.

World, Egypt 10 Oct 2014

As Obama gave Syria nod, his coalition was still unclear

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WASHINGTON - The effectiveness of the U.S.-led coalition effort in Syria is under scrutiny as Islamic State fighters try to overrun a strategic Syrian town on Turkey's border.

Politics, Turkey, Egypt, Syria 10 Oct 2014

Wed, Oct 8 2014

Yemen's new prime minister quits after Houthis call mass protest

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SANAA - Yemen's new Prime Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak quit his post early on Thursday hours after the Houthi militia called for mass protests against the "foreign interference" they said was behind his appointment.

World, Yemen, Egypt 08 Oct 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.