Egypt Headlines

Wed, Nov 26 2014

Egyptian inquiry into political violence seeks changes to protest law

CAIRO - An Egyptian committee investigating political violence made a rare break on Wednesday with judicial support for heavy-handed state tactics, recommending the government should amend a law restricting protest.

World, Egypt 26 Nov 2014

Egypt plans blanket anti-terrorism law against 'disrupting order'

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CAIRO - Egypt's cabinet approved on Wednesday a draft anti-terrorism law that would give the government blanket power to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order.

World, Egypt 26 Nov 2014

Egypt opens Rafah crossing to stranded Palestinians bound for Gaza

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GAZA - Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Wednesday for the first time in a month to allow thousands of stranded Palestinians to return to the Gaza Strip, border officials said.

World, Egypt 26 Nov 2014

Sun, Nov 23 2014

Egypt could send troops to a Palestinian state to help out: paper

MILAN - Egypt would be ready to lend a hand in securing a future Palestinian state by sending in troops that could help out local police and offer Israel security guarantees, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in a newspaper interview.

World, Israel, Egypt 23 Nov 2014

Fri, Nov 21 2014

Egypt hires German firm to bore transport tunnels under Suez Canal

CAIRO/FRANKFURT - Egypt will use machines made by a German firm to bore at least four tunnels under the Suez Canal, part of an $8 billion project to expand the waterway that the government hopes will raise revenues and foreign currency reserves.

World, Egypt 21 Nov 2014

Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches toward open war

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ISMAILIA Egypt - Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a "journey of death".

World, Egypt 21 Nov 2014

Thu, Nov 20 2014

Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader as crackdown intensifies

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CAIRO - Egyptian police on Thursday detained Mohamed Ali Bishr, one of the few Muslim Brotherhood leaders to escape jail after last year's overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, extending a sweeping crackdown on political dissent.

World, Egypt 20 Nov 2014

Egypt's Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists 'being discussed'

CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Thursday he was considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year on charges of aiding a "terrorist organization".

World, United Nations, Egypt 20 Nov 2014

Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader as crackdown intensifies

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CAIRO - Egyptian police on Thursday detained Mohamed Ali Bishr, one of the few Muslim Brotherhood leaders to escape jail after last year's overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, extending a sweeping crackdown on political dissent.

World, Egypt 20 Nov 2014

Egypt's Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists 'being discussed'

CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Thursday he was considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year.

World, Egypt, United Nations 20 Nov 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.