Egypt Headlines

Egypt replaces interior minister in minor cabinet reshuffle

CAIRO - Egypt replaced its interior minister on Thursday as part of a minor cabinet reshuffle that also included changes to the agriculture, tourism and telecommunications portfolios, just over a week ahead of a high-profile investment conference.

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Wed, Mar 4 2015

Egypt's cabinet approves long-awaited investment law

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CAIRO - Egypt's cabinet approved a long-awaited draft law on investment on Wednesday aimed at making deals less vulnerable to legal disputes or changes in government, and reducing stifling bureaucracy.

World, Egypt 04 Mar 2015

Egypt upholds police sentence over death that stirred Mubarak revolt

CAIRO - An Egyptian court upheld a 10-year prison sentence on Wednesday imposed on two policemen for torturing an activist to death in 2010, judicial sources said, an incident that helped trigger the uprising that toppled veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

World, Egypt 04 Mar 2015

Tue, Mar 3 2015

Egypt court defers parliamentary election: judicial sources

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Tuesday deferred a long-awaited parliamentary election due in March indefinitely after another court declared the election law's provision on voting districts as unconstitutional, judicial sources said.

World, Egypt 03 Mar 2015

Bomb near top Cairo court house kills two; other blasts hit capital

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CAIRO - Two people were killed when a bomb exploded near a top court building in central Cairo, the health ministry said, the deadliest attack in three blasts to hit the Egyptian capital on Monday. | Video

World, Egypt 03 Mar 2015

Mon, Mar 2 2015

Bomb near top Cairo court house kills two; other blasts hit capital

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CAIRO - Two people were killed when a bomb exploded near a top court building in central Cairo, the health ministry said, the deadliest attack in three blasts to hit the Egyptian capital on Monday. | Video

World, Egypt 02 Mar 2015

Egypt's Sisi meets new Saudi King to discuss Middle East crises

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RIYADH - Egypt's President Abdel Fatteh el Sisi met Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh on Sunday for the pair's first in-depth talks on regional issues at a time of unprecedented turmoil in the Middle East. | Video

World, Saudi Arabia, Egypt 02 Mar 2015

Sun, Mar 1 2015

Egypt parliamentary poll looks set for delay after court ruling

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CAIRO - Egypt's parliamentary poll looks set to be delayed after a court ruled part of an election law was unconstitutional and the main election committee said it was working on a new timetable for the long-awaited vote.

World, Egypt 01 Mar 2015

Egypt's Sisi meets new Saudi King to discuss Middle East crises

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RIYADH - Egypt's President Abdel Fatteh el Sisi met Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh on Sunday for the pair's first in-depth talks on regional issues at a time of unprecedented turmoil in the Middle East.

World, Saudi Arabia, Egypt 01 Mar 2015

Egypt election committee working on new poll timetable

CAIRO - Egypt's main election committee said on Sunday it was working on a new timetable for a long-awaited parliamentary poll after a court ruled that an article in a law defining voting districts was unconstitutional.

World, Egypt 01 Mar 2015
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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.