Egypt Headlines

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 8:40am EST

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

Egypt's Sisi calls on West to support Libya to avoid new Syria, Iraq

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CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged the United States and Europe on Thursday to help the Libyan army in its fight against Islamist militants now to save the country from requiring intervention on the scale of Iraq and Syria.

World, Egypt, Libya 20 Nov 2014

Closing of Egypt's Rafah crossing leaves thousands of Gazans stranded

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RAFAH Gaza Strip - Egypt's decision to shut its border with the Gaza Strip has stranded thousands of Palestinians on the Egyptian side of the border while around a thousand people in Gaza are desperate to get out for medical treatment in Egypt, officials in Gaza say.

World, Egypt 20 Nov 2014

Wed, Nov 19 2014

Egypt says it detains Nusra fighter returning from Syria

CAIRO - Egypt's interior ministry said on Wednesday it had arrested an Egyptian militant who had returned from fighting in Syria with a group linked to the al Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front in order to train Egyptians in bombmaking.

World, Egypt, Syria 19 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.