Egypt Headlines

Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel

ISMAILIA - Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

World, Egypt 7:18pm EDT

Three more killed in separate attack in Sinai: sources

CAIRO - Three more members of Egypt's security forces were killed in an attack in a town in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday, hours after a car bombing claimed 25 lives, security sources said.

World, Egypt 2:51pm EDT

Masked men burn two Saudi Arabia consulate cars in Egypt: sources

CAIRO/ISMAILIA - Masked men set fire to two cars belonging to the consulate of Saudi Arabia in the Egyptian city of Suez on Friday morning, local security sources and the state news agency reported.

World, Saudi Arabia, Egypt 8:07am EDT

Thu, Oct 23 2014

USAID tamped down internal criticism over Egypt work: report

WASHINGTON - Auditors and employees at the U.S. Agency for International Development say critical assessments of the agency's work in Egypt were removed from a report before it was released by the agency's inspector general, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

World, Egypt 23 Oct 2014

Don't prejudge Egypt's new draft NGO law, says minister


CAIRO - Egypt's minister of social solidarity has urged civil society groups not to prejudge a new draft law for non-government organizations (NGOs), which they fear will roll back freedoms won in the 2011 uprising and could threaten their existence.

World, United Nations, Egypt 23 Oct 2014

Wed, Oct 22 2014

Blast outside Cairo University wounds 11: Officials


CAIRO - A bomb outside Cairo University wounded 11 people on Wednesday, among them several police officers, Egyptian officials said.

World, Egypt 22 Oct 2014

At least three drugs smugglers killed in attack along Egypt border: Israel


JERUSALEM - At least three attackers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, probably drugs smugglers, were killed after they opened fire on Israeli soldiers across the border on Wednesday and wounded two, the Israeli military said. | Video

World, Egypt, Israel 22 Oct 2014

Two Israeli soldiers wounded in attack along Egypt border: military

JERUSALEM - Attackers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula opened fire on Israeli troops across the border on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers, the Israeli military said.

World, Egypt 22 Oct 2014

Tue, Oct 21 2014

Egypt sentences to death seven suspected members of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced to death seven suspected members of Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis on Tuesday on charges related to attacks on the military in and around Cairo in March which killed nine soldiers, judicial sources said.

World, Egypt 21 Oct 2014

Egypt court sets January 1 appeal date for Al Jazeera journalists


CAIRO - An Egyptian court has set January 1 as the date for an appeals hearing for the three Al Jazeera journalists serving jail time in Egypt, the network said on Tuesday.

World, Egypt 21 Oct 2014

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.