Egypt Headlines

Sat, Aug 30 2014

Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life in prison

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life in prison on Saturday for inciting violence during protests last year, judicial sources said.

World, Egypt 30 Aug 2014

Thu, Aug 28 2014

Egypt queries Mursi over documents 'leaked' to Al Jazeera: security sources

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CAIRO - Egypt is investigating jailed ex-president Mohamed Mursi in connection with documents that judicial investigators say were leaked to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel, security sources said on Thursday.

Sinai militant group says it beheaded four Egyptians

CAIRO - A Sinai-based militant group said on Thursday it had beheaded four Egyptians, accusing them of providing Israel with intelligence for an airstrike that killed three of its fighters.

World, Egypt, Israel 28 Aug 2014

Wed, Aug 27 2014

WFP steps up Gaza food aid after Egypt opens Rafah crossing

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the first time since 2007, a United Nations World Food Program (WFP) convoy crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, carrying enough food for around 150,000 people for five days.

World, Egypt, United Nations 27 Aug 2014

What's in the Gaza peace deal?

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel and the Palestinians agreed to an Egyptian-brokered plan to end the fighting in Gaza after 50 days of combat in which more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, 64 Israeli soldiers and six civilians in Israel were killed.

World, Egypt, Israel 27 Aug 2014

Tue, Aug 26 2014

Libyan raids could herald bolder Arab action as U.S. wavers

DUBAI - Air strikes against Libyan Islamist militants that U.S. officials had said were staged by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates could mark an escalation of a regional struggle over the future of the Arab world.

World, Egypt, Libya 26 Aug 2014

U.S. backs off statement that Egypt, UAE were behind Libya air strikes

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday backed off an earlier statement that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were behind air strikes on Islamist militants in Libya.

World, Egypt, Libya 26 Aug 2014

Libyan raids herald bolder Arab action as U.S. wavers

DUBAI - Air strikes by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates on Libyan Islamists - affirmed by Washington on Tuesday despite denials from Cairo and the Gulf state - would mark an escalation of a regional struggle over the future of the Arab world.

World, Egypt, Libya 26 Aug 2014

What's in the Gaza peace deal?

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Tuesday to an Egyptian-brokered plan to end the fighting in Gaza after 50 days of combat in which more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, 64 Israeli soldiers and five civilians in Israel were killed.

World, Egypt, Israel 26 Aug 2014

Wife of imprisoned aide to Egypt's Mursi brings case to U.N.

GENEVA - The Canadian wife of an ex-aide to Egyptian Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, whose husband has been detained more than 400 days in solitary confinement, says she has brought a case to the United Nations this week, seeking support for his release.

World, United Nations, Egypt 26 Aug 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.