Egypt Headlines

Thu, Mar 26 2015

Arab foreign ministers agree on unified military force

CAIRO - Arab foreign ministers meeting in Egypt agreed a draft resolution on Thursday to form a unified military force, in a move aimed at countering growing regional security threats.

World, Egypt 26 Mar 2015

Panama Canal sets sights on new $17 billion expansion project


COCOLI, Panama - As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion that would allow it to handle the world's biggest ships. | Video

World, Egypt 26 Mar 2015

Yemeni president heads to Egypt for Arab summit -al-Arabiya TV

ADEN, Yemen - President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has left Yemen's southern city of Aden under Saudi protection for Egypt, where he will attend an Arab summit on Saturday, Saudi-owned al Arabiya television said on Thursday.

Egypt, Yemen, World 26 Mar 2015

Four Egyptian naval vessels en route to secure Gulf of Aden: sources

CAIRO - Four Egyptian naval vessels have crossed the Suez Canal en route to Yemen to secure the Gulf of Aden, maritime sources at the Suez Canal said on Thursday.

World, Egypt, Yemen 26 Mar 2015

Egyptian naval, air forces joined in Yemen campaign against Houthis: source

CAIRO - Egypt participated in the Saudi-led campaign against Shi'ite Houthis militias in Yemen with its naval and air forces, an Egyptian military source said on Thursday.

World, Egypt, Yemen 26 Mar 2015

Wed, Mar 25 2015

Egypt providing military support for Gulf Arab operation in Yemen: state news agency

CAIRO - Egypt is providing political and military support for an operation launched by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies against Houthi fighters in Yemen, the state news agency said on Thursday.

Egypt, Yemen, World, Saudi Arabia 25 Mar 2015

Former top Mubarak-era official freed from jail: Egyptian state news agency

CAIRO - A former interior minister under Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was freed from jail on Wednesday after being cleared of graft charges, the state news agency reported, the latest senior official of the old regime to be released.

World, Egypt 25 Mar 2015

Egyptian court adjourns trial of Al Jazeera journalists to April 22


CAIRO - An Egyptian court said on Wednesday it adjourned until April 22 the trial of two Al Jazeera television journalists.

World, Egypt 25 Mar 2015

Tue, Mar 24 2015

Policeman, two soldiers killed in attacks in Egypt's Sinai: sources

ISMAILIA, Egypt - Two Egyptian soldiers and a policeman were killed in separate attacks in North Sinai on Tuesday, medical and security sources said, the latest in a string of attacks on the peninsula bordering Israel and the Suez Canal.

World, Egypt 24 Mar 2015

Fri, Mar 20 2015

Italy wants North African countries to rescue migrants at sea

BRUSSELS - Italy wants Egypt and Tunisia to play a role in rescuing stricken migrant vessels in the Mediterranean, a government planning paper showed, so that survivors could be taken back to African instead of European ports.

World, Italy, Tunisia, Egypt, Africa 20 Mar 2015

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.