Egypt Headlines

Wed, Sep 17 2014

Russia, Egypt seal preliminary arms deal worth $3.5 billion: agency


MOSCOW - Russia and Egypt have reached a preliminary deal for Cairo to buy arms worth $3.5 billion from Moscow, Interfax news agency quoted the head of a Russian state arms agency as saying on Wednesday.

World, Egypt, Russia 17 Sep 2014

Tue, Sep 16 2014

Egypt's military focus is at home, not on Islamic State: minister

CAIRO - Egypt's foreign minister has suggested his country might not provide military assistance to the United States for its battle against the Islamic State militant group, saying the army was focused on the home front.

Politics, World, Egypt 16 Sep 2014

Six police dead in attack in Egypt's Sinai: interior ministry

CAIRO - Six Egyptian policemen were killed on Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded as they passed through a volatile part of northern Sinai in an armored convoy, the interior ministry said.

World, Egypt 16 Sep 2014

Turkey would welcome Muslim Brotherhood figures who leave Qatar: Erdogan


ISTANBUL - Turkey would welcome senior figures from Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood after they were asked to leave Qatar under pressure from other Gulf Arab states, Turkish media quoted President Tayyip Erdogan as saying late on Monday.

World, Egypt 16 Sep 2014

Mon, Sep 15 2014

Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie to life in jail


CAIRO - Mohamed Badie, top leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in jail along with 14 others on Monday on charges of murder and inciting violence during clashes near Cairo last year.

World, Egypt 15 Sep 2014

Leading Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah freed on bail


CAIRO - One of Egypt's most prominent activists, Alaa Abdel Fattah, was released on bail on Monday ahead of his re-trial on charges of violating a protest law, triggering celebrations by dozens of supporters in the court room.

World, Egypt 15 Sep 2014

Sun, Sep 14 2014

Sisi says coalition must battle Islamic State and others


CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that any global coalition against terrorism should battle not just Islamic State but other groups as well, the presidency said on Saturday.

Egypt, World, Turkey 14 Sep 2014

Sat, Sep 13 2014

Sisi says coalition against terrorism should go beyond Islamic State


CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that any international coalition against terrorism should not just focus on Islamic State militants, the presidency said in a statement on Saturday.

World, Egypt 13 Sep 2014

Egypt says global action needed to counter Islamic State

CAIRO - Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are forging ties with other extremist groups in the region, Egypt's foreign minister said on Saturday, backing Washington's call for global action to counter the threat.

World, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Iraq 13 Sep 2014

Kerry says Egypt has key role to play against Islamic State

CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Egypt has a critical role to play in countering Islamic State's ideology. | Video

World, Egypt 13 Sep 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.