Egypt Headlines

Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage


CAIRO - When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year, he assumed it was a twin of an ancient masterpiece he had examined in Egypt a quarter of a century earlier.

World, Egypt 2:09am EDT

U.S. to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, relaxing hold on aid


WASHINGTON - The United States said on Tuesday it will deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, relaxing a partial suspension of aid imposed after Egypt's military ousted President Mohamed Mursi last year and cracked down violently on protesters.

Tue, Apr 22 2014

Egypt issues law barring challenges to state deals


CAIRO - Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour on Tuesday approved a law that would restrict the right to challenge state business and real estate deals to only the government, its involved institutes and business partners, a presidency statement said.

World, Egypt 22 Apr 2014

Sun, Apr 20 2014

Ex-army chief, leftist to run for Egyptian presidency


CAIRO - The former army general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected president will face a leftist politician in next month's presidential election, as they were the only candidates to enter, the committee organising the vote said on Sunday.

World, Egypt 20 Apr 2014

Gunmen kill two Egyptian policemen near Cairo, court jails Islamists

CAIRO - Gunmen killed an Egyptian intelligence officer and a policeman on a road outside Cairo in a late-night firefight, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

World, Egypt 20 Apr 2014

Sat, Apr 19 2014

Egyptian court jails Muslim Brotherhood leader for insulting judiciary

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced a leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed El-Beltagy, to one year in prison on Saturday for insulting the judiciary, the first sentence handed to a leader of the organization since it was outlawed last year, security and judicial sources said.

19 Apr 2014

New militant group claims responsibility for Friday blast in Cairo


CAIRO - The Egyptian militant group Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility on Saturday for a blast that killed one police officer in Cairo.

World, Egypt 19 Apr 2014

Egyptian leftist politician submits bid to run for president


CAIRO - Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi officially submitted his bid on Saturday to run for Egypt's presidency, making him the second candidate for next month's election alongside former army-chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who is widely expected to win.

World, Egypt 19 Apr 2014

Fri, Apr 18 2014

Bomb blast in Cairo kills police officer: Egyptian state media


CAIRO - A bomb exploded in a Cairo square late on Friday, killing one police officer and wounding another, the Egyptian state newspaper Al Ahram reported on its website.

World, Egypt 18 Apr 2014

Wed, Apr 16 2014

Egyptian court jails 119 Mursi supporters

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohamed Mursi to three years each in prison on Wednesday in connection with protests last October against his overthrow, judicial sources said.

World, Egypt 16 Apr 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.