Egypt Headlines

Egypt's Sisi delivers economic reforms but hurdles remain


CAIRO - In his first 100 days in office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a fast start on economic reform: slashing costly fuel subsidies, raising taxes and devising infrastructure projects to secure long-term revenues and ease unemployment.

World, United Nations, Egypt 9:51am EDT

Egyptian court jails 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to jail terms on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a case related to deadly violence a year ago after the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

World, Egypt 6:39am EDT

Sat, Sep 27 2014

Egypt postpones verdict in case against ex-president Mubarak

CAIRO - An Egyptian court postponed to Nov. 29 its verdict on whether former president Hosni Mubarak ordered the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his three-decade rule. | Video

World, Egypt 27 Sep 2014

Fri, Sep 26 2014

From jubilation in Tahrir, Egypt returns to Mubarak-era politics


CAIRO - In a dusty courtyard in Egypt's Nile Delta, men gather to ask for favors at the home of retired police general Sayyed Azb.

World, United Nations, Egypt 26 Sep 2014

Thu, Sep 25 2014

Egypt blasts Turkish leader Erdogan after U.N. speech


CAIRO - Egypt has accused Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan of supporting terrorists and seeking to provoke mayhem in the Middle East after he questioned the legitimacy of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a speech at the UN General Assembly.

World, Egypt, United Nations 25 Sep 2014

Tue, Sep 23 2014

Egyptian-mediated Gaza talks to resume in late October

CAIRO - Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Tuesday to resume talks late next month on cementing a Gaza ceasefire, allowing time for Palestinian factions to resolve internal differences which could threaten the Egyptian-mediated negotiations.

Egypt, World, Israel 23 Sep 2014

Mon, Sep 22 2014

Islamic State urges more attacks on Egyptian security forces


CAIRO - Islamic State urged insurgents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Monday to press ahead with attacks against Egyptian security forces and beheadings, a call likely to deepen concern over ties between the militant groups.

World, Egypt 22 Sep 2014

Sun, Sep 21 2014

Bomb kills three policemen, including witness against Mursi


CAIRO - A bomb blast beside Egypt's foreign ministry killed three policemen on Sunday, including a key witness in a trial of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

World, Egypt 21 Sep 2014

Sat, Sep 20 2014

U.S. to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt - Pentagon


WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pentagon said.

World, Egypt 20 Sep 2014

Egypt to host Palestinian-Israeli Gaza talks in days: state news agency

CAIRO - Egypt will host talks between rival Palestinian factions within days, followed by indirect negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis on the ceasefire in Gaza, the state news agency MENA said on Saturday.

World, Egypt, Israel 20 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.