Egypt Headlines

Sun, Aug 2 2015

Kerry says United States, Egypt return to 'stronger base' in ties

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CAIRO - The United States and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in bilateral ties despite tensions and human rights concerns, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday after talks with his Egyptian counterpart. | Video

World, Egypt 02 Aug 2015

Kerry says United States, Egypt return to "stronger base" in ties

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CAIRO - The United States and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in bilateral ties despite tensions and human rights concerns, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday after talks with his Egyptian counterpart.

World, Egypt 02 Aug 2015

Egypt president signs elections law: official gazette

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CAIRO - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed into law election-related legislation, the official gazette said on Sunday, opening the way to setting a date for long-delayed parliamentary polls.

World, Egypt 02 Aug 2015

Egypt postpones Al Jazeera retrial verdict to Aug. 29

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CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Sunday postponed delivering its verdict in the retrial of three Al Jazeera TV journalists, a decision a defense lawyer said was to avoid bad publicity during a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other dignitaries.

World, Egypt 02 Aug 2015

Egypt FM says discussed human rights, democracy with Kerry

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CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri said he discussed democracy and human rights with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday during the first strategic dialogue between the two countries since 2009.

World, Egypt 02 Aug 2015

Kerry says discussed increased border cooperation on Libya with Egypt

CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that he had discussed with Egyptian officials "increased border cooperation" with respect to Libya.

World, Egypt, Libya 02 Aug 2015

Kerry says Iran deal will make Egypt, region, safer

CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a nuclear deal signed between Iran and world powers last month would make Egypt and the region safer. | Video

World, Egypt 02 Aug 2015

Egypt FM says no journalists in jail for their work

CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri said on Sunday no journalists are imprisoned in Egypt because of their reporting. The comments came at a news conference following the first "strategic dialogue" between Egypt and the United States since 2009.

World, Egypt 02 Aug 2015

Kerry says U.S., Egypt moving back to 'strong base' in relationship

CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States and Egypt were moving back to a "strong base" in their relationship despite tensions and concerns on human rights.

World, Egypt 02 Aug 2015

Sat, Aug 1 2015

Egypt extends for six months military mandate in Gulf, Red Sea

CAIRO - The Egyptian government extended by six months the deployment of "some elements of the armed forces" outside Egypt's borders to defend national and Arab security in the Gulf, Red Sea and the Strait of Mandeb, state news agency MENA said on Saturday.

World, Egypt 01 Aug 2015
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Dress rehearsal for a debate

It wasn’t an official debate; everyone was clear on that. But the Voters First Forum in Manchester, NH Monday offered a chance for viewers to compare and contrast the phalanx of Republican candidates running for president on a single stage.