Egypt Headlines

Two Egyptian officers killed in Sinai attack

CAIRO - Two high-ranking Egyptian police and army officers were shot dead by unknown assailants on Friday in the Sinai region near the border with Israel, army and security sources said.

World, Egypt, Israel 11:08am EDT

Thu, Jul 24 2014

Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt say they will appeal


SYDNEY - Three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt last month for up to ten years on charges of aiding a terrorist organization will appeal their convictions, the family of imprisoned Australian journalist Peter Greste said on Friday.

World, Australia, Egypt 24 Jul 2014

British foreign minister says Hamas must agree to ceasefire without conditions


CAIRO - Hamas must agree to a humanitarian ceasefire without conditions, British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said at news conference in Cairo on Thursday, as Egypt tries to mediate a truce between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt, World 24 Jul 2014

Tue, Jul 22 2014

Kerry urges Hamas to end conflict, has 'constructive' Egypt talks

CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Hamas on Tuesday to pursue a negotiated end to its conflict with Israel after what he said were constructive talks with Egyptian officials about their ceasefire proposal.

World, Egypt, Israel 22 Jul 2014

Qatar emir meets Saudi king in Jeddah to discuss Gaza fighting

RIYADH/DOHA - Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Jeddah on Tuesday to meet Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah for talks that focused on the situation in Gaza, according to SPA, the Saudi press agency.

World, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan 22 Jul 2014

Palestinians propose Gaza truce followed by five-day talks: Fatah official

CAIRO - The Palestinian leadership proposed to Egypt a plan for a Gaza ceasefire to be followed by five days of negotiations to stop fighting between Palestinians and Israel, Palestinian official Azzam al-Ahmed told reporters in Cairo on Tuesday.

World, Egypt 22 Jul 2014

Kerry says Egyptian initiative is framework for Gaza truce


CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that an initiative from Egypt is the framework to end fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt, World 22 Jul 2014

Kerry, aides checked by security at Egyptian presidential palace


CAIRO - Egyptian security officers checked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his top aides with a metal detector as they arrived for a meeting on Tuesday with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, an unusual screening for a senior State Department official.

World, Egypt 22 Jul 2014

Mon, Jul 21 2014

Gaza death toll tops 500 as U.S. steps up ceasefire efforts


GAZA/JERUSALEM - The United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, took a direct role in efforts to secure a ceasefire on Monday, as the Palestinian death toll jumped to more than 500. | Video

World, Israel, Egypt 21 Jul 2014

Egypt may be flexible on its Gaza proposal to accommodate Hamas - officials

CAIRO - Egypt might be willing to amend its truce initiative to end the fighting in Gaza in order to accommodate the Palestinian militant movement Hamas, which had rejected its terms, three Egyptian officials told Reuters.

World, Egypt 21 Jul 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.