Egypt Headlines

Tue, Nov 24 2015

No explosives found in U.S.-bound parcels at Cairo airport: DHL

WASHINGTON Some parcels at Cairo airport being shipped to the United States by express mail service DHL that were flagged by the company for further checks were found by Egyptian officials to contain no explosives, a DHL spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

World, Egypt 24 Nov 2015

Egypt probing explosives found in DHL parcels bound for U.S.: CBS News

WASHINGTON Egyptian officials were investigating explosives found in DHL packages bound for the United States, CBS News reported on Tuesday, without providing further details.

World, Egypt 24 Nov 2015

Egypt, Israel rebuff bid to trim Sinai peacekeeping force: official

JERUSALEM The U.S.-led peacekeeper force in the insurgency-wracked Sinai will remain unchanged after Egypt and Israel rebuffed proposals to trim it by about a fifth, an Egyptian official said on Tuesday.

World, Egypt, Israel 24 Nov 2015

IS militants claim hotel attack that killed seven in Egypt's Sinai

CAIRO Islamic State's Egyptian branch claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed at least seven people in a hotel in North Sinai on Tuesday where judges overseeing a parliamentary election were staying.

World, Egypt 24 Nov 2015

Mon, Nov 23 2015

Egypt's remaining Islamist party cries foul as it flops in election


CAIRO Egypt's Nour Party, the only Islamist group to escape a crackdown on dissent after the Muslim Brotherhood's overthrow two years ago, is now blaming state tactics for its dismal performance in parliamentary elections.

World, Egypt 23 Nov 2015

Egypt shoots dead five Sudanese migrants near Israel border

CAIRO Egyptian border forces shot dead five Sudanese migrants trying to cross from Egypt's turbulent North Sinai region into Israel on Monday, the military said in a statement.

Sun, Nov 22 2015

Egyptians vote in second round of parliament elections dogged by apathy


CAIRO Egyptians voted on Sunday in the second phase of elections that are meant to restore parliament after a more than three-year gap but which critics say have been undermined by widespread repression. | Video

World, Egypt 22 Nov 2015

Sat, Nov 21 2015

Egypt's top Muslim cleric says terrorism uses religion as front

CAIRO Egypt's top Muslim cleric said on Saturday that terrorism was a disease that used religion as a front and it was wrong to blame Islam for crimes committed in its name like last week's Paris attacks.

World, Egypt 21 Nov 2015

Fri, Nov 20 2015

Russian parliament gives blessing to security overhaul after plane bombing


MOSCOW Russia's parliament backed a sweeping overhaul of national security, including possibly expanding the powers of the country's intelligence services, after the Kremlin concluded a bomb downed a Russian passenger plane over Egypt last month.

Egypt, Russia 20 Nov 2015

Thu, Nov 19 2015

France pushes U.N. to support fight against Islamic State


UNITED NATIONS France wants the United Nations Security Council to push all able states to join the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq after the militants claimed responsibility for downing a Russian plane over Egypt and attacks in Paris, Lebanon, Turkey, and Tunisia.