Egypt Headlines

Egypt sets Oct election date, after three years without parliament

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CAIRO - Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step in a process to bring back democracy that critics say has been tainted by widespread repression. | Video

World, Egypt 8:04pm EDT

Egypt sets Oct election date, after three years without parliament

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CAIRO - Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step in a process to bring back democracy that critics say has been tainted by widespread repression.

World, Egypt 3:02pm EDT

Egypt summons UK ambassador over criticism of Al Jazeera trial

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CAIRO - Egypt summoned the British ambassador to reject as "unacceptable interference" comments he made on an Egyptian court's decision to hand down prison sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists, state media said on Sunday. | Video

World, Egypt 7:22am EDT

Sat, Aug 29 2015

Egyptian court sentences three Al Jazeera journalists to prison

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CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry. | Video

World, Egypt 29 Aug 2015

U.S. 'deeply disappointed' by Egyptian court sentence against Al Jazeera journalists

WASHINGTON - The United States is "deeply disappointed" by the sentence handed down in an Egyptian court on Saturday against three Al Jazeera TV journalists, the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

World, Egypt 29 Aug 2015

Verdict a blow for Egyptian press freedom: Deported Al-Jazeera journalist

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SYDNEY - A decision by an Egyptian court to sentence three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison was politically motivated and aimed at intimidating the press, one of the three, Australian journalist Peter Greste, said on Saturday.

World, Australia, Egypt 29 Aug 2015

Sat, Aug 22 2015

Egyptian Brotherhood leader handed sixth life prison sentence: judicial sources

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CAIRO - Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and several other prominent Islamists were sentenced to life in prison on Saturday for murder and inciting violence, judicial sources said, part of an ongoing crackdown on the outlawed group. | Video

World, Egypt 22 Aug 2015

Thu, Aug 20 2015

Four Palestinian Hamas militants abducted in Egypt's Sinai: sources

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GAZA/ISMAILIA, Egypt - Four members of Hamas' armed wing were abducted in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday after the bus they were on was stopped by unidentified gunmen, sources close to the Palestinian group and Egyptian security officials said.

World, Egypt 20 Aug 2015

French and Egyptian passengers rescued as boat sinks in Red Sea

CAIRO - Twenty-six French tourists and 10 Egyptians were rescued on Thursday after a boat transporting them hit coral reefs and sank off the Red Sea coast, security sources said.

World, Egypt 20 Aug 2015

Wed, Aug 19 2015

In Egypt, the 'disappeared' resurface on TV as 'terrorists'

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CAIRO - Plainclothes Egyptian state security officers pounced on Suhayb Saad as he left a Cairo restaurant in June.

World, Egypt 19 Aug 2015