Egypt Headlines

Egypt court seeks death sentence for 11 in soccer stadium case: TV

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CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Sunday took a step towards imposing the death penalty on 11 men for involvement in deadly soccer stadium violence in 2012, in a court session shown on television.

World, Egypt 10:20am EDT

Egypt Brotherhood trial relied on single testimony: Human Rights Watch

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CAIRO - The prosecution's evidence in a trial this month of 51 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt relied on the testimony of one police officer, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.

Egypt, World 6:40am EDT

Sat, Apr 18 2015

Two ships run aground in Suez Canal, delaying traffic

CAIRO - A container ship ran aground in Egypt's Suez Canal in dense mist on Saturday morning, the canal authority said, delaying traffic through a vital global trade route for several hours.

World, Egypt 18 Apr 2015

Thu, Apr 16 2015

Bomb attacks kill soldier, wound five in Egypt's Sinai

ISMAILIA, Egypt - An Egyptian soldier was killed and five wounded on Thursday when roadside bombs hit two military armored vehicles in the Northern Sinai region, medical and security sources said.

World, Egypt 16 Apr 2015

Sister says imprisoned U.S-Egyptian just an 'idealistic guy'

CAIRO - From her home in Washington DC, Hanaa Soltan said she felt an overwhelming sense of grief when an Egyptian court condemned her father to death and her U.S-Egyptian brother to life in jail for involvement in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

World, Egypt 16 Apr 2015

Wed, Apr 15 2015

Egypt to demolish headquarters of Mubarak's old party

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CAIRO - Egypt's cabinet on Wednesday ordered the demolition of an abandoned, burnt-out building that had housed the headquarters of former President Hosni Mubarak's political party, which was disbanded four years ago.

World, Egypt 15 Apr 2015

Bomb in north Egypt kills two military academy students

CAIRO - Two students from an Egyptian military academy were killed and six were wounded on Wednesday when a bomb targeting a minibus exploded in the northern city of Kafr al-Sheikh, two health ministry officials said.

World, Egypt 15 Apr 2015

New U.N. site for flights in conflict zones issues warnings on Libya, Egypt

BERLIN - A new United Nations website distributing warnings about risks to aircraft in conflict zones issued its first advisories on Wednesday, for countries including Libya, Iraq, Egypt and South Sudan.

Tue, Apr 14 2015

Egypt says discussed 'major military maneuver' in Saudi Arabia

CAIRO - Egypt and Saudi Arabia have discussed holding a "major military maneuver" in Saudi Arabia with other Gulf states, the Egyptian presidency said, after the two countries discussed the progress of a Saudi-led campaign against Shi'ite militias in neighboring Yemen.

World, Saudi Arabia, Egypt 14 Apr 2015

Egypt upholds Islamist ex-presidential candidate's jail term: sources

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CAIRO - Egypt's highest civilian court on Tuesday upheld a seven-year jail term for an Islamist politician and ex-presidential candidate convicted of falsifying official documents, his lawyer and judicial sources said.

World, Egypt 14 Apr 2015
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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.