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Special Report: Islamic State seeks to impose religious rules in Egypt's North Sinai

May 02 2017

ARISH, Egypt One Monday in early April, Shaher Saeed was driving south of the city of Arish in Egypt's North Sinai when he came upon a group of Islamic State militants who had stopped a truck carrying cigarettes.

Mubarak, Egypt's toppled Pharaoh, is free after final charges dropped

Mar 24 2017

CAIRO Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was freed on Friday after six years in detention, his lawyer said. | Video

Exclusive: Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role - sources

Mar 14 2017

WASHINGTON/CAIRO Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to U.S. concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya. | Video

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be released

Mar 13 2017

CAIRO Hosni Mubarak, overthrown as president of Egypt in 2011 and the first leader to go on trial in the wake of the Arab Spring, will walk free this week for the first time in six years.

Seeking to secure Sinai, Egypt builds closer ties with Hamas

Feb 21 2017

CAIRO/GAZA After years of strained relations, Egypt is moving closer to Hamas in Gaza, offering concessions on trade and free movement in return for moves to secure the border against Islamic State fighters who have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers in northern Sinai.

Egypt brokers Libya peace roadmap, but key figures fail to meet

Feb 15 2017

CAIRO Libyan factions have tentatively agreed on an Egyptian-brokered roadmap to heal divisions, Egypt said, though the failure to engineer a meeting between two key figures has cast a shadow on the diplomatic push.

Oil companies bullish on Egypt, eyeing more investment, discoveries

Feb 14 2017

CAIRO Major international oil companies say they plan to step up their investments in Egypt, expecting to find more oil and gas now that ENI's giant Zohr gas discovery has put its Mediterranean waters on the map.

Trump presidency heralds new era of closer ties with Egypt

Feb 08 2017

CAIRO/WASHINGTON Friendly phone calls, an invite to the White House, a focus on Islamic militancy and what Donald Trump called "chemistry" have set the tone for a new era of warmer U.S.-Egyptian ties that could herald more military and political support for Cairo.

Global backlash grows against Trump's immigration order

Jan 30 2017

BAGHDAD/CAIRO A global backlash against U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration curbs gathered strength on Sunday as several countries including long-standing American allies criticized the measures as discriminatory and divisive.

Traces of explosives found in Egyptair crash: investigators

Dec 15 2016

CAIRO/PARIS Egyptian investigators said on Thursday traces of explosives had been found on the remains of victims of an Egyptair flight that crashed en route from Paris to Cairo, but French officials warned against drawing conclusions on the cause of the crash.

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