Latest Egypt government News

The Latest: Trump cites 'very good experiences' with France

Sep. 24, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Trump says the two men have had "some very good experiences" but...

Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

Sep. 22, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Saturday rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges. The ruling by the Court of Cassation, Egypt's final recourse for appeals in criminal cases, dashed any hope that Gamal, Mubarak's...

Egypt court orders release of former president's sons

Sep. 20, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release from detention of former president Hosni Mubarak's two sons, overturning a ruling by another court whose judge surprisingly told police to arrest them and send them to prison. The judge in the Sept. 15 hearing ordered the detention of wealthy...

Egypt court upholds suspended sentence against activist

Sep. 19, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a three-month suspended prison sentence for a prominent rights lawyer convicted of offending public morals Khaled Ali's lawyer said he will appeal the verdict by the Misdemeanor Court of Appeals in Giza. Ali has served no prison time for the...

Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

Sep. 18, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression under the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reached "alarming" and "unprecedented" levels, Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views....

Senior Italy official to Egypt leader: Resolve Regeni case

Sep. 17, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A senior Italian official meeting with Egypt's president on Monday raised the issue of an Italian student gruesomely killed in Cairo in 2016, objecting to what he said was a lack of progress in resolving the case. Speaking to Italy's state television in Cairo after meeting President...

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

Sep. 17, 2018 2:15 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Echoing some of President Donald Trump's rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of "fake news" they say is meant to sow division and undermine the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Under a new law, the state's top media regulatory agency can...

Egypt court returns ex-president Mubarak's 2 sons to prison

Sep. 15, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Acting on a judge's order, Egyptian police detained the sons of former president Hosni Mubarak on Saturday along with three others in connection with insider trading charges for which the five are on trial, security officials said. They said the arrests were ordered by judge Ahmed Aboul-Fetouh...

Egypt raises tariffs up to 60 percent for imported goods

Sep. 12, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president has imposed an increase of tariffs on hundreds of imported products, the second time in less than three years. The official Gazette published President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's decree on Wednesday with a long list of over 5,791 items, 23 percent of which include machinery and...

Rights groups blast 75 death sentences by Egyptian court

Sep. 11, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Nearly a dozen rights groups on Tuesday condemned the passing of death sentences by an Egyptian court against 75 people, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, as the government of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi dueled with the U.N. and EU over the...