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Egypt restricts yellow vests sales to avoid copycat protests

Dec. 10, 2018 1:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have quietly introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month's anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security officials and retailers said...

Egypt actress says revealing dress wasn't meant to offend

Dec. 3, 2018 6:06 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actress facing trial on public obscenity charges for wearing a revealing dress says she didn't mean to offend anyone, appealing to her detractors to believe in her good intentions. In a weekend Facebook post, Rania Youssef said she may have misjudged how people would react to the...

Egypt actress says revealing dress wasn't meant to offend

Dec. 2, 2018 10:26 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actress facing trial on public obscenity charges for wearing a revealing dress says she didn't mean to offend anyone and appealed to her detractors to believe in her good intentions. In a Facebook post late Saturday, Rania Youssef said she may have misjudged how people would react...

Egypt creates new human rights watchdog - to protect itself

Nov. 26, 2018 1:10 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has created a new high-powered human rights watchdog agency, but its primary mission isn't to protect Egyptians from violations. Instead, the body is foremost aimed at protecting the government from allegations of rights abuses and defending it on the international stage. The new body...

Egypt unveils pharaonic tomb found in Luxor

Nov. 24, 2018 7:42 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archeologists have found a pharaonic tomb in Luxor housing the mummies of a priest and his wife from the 13th century B.C. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani said Saturday the tomb contains decorative sarcophagi, a thousand statuettes, as well as other treasures. The tomb, which...

Egyptian policemen who killed detainee get light sentences

Nov. 13, 2018 8:17 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a policeman to three years in prison and another to six months over the killing of a detainee in custody, relatively light sentences that prompted a backlash on social media. The Cairo Criminal Court convicted the two of beating Mohamed Abdel-Hakim to death in a...

Egypt's retired soccer star sentenced to 1 year in prison

Nov. 13, 2018 5:20 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country's greatest all-time soccer players, to a year in prison for tax evasion while also giving him the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have the sentence suspended. The verdict, handed down on Monday by...

Egypt's newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues

Nov. 10, 2018 11:46 AM EST

SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds. Mostafa Waziri told reporters Saturday that the discovery at...

Egypt's leader says Arab Spring uprising was ill-advised

Nov. 5, 2018 10:37 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president says the 2011 Arab Spring revolt was an ill-advised attempt at change whose chaotic aftermath posed an existential threat to the nation. Addressing an international youth conference late Sunday, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said those behind the revolt had good intentions but had...

When rulers' sons continue a violent or corrupt legacy

Oct. 24, 2018 11:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — They rose to power because of their bloodline, and those who fell, sometimes in a grisly manner, did so because of what they had done in the family name. A toxic mix of nepotism and abuses has defined several sons of the Arab world's most infamous tyrants. Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was...