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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...

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....

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...

Officials free Lebanese woman jailed for insulting Egypt

Sep. 14, 2018 8:33 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities deported a Lebanese woman who was jailed for insulting Egyptians in a video she posted online, days after she was sentenced to a suspended one-year sentence, her lawyer and airport officials said. Mona el-Mazbouh was deported Thursday. She was arrested in May after she...

Egypt says e.coli caused the death of 2 British tourists

Sep. 12, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tests showed that e.coli bacteria were behind the death of two British tourists in a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada, the country's chief prosecutor said on Wednesday. The statement by Prosecutor Nabil Sadek came a week after travel company Thomas Cook said that there was a "high...

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...

Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 sit-in

Sep. 8, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest by Islamists that was broken up by security forces in an operation that left hundreds dead. In a case involving 739 defendants...

Egypt, US special forces hold drills on combating terrorism

Sep. 6, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military says its special forces have held drills with special forces from the United States to exchange expertise on combating terrorism. The announcement was made in a Thursday statement by Egypt's armed forces. The anti-terrorism drills come ahead of the "Bright Star" exercise on...

Egypt to host war games with US for second straight year

Aug. 30, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military says it will host war games with U.S. troops next month for the second straight year. Thursday's statement from the military's spokesman says the "Bright Star" exercise will run from Sept. 8-20. U.S. Central Command said in a Thursday statement that approximately 800 U.S....