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Egypt releases comedian after more than 2 years in prison

Oct. 18, 2020 8:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released a comedian, who was working for a popular satirical television program, after more than two years in prison without trial, a rights lawyer said Sunday. Attorney Mokhtar Mounir said Shady Abu Zaid was released from a Cairo police station late Saturday, but as part...

Today in History

Oct. 14, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 14, the 288th day of 2020. There are 78 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 14, 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. On this date: In 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of...

This Sept. 2020 photo provided by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities shows one of more than two dozen ancient coffins unearthed near the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt. (Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities via AP)

Archaeologists unearth 27 coffins at Egypt's Saqqara pyramid

Sep. 21, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed more than two dozen ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo, an official said Monday. The sarcophagi have remained unopened since they were buried more than 2,500 years ago near the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, said Neveine...

Officials: Egyptian policemen detained over detainee's death

Sep. 13, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors ordered four policemen to be detained pending an investigation into the death of a young man while in detention, two judicial officials said on Sunday. Prosecutors also ordered the release of another police officer on bail of 5,000 Egyptian pounds ($310) in the case that...

FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file photo, a street is empty during curfew hours due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian security forces have arrested two journalists, including one sick with COVID-19, the latest step in a sweeping crackdown on news media during the pandemic, an international press watchdog reported Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

Sep. 11, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian journalist who reported on a young man’s death in police custody has been detained on charges of reporting fake news, his employer said Friday, the latest blow to press freedoms in the country. The arrest of journalist Islam el-Kalhy comes after the arrest of...

Egypt prosecutors probe young man's death while in detention

Sep. 9, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Prosecutors in Egypt are investigating the case of a young man who died in police detention following his arrest over clashes in a Cairo neighborhood last week. The man's family accuses the police of killing him, the prosecutors said. According to a statement by the prosecutors' office late...