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US approves major arms sale to Egypt despite rights concerns

Jan. 25, 2022 22:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved a massive $2.5 billion arms sale to Egypt despite ongoing concerns over human rights. The sales were announced just hours after congressional Democrats urged the administration not to release a much smaller package of...

Egypt's president raises minimum monthly wage to around $172

Jan. 18, 2022 12:05 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president on Tuesday raised the minimum monthly wage to about $172, a move meant to ease the burdens of Egyptians hurt by painful austerity measures in recent years. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced in a statement that the minimum monthly wage in the...

Egyptian rights group closes, cites government persecution

Jan. 10, 2022 12:05 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt’s last independent human rights organizations has closed down, a statement by the group said Monday, citing government persecution. Egypt’s government has engaged in a widespread crackdown on dissent for years that has stifled many of the country’s...

Critics in Egypt say Citroën ad promotes sexual harassment

Jan. 01, 2022 08:07 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An advertisement by a French automaker has stirred up controversy in Egypt after activists said it promotes sexual harassment in a country where the practice is rampant. The ad by the Egyptian branch of Citroën, released last month, shows popular Egyptian singer and...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

Egypt's leading activist gets 5 years; 2 others get 4 years

Dec. 20, 2021 10:21 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Monday sentenced one of the country's most prominent activists to five years in prison on charges of spreading false news, a defense lawyer said. The activist's former attorney and another activist were sentenced in the same case, each to four years. Alaa...

Leading Egyptian rights activist fined for social media post

Nov. 29, 2021 13:15 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A leading Egyptian human rights activist was convicted Monday of insulting a judicial election commission and fined about $640, in the latest episode in the government's crackdown on dissent. The prosecution of Hossam Bahgat has drawn international...

Egypt unveils renovated 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' in Luxor

Nov. 25, 2021 14:09 PM EST

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities were unveiling Thursday a renovated ancient promenade in the city of Luxor dating back 3,000 years, the latest government project undertaken to highlight the country’s archaeological treasures. Egypt has struggled to revive...

Egyptian ex-lawmaker and journalists get prison sentences

Nov. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to five years in prison for his conviction on charges that rights advocates have decried as baseless and politically motivated. The Misdemeanors State Security Emergency Court in Cairo...