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Egypt president urges nation to back push against militants

Aug. 7, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is urging the nation to back his government's efforts to defeat Islamic militants, saying it's the mission of every Egyptian. Wednesday's appeal came after a car packed with explosives detonated earlier this week outside Egypt's main cancer hospital in...

Car bomb collides with vehicles in Egypt capital, killing 20

Aug. 5, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A car packed with explosives being driven to carry out an attack collided with other vehicles and exploded in central Cairo, killing at least 20 people, the Interior Ministry said Monday, the deadliest attack in the Egyptian capital in over two years. The blast went off Sunday night on the...

The Latest: Cairo explosion with 20 dead involved a car bomb

Aug. 5, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the deadly explosion in Cairo (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Egypt's Interior Ministry says the multiple-car crash on a Cairo street in front of the country's main cancer hospital that killed at least 20 people involved a car bomb. Monday's statement by the ministry says an Islamic...

Egypt calls for Palestinian state during Kushner visit

Aug. 1, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president has reiterated his support for the creation of a Palestinian state during talks with White House envoy Jared Kushner. Kushner is visiting the region to rally support for the administration's efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. President Donald Trump's...

Egypt says third of population lives in poverty

Jul. 30, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — One in three Egyptians is living in poverty, the official statistics agency reported Monday, following years of austerity measures aimed at reforming the economy. The report said 32.5% of Egyptians lived below the poverty line in 2018, up from 27.8% in 2015 and 16.7% in 2000. It said 6.2% of...

Sudanese activists say 5 killed at student protest

Jul. 29, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces fired on student demonstrators in a central province on Monday, killing at least five people, protest organizers said. The Sudanese Doctors Central Committee said the demonstration in Obeid, in North Kordofan province, was organized by high school students to protest...

Egypt arrests Mubarak supporter who criticized government

Jul. 11, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors Thursday charged the administrator of a Facebook page that supports former autocratic president Hosni Mubarak with spreading false news and undermining national interests after a post implied Mubarak did more to help Egypt's poor than the current government of President...

Sudanese say US pressure was key to reaching transition deal

Jul. 8, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The power-sharing agreement reached between Sudan's military and pro-democracy protesters last week came after the United States and its Arab allies applied intense pressure on both sides amid fears a prolonged crisis could tip the country into civil war, activists and officials said. The...

Al-Qaida accuses Egypt of killing ex-president Morsi in jail

Jun. 28, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida is accusing Egyptian authorities of killing jailed former President Mohamed Morsi, who died in a Cairo courtroom during his trial earlier this month. The militant group's media arm as-Sahab posted a statement on Thursday, urging Egyptians to rise against current President Abdel Fattah...

Egypt arrests 8, including ex-lawmaker and secular activists

Jun. 25, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police arrested at least eight people on Tuesday, including a former lawmaker and key secular activists in the country's 2011 uprising, for their alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, authorities said. The arrests mark the latest in a years-long crackdown by President...