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Egypt denies forced disappearance reports of former lawmaker

Oct. 18, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian government is denying an accusation by the wife of a former lawmaker that her husband may have bene detained by police. A statement by the State Information Service on Thursday categorically denies that Mustafa el-Nagar has been detained. Instead, it described him as a fugitive...

EU looks to African nations, border control to stop migrants

Oct. 18, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to pursue the cooperation of countries in North Africa and to beef up the bloc's external borders to stop large numbers of migrants from entering Europe. A statement from an EU summit in Brussels where the leaders of member countries discussed...

Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detained

Oct. 17, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A former Egyptian lawmaker went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces, his wife said in a request sent to authorities seeking information about her husband's whereabouts — the latest reported incident to highlight worrying incarceration practices....

Russian and Egyptian presidents sign partnership treaty

Oct. 17, 2018 9:57 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi signed a strategic cooperation treaty Wednesday that is intended to bolster trade and other ties between the two nations. The treaty capped a three-day visit to Russia by the Egyptian leader. During his talks with...

Egyptian president urges Russia to resume flights to resorts

Oct. 16, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Egypt's president urged Russia on Tuesday to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts as he discussed ways to bolster ties with Russian officials and lawmakers. Moscow suspended the flights after a bomb planted by the Islamic State group brought a Russian passenger plane down over Sinai in...

Egyptian president arrives in Russia

Oct. 15, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has arrived in Russia on a visit expected to further boost ties between the two nations. Egyptian officials say the visit will enhance economic and trade ties and include discussions to advance the construction of the nuclear plant Russia is building...

Egypt's president wants Libya to hand over captured militant

Oct. 11, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president says he wants a prominent militant captured in Libya this week extradited so that he can be "held accountable." Thursday's comments by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi were the first official word in Egypt on the capture of Hisham el-Ashmawi by a self-styled Libyan military...

Egyptian police question, release son of jailed ex-president

Oct. 11, 2018 4:55 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities detained the youngest son of jailed former President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday for questioning on charges of spreading "fake news," then released him on bail. State security men and a special forces officer took Abdullah Morsi at dawn along with his ID and mobile phone...

Greece, Egypt back Cyprus gas exploration

Oct. 10, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Greece and Egypt on Wednesday backed efforts by regional ally Cyprus to exploit off-shore gas deposits, despite strong objection from Turkey. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hosted a meeting Wednesday with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Cypriot...

Egypt's inflation rises to 15.4 percent amid price hikes

Oct. 10, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Wednesday that inflation jumped to 15.4 percent in September, a rise of more than two percentage points over the previous month and the highest level since eight months ago. Data released by the state statistics bureau showed an increase in food and beverages prices, the single...