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CBS: El-Sissi says Egypt, Israel cooperate against militants

Jan. 5, 2019 11:33 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president has told CBS that his country and Israel, with whom it fought four wars, are cooperating against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a startling and potentially damaging acknowledgment that could explain the Egyptian government's request that the network not air the...

Attorney says Egyptian activist to return to jail any time

Jan. 1, 2019 7:27 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian activist expects to return to prison "at any time" after an appeals court upheld a two-year sentence against her for posting a video online in which she criticized the government and decried sexual harassment, her attorney said Tuesday. Lawyer Doaa Moustafa said the Misdemeanor...

Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, kills 4

Dec. 28, 2018 10:46 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday near the Giza Pyramids, killing three Vietnamese and their Egyptian guide, officials said. The bus was traveling in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids when the crude roadside bomb, concealed by a wall, went off, Egypt's chief prosecutor Nabil...

Egypt's 2 ex-presidents appear in the same courtroom

Dec. 26, 2018 1:34 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Two former Egyptian presidents appeared Wednesday in the same Cairo courtroom, with Hosni Mubarak testifying in a retrial of Mohammed Morsi on charges related to prison breaks at the height of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak. The 90-year-old Mubarak, whose nearly three-decade rule was...

El-Sissi's call on Egyptians to lose weight creates a stir

Dec. 25, 2018 1:43 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is demanding Egyptians lose weight. In televised comments earlier this month, the general-turned-president railed about the number of overweight people he sees and told Egyptians they must take better care of themselves. He said physical education should become...

After delays, Egypt's new mega-museum set to open in 2020

Dec. 23, 2018 7:22 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — On the Giza Plateau outside Cairo, thousands of Egyptians are laboring in the shadow of the pyramids to erect a monument worthy of the pharaohs. The Grand Egyptian Museum has been under construction for well over a decade and is intended to showcase Egypt's ancient treasures while drawing...

Egypt acquits 43 NGO workers on illegal funding charges

Dec. 20, 2018 11:47 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted 43 people, including German and U.S. nationals, of charges they illegally received funding for their local and foreign non-governmental organizations, a move that Amnesty International described as a step in the right direction. The verdict ended a...

Egypt announces discovery of 4,400-year-old tomb

Dec. 15, 2018 9:28 AM EST

SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced the find at the site of the tomb in Saqqara, just west of Cairo, which...

Egypt restricts yellow vests sales to avoid copycat protests

Dec. 10, 2018 1:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have quietly introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month's anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security officials and retailers said...

Egypt actress says revealing dress wasn't meant to offend

Dec. 3, 2018 6:06 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actress facing trial on public obscenity charges for wearing a revealing dress says she didn't mean to offend anyone, appealing to her detractors to believe in her good intentions. In a weekend Facebook post, Rania Youssef said she may have misjudged how people would react to the...