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Movie star's lifestyle reversal sparks a debate in Egypt

Aug. 21, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hala Shiha quit the glamorous film industry a decade ago to embrace a more religious lifestyle, adopting the traditional Muslim headscarf, or hijab, along with loose, long-sleeved clothes. The Egyptian movie star later was seen wearing the even more conservative face veil, or niqab. Islamists...

Italy's FM visits Egypt, first since killing of researcher

Aug. 5, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Italy's foreign minister said Sunday he was pleased to hear from Egyptian officials that they are committed to completing an investigation into the 2016 killing of an Italian graduate student in the capital Cairo with a "concrete result." Enzo Moavero Milanesi arrived in Egypt on the first...

Egypt says wanted ex-minister arrested in Italy released

Aug. 3, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Thursday that Italian authorities released a former minister wanted by Cairo on fraud charges after briefly detaining him. Mohammed Mahsoob was released after the Italians determined he has held Italian citizenship since 2016, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. It added...

Egypt president defends painful austerity measures

Jul. 29, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president zealously defended his economic policies on Sunday, saying he was left with no choice but to embrace painful austerity measures to revive an economy mauled by years of political turmoil and violence. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was speaking at a youth conference a day after he...

Egypt inaugurates several power generation plants, projects

Jul. 24, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt inaugurated several power generation projects, including three electricity plants built by the German conglomerate Siemens, in a ceremony Tuesday attended by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, government ministers and officials. The three combined-cycle power plants were built by Siemens...

Egypt passes bill to block popular social media accounts

Jul. 18, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament has passed a bill targeting popular social media accounts that authorities accuse of publishing "fake news," the latest move in a five-year-old drive to suppress dissent and silence independent sources of news. The legislation was adopted late on Monday by the staunchly...

Egypt lawmakers decry bill 'selling' foreigners citizenship

Jul. 16, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament on Monday passed a draft bill that grants foreigners citizenship if they deposit the sum of at least 7 million Egyptian pounds, or about $391,000, in a local bank, save it there for five years and reside in the country during that period, among other criteria. The draft...

Young Nubians revive dream of returning to land in Egypt

Jul. 15, 2018 6:00 AM EDT

ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — The world of their parents and grandparents was turned upside down more than 50 years ago when they were evacuated from villages along the Nile River to make way for the High Dam. Now a younger generation has revived the long-dormant cause of Egypt's Nubians, campaigning for a return to...

Egypt's inflation rate spikes in June amid price hikes

Jul. 10, 2018 8:41 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's annual inflation rate increased to 13.8 percent in June, the first time it has jumped in 11 months following a new round of austerity measures designed to overhaul the country's economy, the official statistics agency said Tuesday. The figure, announced by the Central Agency for...

Egypt arrests top customs official on corruption charges

Jul. 9, 2018 9:34 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have detained the head of the country's customs authority on corruption charges. The Administrative Control Authority, Egypt's highest anti-graft agency, said Monday that Gamal Abdel-Azim was arrested while taking bribes from an unnamed businessman. The statement says...