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Egypt frees Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016

May. 23, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of an Al-Jazeera journalist who had been detained since 2016 on allegations of spreading false news and defaming Egypt's reputation. Mahmoud Hussein, an Egyptian journalist working for the Qatar-based satellite network, was detained at the...

Egypt refers 6 death sentences to religious authority

May. 22, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has referred the case of six alleged Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of terrorism to the Grand Mufti, Egypt's top religious authority, for a non-binding opinion on their execution. The Cairo Criminal Court said Wednesday the six were found guilty of killing three people,...

Egypt's president pardons 560, including prominent columnist

May. 17, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi pardoned 560 prisoners, including a prominent journalist and several women. The pardons, announced in the official gazette late Thursday, coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when authorities traditionally release detainees as a goodwill...

As Sudan uprising grew, Arab states worked to shape its fate

May. 8, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — As the popular uprising against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gained strength earlier this year, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia began reaching out to the military through secret channels to encourage his removal from power, according to Egyptian and Sudanese officials....

US weighs designating Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Apr. 30, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his national security team are weighing whether to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, the White House said Tuesday. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump was consulting with his advisers and leaders in the region...

Islamist financier, 6 others get life sentences in Egypt

Apr. 30, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has sentenced seven Muslim Brotherhood members, including one of the group's top financiers, to life in prison on charges of joining and funding a terrorist group. The Supreme State Security Emergency Court sentenced three others to 10 years, while acquitting 14. The verdicts can be...

Sudanese launch new protests to pressure military

Apr. 23, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese activists were holding nationwide protests on Tuesday to press the military to hand over power to a civilian authority after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month. Railway workers and other protesters traveled by train from Atbara, the northern...

Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi's rule

Apr. 20, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role. Critics have blasted the proposed changes as another major step toward an...

Key events in Egypt since the 2011 pro-democracy uprising

Apr. 20, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Here are key events in eight years of turmoil and transition in Egypt, leading up to a national referendum on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030. ___ Feb. 11, 2011: Autocrat Hosni Mubarak steps down after 18 days of...

Expats vote on giving Egypt president 8 more years in power

Apr. 19, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says expats have started voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. MENA reported that Egyptians living abroad lined up outside their country's diplomatic missions to vote on Friday, a day before...