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Egypt says 7 militants killed in Cairo shootouts

Mar. 7, 2019 5:31 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says security forces have killed seven members of a militant group with suspected links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo shootouts. The ministry says three militants were killed on a highway known as Ring Road in Cairo's district of Giza while the...

Egypt releases prominent photojournalist after 5-year term

Mar. 4, 2019 12:12 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned home Monday to hugs from family and friends, pledging to continue working despite severe restrictions imposed on his movements, including having to spend the nights at a police station nearby. Mahmoud Abu...

Egypt military court upholds sentence against former auditor

Mar. 3, 2019 10:00 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian military appeals court on Sunday upheld a five-year sentence against the country's former auditor for disseminating false news about the military, his lawyer said. Hesham Genena can still challenge the ruling a final time at Egypt's highest military court of appeals, added Ali...

Turkey slams EU for attending summit hosted by Egypt

Feb. 26, 2019 8:55 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned European Union leaders for attending a meeting hosted by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, days after the country executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members. Erdogan questioned "Can you speak of human rights" in the...

Egypt executes 9 over 2015 assassination of top prosecutor

Feb. 20, 2019 9:58 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country's top prosecutor, security officials said. The nine were found guilty of taking part in the bombing that killed Hisham Barakat, the first assassination of a...

Suicide bombing kills 3 policemen near Cairo's famed bazaar

Feb. 19, 2019 1:54 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from a late-night suicide blast near Cairo's famed tourist market rose to three on Tuesday after a police officer died of his wounds, Egypt's Interior Ministry said. The fatalities in the attack near the Khan el-Khalili bazaar in the heart of Cairo were all policemen. The...

Egypt lawmakers approve possible 3-decade rule by president

Feb. 14, 2019 9:41 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to extend term limits for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi until 2034, part of a package of constitutional amendments also set to further enshrine the military's role in politics that will now face a national referendum. Of the 596-seat...

Egypt's Parliament to vote on extending president's term

Feb. 13, 2019 11:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Parliament began deliberations Wednesday over constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office till 2034 — 12 more years after his current, second term expires in 2022. The development comes amid concerns that Egypt is slipping back...

Egypt accelerates efforts to extend el-Sissi's rule

Feb. 11, 2019 10:22 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament is accelerating the process of passing constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022. Lawmakers will decide Wednesday on whether to send the amendments to the legislative...

Rights group: Egypt executes 3 Islamists tortured to confess

Feb. 8, 2019 7:29 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group on Friday said Egypt executed three Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death following torture and beatings to extract confessions. Human Rights Watch said in a statement the families of the men were notified of their hanging on Thursday and asked to come to...