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Egypt appoints central bank caretaker chief amid crisis

Aug. 18, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Thursday appointed a caretaker governor of the central bank, the president's office said, a day after the bank's chief resigned amid a grinding economic crisis triggered by Russia's war on Ukraine. According to a statement, President Abdel Fattah...

French backpacker missing in Egypt for a year back in Paris

Aug. 16, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French backpacker who had gone missing in Egypt a year ago has safely returned home to Paris, a lawyer representing his family said on Tuesday. It’s not clear what happened over the past year to Yann Bourdon, whose family had speculated that he might have been...

Safety concerns after deadly fire rips through Egypt church

Aug. 15, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt was in mourning Monday over a blaze at a Coptic Orthodox church that killed 41 people, but many also raised questions about the emergency response, fire safety codes, and restrictions on building houses of worship for the country’s Christian minority. ...

Fire at Cairo Coptic church kills 41, including 15 children

Aug. 14, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A fire ripped through a packed Coptic Orthodox church during morning services in Egypt’s capital on Sunday, quickly filling it with thick black smoke and killing 41 worshippers, including at least 15 children. Several trapped congregants jumped from upper floors of...

Egypt’s Coptic Church, citing health officials, says fire at Cairo church kills at least 41 people

Aug. 14, 2022 06:49 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Coptic Church, citing health officials, says fire at Cairo church kills at least 41 people.

Vehicle accident in southern Egypt kills 9, injures 18

Aug. 13, 2022 05:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A vehicle accident involving an overturned microbus in southern Egypt killed at least nine people and injured 18, authorities said Saturday. The crash took place Friday when the passenger vehicle overturned following a tire blowout on a highway in Minya province 273...

17 killed, 4 injured in vehicle collision in southern Egypt

Aug. 03, 2022 02:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A vehicle collision in southern Egypt has killed at least 17 people, and left four others injured, authorities said on Wednesday. The crash took place late Tuesday when a passenger microbus collided with a truck on a highway in the district of Juhaynah in Sohag...

Al-Zawahri's path went from Cairo clinic to top of al-Qaida

Aug. 02, 2022 05:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The doors of jihad opened for Ayman al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinic, when a visitor arrived with a tempting offer: a chance to treat Islamic fighters battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan. With that offer in 1980, al-Zawahri embarked on a life that over...

Egypt frees 7, including journalist, researcher after pardon

Jul. 30, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt released seven people on Saturday, including a journalist and a researcher serving prison sentences on terror-related charges, the latest steps by the government to reach out to the opposition amid a grinding economic crisis. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi's...

Egyptian prosecutors deny imprisoned activist faced harm

Jul. 29, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors are denying allegations of torture and ill-treatment leveled by a prominent imprisoned activist and claim he is in good condition, years after the allegations were made. For nearly 10 days, Alaa Abdel-Fattah's family members say they have not...