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Egypt releases 3 foreigners arrested over protests

Oct. 3, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Two Jordanians and a Sudanese arrested in Cairo amid the recent crackdown that followed anti-government protests demanding Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi step down were released and flown back to their home countries, airport officials said Thursday. Recent mass arrests followed...

Egyptian officials say some detainees freed after crackdown

Oct. 1, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police have released some of those arrested in a crackdown following small but rare anti-government protests last month, officials said Tuesday, as the government moved to address economic grievances and prevent further unrest. The scattered protests were a startling, if brief sign of...

Egypt seals off Cairo's Tahrir Square, thwarting protest

Sep. 27, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces on Friday sealed off Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the so-called Arab Spring uprising in 2011, thwarting a possible protest in the capital against the country's president. The closures came amid a harsh security clampdown following rare demonstrations in...

Egypt says 6 Muslim Brotherhood killed in Cairo shootout

Sep. 24, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces killed six suspected members of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in a shootout in Cairo, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday, amid tight security across the capital following rare anti-government protests over the weekend. The six were killed in a firefight when...

Egypt: Lawyers say police arrested hundreds over protests

Sep. 23, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces rounded up hundreds of people following small but rare anti-government protests, rights lawyers said Monday, as authorities moved to take harsh preventive measures against more unrest. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in several Egyptian cities including the...

Egypt says police kill 9 suspected militants in Cairo

Sep. 18, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday said police have killed nine suspected members of a militant group with links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in two separate Cairo shootouts, while a rights lawyer said prosecutors have ordered a prominent leftist activist to remain in custody pending an...

Egypt sentences 11 Islamist leaders to life for spying

Sep. 11, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 11 Muslim Brotherhood leaders to life in prison on espionage charges for allegedly passing state secrets to the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Among those sentenced in Cairo criminal court was the outlawed Brotherhood's chief, Mohammed Badie. It was the...

Egypt arrests 16 suspected Muslim Brotherhood members

Sep. 10, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says police have arrested 16 suspected Muslim Brotherhood members for allegedly smuggling currency out of the country and plotting militant attacks in Egypt. The Interior Ministry said Tuesday the suspects were collaborating with wanted Brotherhood members in Turkey to help smuggle...

Egypt court sentences 11 Islamists to life for prison breaks

Sep. 7, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 11 people to life in prison — including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie — after a retrial on charges related to mass prison breaks at the height of the 2011 popular uprising. The retrial was related to a case...

Cracks in Saudi-UAE coalition risk new war in Yemen

Sep. 6, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Fighting between their allies in southern Yemen has opened a gaping wound in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates' coalition against the country's rebels. If they can't fix it, it threatens to tear the country apart into even smaller warring pieces. Last week saw a stunning...