Latest Cairo News

Israeli aircraft strike Hamas sites in Gaza after 3 rockets

Dec. 8, 2019 6:56 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft bombed several militants’ sites in Gaza early Sunday, hours after three rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave toward southern Israel. The military said in a statement the airstrikes targeted military camps and a naval base for Hamas, the Islamic militant...

Protests at Gaza-Israel fence resume after 3-week pause

Dec. 6, 2019 11:39 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated along the Gaza-Israel frontier Friday as the territory’s Hamas rulers resumed the regular protests after a three-week pause. The renewed weekly protests came as leaders from Hamas and the smaller but more radical Islamic Jihad were...

Egyptian government seeks to do away with popular tuk-tuks

Dec. 4, 2019 1:25 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Motorized rickshaws known as tuk-tuks have ruled the streets of Cairo’s slums for the past two decades, squeezing through dusty alleys, dodging trash bins and fruit stands, blaring rhythmic electro-pop and navigating the city’s chaos to haul millions of Egyptians home every day....

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to meet in US over Nile dam dispute

Dec. 3, 2019 1:37 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says officials from the three Nile basin countries will meet in the U.S. to “assess the results” of their recent negotiations about Ethiopia’s soon-to-be-finished mega-dam project, which Cairo says threatens its water supply. Tuesday’s statement by...

New round of talks on contentious Nile dam starts in Cairo

Dec. 2, 2019 4:20 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The irrigation ministers of three key Nile basin countries have kicked off high-stakes negotiations in Cairo about Ethiopia’s soon-to-be-finished mega-dam project, which Egypt says threatens its water supply. Joining the ministers Monday were American and World Bank officials....

Greek minister heads to Cairo for talks over sea dispute

Nov. 30, 2019 10:26 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s foreign minister will hold talks in Cairo with his Egyptian counterpart on Sunday about agreement between Turkey and Libya’s U.N.-backed government to delineate the maritime boundaries between the two countries. Greece, Egypt and Cyprus have strongly criticized...

Cairo airport worker arrested for groping American traveler

Nov. 29, 2019 4:28 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Cairo airport officials say an airport cafeteria worker has been arrested after an American passenger accused him of sexual harassment. The officials said the passenger alleged that the worker groped her on Friday as she was coming out of the terminal bathroom before boarding a flight to...

Amnesty: Egypt uses prosecution branch to crush dissent

Nov. 27, 2019 3:48 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s government is using a secretive judicial agency designed to fight terrorism to detain peaceful protesters, journalists and critics on trumped-up charges without trial, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday. The 60-page report by the London-based rights group...

Egypt sentences high-profile Islamist militant to death

Nov. 27, 2019 11:41 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced one of the country’s most high-profile militants to death Wednesday for his participation in scores of attacks on government targets. The military court said in a statement that it convicted Hisham el-Ashmawi, a former special forces officer turned Islamist...

Egypt court sides with woman against unequal inheritance law

Nov. 26, 2019 7:37 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian woman says she’s scored an important legal victory against her country’s inheritance laws, which grant female heirs half of what they grant men. Huda Nasrallah, a Christian human rights lawyer, says a Cairo court ruled she may inherit the same share as her brothers....