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Egypt restricts yellow vests sales to avoid copycat protests

Dec. 10, 2018 1:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have quietly introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month's anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security officials and retailers said...

Egypt lawyer files case to change president's 2-term limit

Dec. 8, 2018 3:09 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer said Saturday he and others have filed a court case to force the country's parliament to debate amending a constitutional clause that bars President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi from running for a third term in 2022. The lawyer, Ayman Abdel-Hakim Ramadan, told The Associated Press...

With arms fair, big-buyer Egypt aims to diversify sources

Dec. 5, 2018 1:18 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first international weapons fair wrapped up Wednesday, giving the major arms purchaser vast opportunities to diversify its weapons sources while hosting an event in the booming industry's hottest region, where conflicts rage from Libya to Yemen. The three-day Egypt Defence Expo saw...

Egypt hosts 1st international arms expo, aims to boost image

Dec. 3, 2018 10:09 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt opened its first international weapons fair on Monday, an event that organizers hope will project a message to the world that the country is secure and stable. The three-day Egypt Defence Expo features the world's top arms companies and hundreds of military and civilian participants from...

Egypt actress says revealing dress wasn't meant to offend

Dec. 3, 2018 6:06 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actress facing trial on public obscenity charges for wearing a revealing dress says she didn't mean to offend anyone, appealing to her detractors to believe in her good intentions. In a weekend Facebook post, Rania Youssef said she may have misjudged how people would react to the...

Egypt actress says revealing dress wasn't meant to offend

Dec. 2, 2018 10:26 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actress facing trial on public obscenity charges for wearing a revealing dress says she didn't mean to offend anyone and appealed to her detractors to believe in her good intentions. In a Facebook post late Saturday, Rania Youssef said she may have misjudged how people would react...

The Latest: Saudi prince gets warm welcome in Egypt

Nov. 27, 2018 6:32 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Egypt's president and Saudi Arabia's crown prince have held talks in Cairo, the latest stop on Mohammed bin Salman's first foreign tour since the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The prince...

Saudi crown prince visits Egypt, meets with president

Nov. 26, 2018 1:56 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia's crown prince is visiting Egypt as part of his first tour abroad since facing international outrage over the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Egyptian state media say Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Cairo on Monday and was welcomed by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Saudi...

Egypt creates new human rights watchdog - to protect itself

Nov. 26, 2018 1:10 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has created a new high-powered human rights watchdog agency, but its primary mission isn't to protect Egyptians from violations. Instead, the body is foremost aimed at protecting the government from allegations of rights abuses and defending it on the international stage. The new body...

Rights group: Egypt tortures, disappears children

Nov. 20, 2018 10:30 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group said Tuesday that Egypt has committed "shocking violations" against children, including torture and enforced disappearances. Amnesty International said it has documented at least six children, including a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old, who were tortured in...