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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...

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...

Italy summons Egypt ambassador over Regeni killing

Nov. 30, 2018 2:17 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Italy's foreign ministry formally summoned on Friday the Egyptian ambassador to Rome to prompt authorities in Cairo to "act rapidly" in investigating the torture and killing of an Italian researcher nearly three years ago, as pressure mounts on Egypt which voiced regret over Italy's lower...

Italy pressures Egypt anew for answers in student's killing

Nov. 29, 2018 4:37 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy raised the pressure Thursday on Egypt for concrete answers to the brutal torture and murder of an Italian researcher nearly two years ago. Prosecutors indicated plans to investigate Egyptian secret service members and the speaker of Italy's lower house broke parliamentary ties with...

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...

Netanyahu keeps coalition intact, but Hamas emerges stronger

Nov. 19, 2018 2:25 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday survived a political showdown that had threatened to bring down his coalition and trigger early elections. Netanyahu managed to persuade Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the ultranationalist Jewish Home Party, to drop a...