Latest Cairo News

The Latest: Saudi minister: 50% of crude reduction restored

Sep. 17, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 10 p.m. Saudi Arabia's energy minister says 50% of the production cut by the attack on its oil processing plant has been restored. Prince...

Egypt says no 'breakthrough' with Ethiopia over Nile dam

Sep. 15, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday said negotiations over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia have not led to any "breakthrough." Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told reporters that talks over the $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam had stopped for more than a year before restarting in Cairo...

Egypt's el-Sissi dismisses corruption allegations

Sep. 14, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Saturday angrily dismissed corruption allegations made by a businessman-in-exile against the country's military as "sheer lies and defamation." In viral social media videos posted over the past week, the entrepreneur alleged large-scale misuse of public funds in the...

Teen Egyptian girl's case puts legal system under spotlight

Sep. 14, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The prosecution of a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her has reignited debate over the treatment of women in Egypt's legal system, including the practice of virginity tests and blaming victims of sexual violence. In July, the teenager made headlines...

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 wants Sudan off US terror list

Sep. 9, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's foreign minister on Monday called for more support for neighboring Sudan's new civilian-led government, including getting it off the U.S. list of countries sponsoring terrorism. The U.S. named Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1993. In one of its last acts, the Obama...

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...

Former Egyptian president Morsi's son dies of heart attack

Sep. 5, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Physicians say the youngest son of the late former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has died of a heart attack. They say 25-year-old Abdullah Morsi was driving his car with a friend in Cairo when he suddenly felt weak. He died shortly after arriving in hospital on Wednesday evening. The...

Russia's ambassador to Egypt dies, aged 68

Sep. 2, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry says that its ambassador to Egypt has died. He was 68. The ministry said Sergei Kirpichenko died suddenly Monday morning in a hospital in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. It did not name the cause of death. A career diplomat, Kirpichenko was Russia's ambassador in Egypt...

Pope names 13 new cardinals, including 2 who help migrants

Sep. 1, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is giving the Catholic church 13 new cardinals, including two churchmen who have worked to help migrants and several others who toil in poor countries or nations where Christians are a minority. Francis made the surprise announcement Sunday from his studio window...