Latest Cairo News

Military general who ruled Egypt after Mubarak ouster dies

Sep. 21, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hussein Tantawi, the Egyptian general who took charge of the country when longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down amid the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, died on Tuesday, Egypt’s presidency said. He was 85. Field Marshal Tantawi, Mubarak’s...

Libya’s interim premier arrives in Cairo for talks on ties

Sep. 15, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s interim prime minister arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for talks on future ties between the two African neighbors, an Egyptian official said. Libyan Premier Abdul Hamid Dbeibah was greeted at the Cairo airport by his Egyptian counterpart, Mustafa...

Egypt’s leader meets with Libyan officials to push for vote

Sep. 14, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president met Tuesday with Libya’s parliament speaker and a powerful military commander as Cairo pushes for the withdrawal of foreign forces and the holding of elections as scheduled in December. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi received Speaker...

Egyptian activist stands trial after 19-month detention

Sep. 14, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The trial of an Egyptian activist and researcher who has been imprisoned for over a year and a half began Tuesday, his lawyers said. His case has drawn significant international attention, particularly in Italy, where he studied, and has become a high-profile example of the...

Egypt opens ancient tomb of King Djoser after restoration

Sep. 14, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Tuesday showcased an ancient tomb structure belonging to the cemetery complex of King Djoser, a pharaoh who lived more than 4,500 years ago, following extensive restorations of the site. The structure — known as the Southern Tomb — is...

Israel PM in first official trip to Egypt in over a decade

Sep. 14, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The leaders of Egypt and Israel met Monday as part of the first official trip to Egypt by an Israeli prime minister in over a decade, and rising tensions in the Gaza Strip were at the top of their agenda. Gaza is sandwiched between Israel and Egypt, and...

Libya arrests 2 suspected traffickers, returns 53 to Egypt

Sep. 13, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Libyan authorities arrested two suspected human traffickers and facilitated the return of more than 50 Egyptian migrants to their home country, officials said. Fifty-three Egyptians landed in Cairo’s international airport on a private flight late Sunday after...

Report: Apartment building collapse in Egypt kills 3 lawyers

Sep. 09, 2021 03:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in a city just outside Egypt’s capital, killing at least three people, state-run media reported Thursday. Rescue teams were still searching for possible victims under the rubble of the four-story building in the city of...

Turkey, Egypt agree to further talks in bid to ease tensions

Sep. 08, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — East Mediterranean rivals Turkey and Egypt have agreed to continue talks aimed at stabilizing relations after the end of a second round of negotiations, the two governments said Wednesday. A joint statement said that after a two-day meeting in Ankara it...

Report: 12 killed when bus overturns on Egypt highway

Sep. 05, 2021 05:49 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A bus overturned on a highway linking the Egyptian capital with a Suez Canal city, killing at least 12 people and injuring 30 others, the country’s state-run news agency reported Sunday. The accident took place late Saturday on the Cairo-Suez desert road...