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In Egypt, 8 dead after chaotic day of heavy rains, flooding

Oct. 23, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Heavy rains that pummeled the capital of Cairo and other parts of the country, causing massive traffic jams and flooding many key roads, left at least eight people dead, including four children, authorities said Wednesday. People captured images of Tuesday's downpours and flooding on their...

Egyptian officials say some detainees freed after crackdown

Oct. 1, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police have released some of those arrested in a crackdown following small but rare anti-government protests last month, officials said Tuesday, as the government moved to address economic grievances and prevent further unrest. The scattered protests were a startling, if brief sign of...

Egypt court sentences plane hijacker to life in prison

Sep. 24, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and ordered it to land in Cyprus to life in prison. Alexandria Criminal Court on Tuesday served up Seif Eddin Mustafa's sentence after he was convicted of hijacking a civilian plane and taking passengers hostage....

Rare protests in Egypt call for president to step down

Sep. 21, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Rare anti-government protests broke out in several Egyptian cities late Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The small street demonstrations were quickly dispersed by riot police using batons and tear gas. Dozens of people were arrested, including at least two...