Latest Cairo News

Egyptian cleric revered by Muslim Brotherhood dies at 96

Sep. 26, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric who was seen as the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and became the Islamist “voice of revolution” during the popular uprisings around the Arab world more than a decade ago, died Monday at the age of 96. ...

Poverty and inflation: Egypt's economy hit by global turmoil

Sep. 25, 2022 03:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stores are selling winter clothes from last season in the middle of summer. Repair shops lack spare parts for appliances. There's a waiting list to buy a new car. Egypt, a country of more than 103 million people, is running low on foreign...

Egypt’s leader meets with Sudan’s military ruler in Cairo

Sep. 24, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt on Saturday met with Sudan’s leader in Cairo for talks that focused on ties between the two neighbors, officials said. El-Sissi welcomed Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, at the Cairo...

Egypt's president in Qatar on 1st visit amid rapprochement

Sep. 13, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Egypt’s president met on Tuesday with Qatar's ruling emir during his first visit to the energy-rich nation after ties soured following the Egyptian military’s overthrow of an Islamist president backed by Doha. The scene of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi...

Egypt: 4 independent journalists questioned over reports

Sep. 08, 2022 06:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's prosecutors have charged four journalists from one of the country's few remaining independent news outlets of spreading false news and disturbing public peace, the news website said in a statement. Mada Masr said late Wednesday that the journalists were...

Egypt exits Arab League meeting, opposing Libyan minister

Sep. 06, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister withdrew Tuesday from an Arab League session chaired by the chief diplomat of one of Libya’s two rival governments. The move was an apparent protest against her representing Libya at the pan-Arab summit. Egypt supports her administration’s rival. ...

S Korea signs $2.25 billion deal with Russia nuclear company

Aug. 25, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has signed a 3 trillion won ($2.25 billion) contract with a Russian state-run nuclear energy company to provide components and construct turbine buildings for Egypt’s first nuclear power plant, officials said Thursday. The South Koreans...

Egypt appoints central bank caretaker chief amid crisis

Aug. 18, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Thursday appointed a caretaker governor of the central bank, the president's office said, a day after the bank's chief resigned amid a grinding economic crisis triggered by Russia's war on Ukraine. According to a statement, President Abdel Fattah...

French backpacker missing in Egypt for a year back in Paris

Aug. 16, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French backpacker who had gone missing in Egypt a year ago has safely returned home to Paris, a lawyer representing his family said on Tuesday. It’s not clear what happened over the past year to Yann Bourdon, whose family had speculated that he might have been...

Safety concerns after deadly fire rips through Egypt church

Aug. 15, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt was in mourning Monday over a blaze at a Coptic Orthodox church that killed 41 people, but many also raised questions about the emergency response, fire safety codes, and restrictions on building houses of worship for the country’s Christian minority. ...