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Military general who ruled Egypt after Mubarak ouster dies

Sep. 21, 2021 07:36 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...

Group: Egypt’s security tactics 'destroy' lives of activists

Sep. 16, 2021 06:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A global human rights group Thursday accused Egypt’s main domestic security agency of harassing and intimidating rights advocates and activists to silence them. The Amnesty International report was the latest rebuke to Egypt’s government, which faces...

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...

After months, Egypt frees reporter, activist, YouTube star

Aug. 30, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has released an online comedian, a journalist and a political activist after they spent months in pre-trail detention, two lawyers said Monday. It was the latest in a series of recent releases amid concerns by the United States and international...

Egypt president vows to increase price of subsidized bread

Aug. 03, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president has vowed to raise the price of government-subsidized bread. It would be the latest in a series of austerity measures taken by his government in recent years to overhaul the country’s economy. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi offered...

Today in History

Aug. 03, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2021. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 3, 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the first of his four gold medals at...

Egypt lets journalists, activists go after US concerns

Jul. 19, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released three activists and three journalists Sunday after months in pre-trial detention, officials and lawyers said. The releases came after U.S. officials, among others, expressed concern over the arrests and harassment of rights advocates and critics of...

Egypt court upholds life sentences for 10 Islamists

Jul. 12, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Sunday upheld the life sentences of 10 leaders of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, including the group's head, the state-owned MENA news agency reported. In 2019, a Cairo criminal court had convicted all 10, including...

Widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat dies in Egypt

Jul. 09, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Jehan Sadat, widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the first Arab leader to make peace with Israel, died in Egypt on Friday. She was 87. In recent weeks, Egyptian media press reported that she had been hospitalized and was battling cancer. Last...