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Violence rocks the Egyptian capital

A deadly day in Egypt today as a string of bombings hit police around Cairo today, including a car blast that ripped through the city’s main police headquarters and wrecked a nearby museum of Islamic […]

01/24/2014

Strong explosion rocks police station in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A strong explosion rocked a police headquarters in a Nile Delta city north of Cairo early Tuesday leaving at least 11 people dead and scores of others injured, according to state news […]

12/23/2013

Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, some of the holiest sites for for Jews and Muslims, are covered in snow in Jerusalem, Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Rare storm leaves Jerusalem snowed in

JERUSALEM (AP) — A powerful winter storm left Jerusalem covered in snow on Friday, forcing police to block access to and from the city as a cold snap drove some Israelis to seek to seek […]

12/13/2013

A mock coffin rests on the vandalized pedestal of a memorial dedicated to demonstrators killed in Egypt’'s revolutionary turmoil, after anti-government protesters forced the removal of Defense Minsister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi supporters from Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)

Egypt revolutionaries make return to Tahrir Square

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s revolutionary activists, overshadowed since leading the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, showed a new vigor Tuesday, scuffling with supporters of the military-backed government in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and wrecking a state […]

11/19/2013

This image from video released by Noujaim Films shows Egyptian activist Ahmed Hassan in a scene from the documentary "The Square." (AP Photo/Noujaim Films)

Netflix acquires documentary on Egyptian protests

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix has acquired the first-run rights to a documentary on the Egyptian protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, signaling a new push by the subscription company to program movie premieres. “The Square” […]

11/04/2013

An Egyptian youth takes in the scene beneath him at a Coptic Christian church in the Waraa neighborhood of Cairo late Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 after gunmen on motorcycles opened fire, killing a man, woman and child. (AP Photo/Mohsen Nabil)

Egypt’s Christians stunned after church shooting

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Christians were stunned Monday by a drive-by shooting in which masked gunmen sprayed a wedding party outside a Cairo church with automatic weapons fire, killing four people, including two young girls, […]

10/21/2013

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, second left, stands with an Egyptian army official before laying a wreath at the tomb of late President Anwar al-Sadat in Cairo, April 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool, File)

Egypt decries US aid freeze, says it’s “incorrect”

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Thursday decried Washington’s decision to freeze a sizable chunk of its annual $1.5 billion aid to Egypt, saying the move was wrong and ill-timed. In Egypt’s first public reaction, the […]

10/10/2013

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi attends a bi-lateral signing ceremony with Brazil's president at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Trial date for Morsi stokes Egypt political drama

CAIRO (AP) — The trial of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi will begin on Nov. 4, authorities announced Wednesday, launching a politically charged prosecution of the country’s first democratically elected leader on charges he incited […]

10/09/2013

Egypt demonstrators mark killing of Christians

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptians are holding candles, waving pictures of slain protesters and demanding retribution from former generals while marking the second anniversary of the killing of 26 people, mostly Christians, in a […]

10/09/2013

A migrating stork is held in a police station after a citizen suspected it of being a spy and brought it to the authorities in the Qena governorate, some 280 miles southeast of Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

Egyptian authorities detain suspected ‘spy’ bird

CAIRO (AP) — In a case that ruffled feathers in Egypt, authorities have detained a migratory bird that a citizen suspected of being a spy. A man in Egypt’s Qena governorate, some 450 kilometers (280 […]

08/31/2013

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against the Egyptian army during a march after the Friday prayer near the Al-Nour mosque in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

Pro-Morsi rallies in Egypt smaller amid arrests

CAIRO (AP) — Supporters of Egypt’s deposed president, who once overwhelmed cities in the hundreds of thousands, changed tactics Friday by demonstrating in scattered, small rallies that avoided confronting a heavy military deployment waiting for […]

08/23/2013

Egyptian medics escort former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 85, into an ambulance after he was flown by a helicopter ambulance to the Maadi Military Hospital from Torah prison in, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.  (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Hosni Mubarak released from prison

CAIRO (AP) — Smiling and wearing a white T-shirt, Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was released from prison Thursday and flown to a military hospital outside Cairo where he will be held under house arrest. […]

08/22/2013

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