Egypt

An Israeli drone circles over Gaza City on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Israel and Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire plan

  JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a bruising monthlong war that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives, raising hopes that the bloodiest round of fighting […]

08/04/2014

A right-wing Israeli holds a flag and wears a Star of David patch resembling the one Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany during a demonstration in Jerusalem, Monday, July 14, 2014. The demonstrators chanted "Israel for the Jews" in support of the Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip. Israel began its campaign against militants in the Hamas-controlled Gaza last Tuesday, saying it was responding to heavy rocket fire from the densely populated territory. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas

JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both […]

07/14/2014

FILE - In this Sunday, June 8, 2014 file photo released by the Middle East State News Agency, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, takes his oath of office at the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/MENA, File)

El-Sissi says he’ll donate half his wealth to Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday he will donate half of his personal wealth and half of his salary to help the country’s crippling economy, the improvement of which he said requires […]

06/24/2014

FILE- This combination of two photos shows graffiti of a woman with the words "no harassment," in Arabic, taken on June 23, 2012, left, and the addition by another artist, on Nov. 6, 2012 of a stick figure touching her backside, under a bridge in the upscale Zamalek neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sex assault

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video of a woman being sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square during a rally supporting the country’s newly elected president. Presidential spokesman Ehab Badawy said in […]

06/13/2014

Clocks hang on a wall in Hands of Time, a clock store and repair shop in Savage, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Across Egypt, 1 question today: What time is it?

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s sudden flip to daylight saving time Friday had everyone asking the same question: What time is it? The decision to move clocks ahead one hour, now putting the country seven hours […]

05/16/2014

An image made from a video provided by the Israeli Airports Authority shows smoke, white area at upper right, from the bombing of the bus carrying South Korean sightseers near the tip of the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.  At least three South Korean tourists were killed and 12 seriously wounded, according to Egyptian security officials. (AP Photo/Israeli Airports Authority)

Egypt: Sinai bombing raises worries on tourism

CAIRO (AP) — A deadly suicide bombing that hit a bus of South Korean Christians visiting Biblical sites in Egypt and Israel has raised fears that Islamic militants battling security forces in the Sinai Peninsula […]

02/17/2014

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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

Author Maya Angelou. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

Maya Angelou mourns longtime friend Nelson Mandela

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she knew, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

12/06/2013

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

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