| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:54 AM
CAIRO – Heavily armed Egyptian forces swooped down Wednesday on a suspected militant arms cache and bomb factory, triggering a firefight that left two high-ranking military officers dead, officials and state media said.
At least five insurgents...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 3:52 PM
CAIRO — Did a charismatic Libyan rebel chieftain with big ambitions overreach?
Trying to put a $36-million cargo of crude oil on the black market was an extraordinarily bold move by Ibrahim Jathran, a militia commander whose fighters played a role...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:20 PM
CAIRO — A state-appointed human rights panel on Monday blamed both sides for the deadly violence seven months ago when security forces broke up protest camps set up by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
The National Council for...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 5:29 AM
CAIRO -- Assailants targeted a checkpoint in a northern suburb of Cairo just after Saturday’s dawn prayers, killing at least five soldiers in what the government denounced as a “cowardly terrorist act.”
Armed forces spokesman Col....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:44 AM
CAIRO -- An archaeological team in Egypt has unearthed a rare find: an ornately carved, 3,600-year-old sarcophagus with a well-preserved mummy inside, the country’s minister of antiquities said Thursday.
The discovery came as welcome news for...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:11 AM
CAIRO – A military transport plane carrying at least 77 people crashed in eastern Algeria, and rescuers who rushed to the scene found one survivor but confirmed the deaths of dozens of others, the state news agency said.
The aircraft, a C-130,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:38 AM
CAIRO -- A Dutch reporter left Egypt on Tuesday after learning she was one of four foreign journalists accused by Egyptian prosecutors of terrorism-related charges, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said.
Dutch diplomats had held talks with Egyptian...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:24 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt’s army on Thursday denied that Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi had told a Kuwaiti newspaper that he was running for president, saying any declaration of his candidacy would be made directly and unequivocally to “the great...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:51 AM
MOSCOW -- De facto Egyptian leader Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi on Thursday got an endorsement from Russian President Vladimir Putin for his as-yet undeclared candidacy for president, but there was no immediate indication that a previously discussed...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:53 PM
CAIRO – Prosecutors in Egypt on Wednesday displayed seized items such as cameras, cables and microphones as evidence in the trial of 20 journalists on terrorism-related charges.
Defendants in white prison uniforms looked on from inside a metal...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:21 AM
CAIRO — Authorities detained and then turned away a San Francisco-based political activist after she arrived in Egypt with the intention of traveling to the Gaza Strip, Egyptian officials said Tuesday.
The activist, Medea Benjamin, boarded a...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:48 AM
CAIRO — Twenty journalists, including four foreigners, went on trial Thursday in Egypt on charges of aiding a terrorist organization, but the proceedings were quickly adjourned until March 5.
Only eight of the defendants, including Australian...