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Cairo (Egypt)

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  • Egypt: Trial of 20 journalists opens, quickly goes into recess

    Egypt: Trial of 20 journalists opens, quickly goes into recess
    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...
  • 20 journalists face trial on terror charges in Egypt

    20 journalists face trial on terror charges in Egypt
    CAIRO -- Egypt is set to put 20 journalists, including four foreigners, on trial Thursday on terror-related charges in a case with ominous implications for freedom of expression under the military-backed interim government. Many rights groups describe...
  • Bomb kills at least 4 on tourist bus in Egypt near Israel's border

    Bomb kills at least 4 on tourist bus in Egypt near Israel's border
    CAIRO — A bomb blast ripped through a bus packed with tourists Sunday, killing at least four people near Egypt's border with Israel, security officials said, in an attack that threatened to damage the tourist economies of both countries. Three...
  • South Korean tourists killed in blast on Egyptian-Israeli border

    South Korean tourists killed in blast on Egyptian-Israeli border
    CAIRO — At least three people were killed Sunday and more than a dozen injured in a bomb blast near Egypt's border with Israel, according to Egyptian state media reports. The explosion occurred on a bus that was carrying 33 tourists from South...
  • Ahdaf Soueif's 'Cairo' is a compelling memoir of Arab Spring

    Ahdaf Soueif's 'Cairo' is a compelling memoir of Arab Spring
    Egypt's revolution of three years ago — an incandescent burst of defiance that brought down a dictator and astonished the world — died in the early hours of its birth. The nation, like a man ambling through the dark, tumbled through a fašade...
  • 3,600-year-old sarcophagus with mummy inside unearthed in Egypt

    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...
  • Amid U.S.-Egypt chill, Sisi seeks military assistance from Russia

    Amid U.S.-Egypt chill, Sisi seeks military assistance from Russia
    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...
  • Algerian plane crashes with at least 77 aboard; survivor reported

    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,...
  • Egypt remains deeply divided as anniversary of Mubarak's fall nears

    CAIRO -- As Egypt prepares to mark the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, planned remembrances of what seemed a euphoric moment of national unity are instead putting the country’s angry...
  • Prominent Egyptian academic dismayed by spying charges against him

    CAIRO -- An internationally known Egyptian academic expressed dismay and disbelief Thursday over being charged with espionage, one of a string of recent court cases targeting public intellectuals, liberal activists and journalists. Emad Shahin, a...
  • Egypt president defends government amid criticism

    Egypt president defends government amid criticism
    CAIRO — Even as Egypt came under withering new criticism from international and domestic human rights groups, interim President Adly Mansour on Thursday credited his military-backed government with bringing about "an end to the police state." In a...
  • Blast kills 3, wounds dozens at Cairo security building

    CAIRO -- A strong explosion rocked a security headquarters in downtown Cairo, and state television reported at least three people were killed and 35 injured. The blast came on the eve of a holiday honoring the police. Attacks against security forces...