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Cairo (Egypt)

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  • Egyptian court sentences 529 to death in killing of police officer

    Egyptian court sentences 529 to death in killing of police officer
    CAIRO — In the first case of its kind under Egypt’s military-backed government, a criminal court on Monday simultaneously sentenced 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to death, the state news agency reported. However,...
  • President Obama seeks to bolster ties with Saudi Arabia

    ROME — After spending four days in Europe dealing with the crisis over Russia's annexation of Crimea, President Obama now turns to a diplomatic challenge of another sort: trying to smooth relations with Saudi Arabia without making the longtime U.S....
  • Mohamed Morsi appears in court on Egypt prison break charges

    Mohamed Morsi appears in court on Egypt prison break charges
    CAIRO — It was difficult not to read the courtroom scene Tuesday as political metaphor, or perhaps as political theater: Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's ousted Islamist president, pacing and shouting ineffectually in a glassed-in and largely soundproofed...
  • Blasts in Egypt strike near riot police; senior official killed

    Blasts in Egypt strike near riot police; senior official killed
    CAIRO — In the latest sign of Egypt’s growing volatility, a series of blasts went off outside Cairo University on Wednesday, killing a police brigadier general and injuring at least seven people, officials and state media reported. The three...
  • Egypt must change its repressive ways

     Egypt must change its repressive ways
    Nine months after Egypt's armed forces overthrew the country's democratically elected president, the leader of that coup has announced that he will seek the presidency in elections next month. But even if army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi receives an...
  • Egypt orders 20 Al Jazeera journalists to stand trial

    CAIRO – In what appears to be an escalating effort to curtail press freedoms in Egypt, prosecutors have referred 20 journalists working for the news channel Al Jazeera, four of them foreigners, to trial on charges of aiding or joining a terrorist...
  • Dutch reporter flees Egypt to escape prosecution

    Dutch reporter flees Egypt to escape prosecution
    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...
  • Egyptian army denies report of Sisi running for president

    Egyptian army denies report of Sisi running for president
    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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 fa├žade...
  • 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...