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  • Egypt's president vows 'swift justice' after assassination story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 3:56 pm

    CAIRO - President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi vowed Tuesday to accelerate a crackdown on extremists and bring "swift justice" after the assassination of Egypt's chief prosecutor, raising the prospect of carrying out executions of senior Muslim Brotherhood figures, including the former president.

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am

    Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight

  • Watchdog: Journalists face 'unprecedented' threats in Egypt 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 12:26 am

    CAIRO - Journalists face unprecedented threats in President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's Egypt, a watchdog group said Thursday, with the highest number behind bars since it began keeping records in 1990.

  • Editor selections from the Middle East 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 8:33 am

    Across the Middle East last week, Muslims marked the start of Ramadan, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.

  • Egypt names ambassador to Israel after nearly 3 years 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 1:31 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt has named a new ambassador to Israel nearly three years after it had recalled the last one at the outset of the 2012 Israeli offensive in Gaza.

  • WikiLeaks reveals Saudi intrigue and unpaid limo bills story has photos
    Updated: Jun-20-15 5:25 pm

    ISTANBUL - At the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, diplomats talked about airing the grievances of disenchanted local youth using Facebook and Twitter. At the embassy in Khartoum, they reported anxiously on Iran's military aid to Sudan.

  • Secret police detentions of activists on the rise in Egypt 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 6:12 pm

    CAIRO - The knock on the door came just before midnight, a group of plainclothes police demanding that 29-year-old Fatma el-Sayed, an activist with one of Egypt's secular opposition groups, come with them. Her father pleaded to accompany her, but they took her away, alone.

  • After attack, Egypt's Luxor fears new blow to vital tourism 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 9:09 am

    LUXOR, Egypt - Residents are in a panic in this Egyptian city of monumental pharaonic temples and ancient tombs, fearing that a foiled terrorist attack outside the famed Karnak Temple will kill the tourist industry on which most of the population depends for their livelihoods, just as it was starting to regain some footing after years of turmoil.

  • After attack, Egypt's Luxor fears new blow to vital tourism 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 4:59 pm

    LUXOR, Egypt - Residents are in a panic in this Egyptian city of monumental pharaonic temples and ancient tombs, fearing that a foiled terrorist attack outside the famed Karnak Temple will kill the tourist industry on which most of the population depends for their livelihoods, just as it was starting to regain some footing after years of turmoil.

  • Egyptian court order probe of country's leading rights group 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 2:28 pm

    CAIRO - An Egyptian judge has ordered an investigation into a leading human rights group in Egypt, days after its director spoke before a committee of the European Parliament, the group said Wednesday.

  • Suicide bomber targets ancient Egyptian temple in Luxor 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 9:55 am

    LUXOR, Egypt - A suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday just steps away from the ancient Egyptian temple of Karnak in Luxor, a southern city visited by millions of tourists every year, security and health officials said. No tourists were killed or hurt in the late morning attack.

  • Obama administration criticizes Egypt in report to Congress 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 2:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has sent Congress a report that harshly criticizes the Egyptian government of restricting free speech, arresting political dissidents and undermining democracy, but recommends the U.S. continue sending it $1.3 billion in mostly military aid.

  • A year in office, el-Sissi tries to rule Egypt as 1-man show story has photos
    Updated: Jun-06-15 12:47 pm

    CAIRO - The words of the pro-government TV talk show host left no room for debate. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is synonymous with Egypt, he lectured his audience, and Egyptians are either on his side or are enemies of the nation.

  • Hungary's Orban: stability in Egypt key for Arabs, Europe story has photos
    Updated: Jun-05-15 11:40 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's prime minister, who has expressed fears that migration will undermine Europe's Christian identity, told Egypt's visiting president Friday that he nonetheless respects Islam "as one of the great intellectual and spiritual creations of humanity."

  • Protester disrupts news conference with Egypt's el-Sissi story has photos
    Updated: Jun-03-15 11:28 am

    BERLIN - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi defended his government's human rights track record Wednesday, saying he was operating "amid very difficult circumstances" after Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the country's widespread use of the death penalty.

  • Egypt's el-Sissi heads to Germany, seeking Western support story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 12:56 pm

    CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi travels to Berlin on Tuesday, where German leaders are ready to roll out the red carpet for the ex-general despite what monitors describe as his government's abysmal human rights record.

  • Saudi, Egypt downplay reports of discord over Syria 
    Updated: May-31-15 12:19 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt and Saudi Arabia sought Sunday to downplay reports of discord among the close allies over Syria during a visit of the Saudi foreign minister to Cairo.