- Egypt rights lawyer arrested, another detained in Cairo Updated: May-06-16 4:27 pm
CAIRO - A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer who had raised a legal suit against the president's decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was arrested early on Friday and ordered held in custody for 15 days, pending investigation into a list of allegations, including attempts to overthrow the government.
- Egypt explorers hunt gold in the desert, following ancients Updated: Apr-28-16 3:32 pm
EASTERN DESERT, Egypt - Off the off-road tracks deep in Egypt's eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the "skin of the gods" - gold.
- Egypt opposition figure sues president over islands uproar Updated: Apr-20-16 3:17 pm
CAIRO - An Egyptian opposition figure who ran in the presidential elections against Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi is suing the president over his decision to hand over two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of a document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.
- Regeni murder casts shadow on French President's Egypt visit Updated: Apr-17-16 7:02 pm
CAIRO - Hours after French President Francois Hollande landed in Egypt Sunday on a visit his hosts say will deepen "distinct and strong" ties, he and his Egyptian counterpart differed publicly over human rights and the extent to which they should be respected while fighting militants.
- US reviewing scale of its peacekeeping mission in Sinai Updated: Apr-12-16 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is considering ways it could automate aspects of its peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula, possibly reducing the number of troops deployed to an area struggling with the rise of an Islamic State faction, officials said Tuesday.
- AP Analysis: Arab democracies? Not so fast, say some Updated: Apr-09-16 3:22 pm
CAIRO - A new-old idea is rattling around the Middle East five years after the Arab Spring stirred democratic ambition: that restoring stability, especially if accompanied by some economic and political improvements, should be reform enough for the moment.