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Stories with place: Cairo
  • Egypt's currency drops to new low against the dollar 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 1:04 pm

    CAIRO - The Egyptian pound has fallen to a new low against the U.S. dollar, the second such drop in days, the country's central bank said Sunday, in a move that could help boost much-needed foreign investment.

  • Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 2:37 pm

    CAIRO - President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

  • Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 8:37 am

    CAIRO - Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital.

  • The Latest: Israel PM offers condolences over Sinai attacks story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:38 am

    CAIRO - The latest on the aftermath of a coordinated militant assault on Egyptian security forces in the restive northern Sinai that killed dozens of troops and set off the bloodiest fighting in the peninsula in decades (all times local).

  • Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 2:35 am

    CAIRO - For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity.

  • Egypt sets July 30 to issue verdict in Al-Jazeera trial 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 9:14 am

    CAIRO - An Egyptian court will issue its final verdict on July 30 in the re-trial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists on terrorism-related charges.

  • Cairo's dervishes spin for their supper 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:23 am

    CAIRO - Many visitors to Cairo are familiar with the whirling dervishes - the stylized spinning dancers who perform across the city at cultural centers, cruise ships, hotels and weddings.

  • Egypt sees sandstorm and earthquake on the same day 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 2:41 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt faced treacherous weather conditions Saturday as a sandstorm blanketed the north of the country and a magnitude-5.2 earthquake centered in the Sinai peninsula shook buildings more than 200 miles away in the capital, Cairo.

  • Years of revolt, turmoil haunt Egypt's children story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 7:39 am

    CAIRO - In Egypt, the years of turmoil following its 2011 uprising have seen revolutionary graffiti fade away as the country slowly tries to move on, but hidden scars remain for children who grew up during the chaos and lost loved ones.

  • 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.

  • Egypt court overturns conviction of journalist 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 12:14 pm

    CAIRO - A Cairo appeals court has overturned the conviction of a TV broadcaster closely linked to the security services for insulting a liberal politician.

  • US delivers 2 missile ships to Egypt for security support 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 12:25 pm

    CAIRO - The U.S. Embassy in Cairo says America has delivered two vessels, known as fast missile craft, to Egypt's navy to help it secure vital waterways such as the Suez Canal and Red Sea.

  • Al-Jazeera journalist detained in Berlin has been freed story has photos
    Updated: Jun-22-15 11:58 am

    BERLIN - The Al-Jazeera journalist who was detained in Berlin on an Egyptian arrest warrant has been released from custody, and is free to leave the country, Berlin prosecutors said Monday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Parental kidnapping suspect back in Mississippi 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 8:13 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A missing Mississippi teenager is back with his father, according to the FBI, and his mother is charged with international parental kidnapping.

  • UN says Yemen Houthi rebels are flying to Geneva on UN plane 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 1:23 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations says a delegation of Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels has left Djibouti and is flying to Geneva on a U.N.-chartered plane to take part in talks aimed at ending the Yemen conflict.

  • Bus crashes in Egypt kill 23, injure 17 others 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 9:41 am

    CAIRO - Two separate road accidents in Egypt killed 23 Egyptians and injured 17 others on Sunday, officials said.

  • 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.

  • Egypt's CIB buying Citibank's local retail operations 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 2:08 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt's Commercial International Bank, the country's largest private-sector bank, has signed an agreement to acquire Citibank Egypt's retail operations that had been up for sale.

  • Overpopulated Egypt seeks to reduce fertility rate by 2030 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 11:43 am

    CAIRO - Egypt aims to reduce its surging fertility rate over the next 15 years, a government minister said Tuesday, in an effort to address overpopulation concerns in the Arab world's most populous country.

  • Egypt's winemakers seek to revive ancient art 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 2:26 am

    CAIRO - An organic wine producer is growing indigenous grapes near famed pharaonic tombs in central Egypt, vintners in the Nile Delta have modernized a long-neglected 19th century winery, and in Cairo's hotels, tourists can now enjoy Egyptian wine described by an expert as "eminently drinkable."