- At least 69 injured in train derailment in Egypt Updated: Feb-11-16 10:33 am
CAIRO - At least 69 people were injured when a train derailed and two of its cars overturned as it was travelling north toward Cairo on Thursday, an Egyptian Health Ministry official said.
- Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared Updated: Feb-11-16 5:24 am
CAIRO - Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of Italian efforts to locate him.
- Italy urges Egypt to help find who tortured, killed student Updated: Feb-08-16 1:51 pm
ROME - Italy kept pressure on Egypt Monday to cooperate in finding who tortured and murdered an Italian student doing research in Cairo, insisting it wouldn't accept convenient answers in the case.
- A reporter covers 2 decades of tumult in the Middle East Updated: Feb-08-16 10:36 am
"And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East" (Simon & Schuster), by Richard Engel
- Italy demands answers as student's body flown in from Cairo Updated: Feb-06-16 12:42 pm
ROME - Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian labor movements and other social issues in Cairo.
- Obama visits US mosque, says impression of Muslims distorted Updated: Feb-03-16 3:25 pm
CATONSVILLE, Maryland - President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a "hugely distorted impression" of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosque. He said those who demonize all Muslims for the acts of a few are playing into extremists' hands.
- Al-Jazeera sues Egypt over arrests, raids and seizures Updated: Jan-27-16 10:09 am
CAIRO - Al-Jazeera is suing Egypt over its crackdown on the Qatar-owned broadcaster's activists and journalists following the 2013 overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, the network said Wednesday.
- Egypt says King Tut mask was scratched, sends 8 to trial Updated: Jan-24-16 12:23 pm
CAIRO - King Tut hasn't been around for a few thousand years, but his power remains: after a botched repair job of the famed pharaoh's beard left scratches on his burial mask, Egyptian prosecutors haveÂ ordered eight museum workers to a disciplinary court for "gross negligence."
- Particles could reveal clues to how Egypt pyramid was built Updated: Jan-17-16 8:37 am
CAIRO - An international team of researchers said Sunday they will soon begin analyzing cosmic particles collected inside Egypt's Bent Pyramid to search for clues as to how it was built and learn more about the 4,600-year-old structure.
- Activists arrested in Egypt ahead of revolution anniversary Updated: Jan-15-16 5:02 am
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities are rounding up activists two weeks before the fifth anniversary of the Jan. 25 uprising which led to the ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak.
- Egypt to spend $32M upgrading tourist resort security Updated: Jan-14-16 2:27 pm
CAIRO - The Egyptian government will spend $32 million to upgrade security in two Red Sea resorts popular with foreign tourists in the wake of recent attacks on hotels and the suspected terror bombing of a Russian airliner, the tourism minister said Thursday.
- Egypt opens exhibition of repatriated antiquities Updated: Jan-14-16 11:32 am
CAIRO - Egypt has opened an exhibition of the latest batch of antiquities that have been returned to the country after they were spirited out illegally.