- Islamic militants hit hotel in Egypt's Sinai, killing 7 Updated: Nov-24-15 3:00 pm
CAIRO - A brazen militant attack involving a suicide car bombing and claimed by the Islamic State group targeted a hotel in Egypt's restive northern Sinai region on Tuesday, killing seven people, including two judges, the state MENA news agency said.
- Egypt discovers ancient fence, dating back over 3,500 years Updated: Nov-24-15 12:18 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's antiquities ministry says archaeologists have found a "giant fence" at the site of an ancient capital city in the northern Nile Delta region, dating back over 3,500 years.
- EasyJet, BA cancel Sharm el-Sheikh flights until January Updated: Nov-24-15 9:07 am
LONDON - British Airways and easyJet have canceled flights to Sharm el-Sheikh until at least January, as Britain advises its citizens to avoid travel there after last month's downing of a Russian passenger jet.
- Low turnout continues to mar Egypt parliamentary elections Updated: Nov-23-15 2:50 pm
CAIRO - Despite a half-day off the Egyptian government granted its employees on Monday, a low voter turnout continued to plague the country's parliamentary elections on the final day of the second stage in the balloting.
- Cyprus: energy deal boosts plans to export gas to Egypt Updated: Nov-23-15 10:40 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - A move by British oil and gas company BG International to buy a stake in Cyprus' offshore mineral deposits is an important step forward for the country's plans to supply Egypt with natural gas, the east Mediterranean island's energy minister said Monday.
- 6 Sudanese migrants killed near Egypt's border with Israel Updated: Nov-23-15 6:21 am
EL-ARISH, Egypt - Egyptian security officials say six Sudanese migrants were killed and 17 wounded during a gun battle between Egyptian security forces and smugglers as they tried to illegally enter Israel from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
- Egypt's el-Sissi says security at airports being revised Updated: Nov-19-15 1:11 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's president said Thursday that his country has taken several steps to boost security at ports of entry following the Oct. 31 crash of a Russian airliner and vowed to not stop until all security loopholes are closed.
- Plane to Egypt lands in Bulgaria after bomb threat Updated: Nov-19-15 9:29 am
WARSAW, Poland - A plane taking 161 tourists from Poland to Egypt landed in Bulgaria and was checked for explosives after a passenger said there was a bomb on board, officials said Thursday.
- IS attacks claim more than 800 lives abroad this year Updated: Nov-19-15 4:31 am
BEIRUT - The Islamic State group has dramatically expanded its theatre of operations from its hub in Syria and Iraq, executing or inspiring a series of attacks across three continents that claimed more than 800 lives this year.
- IS releases picture of bomb it says downed Russian plane Updated: Nov-18-15 1:49 pm
CAIRO - The Islamic State group has released a photo of the bomb it says was used to bring down a Russian passenger plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last month, killing all 224 people on board.
- Kerry says ceasefire in Syria potentially weeks away Updated: Nov-18-15 12:28 am
PARIS - A ceasefire between Syria's government and opposition could be just weeks away from reality, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday as he visited Paris to show solidarity with France after last week's attacks.
- Ivory Coast, Ghana, Egypt progress in WCup qualifying Updated: Nov-17-15 4:13 pm
Ivory Coast, Ghana, Egypt, and Cameroon had few problems in progressing to the final round of World Cup qualifying in Africa on Tuesday.
- IS could ultimately force West to consider invasion Updated: Nov-16-15 2:48 pm
CAIRO - This is the fundamental contradiction, after Paris: Few in the West want to send ground troops to Syria and Iraq to battle the Islamic State group, but it may be even harder to find anyone who thinks airstrikes alone will defeat the radical extremists.
- Palestinian official: Gaza border deal reached with Egypt Updated: Nov-16-15 2:46 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A senior Palestinian official on Monday said the Palestinian Authority has reached an agreement with Egypt to reopen the Gaza Strip's main border crossing in an arrangement meant to bypass the territory's Hamas rulers.
- Egypt celebrates famed museum amid tourism slump Updated: Nov-16-15 10:04 am
CAIRO - Egyptian officials sought to project an upbeat tone on Monday by celebrating the 113th anniversary of the Egyptian Museum, home to the world's most extensive collection of Pharaonic antiquities, as the country grapples with a plunge in tourism following last month's Russian plane crash.
- Paris air travel proceeds, but some cancel future visits Updated: Nov-16-15 9:56 am
Even as airlines operated a normal schedule of flights into and out of Paris, travelers with future plans to visit the French capital reconsidered their options after a series of terror attacks. Some quickly canceled their tickets, a worrisome sign for the travel and tourism industries.
- Egyptian Museum marks 113th anniversary amid tourism slump Updated: Nov-16-15 9:25 am
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities sought to project an upbeat tone as the country on Monday marked the 113th anniversary of its famed Egyptian Museum, the home of the world's largest collection of Pharaonic-era antiquities, amid a slump in tourism and massive tourist cancellations.
- Egypt's woes erode el-Sissi's image of invincibility Updated: Nov-14-15 7:34 am
CAIRO - The criticism was blunt - and startling, since it came from a TV presenter on a state-owned station that, like most other media in Egypt, usually has nothing but praise for Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the country's general-turned-president.
- Paris attacks reaction: Nordic governments condemn attacks Updated: Nov-14-15 5:50 am
PARIS - World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their comments:
- Paris attacks reaction: Israel condemns violence Updated: Nov-14-15 2:44 am
PARIS - World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their views:
- Moscow bans Egyptian national carrier from flying to Russia Updated: Nov-13-15 12:27 pm
MOSCOW - Russia's state aviation agency on Friday banned Egypt's national carrier from flying to Russia, a move that follows the suspension of all Russian flights to Egypt after a deadly crash.
- Libyan officials in Tripoli say suspected Emirati spy held Updated: Nov-12-15 2:57 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya - Authorities in Libya's militia-held capital say they arrested an Emirati police officer on suspicion of being a spy, though Dubai police on Thursday said the man in question was fired five years ago.
- 3 gunmen open fire on church in Egypt, no one killed Updated: Nov-12-15 7:10 am
CAIRO - Egypt's official news agency says gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a church near Cairo, setting off a gunbattle with police. No one was killed.
- Egypt strengthens exchange rate against dollar Updated: Nov-11-15 12:20 pm
CAIRO - Egypt strengthened the official exchange rate by 0.20 pounds against the dollar on Wednesday, defying expectations of further weakening as the country grapples with the aftermath of last month's Russian plane crash.
- Arab, Latin American leaders in Saudi for joint summit Updated: Nov-10-15 4:09 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Heads of state from the Middle East and Latin America arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for a summit aimed at boosting trade and policy coordination between the two regions.