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  • new storyEgyptian police kill 4 suspected militants south of Cairo 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 1:01 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed four "terrorist elements" in a gunfight after security forces raided a house south of Cairo where they were making explosives.

  • new storySlain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence story has photos
    Updated: Feb-07-16 11:54 am

    ROME - A second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence, Italy's interior minister said Sunday as he pressed Egypt's president to fully cooperate with the criminal investigation.

  • FIFA candidates Prince Ali, Infantino claim votes in Africa 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 5:35 pm

    GENEVA - Two FIFA voters have defied African soccer leaders by endorsing rival candidates in the presidential election for Sepp Blatter's successor.

  • Italy demands answers as student's body flown in from Cairo story has photos
    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.

  • Egypt arrests 3 for selling stones from Giza Pyramids 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 11:29 am

    CAIRO - Egyptian authorities have arrested three people after they appeared in a video selling stones from the 4,500-year-old Giza Pyramids to undercover journalists.

  • Ex-Indiana Gov. Whitcomb, POW in World War II, dies at 98 story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:48 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped from a Japanese prisoner camp by swimming overnight during World War II and then made an around-the-world solo sailing trip while in his 70s, has died at age 98.

  • Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to Syria 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 2:34 pm

    CAIRO - A Saudi military spokesman said Thursday the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State group provided coalition leaders agree during an upcoming meeting in Brussels.

  • Italy urges Egypt to investigate fate of Italian student 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 4:12 pm

    MILAN - Italy has urged Egyptian authorities to launch a formal investigation into the fate of an Italian student who disappeared in the country on Jan. 25, the fifth anniversary of the uprising that overthrew longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

  • Obama visits US mosque, says impression of Muslims distorted story has photosstory has video
    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.

  • US passenger pleads guilty to planting fake bomb on plane 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 10:27 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A United States citizen accused of falsely reporting there was a bomb a Dutch airliner has entered a guilty plea.

  • Egyptian Christian students stand trial for insulting Islam 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 8:47 am

    CAIRO - Three Coptic Christian students face charges of insulting Islam and will stand trial this week after appearing in a video mocking Muslim prayers, one of a series of court cases that reflect lingering religious intolerance and Muslim-Christian tensions in Egypt.

  • Report: US and UK spied on Israeli drones for years 
    Updated: Jan-29-16 5:31 am

    JERUSALEM - U.S and British intelligence cracked the codes of Israeli drones operating in the Middle East and monitored their surveillance feeds for almost 20 years, according to documents leaked by an American whistleblower and published in international media on Friday.

  • UN official: Iran, Israel could ratify nuke test ban treaty 
    Updated: Jan-29-16 1:11 am

    VIENNA - The head of the U.N. nuclear test ban treaty organization says arch-enemies Iran and Israel are "the closest" of the eight holdout nations to ratifying the treaty and assuring the world they will never conduct a nuclear test explosion.

  • Egypt's top auditor faces backlash over corruption findings 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 2:14 am

    CAIRO - Egypt's top auditor ignited an uproar when he estimated that corruption had cost the country billions of dollars. Yet the anger was not directed against the government or even long-established oligarchs, but at the auditor himself.

  • 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.

  • Video of Egyptians giving police condom balloons goes viral 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 1:17 am

    CAIRO - A video showing a reporter and an actor handing Egyptian policemen condom balloons on the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising received more than 1 million views online but could land them in jail.

  • Egypt eases restrictions on foreign currency for importers 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 10:42 am

    CAIRO - Egypt will allow importers to keep larger amounts of foreign currency in banks, the Central Bank said Tuesday, in a move that will be welcomed by businesses.

  • Egypt says King Tut mask was scratched, sends 8 to trial story has photos
    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 have ordered eight museum workers to a disciplinary court for "gross negligence."

  • Animals at Gaza's zoos die of hunger, diseases story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 7:41 am

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip - The African tiger at the zoo in southern Gaza Strip was emaciated, its belly shrunken and its striped coat hanging loose. It strode nervously up and down its cage.

  • German think tank pulling out of Egypt over restrictions 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 6:59 am

    BERLIN - A well-known German think tank says it is moving its Mideast operations out of Egypt, maintaining that ever-stricter government restrictions have made it impossible to carry out its work.

  • Particles could reveal clues to how Egypt pyramid was built story has photos
    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 unveils rare whale fossil museum to boost tourism 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 5:50 pm

    VALLEY OF THE WHALES, Egypt - Egypt on Thursday unveiled what it said is the Middle East's first museum dedicated to fossils that showcases an early form of whales, now extinct and known as the "walking whale."

  • Egypt unveils rare whale fossil museum to boost tourism 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 2:59 pm

    VALLEY OF THE WHALES, Egypt - Egypt on Thursday unveiled what it said is the Middle East's first museum dedicated to fossils that showcases an early form of whales, now extinct and known as the "walking whale."

  • 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.