- Egypt's journalists vow to go on strike if minister stays Updated: May-04-16 11:49 am
CAIRO - Hundreds of Egyptian journalists rallied in Cairo on Wednesday in an escalating standoff with police, saying the media would go on strike next week if demands including the dismissal of the interior minister are not met.
- Egypt court acquits Mubarak-era premier of graft Updated: May-04-16 9:59 am
CAIRO - An Egyptian court has acquitted a former prime minister of graft charges in the latest retrial linked to his time serving under longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
- Survey finds bribery runs highest among courts in Mideast Updated: May-03-16 1:44 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service.
- Killing of 5 Egyptians deepens mystery over Italian's death Updated: May-02-16 2:51 am
CAIRO - It was a brutal killing that became an international incident: An Italian graduate student disappeared from the streets of the Egyptian capital in January, his body discovered days later dumped by a roadside, tortured to death.
- 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 tries to divert eyes to citizen who died in London Updated: Apr-28-16 3:23 pm
CAIRO - Under scrutiny in Europe over its handling of investigations into the torture death of an Italian student in Cairo, Egyptian authorities sought to deflect attention Thursday toward the fate of a British-Egyptian man who died in a London fire.
- UN to meet on May 6 on protection of Palestinian civilians Updated: Apr-27-16 11:55 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council will hold an informal meeting on May 6 on the protection of Palestinian civilians, an issue the Palestinians have pressed for decades and say is more needed now than ever.
- Rights group says Egypt arrested nearly 400 over protests Updated: Apr-27-16 2:48 pm
CAIRO - An international rights group says Egyptian police arrested at least 382 people in the days leading up to and during April 25 protests in Cairo against a government decision to hand over control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
- Several Egyptians killed in clashes with smugglers in Libya Updated: Apr-27-16 1:57 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry says at least a dozen Egyptians have been killed in clashes with smugglers in central Libya.
- UN envoy: IS attacks threaten Libya's oil installations Updated: Apr-27-16 8:27 am
CAIRO - The U.N. envoy to Libya says attacks by the Islamic State group are a serious threat to Libya's oil installations.
- Swedish Greens jolted by claims of Islamist infiltration Updated: Apr-26-16 10:21 am
STOCKHOLM - One refused to shake hands with a female journalist. Another compared Israel to Nazi Germany. A third was seen doing hand signs associated with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood in the background of a live TV broadcast.
- Egypt looks to avert water crisis driven by demand, waste Updated: Apr-26-16 2:17 am
KAFR HAMOUDA, Egypt - "For a thousand years," Abdullah Sheikh's family has been working the land the same way - flooding fields in Egypt's Nile Delta and planting seeds by hand.
- UAE pledges $4B to boost Egypt's economy Updated: Apr-22-16 8:57 am
CAIRO - The United Arab Emirates' official news agency says the country's ruler has pledged four billion dollars to boost Egypt's economy.
- Egypt's pound flops on black market amid exchange crackdown Updated: Apr-21-16 12:26 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's currency fell to new lows on the black market this week, with traders selling it on Thursday from between 11 and 11.15 Egyptian pounds to the dollar amid speculation it will be officially devalued further.
- Hamas deploys forces on Egypt-Gaza border over IS concerns Updated: Apr-21-16 8:04 am
- 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.
- German reported denied entry to Turkey back in Egypt Updated: Apr-19-16 5:47 pm
ISTANBUL - A German reporter was prevented from entering Turkey on Tuesday and was held in a deportation room at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport before he was sent back to Cairo, according to a Turkish official and a German broadcaster.
- Militants in Egypt's restive Sinai kill 3 policemen, wound 8 Updated: Apr-19-16 12:55 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's Interior Ministry says militants have attacked a police vehicle with a rocket-propelled grenade in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, killing three policemen and wounding eight.
- 12-year-old Israeli girl discovers ancient Egyptian amulet Updated: Apr-19-16 10:50 am
JERUSALEM - A 12-year-old Israeli girl has discovered an ancient Egyptian amulet dating back more than 3,200 years to the days of the Pharaohs, an official said Tuesday.
- Somali leaders give condolences on report of many drowned Updated: Apr-18-16 2:27 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The leaders of Somalia issued a joint condolence message to the nation Monday over an unconfirmed report that some migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on a trip from Libya to Italy.
- Ballooning over Luxor, Egypt: Antiquities from the sky Updated: Apr-18-16 9:14 am
LUXOR, Egypt - They take off at first light, reinforced wicker baskets filled with people, heading into the skies over Luxor, Egypt.
- World Bank urges donors to fulfill Gaza pledges Updated: Apr-18-16 8:47 am
JERUSALEM - After Israel's war against Gaza militants in 2014, Arab countries led the way in pledging reconstruction aid to the devastated seaside enclave. But a new report released Monday by the World Bank shows that Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab donors have delivered only a small fraction of what was promised.
- 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.
- Speaker: Can see why Trump comments rattle Mideast allies Updated: Apr-14-16 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the whole world is watching American politics and that he can understand how Middle East allies would be rattled by Republican front-runner Donald Trump's provocative comments.
- The Latest: Putin: Russia considers trade for Ukraine pilot Updated: Apr-14-16 9:57 am
MOSCOW - The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's marathon call-in TV show (all times local):