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Egypt asks Interpol to take Mubarak-era businessman off watchlist

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt gave the green light on Thursday for Interpol and the European Union to drop charges against Hussein Salem, a businessman ally of deposed president Hosni Mubarak, a senior justice ministry official said.

Egyptian president’s solution for crumbling economy: Spare change

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CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi has a solution for Egypt’s crumbling economy: taking spare change from its citizens. In a speech this week to announce a new housing project, Sissi asked why the state could not take the small change left over in bank transactions and place it in an account to fund development […]

The Two Witnesses in the Chelsea NY Bombing Have Flown Back to Egypt

For some unexplained reason, the FBI allowed the two witnesses in the New YorkCity bombing to fly back to Egypt, according to law enforcement...

Egypt is building a new capital -- and China is bankrolling it

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The $45 billion project would move the capital 28 miles southeast of ancient Cairo.        

Egypt approves tougher jail terms for FGM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has approved a law that will increase jail terms for those who perform female circumcisions, raising the maximum sentence to seven years from two, according to the state's official gazette on Wednesday.

2 Men Who Found Unexploded Bomb in Travel Bag in Chelsea Are Identified

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The two men were tourists from Egypt who have since returned to their home country, a law enforcement official said.

Setting history alight: Revolution and history in Egypt

From Jeeps running over protesters to a museum being set alight, Yehia Ghanem recalls key moments in Egypt's revolution.

In Egypt's Guantanamo 'abuse is systematic'

Prison authorities refused to provide inmates with medical care, possibly causing their deaths, HRW report finds.

Paris to host international meeting on Libya next week

France will host an international meeting on strife-ridden Libya next week featuring several countries in the region including Egypt and Gulf states, the French government's spokesman said. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told a cabinet...Show More Summary

Egypt Announces Progress on Cuts to Costly Fuel Subsidies

Two years after launching a concerted effort to sharply reduce subsidy programs that had proven unsustainable to the country's government, Egypt has announced significant progress in the reduction effort, reporting a 28.7% drop in spending during the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Egypt arrests owner, crew of shipwrecked migrant boat

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have arrested the owner and crew members of a boat that sank last week carrying hundreds of migrants, the security chief of Beheira province was quoted as saying by state media on Wednesday.

Death toll in migrant shipwreck off Egypt exceeds 200

Thirty-three bodies were recovered on Tuesday as a wreck of boat that sank off Egypt last week with hundreds of migrants aboard was lifted from the depths, raising the confirmed death toll to 202, a local official said. The boat capsized off the Mediterranean coast on Sept. 21. Rescue workers and fishermen said they had […]

Deaths on the Mediterranean Sea don't keep migrants from trying to reach Europe

When the smuggler’s boat sank a dozen miles off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, 17-year-old Attia Abdu Qamary fell into the choppy water with hundreds of other frightened migrants. More than half looked like him -- teenage boys. Many had left their north coast fishing villages where the Nile River...

Living Dangerously: Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

"The revolution will begin and I know you won't want to miss it," Mohamed whispered, urging me to go to Tahrir Square. It was January 5, 2011 and Mohamed, whom I'd first met as a 12-year-old in 1993, when he'd visited me at my office in downtown Cairo to appeal to me to take him with me to Bosnia, was on the other end of the telephone line. Show More Summary

Egypt: Stopping A Massacre At A Newspaper

During the Egyptian revolution, demonstrators marched on Al-Ahram threatening to burn it down, I knew I had to stop them Egyptian journalist and war correspondent Yehia Ghanem remembers the day the Egyptian revolution came to the doorstep of his newspaper. Show More Summary

Death toll in migrant shipwreck off Egypt rises to 194

CAIRO (Reuters) - Twenty-five bodies were recovered on Tuesday from a boat that sank in Mediterranean waters off Egypt last week with hundreds of migrants aboard, raising the confirmed death toll to 194, rescue workers said.

Berries tied to outbreak likely only went to Tropical Smoothie

Frozen strawberries from Egypt implicated in a Hepatitis A outbreak and used by Tropical Smoothie Café were not distributed to other restaurants or retailers as far as federal officials know, but more people are expected to get sick. Virginia, the hardest hit of the eight states with victims, reported Monday that 104 Virginians are confirmed... Continue Reading

Growing Up Hip Hop Season 2 Super Trailer: Angela Giving Birth, Romeo Being Sued By Mom, And More [Video]

Hip Hop royalty Angela Simmons, Romeo Miller, Damon “Boogie” Dash, Kristinia DeBarge, TJ Mizell and Egypt Criss all return for a drama filled season where shocking truths are finally revealed, changing the lives of this tight-knit group of friends forever.

Egypt's Sisi promises more jobs to deter perilous migration to Europe

CAIRO (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday pledged more jobs for Egyptians to help dissuade them from making dangerous voyages to Europe after more than 160 migrants died when a boat capsized off the country's Mediterranean coast.

Egypt: 170 bodies found so far in refugee boat disaster

Sinking ranks as one of the deadliest incidents for migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

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