- Slain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 renews combat deployment in Red Sea, Gulf for a year Updated: Jan-14-16 1:08 pm
CAIRO - Egypt on Thursday renewed for another year its "combat" military deployment in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf regions, according to an official statement.
- Egypt's first parliament in 3 years off to chaotic start Updated: Jan-13-16 11:14 am
CAIRO - Egypt's first parliament in three years is off to a rocky start, with flamboyant displays of support for the president and general rowdiness leading to a cutoff of live coverage after just two sessions and drawing ridicule even from pro-government media.
- Egypt upholds prison sentence for former autocrat Mubarak Updated: Jan-09-16 8:18 am
CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld a three-year prison sentence for graft that was already served by former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, who are out of prison and will not have to serve additional time.