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  • new storyBody of Italian student found in Cairo flown back to Italy story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 7:04 am

    CAIRO - The body of the Italian student who was found this week in a Cairo suburb was flown back to Italy Saturday morning, Egyptian airport officials and Italy's foreign minister said.

  • Memorial service held for Italian student killed in Egypt story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 2:16 pm

    CAIRO - Friends, family and diplomats held a memorial ceremony Friday at a Cairo church for an Italian student whose body was found this week, nine days after he disappeared from the streets of the Egyptian capital.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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 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 opens exhibition of repatriated antiquities 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 11:32 am

    CAIRO - Egypt has opened an exhibition of the latest batch of antiquities that have been returned to the country after they were spirited out illegally.

  • European tourists in stable condition after Egypt stabbing story has photos
    Updated: Jan-09-16 11:16 am

    HURGHADA, Egypt - Two Austrians and a Swede who were stabbed in an attack on a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada were only lightly wounded and in stable condition on Saturday, an Egyptian hospital official said.

  • Three tourists wounded at Egyptian resort 
    Updated: Jan-08-16 8:15 pm

    CAIRO - Two suspected militants stabbed and wounded three foreign tourists - two Austrians and a Swede - at a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Hurghada on Friday, the Interior Ministry said.

  • 2 Austrians, 1 Swede wounded in attack in Egyptian resort 
    Updated: Jan-08-16 4:55 pm

    CAIRO - Two suspected militants stabbed and wounded three foreign tourists - two Austrians and a Swede - at a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Hurghada on Friday, the Interior Ministry said.

  • Orthodox faithful mark Christmas with services, celebration story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-07-16 12:15 pm

    MOSCOW - For much of the Orthodox Christian world, Thursday is celebrated as Christmas Day. Believers in Russia, Ukraine, and parts of Eastern Europe and the Middle East flocked to churches for the holiday.