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  • Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:01 pm
  • CAIRO - Egypt's election commission said Sunday only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country's first democratically elected leader, have submitted their papers to run in next month's polls.

  • Egypt's censorship board head resigns in film spat 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:40 pm
  • CAIRO - The head of Egypt's censorship board has resigned after the country's prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring a sultry Lebanese singer to be shown.

  • Egypt archaeologists find ancient writer's tomb 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:07 am
  • CAIRO - Egypt's minister of antiquities says a team of Spanish archaeologists has discovered two tombs in the southern part of the country, one of them belonging to a writer and containing a trove of artifacts including reed pens and a bronze inkwell.

  • Al-Qaida chief blesses attacks on Egypt security 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:49 am
  • CAIRO - Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has given his blessing to attacks of Egyptian jihadis on the police and army, but said they should avoid harming civilians.

  • In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:10 pm
  • CAIRO - Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving some of the country's most untouchable institutions, including the police, intelligence agencies, and the judiciary.

  • Gulf Arab states strike new deal to heal rifts 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:41 pm
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The Western-allied Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council said Thursday the bloc has agreed on the mechanisms to implement a security pact, marking a possible first step toward bridging deep rifts among its six energy-rich states.

  • Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:32 am
  • CAIRO - In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

  • Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:07 am
  • CAIRO - Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in Syria.

  • Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:02 am
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

  • Israeli families gather for ritual Passover meal 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:08 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Families across Israel gathered after sundown Monday for ritual meals signaling the start of Passover, with holiday observances overshadowed by a fatal shooting in the West Bank.

  • African migrants in Israel hold Passover meal 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:22 pm
  • HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel - Hundreds of African migrants gathered in Israel's Negev desert Friday to eat matzo and recall the Passover story, mere steps away from a detention facility where they are being held.

  • Video shows suicide bomber who killed 16 in Egypt 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:16 pm
  • CAIRO - An al-Qaida inspired group in Egypt posted a video online Thursday showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, an assault that killed 16 people in December.

  • Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:04 pm
  • GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target practice using assault rifles fitted with lasers - all without firing a bullet.

  • AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:11 pm
  • CAIRO - The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline.

  • Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:40 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.

  • New technology unwraps mummies' ancient mysteries 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 11:29 am
  • LONDON - Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.

  • US blacklists Egyptian extremist group 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 10:45 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is imposing sanctions on an Egypt-based group that has claimed responsibility for attacks against Egyptian officials, Israeli interests and foreign tourists in Cairo and the Sinai peninsula.

  • Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:32 am
  • CAIRO - Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on paper.

  • Egypt court gives men 3-8 years for homosexuality 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:14 pm
  • CAIRO - A judicial official says an Egyptian court has convicted four men of committing homosexual acts and sentenced them to up to eight years in prison.

  • Egyptian journalists strike, demanding protection 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:07 pm
  • CAIRO - Journalists in Egypt have held a one-day strike, demanding that security forces protect reporters covering protests and demanding that their employers provide protection as their job grows increasingly dangerous.

  • UK's Cameron orders probe of Muslim Brotherhood 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:25 pm
  • LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered the country's intelligence agencies to investigate the Muslim Brotherhood, amid reports the group is using London as a base to plan militant activities after a crackdown in Egypt.

  • Egypt: Al-Jazeera reporters plead for release 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:22 pm
  • CAIRO - Three Al-Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt directly asked the judge on Monday to release them, insisting the terrorism charges against them were preposterous.

  • Syriac Orthodox church elects new patriarch 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:19 am
  • BEIRUT - The Syriac Orthodox Church has elected a new patriarch to lead one of the world's oldest Christian sects, Lebanon's national news agency said Monday.

  • Report: Gulf region still a risk to investors 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:07 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Despite improvements in regulations and moves to diversify Arab economies away from natural resources, global investors remain wary of doing business in Gulf countries because of regional upheaval and other potentially destabilizing factors, according to a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit released Monday.

  • Army bus ambushed in Egypt's Sinai, soldier killed 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 7:37 am
  • EL-ARISH, Egypt - Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have attacked a military bus carrying policemen in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing the soldier driving it.