- Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says Updated: Jul-04-15 2:37 pm
CAIRO - President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
- Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning Updated: Jul-04-15 8:37 am
CAIRO - Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital.
- Rocket fired from Sinai hits southern Israel, no one hurt Updated: Jul-03-15 2:04 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's military says a rocket fired from neighboring Sinai, where Egyptian troops are battling Islamic State militants, has struck southern Israel. There was no damage and no one was hurt.
- Poland advises its citizens against travel to Egypt Updated: Jul-03-15 11:52 am
WARSAW, Poland - The Polish Foreign Ministry has advised its citizens against traveling to Egypt, and at least one major travel agency has responded by canceling package holidays to the country for the rest of the summer season.
- Report: Saudi king censors TV host, pro-Brotherhood scholar Updated: Jul-02-15 7:58 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A government-linked Saudi news website reported Thursday that King Salman ordered an investigation and trial of a pro-Muslim Brotherhood scholar and a television host after an episode that was critical of his predecessor King Abdullah's policies toward the outlawed Islamist group.
- Egypt passes new budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 Updated: Jul-02-15 3:14 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's president has approved a new budget for fiscal year 2015-2016, slashing the projected budget deficit to 8.9 percent of gross domestic product, the country's finance ministry said Thursday, in a move likely to please international creditors.
- The Latest: Israel PM offers condolences over Sinai attacks Updated: Jul-02-15 11:38 am
CAIRO - The latest on the aftermath of a coordinated militant assault on Egyptian security forces in the restive northern Sinai that killed dozens of troops and set off the bloodiest fighting in the peninsula in decades (all times local).
- A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows Updated: Jun-30-15 7:38 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive.
- AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am
Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight
- Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum Updated: Jun-30-15 2:35 am
CAIRO - For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity.
- For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart Updated: Jun-29-15 3:17 pm
CAIRO - The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise.
- Egypt sets July 30 to issue verdict in Al-Jazeera trial Updated: Jun-29-15 9:14 am
CAIRO - An Egyptian court will issue its final verdict on July 30 in the re-trial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists on terrorism-related charges.
- Cairo's dervishes spin for their supper Updated: Jun-29-15 4:23 am
CAIRO - Many visitors to Cairo are familiar with the whirling dervishes - the stylized spinning dancers who perform across the city at cultural centers, cruise ships, hotels and weddings.
- Egypt sees sandstorm and earthquake on the same day Updated: Jun-27-15 2:41 pm
CAIRO - Egypt faced treacherous weather conditions Saturday as a sandstorm blanketed the north of the country and a magnitude-5.2 earthquake centered in the Sinai peninsula shook buildings more than 200 miles away in the capital, Cairo.
- Years of revolt, turmoil haunt Egypt's children Updated: Jun-26-15 7:39 am
CAIRO - In Egypt, the years of turmoil following its 2011 uprising have seen revolutionary graffiti fade away as the country slowly tries to move on, but hidden scars remain for children who grew up during the chaos and lost loved ones.
- Jimmy Carter hopes the play 'Camp David' comes to Broadway Updated: Jun-25-15 12:08 pm
NEW YORK - Jimmy Carter has been a governor, the nation's commander in chief and a Nobel Prize winner. One thing he still would like to see is himself on a Broadway stage.
- Watchdog: Journalists face 'unprecedented' threats in Egypt Updated: Jun-25-15 12:26 am
CAIRO - Journalists face unprecedented threats in President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's Egypt, a watchdog group said Thursday, with the highest number behind bars since it began keeping records in 1990.
- Saudi cables suggest money links with media Updated: Jun-23-15 5:12 pm
BEIRUT - A financially troubled Lebanese TV network received a $2 million Saudi bailout in return for adopting a pro-Riyadh editorial policy. A news agency in Guinea got a $2,000 gift, while small publications across the Arab world received tens of thousands of dollars in inflated subscription fees.
- Egypt court overturns conviction of journalist Updated: Jun-23-15 12:14 pm
CAIRO - A Cairo appeals court has overturned the conviction of a TV broadcaster closely linked to the security services for insulting a liberal politician.
- Al-Jazeera journalist criticizes Germany for his detention Updated: Jun-23-15 9:49 am
BERLIN - An Al-Jazeera journalist temporarily detained in Berlin on an Egyptian arrest warrant is criticizing Germany for taking him into custody.
- WikiLeaks: Saudis tried to shield students from US scandal Updated: Jun-22-15 3:16 pm
CAIRO - A group of Saudi students caught in a cheating scandal at a Montana college were offered flights home by their kingdom's diplomats to avoid the possibility of deportation or arrest, according to a cache of Saudi Embassy memos recently published by WikiLeaks and a senior official at the school involved.
- Swiss drop part of case over Mubarak's still-frozen funds Updated: Jun-22-15 1:23 pm
CAIRO - Switzerland is dropping part of a prosecution case against Egypt's longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak, his close aids and family members, involving hundreds of millions of Swiss francs frozen in Swiss banks.
- US delivers 2 missile ships to Egypt for security support Updated: Jun-22-15 12:25 pm
CAIRO - The U.S. Embassy in Cairo says America has delivered two vessels, known as fast missile craft, to Egypt's navy to help it secure vital waterways such as the Suez Canal and Red Sea.
- Al-Jazeera journalist detained in Berlin has been freed Updated: Jun-22-15 11:58 am
BERLIN - The Al-Jazeera journalist who was detained in Berlin on an Egyptian arrest warrant has been released from custody, and is free to leave the country, Berlin prosecutors said Monday.
- Editor selections from the Middle East Updated: Jun-22-15 8:33 am
Across the Middle East last week, Muslims marked the start of Ramadan, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.