- EgyptAir pilots threaten to resign, talks set for Saturday Updated: May-06-15 2:32 pm
CAIRO - Union officials say 224 EgyptAir pilots have threatened to resign after disputes with the company and will meet with managers and civil aviation officials this weekend for talks.
- Egypt's deposed autocrat Mubarak turns 87, waves to fans Updated: May-04-15 2:36 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's deposed longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak celebrated his 87th birthday Monday by waving to some 100 supporters gathered outside of the military hospital where he is being held in Cairo.
- In Egypt, militants attack security forces' base in Sinai Updated: May-04-15 10:47 am
EL-ARISH, Egypt - Egyptian officials say suspected Islamic militants have attacked a security forces' base in northern Sinai, near the border with Gaza. There was no immediate word on casualties.
- In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger Updated: May-04-15 9:13 am
CAIRO - When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts.
- Egyptian doorman makes a rare trip home Updated: May-04-15 3:58 am
ABU AL-NASR, Egypt - Salama Osman's day begins before the tenants of his Cairo apartment building wake and ends only after the last returns home at night, a work week without weekends. Except this week.
- Rights group: Evidence cluster bombs used in Yemen Updated: May-03-15 7:22 am
CAIRO - Human Rights Watch says a Saudi-led coalition may have used cluster bombs in its airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen.
- Migrant boat capsizes off Egyptian coast, killing 3 Updated: May-02-15 1:55 pm
CAIRO - Egyptian security officials say a boat carrying mostly Sudanese and Syrian migrants has capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, killing three people.
- Spain, Egypt to study Cairo-Luxor bullet train link Updated: Apr-30-15 10:11 am
MADRID - Spain and Egypt have agreed to study the feasibility of a bullet-train link between the Egyptian capital of Cairo and the ancient southern city of Luxor.
- Cyprus, Egypt, Greece to boost ties on combatting terrorism Updated: Apr-29-15 10:52 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The leaders of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece agreed Wednesday to step up cooperation on combatting terrorism amid fears that worsening security conditions in neighboring countries such as Libya could threaten the region.
- As war rages at home, thousands from Yemen stranded in Egypt Updated: Apr-28-15 5:20 am
CAIRO - As a Shiite rebel offensive and Saudi-led airstrikes rage on in Yemen, thousands of Yemenis remain stuck in Egypt, unable to return home.
- 5 TV crew members found dead in Libya Updated: Apr-27-15 2:04 pm
CAIRO - Five crew members from a private Libyan TV network were found dead on Monday, eight months after they were abducted in eastern Libya, a government spokesman said.
- Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited Updated: Apr-26-15 9:13 am
AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan - The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted.
- In Libya's anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade Updated: Apr-23-15 8:40 am
CAIRO - Libya's chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. With no central authority to stop it, business is booming, with smugglers charging ever more as demand goes up, then using the profits to buy larger boats and heavier weapons to ensure no one dare touch them.
- Editorials from around Pennsylvania Updated: Apr-22-15 3:59 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers:
- Turkey criticizes Egypt's sentencing of ousted leader Morsi Updated: Apr-22-15 5:40 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey has criticized the sentencing in Egypt of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012.
- Chiefs of Arab armies in Cairo discuss forming joint force Updated: Apr-22-15 5:06 am
CAIRO - Army commanders of Arab states have gathered in Cairo to discuss the formation of a joint force to be used to intervene in regional crises and combat terrorism.
- For migrants used to danger, Islamic State poses new threat Updated: Apr-21-15 3:35 pm
JERUSALEM - Tesfay Kidane's troubles began with a simple request: He wanted to go to his brother's wedding.
- Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift Updated: Apr-21-15 10:31 am
JERUSALEM - It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.
- Canada to issue Al-Jazeera journalist a passport Updated: Apr-20-15 5:19 pm
TORONTO - The Canadian government said Monday it will issue a passport to Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy who remains in Egypt on bail while awaiting trial on terror charges, reversing an earlier decision denying him one.
- Egypt court sentences belly dancer for 'insulting' flag Updated: Apr-20-15 12:56 pm
CAIRO - An Egyptian court has sentenced a popular Armenian belly dancer to six months in prison for "insulting the Egyptian flag" after she allegedly wore a tight dress in its red, white and black color scheme.
- Egypt's president meets CIA director in Cairo for talks Updated: Apr-19-15 2:58 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's president has held talks with CIA director John Brennan in Cairo that touched on regional conflicts and terrorism.
- AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT Updated: Apr-18-15 6:03 pm
Islamic State group blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35, a potential major escalation
- Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity grows Updated: Apr-18-15 10:03 am
CAIRO - Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy long runs through one of the world's most crowded and chaotic cities.
- Egypt official says she burned books 'corrupting' children Updated: Apr-15-15 4:10 pm
CAIRO - An Egyptian education official under investigation for burning library books from a school suspected of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood defended her decision Wednesday, saying she herself is under fire for trying to weed out extremist ideas that "corrupt" children.
- Egypt to destroy torched building of Mubarak's party Updated: Apr-15-15 12:29 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's government on Wednesday ordered the army's corps of engineers to demolish the headquarters of ousted President Hosni Mubarak's now-defunct party, a towering structure on the Nile which was torched by protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his rule.