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US and Egypt pledge allegiance in IS fight raging in Sinai
by Brian Rohan - February 13, 2018 - 2:00am
The United States and Egypt on yesterday reaffirmed their commitment to battle Islamic militants in the Middle East as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo at the start...
AP Analysis: No end to war in sight as life worsens in Yemen
by Brian Rohan - November 10, 2017 - 6:15pm
As Saudi Arabia tightens the screws on its weak southern neighbor, the war it launched in Yemen over two years ago appears more intractable than ever, with nothing but further suffering in sight.
Human rights honor goes to Egyptian banned from travel
by Brian Rohan - October 11, 2017 - 12:11am
An Egyptian has been honored with one of the most prestigious awards granted to human rights defenders but was unable to accept the prize in person because his government has banned him from travel over his work...
Sudanese doctors urge measures against cholera outbreak
by Brian Rohan - July 2, 2017 - 10:28pm
Sudanese doctors and aid workers urged the government to declare a state of emergency over a cholera outbreak and delay the start of the school year, which began on yesterday, although authorities say the situation...
Egypt police block labor day assembly, workers urge freedoms
by Brian Rohan - May 1, 2016 - 1:31pm
Egyptian police prevented hundreds of workers from holding a meeting in Cairo to commemorate International Workers' Day on yesterday, while independent trade union leaders urged the government to allow them freedom...
Egypt leader urges people to defend state ahead of protests
by Brian Rohan - April 24, 2016 - 12:03pm
Egypt's president urged citizens to defend the state and its institutions from the "forces of evil" on yesterday, a day before planned demonstrations against his policies, including the transfer of two Red Sea islands...
Egypt sends 8 to trial over scratches on King Tut's mask
by Brian Rohan - January 24, 2016 - 5:00pm
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...
Syrian troops advance in south and center, drive back rebels
by Brian Rohan - December 29, 2015 - 2:23pm
Syrian forces have retaken a key southern military base after heavy fighting with rebels and an al-Qaida affiliate, and seized mountain villages after driving out Islamic State fighters, the government and opposition...
Cash boost sought from Egypt's Suez Canal proves elusive
by Brian Rohan - October 28, 2015 - 1:04pm
Toll revenues for Egypt's Suez Canal have fallen so far this year compared to last, dampening hopes that a newly built parallel waterway will boost the economy in the immediate future.
Severe weather sweeps Mideast, 6 dead in Egypt
by Brian Rohan - October 25, 2015 - 2:33pm
Severe weather swept across the Middle East on yesterday, pounding Israel with baseball-sized hail, sending torrents of uncollected garbage through the streets of Beirut and killing six people in Egypt, five of whom...
Egypt fixing Tutankhamun mask after botched epoxy repair
by Brian Rohan - October 20, 2015 - 5:00pm
Restorers put their work on the famed golden burial mask of King Tutankhamun on display in Cairo on yesterday, over a year after the beard was accidentally knocked off and hastily glued back on with epoxy.
Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
by Brian Rohan - August 29, 2015 - 9:46pm
An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are...
Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
by Brian Rohan - August 29, 2015 - 3:31am
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights...
3 Al-Jazeera English reporters await Egyptian court ruling
by Brian Rohan - August 29, 2015 - 2:56am
Three Al-Jazeera English journalists awaited a verdict in their retrial Saturday in an Egyptian court, hoping for an end to their long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights...
IS affiliate in Egypt releases image of slain Croat captive
by Brian Rohan - August 12, 2015 - 3:01pm
Islamic State sympathizers circulated an image yesterday that appears to show the grisly aftermath of the beheading of a Croatian hostage abducted in Egypt, which if confirmed would mark the first such killing of...
Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension in hope of a new era
by Brian Rohan - August 5, 2015 - 12:38am
Germany's Siemens pledges $10.5B in Egypt power projects
by Brian Rohan - March 15, 2015 - 5:23am
German industrial giant Siemens agreed to invest $10.5 billion ($10 billion euros) in Egypt on yesterday, with projects to build power plants that will boost the country's electricity generation capacity by up to...
Britain opens Egypt trade mission, largest in over a decade
by Brian Rohan - January 14, 2015 - 4:03am
Britain launched its largest trade mission to Egypt in over a decade on yesterday, involving more than 40 companies from the top foreign investor in the Arab world's most populous country.
Egypt prepares for worst ahead of Sunday protest
by Brian Rohan - June 30, 2013 - 6:25am
As the streets once again fill with protesters eager to oust the president and Islamists determined to keep him in power, Egyptians are preparing for the worst: days or weeks of urban chaos that could turn their...
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