Cairo - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Cairo Cairo airport takes steps to stop cholera spread from Yemen CAIRO (AP) — Cairo airport is introducing emergency measures, including quarantine, to prevent the spread of a cholera outbreak in Yemen by flights arriving from the war-torn Arab nation. The Health Ministry said on Tuesday that incoming passengers and returnees would face screenings to ensure that they do not carry the illness, and airport and port controls would be tightened. Tue, 16 May 2017 13:01:00 GMT 2017-05-16T13:01:00Z Egypt says Trump called el-Sissi ahead of Saudi summit CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says U.S. President Donald Trump has called his Egyptian counterpart to express his commitment to further "robust strategic relations" and partnership between the two countries. The office of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says Trump also noted in the call on Monday night that he looks forward to meeting el-Sissi during the Arab-Islamic-American summit in... Tue, 16 May 2017 10:55:00 GMT 2017-05-16T10:55:00Z Egypt calls for lifting of arms embargo on Libya CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reiterated a call on the international community to lift an arms embargo on Libya on Saturday, which would allow weapons to be delivered legally to a powerful general he backs in the fractured country's east. After meeting Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter in Cairo, el-Sissi, himself a former general, said ... Sat, 13 May 2017 16:09:00 GMT 2017-05-13T16:09:00Z Experts meet in Egypt over moving King Tut artifacts CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists and conservation experts met in Cairo on Sunday to discuss the safe transportation of King Tutankhamun's throne, chests and bed from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo to a new one being built on the other side of the Egyptian capital. The meeting, organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, brought together experts fr... Mon, 08 May 2017 02:30:00 GMT 2017-05-08T02:30:00Z 10 Things to Know for Monday 1. EMMANUEL MACRON BECOMES FRANCE'S YOUNGEST PRESIDENT The pro-European centrist's resounding victory dashes far-right rival Marine Le Pen's hopes of riding the populist wave that swept Donald Trump into the White House. 2. TEXAS GOVERNOR SIGNS BAN ON "SANCTUARY CITIES" The law allows police to ask about a person's ... Mon, 08 May 2017 01:25:00 GMT 2017-05-08T01:25:00Z Egypt expects second installment of IMF loan in June CAIRO (AP) — Egypt expects to receive a second installment, worth $1.2 billion, of a three-year International Monetary Fund loan in the second half of June. Finance Minister Amr el-Garhy announced at a press conference Sunday that negotiations with the IMF delegation, which is visiting Egypt, are going "very well." The delegation arrive... Sun, 07 May 2017 18:47:00 GMT 2017-05-07T18:47:00Z Gunmen kill 3 police in Egypt's capital CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen attacked a police patrol in Cairo, killing three policemen and wounding five before fleeing the scene, Egypt's Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The attack late Monday was claimed by a shadowy group known as Hasm, or "Decisiveness," which the government suspects is linked to the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood. The minis... Tue, 02 May 2017 16:04:00 GMT 2017-05-02T16:04:00Z Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians CAIRO (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants. Military helicopters flew overhead and ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:41:00 GMT 2017-04-29T21:41:00Z The Latest: Pope urges Egypt's clergy to remain positive CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Egypt (all times local): 5 p.m. Pope Francis has left Egypt at the end of a historic, two-day visit defined by calls for Christian-Muslim unity against religious militancy. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi saw the Catholic pontiff off at Cairo Airport on Saturday. The v... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:10:00 GMT 2017-04-29T15:10:00Z Security tight as pope celebrates open-air Mass in Cairo CAIRO (AP) — Military helicopters flew overhead and police fanned out in force Saturday as Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community on the final day of a visit aimed at comforting Christians following a series of attacks by Islamic militants. Despite the security concerns, Francis zoomed around the Cairo sports stadium ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:11:00 GMT 2017-04-29T13:11:00Z Egypt sentences 20 to death in police killings CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences against 20 suspected Islamists convicted of murder in the deaths of 15 people, including 11 police, during an attack on a police station in 2013. The ruling by the Cairo Criminal Court awaits approval by the grand mufti, the country's highest Islamic authority, and a final verdict will be del... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:34:00 GMT 2017-04-24T13:34:00Z Who's Dina Powell? A rising Trump national security figure WASHINGTON (AP) — The photo from inside Donald Trump's makeshift situation room at Mar-a-Lago affirmed what White House insiders have recognized for some time — that Dina Powell has quietly established herself as a White House power. Though sandwiched between other administration officials, the deputy national security adviser for strategy stands out as t... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:19:00 GMT 2017-04-13T18:19:00Z Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter CAIRO (AP) — Outside of Cairo's St. Mark's Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, a dozen high-ranking police officers are stationed on all entrances, searching cars and scanning the area, as security measures are visibly beefed up outside churches before Easter prayers on Sunday. The usually festive occasion is tainted with fearful apprehension... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:31:00 GMT 2017-04-12T20:31:00Z Egypt names Mubarak-era figures to head media watchdogs CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president has picked three former leaders at state news organizations during the era of deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak to lead new media watchdog agencies, part of measures to tighten his control over the country following a pair of horrific Islamic State church bombings last weekend. The move comes just days after President Abdel-Fat... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:26:00 GMT 2017-04-12T15:26:00Z Attacks test Egypt's president who orders state of emergency CAIRO (AP) — Egypt imposed a three-month nationwide state of emergency Monday as President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi sought to ease public anger and take a tougher stand against Islamic extremists after suicide bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed 45 people. A day after the Palm Sunday bloodshed, the Interior Ministry said it killed seven Islamic ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:41:00 GMT 2017-04-11T00:41:00Z The Latest: Germany urges Egyptian religious solidarity CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Sunday's deadly church bombings in Egypt (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Germany says Muslims in Egypt should show solidarity with their Christian compatriots. A spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the suicide bombings that killed 45 people Sunday Steffen Seibert t... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:00:00 GMT 2017-04-10T18:00:00Z The Latest: US official condemns 'barbaric attacks' in Egypt CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the bombing of two churches in Egypt (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The U.S. State Department is condemning in the strongest terms what it calls the "barbaric attacks" on Christian places of worship in Egypt. Bombs at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt killed more than 40 people and wounded... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:17:00 GMT 2017-04-09T20:17:00Z A timeline of recent attacks on Egypt's Christians CAIRO (AP) — Sunday's bombings of two Coptic churches in separate cities claimed by the Islamic State group are the latest attacks on Egypt's embattled Christian minority, increasingly targeted by IS and affiliated militants. The Copts have long been a favored target of extremists — they were struck with a similar church bombing just weeks before the cou... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:38:00 GMT 2017-04-09T17:38:00Z Egyptians recount sexual harassment, angering conservatives CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptian women and girls have come out to denounce sexual harassment and share personal stories about it on social media, breaking a taboo and raising the ire of some in the country's conservative majority. In posts on Facebook and Twitter from the weekend to Wednesday, rare, candid stories focused on women's first experiences of ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:49:00 GMT 2017-04-07T09:49:00Z Timeline of the Syrian civil war and US response The U.S. attack on a Syrian air base came after years of heated debate and deliberation in Washington over intervention in the bloody civil war. Chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people since the start of the conflict, with the U.N. blaming three attacks on the Syrian government and a fourth on the Islamic State group. One of the worst yet came Tuesday in rebel-held n... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:58:00 GMT 2017-04-07T07:58:00Z Remains of a new pyramid discovered in Egypt CAIRO (AP) — A top antiquities official says an Egyptian excavation team has discovered the remains of a new pyramid that dates back to the 13th Dynasty, some 3,700 years ago. The head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector, Mahmoud Afifi, said in a statement Monday that the remains were located north of King Sneferu's bent pyramid in the Dahshur royal necropolis south o... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:32:00 GMT 2017-04-03T12:32:00Z In DC visit, Egypt's el-Sissi to test 'chemistry' with Trump CAIRO (AP) — Making his first official visit to Washington, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's meeting this week with U.S. President Donald Trump would be a significant step in the international rehabilitation of the general-turned-politician who was kept out of the Obama White House. But, analysts caution, there may not be much more that Egypt's president could tak... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:39:00 GMT 2017-04-02T15:39:00Z Egypt's famed pyramids get new lab to restore pharaonic boat CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's famed pyramids at Giza have a newcomer in their midst: the largest on-site antiquities laboratory meant to restore the location's second pharaonic boat. The vessel is believed to be the ceremonial boat of Pharaoh Cheops, known for building the largest of Egypt's pyramids. The project, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Higashi N... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:05:00 GMT 2017-03-29T15:05:00Z Egypt's Mubarak free, acquitted after years-long detention CAIRO (AP) — Far from the cameras that followed him closely over six years of legal wrangling, Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak quietly returned home to his family on Friday after winning acquittals and release from a Cairo hospital where he has been detained for years. The 88-year-old onetime autocratic ruler now walks free, acquitted over his role... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:48:00 GMT 2017-03-24T17:48:00Z Arab autocrats: Exiled, killed or fighting for survival BEIRUT (AP) — Egypt's ousted former President Hosni Mubarak was released Friday after six years in custody but he is not the only autocratic ruler in the Middle East that was caught up in Arab Spring revolts that swept across the region in 2011. Exiled, killed or fighting for survival, here's a look at the fate of other Arab leaders and where they are now... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:59:00 GMT 2017-03-24T16:59:00Z Key events in the life of the ousted Egyptian president CAIRO (AP) — Key events in the life of the ousted Egyptian president, who has been released from detention and returned home. — Oct. 15 1981: Mubarak takes office after his predecessor, Anwar Sadat, is assassinated by Islamic militants during a military parade. Mubarak, Sadat's vice-president, survives with a minor hand injury. — Mubara... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:31:00 GMT 2017-03-24T15:31:00Z Over 400 students fall ill of Egypt army's school meals CAIRO (AP) — At least 435 students fell ill of suspected food poisoning in public schools across Egypt on Tuesday and Wednesday after consuming government-issued school meals, health officials said. Egypt's Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that 312 students in schools in Cairo, Suez and Aswan were hospitalized with symptoms of food poisoning, in a succession of mass fo... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:36:00 GMT 2017-03-22T16:36:00Z The Latest: Royal Jordanian to enforce ban starting Friday CAIRO (AP) — The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Jordan's national carrier says it will begin to restrict most electronics equipment, including laptops, on direct... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:20:00 GMT 2017-03-21T20:20:00Z Egyptian, Palestinian leaders meet for reconciliation talks CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian and Palestinian leaders held talks in Cairo on Monday in what Egyptian media reports have called a "reconciliation" meeting. Relations between Cairo and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have been tense over a range of issues, including Egypt's contacts with Gaza's Hamas rulers and other factions that are at odds with Abbas' Palestinian Authority. ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:26:00 GMT 2017-03-20T13:26:00Z Egypt's el-Sissi to meet Trump in Washington in early April CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet in Washington next month, Egypt's leading state-owned newspaper said on Sunday. Al-Ahram said in a front-page report the two leaders will meet during the first week of April, in what will be el-Sissi's first visit to Washington since taking office in 2014. ... 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