Egypt government - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Egypt government 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 New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The newly elected leader of Hamas paid tribute in Gaza on Monday to Palestinian prisoners being held in Israel, his first appearance in the new role and a sign of the group's internal power shift from the diaspora to the Hamas-ruled territory. Since the Palestinian group's founding 30 years ago, its top leaders had moved betwe... Mon, 08 May 2017 17:17:00 GMT 2017-05-08T17:17:00Z 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 The Latest: Trump says 'no deal' was made for charity worker WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of an Egyptian-American charity worker (all times local): 3 p.m. President Donald Trump says "no deal" was made to secure the release of an Egyptian-American charity worker. Trump, in an interview with The Associated Press, says he asked Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Si... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:05:00 GMT 2017-04-21T19:05:00Z Islamic State claims attack on Egypt police checkpoint CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine's Monastery in Sinai late Tuesday which authorities said killed one policeman and wounded four. The militants opened fire from an elevated hilltop overlooking the police checkpoint just outside the monaste... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:08:00 GMT 2017-04-18T22:08:00Z Egypt acquits American woman detained for 3 years CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted Aya Hijazi, a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen who has been held in detention for nearly three years over accusations related to a non-governmental organization she founded to aid street children. Authorities arrested Hijazi, her husband and six others in May 2014 on charges of abusing children that were widely... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:41:00 GMT 2017-04-16T23:41:00Z 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 Trump speaks with Egyptian president on church bombings WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken with the Egyptian president following the recent church bombings to express his confidence that Egypt will do what it can "to protect Christians and all Egyptians." The White House said that Trump spoke with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (AHB'-del fat-AH' el-SEE'-see) on Sunday "to... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:04:00 GMT 2017-04-10T14:04:00Z Suicide bombers kill 44 at Palm Sunday services in Egypt TANTA, Egypt (AP) — Suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt, killing 44 people and turning Palm Sunday services into scenes of horror and outrage at the government that led the president to call for a three-month state of emergency. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the violence, adding to fears that ex... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:07:00 GMT 2017-04-10T00:07:00Z 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 Trump says US will forge a 'great bond' with Egypt WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled a new era in U.S.-Egypt relations Monday, assuring his Egyptian counterpart that years of tepid relations will now give way to a "great bond" between their two nations. Trump reunited with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi for talks ranging from collaboration against the Islamic State group to bolstering Egy... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 01:18:00 GMT 2017-04-04T01:18:00Z 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 The Latest: US envoy at Arab summit: Mideast peace possible DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on the Arab summit being held in Jordan (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Donald Trump's international envoy has told officials at an Arab summit that the U.S. president believes an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is possible and would "reverberate positively throughout the region and the world." ... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:26:00 GMT 2017-03-29T19:26:00Z 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 Egypt says Sinai fighting kills 12 security forces CAIRO (AP) — Militants killed 10 Egyptian soldiers and two policemen in the Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, underscoring the challenge security forces face in combatting an Islamic State affiliate in the restive area bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip. Army spokesman Tamer el-Rifai said the troops were carrying out a raid in which they killed 15 militants a... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:32:00 GMT 2017-03-23T17:32:00Z 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. ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:15:00 GMT 2017-03-19T12:15:00Z Prosecutor orders release of Egypt's ousted leader Mubarak CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak was ordered to be freed from detention on Monday, according to the prosecutor who signed his release order. The decision ends nearly six years of legal proceedings against Mubarak and seems certain to revive the ongoing debate over whether the goals of the 2011 uprising that ended his reign were ever realized. ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:40:00 GMT 2017-03-13T18:40:00Z Egypt pardons 203 people jailed for illegal protests CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Monday pardoned more than 200 people convicted and jailed for their participation in illegal protests. The pardon of the 203 prisoners by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi did not cover any of the iconic, secular activists jailed for violating the 2013 protests law, which has effectively ended street activism in Egypt except for demonstrations... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:11:00 GMT 2017-03-13T15:11:00Z Egypt's Mubarak acquitted in final ruling on 2011 deaths CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top appeals court issued a final ruling Thursday that effectively acquits former President Hosni Mubarak on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign. The Court of Cassation rejected an appeal by prosecutors, allowing an acquittal verdict from 2014 to stand. The judge also rejected... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:28:00 GMT 2017-03-02T18:28:00Z IS militants in north Sinai showing their strength EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — In the past three days, Islamic State militants in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai region abducted four men accused of collaborating with the government, three of them during a brazen raid in the middle of a public market. Two of the men have been found slain while the others remain missing; Egyptian officials say that one of the slain men had his eyes... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:19:00 GMT 2017-02-27T23:19:00Z Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — After Islamic militants barged into his uncle's house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave. The 35-year-old Christian, who owns a plumbing supply business in Egypt's troubled northern Sinai town of el-Arish, packed up a few belongings and brought his family to the Suez Can... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:47:00 GMT 2017-02-27T08:47:00Z Christians flee Egypt's Sinai after militant killings EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Christian man inside his home in northern Sinai, officials and a priest said Friday, the latest in a string of sectarian killings there that has sent hundreds of Christians fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the community. The militants stormed the home of Ka... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:07:00 GMT 2017-02-24T19:07:00Z Ex-officials: Israeli leader spurned secret peace offer JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, former American officials confirmed Sunday, in apparent contradiction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stated goal of involving regional Arab powers in resolving Israel's conflict with the Palestinians. Netanyahu ... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:42:00 GMT 2017-02-19T21:42:00Z "Blind Sheik" guilty of 1990s terror plots dies in US prison The so called Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 has died in a federal prison. He was 78. Abdel-Rahman, blind since infancy from diabetes, had diabetes and coronary artery disease, died Saturday at the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, North Carolina, said its acting executive assistant,... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:37:00 GMT 2017-02-19T07:37:00Z Blind cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in US prison Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has died in a federal prison. He was 78. Abdel-Rahman, who had diabetes and coronary artery disease, died Saturday at the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, North Carolina... 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