Egypt arrests 24 in demolition protests near pyramids

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say police have arrested 24 people who tried to prevent authorities from demolishing illegal buildings near the Giza pyramids. They say polic...

Sudan protesters show resilience, employ Arab Spring tactics

CAIRO (AP) — The anti-government protests rocking Sudan for the past month are reminiscent of the Arab Spring uprisings of nearly a decade ago. Demonstrators, many in their 20s and 30s, are trying to ...

Militants kidnap Christian man in Egypt's Sinai

CAIRO (AP) — Security officials say Islamic militants have kidnapped a Christian man traveling in a communal taxi in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula. They did not iden...

Egypt deports second German in a week for alleged IS links

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say authorities have deported a German teenager they say had come to Egypt with the intention of joining Islamic State militants fighting security forces in the Sinai P...

Sudan under al-Bashir: Long history of turmoil, conflicts

CAIRO (AP) — Street protests against Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir show no sign of abating. A growing number of his former allies are clamoring for his departure. None of his friends in the region ...

Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt's Giza pyramids, kills 2

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus in an area near the Giza Pyramids, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others. The official...

Thousands demonstrate in Sudan against Bashir's rule

CAIRO (AP) — Activists say thousands are demonstrating in a string of neighborhoods of the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, calling for President Omar Bashir to step down. They say hund...

Sudan's protests point to weaknesses in Bashir's rule

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's Omar Bashir fended off a march by opponents on his presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum, unleashing his security forces in hopes of putting an end to an Arab Spring-style ...

El-Sissi's call on Egyptians to lose weight creates a stir

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is demanding Egyptians lose weight. In televised comments earlier this month, the general-turned-president railed about the number of ove...

Egyptian novel explores Christians under controlling church

CAIRO (AP) — Shady Lewis Botros says his recently published novel — "Ways of the Lord" — can be broadly viewed as an attempt to answer one question: What it's like to be a Christian in Egypt? ...

Normalcy restored in Egyptian Sinai city, but danger lurks

EL ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Mohammed Amer Shaaban stood over trays of fresh fish at his tiny store in the coastal Sinai Peninsula city of el-Arish, pointing to his right and left while recalling the tough ...

Egypt restricts yellow vests sales to avoid copycat protests

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have quietly introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month's anniversary...

Egypt actress says revealing dress wasn't meant to offend

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actress facing trial on public obscenity charges for wearing a revealing dress says she didn't mean to offend anyone, appealing to her detractors to believe in her good intent...

Egypt creates new human rights watchdog - to protect itself

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has created a new high-powered human rights watchdog agency, but its primary mission isn't to protect Egyptians from violations. Instead, the body is foremost aimed at protecting th...

With new Egypt capital being built, what becomes of Cairo?

CAIRO (AP) — Cairo is a city of 20 million people, a metropolis combining charm and squalor and a place where architectural treasures compete with overcrowded, impoverished neighborhoods. ...