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Egyptian soccer shaken by Saudi minister's alleged meddling

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's close relations with Saudi Arabia are being tested by an uproar over alleged soccer meddling by the kingdom's sports minster. Turki al-Sheikh's attempts over the...

Salah takes on Egyptian federation over World Cup debacle

CAIRO (AP) — Emboldened by his global star power, Mohamed Salah has said out loud what many of his Egyptian teammates have been saying in private for weeks: Failure by the national federation to enfor...

Abbot's murder in desert monastery shocks Egypt's Christians

CAIRO (AP) — It reads like a murder mystery set in an exotic locale: an abbot found dead in a desert monastery; a monk defrocked and arrested; another held by police and hospitalized after trying to k...

Pharaohs' late World Cup loss piles on misery for Egyptians

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — For the millions of Egyptians who watched on TV, Friday's loss to Uruguay in the country's first World Cup match since 1990 could not have come at a worse time. ...

Commercial dispute showcases Salah's star power in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A commercial dispute between Mohammed Salah and football authorities in his native Egypt has been swiftly resolved following top-level political intervention, a quick turnaround that show...

Being a soccer fan in Egypt is a risky, even deadly, passion

CAIRO (AP) — Being a soccer fan in Egypt has been a dangerous, sometimes even deadly, passion for years. That may soon change. The Al-Ahly club's "Ultras" — hardcore supporters of th...

Egypt's election produces surprise runner-up: Invalid votes

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's victory in last week's election was never in doubt, but the vote produced a surprise runner-up — an unusually large number of invalid ballots, s...

Egypt tries to boost voter turnout with incentives, threats

CAIRO (AP) — One manager threatened employees who didn't vote — and then checked for their ink-stained finger as they clocked in the next day. A regional governor pledged improved water and sanitation...

Egypt's embattled activists face a #MeToo reckoning

CAIRO (AP) — Accusations of sexual misconduct directed at two prominent human rights lawyers in Egypt — one of them a former presidential hopeful — have roiled the country's beleaguered civil society,...