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Movie star's lifestyle reversal sparks a debate in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Hala Shiha quit the glamorous film industry a decade ago to embrace a more religious lifestyle, adopting the traditional Muslim headscarf, or hijab, along with loose, long-sleeved clothes...

Egypt officials say bombing attempt near church thwarted

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a man wearing an explosives belt attempted to attack a Coptic Christian church north of Cairo but failed to enter before blowing himself up. ...

Sudan opposition party says its leader denied entry to Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese opposition party says its leader has been denied entry to Egypt upon his arrival from Germany. Sunday's statement by the National Ummah Party says that al-Sad...

Trump's Mideast team arrives in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian airport officials say President Donald Trump's Mideast team has arrived in Cairo on the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace dea...

Egypt says prominent socialist activist arrested

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a prominent activist and labor rights lawyer has been arrested on an array of charges including belonging to an outlawed group. The offic...

Egypt officials: 21 arrested over protesting metro fare hike

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say police have arrested 21 people for protesting against the government's surprise decision to hike fares on Cairo's subway as part of austerity measures mean...

Officials say 2 police killed in attack outside Cairo church

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say two policemen have been shot dead in an attack outside a church in a south Cairo suburb. The officials said a gunman opened fire outside ...

Egyptian official: 14 policemen killed southwest of Cairo

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian security official says 14 policemen have been killed in a shootout with militants southwest Cairo. The official says the exchange of gunfire took place on Fr...

Egyptian Coptic priest killed in Cairo attack

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church says a priest has been killed in a knife attack in a poor Cairo district, the latest deadly assault on members of the country's Christian minority. ...

Egypt officials: 2 militants killed in shootout with police

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say two suspected militants have been killed in a shootout with police in a province outside the capital Cairo. The officials said the milita...

Clerics offering religious edicts in Cairo metro stir debate

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Al-Azhar institute, the Sunni Muslim world's foremost religious institution, has set up a booth in a Cairo subway station with clerics offering fatwas, or religious advice, to com...

Jellyfish invasion stirs debate over Egypt's Suez Canal

CAIRO (AP) — Swarms of jellyfish have descended on Egypt's northern coast, keeping vacationers out of the water and stirring debate over a recent expansion of the Suez Canal. The nom...

Egyptians in Qatar fear being swept up in Gulf crisis

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors has yet to affect the 300,000 Egyptian workers in the tiny, energy-rich country, amid fears they could be...

Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area

MINYA, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian archaeological mission has found a necropolis holding at least 17 mummies near the Nile Valley city of Minya, in the first such find in the area, the antiquities minist...

Egypt court orders release of Muslim Brotherhood financier

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has ordered the release on bail of a senior leader and financier of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who has been in detention for nearly two years. A j...