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  • Cairo cinema gives Egypt home for alternative film

    Cairo cinema gives Egypt home for alternative film

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:37 AM EDT2014-07-10 07:37:47 GMT
    Squeezed in between auto parts shops and cafes off the crowded avenues of downtown Cairo, no blaring marquee announces this cinema. Instead look for a small blue doorway, marked by a discrete neon calligraphy sign...More >>
    Squeezed in between auto parts shops and cafes off the crowded avenues of downtown Cairo, no blaring marquee announces this cinema. Instead look for a small blue doorway, marked by a discrete neon calligraphy sign and...More >>
  • Egypt challenges sale of valuable ancient statue

    Egypt challenges sale of valuable ancient statue

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-07-09 13:48:54 GMT
    Egypt is challenging a British museum's planned sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue that is expected to fetch up to 6 million pounds ($10 million) at a London auction.More >>
    Egypt is challenging a British museum's planned sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue that is expected to fetch up to 6 million pounds ($10 million) at a London auction.More >>
  • Iraqi parliament to meet early next week

    Iraqi parliament to meet early next week

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:07:39 GMT
    Iraq's parliament has officially rescheduled its next session for early next week after facing criticism over an announced five-week break to give leaders time to agree on a new government.More >>
    Iraq's parliament Tuesday officially rescheduled its next session for early next week after criticism over initial plans for a five-week break, amid pressure for political leaders to agree on a new government that can...More >>
  • Iraqi parliament squabbles over when to next meet

    Iraqi parliament squabbles over when to next meet

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:27:22 GMT
    Iraq's deadlocked parliament on Monday postponed its next session until mid-August, prolonging the country's political impasse despite urgent calls for a new government that can confront Sunni extremists...More >>
    With political leaders deadlocked, Iraq's parliament squabbled Monday over when to hold its next session, potentially delaying the formation of a new government for weeks despite the threat from extremists who have...More >>
  • Egypt President defends recent price hikes

    Egypt President defends recent price hikes

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:06:24 GMT
    Egypt's defense minister has ordered military transport buses to deploy for use by the public in Cairo's twin city to alleviate the effect of rising fares following a steep hike in fuel prices.More >>
    Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi defended Monday his recent decisions to partially lift subsidies on fuel that caused a public outcry, calling them a necessary "bitter pill" to revive his nation's ailing...More >>
  • Egypt leader wishes journalists weren't tried

    Egypt leader wishes journalists weren't tried

    Sunday, July 6 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-06 22:55:48 GMT
    Egypt's president acknowledged for the first time that the heavy sentences handed down to three Al-Jazeera journalists had a "very negative" impact on his country's reputation, saying he wished they were...More >>
    Egypt's president acknowledged for the first time that the heavy sentences handed down to three Al-Jazeera journalists had a "very negative" impact on his country's reputation, saying he wished they were never put...More >>
  • Iraq analyzing tape purported to show top militant

    Iraq analyzing tape purported to show top militant

    Sunday, July 6 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-06 19:26:01 GMT
    Iraq's military spokesman says officials are working to determine the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows the leader of a Sunni extremist group that has seized large swaths of the country delivering...More >>
    Iraq security agencies are working to verify the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows the elusive leader of the Sunni extremist group that has declared an Islamic state in a large chunk of territory it controls...More >>
  • Egypt president raises cigarette, alcohol prices

    Egypt president raises cigarette, alcohol prices

    Sunday, July 6 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-06 18:55:40 GMT
    Egypt's president has issued a decree raising the sales tax on cigarettes by up to 50 percent and on beer by 200 percent.More >>
    Egypt's president decreed an increase in sales tax on cigarettes, beer and wine, the latest in a series of price hikes that aim to ease the country's staggering budget deficit.More >>
  • Video purportedly shows extremist leader in Iraq

    Video purportedly shows extremist leader in Iraq

    Saturday, July 5 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-07-05 23:35:25 GMT
    Images posted online show that Islamic extremists have destroyed at least 10 ancient shrines and Shiite mosques in territory they have seized in northern Iraq in recent weeks.More >>
    A man purporting to be the leader of the Sunni extremist group that has declared an Islamic state in territory it controls in Iraq and Syria has made what would be his first public appearance, delivering a sermon at a...More >>
  • Egypt premier defends steep rise in energy prices

    Egypt premier defends steep rise in energy prices

    Saturday, July 5 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-05 19:14:58 GMT
    Egypt's prime minister on Saturday defended his government's decision to introduce a steep rise in fuel prices, saying energy subsidies have over the past decade cost the treasury a staggering 687 billion...More >>
    Egypt's prime minister on Saturday defended a steep rise in fuel prices as necessary move to shore up the treasury, as outraged commuters bickered with public transport drivers over fare hikes and some rushed to gas...More >>
  • Clashes between Egypt troops, protesters kill teen

    Clashes between Egypt troops, protesters kill teen

    Friday, July 4 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-04 19:44:24 GMT
    An Egyptian teenager was killed in clashes between supporters of the ousted Islamist president and security forces Friday, a security official said, raising to two the total number of deaths during two days of...More >>
    An Egyptian teenager was killed in clashes between supporters of the ousted Islamist president and security forces Friday, a security official said, raising to two the total number of deaths during two days of violent...More >>
  • Egypt: violence marks anniversary of Morsi ouster

    Egypt: violence marks anniversary of Morsi ouster

    Thursday, July 3 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-07-03 22:45:43 GMT
    Egyptian security officials say a suspected Islamic militant died when a homemade device he was handling went off inside a house in a village near Cairo.More >>
    A series of demonstrations and small bombings marked the anniversary on Thursday of the ouster of Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi, and authorities responded by arresting nearly 200 people as part of their crackdown...More >>
  • Blasts kill 2 senior policemen near Egypt palace

    Blasts kill 2 senior policemen near Egypt palace

    Monday, June 30 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-06-30 23:41:05 GMT
    Security officials say a homemade bomb has gone off near Egypt's presidential palace in Cairo, wounding three people.More >>
    Three homemade bombs went off near Egypt's presidential palace on Monday, killing two senior police officers and injuring 10 other people on the anniversary of mass protests that led to the ouster of Islamist President...More >>
  • Egypt moves to restrict Ramadan sermons

    Egypt moves to restrict Ramadan sermons

    Sunday, June 29 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-06-29 20:11:02 GMT
    Egypt will restrict Ramadan sermons to the topics of faith and morality, in the latest move aimed at limiting political speech in the deeply polarized country.More >>
    Egypt will restrict sermons during the holy month of Ramadan to topics of faith and morality, the state's top official in charge of religious affairs said Sunday, in the latest measure by the government to control...More >>
  • Israeli field may supply gas to Egypt facility

    Israeli field may supply gas to Egypt facility

    Sunday, June 29 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-06-29 13:40:02 GMT
    A developer of a natural gas field off Israel's coast has signed a letter of intent to provide gas to a facility in Egypt.More >>
    One of the developers of a natural gas field off Israel's Mediterranean coast on Sunday said it has signed a letter of intent to provide gas to a facility in Egypt.More >>
  • Egypt violence kills 2 civilians, 4 conscripts

    Egypt violence kills 2 civilians, 4 conscripts

    Saturday, June 28 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-06-28 18:29:47 GMT
    An Egyptian security official says a girl has been killed and her mother wounded by the explosion of a homemade bomb on the outskirts of Cairo.More >>
    Militants in Egypt's northern Sinai shot and killed four conscripts returning from holidays to their duty station Saturday, hours after two homemade bombs killed a teenager and her mother in a construction site near...More >>
  • Egypt's army says 'virus cure' needs more tests

    Egypt's army says 'virus cure' needs more tests

    Saturday, June 28 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-06-28 18:06:16 GMT
    Egypt's military said Saturday that devices it claimed it invented to detect and cure AIDS and hepatitis C need six more months of testing.More >>
    Egypt's military said Saturday that a device it claimed it invented to cure AIDS and hepatitis C needs six more months of testing.More >>
  • Egypt becoming police state, Islamists say

    Egypt becoming police state, Islamists say

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-04-30 21:42:03 GMT
    Muslim Brotherhood supporters say they are the victims of an unjust crackdown in Egypt.More >>
    Muslim Brotherhood supporters say they are the victims of an unjust crackdown in Egypt.More >>
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