Tag Archives: Cairo

Warsaw flight to Egypt’s Hurghada emergency landing in Bulgaria after bomb threat

A plane flying from Warsaw to Egyptian resort of Hurghada has made an emergency landing at Bulgaria’s Burgas after a bomb Threat emerged, according to officials.

Militants launch major assault in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

CAIRO — Islamic State-affiliated militants unleashed a wave of coordinated attacks on security checkpoints in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, the latest strike in a surge in global violence by sympathizers of the group. At least 10 soldiers were killed … read more

Likely crimes against humanity in Egypt – HRW

CAIRO (AP) — The New-York based Human Rights Watch called Tuesday for an international commission of inquiry into mass killings by Egyptian security forces last summer, saying they likely amount to crimes against humanity. Based on a year-long investigation into … read more

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7 years

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists for Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges. The three of them — Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed … read more

US pressing Egypt to adopt more moderate policies

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday made the highest-level American visit to Egypt since President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took office as Washington presses the former army chief to adopt more moderate policies. Economic and security problems … read more

US seeks to thaw Egypt relations despite concerns

CAIRO (AP) — The United States, seizing on Egypt’s weak economy and shaky security, is seeking to convince its new president to embrace more moderate policies to achieve stability — and deliver more American aid In the few weeks since … read more

Egypt’s government submits resignation

  (Reuters) – Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb submitted his government’s resignation on Monday to new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, state television reported. Mehleb and others like the finance minister are expected to retain their positions, officials and the media … read more