Islamic militants on Friday ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding 19, according to the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Interior Ministry.
By Ivette Feliciano
On Christmas Eve in 2001, Hassan Ali, then a 13-year-old migrant from Egypt, was saved from a capsizing dinghy when he was crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe. After spending time in a refugee camp in Sicily, Italy, Ali…
By Jennifer Hijazi
"The light doesn’t care how tall the fence is; it’s not hemmed in by steel bars or officers’ uniforms. It cannot be forgotten," Galal El-Behairy writes in a poem from Cairo's Tora Prison.
By Associated Press
An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday, including top figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, state media reported.
By Associated Press
The United States has decided to release $195 million in military aid to Egypt after withholding the assistance last year over human rights concerns, the State Department announced Wednesday.
By Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press
CAIRO — Egypt's election commission announced Monday that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won a second, four-year term in office with more than 97 percent of the vote in last week's election, with turnout of 41.05 percent.
Three days of voting in Egypt's presidential election ended Wednesday, and there’s no doubt about the outcome: President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ran with no real opposition. While dozens of opposition figures and seven political parties called for an election boycott…
By Larisa Epatko, Layla Quran
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is expected to win a second four-year term. His only opponent is one of his supporters. Here's what we're watching.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, authorities in Puerto Rico say power has been restored to 55 percent of the island's customers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will be May before everyone has power back. Also, a gunman…
When the members of an Egyptian band arrive in an Israeli city for a performance, it's clear something is wrong -- they've gotten the name wrong and ended up in a sleepy desert town. That's the premise of a new…
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