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Carter Center closes Egypt office citing restrictive political environment

Carter Center closes Egypt office citing restrictive political environment

ATLANTA, Oct. 17 (UPI) --The Carter Center announced it will close its office in Egypt and cancel planned monitoring of Egypt's parliamentary elections citing political suppression.
JC Finley
Egypt confiscates newspapers in censorship attempt

Egypt confiscates newspapers in censorship attempt

CAIRO, Oct. 2 (UPI) --The Egyptian government confiscated all copies of a major Cairo newspaper to censor an article.
Ed Adamczyk
Egypt's Sisi: journalists should have been deported, not convicted

Egypt's Sisi: journalists should have been deported, not convicted

CAIRO, July 7 (UPI) --Egyptian President Abdel al-Sisi said Al Jazeera journalists should have been deported, rather than convicted, for supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
Ed Adamczyk
Egyptian pro-democracy blogger Bassem Sabry dead at 31

Egyptian pro-democracy blogger Bassem Sabry dead at 31

CAIRO, April 30 (UPI) -- Egyptian pro-democracy blogger Bassem Sabry died Tuesday at the age of 31, reportedly from a fall off a balcony in Cairo.
JC Finley
Egyptian banks refuse Syrian, Libyan, Sudanese transfers

Egyptian banks refuse Syrian, Libyan, Sudanese transfers

CAIRO , April 9 (UPI) -- Banks in Egypt have begun refusing to accept financial transfers or recognize invoices from client banks of Egyptian exporters in Sudan, Syria and Libya.
Ed Adamczyk

Mubarak-era minister al-Fiqqi gets jail in Egypt over illegal gains

CAIRO, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A Cairo court Thursday sentenced Mubarak-era official Anas al-Fiqqi to a year of hard labor after charges of illegal gains through abuse of power.

Russia's defense talks with Egypt part of regional arms drive

CAIRO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Russia's discussions with Egypt on a $3 billion arms deal underlines a major drive by Moscow to boost arms sales in the Middle East as it strives to upgrade its once powerful defense industry with a 10-year, $755 billion spending program.

Egyptian military arrests 19 armed members of Muslim Brotherhood

CAIRO, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Nineteen armed members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested in the town of Ismailia, an Egyptian military spokesman said Saturday.

Egyptian medics angry over flu vaccine shortage

CAIRO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Egyptian paramedics said they may refuse to handle cases of suspected bird flu because the government has not given them a flu shot.

More polling stations open to accommodate throng of Egyptian voters

CAIRO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- More polling stations were opened Tuesday to allow for the number of Egyptians voting on the country's constitution amid reported violence and irregularities.

One dead after technical error causes power plant explosion in Egypt

TALKHA, Egypt, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- An explosion in a power plant in Talkha, Egypt, killed one person and injured dozens more, workers said.
Middle East Christians mark Christmas amid messages of peace, support

Middle East Christians mark Christmas amid messages of peace, support

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- World leaders and religious figures offered messages of peace and support as Middle Eastern Christian faiths celebrated Christmas Tuesday.

Bus crash in central Egypt leaves 8 dead, 24 injured

BEBA, Egypt, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A tour bus crash in central Egypt's Beni Suef governorate left eight people dead, including one Syrian, and 24 others injured, authorities said.

Bomb explodes next to Cairo bus injuring 5

CAIRO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Less than a day after the Muslim Brotherhood was labeled a terrorist group, a bomb exploded next to a bus in Cairo Thursday, injuring five, officials said.

Three Egyptian activists sentenced to prison after demonstration

CAIRO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Three Egyptian activists were sentenced Sunday for assaulting police and organizing illegal protests, a judicial source told the news website Ahram Online.
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