Disabled Egyptians seek to meet president

CAIRO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Dozens of disabled Egyptians protested for the sixth day Monday, asking President Mohamed Morsi to recognize their rights.

Egyptian prosecutor rejects removal effort

CAIRO, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Egypt's top prosecutor, Abdel Maguid Mahmoud, returned to work Saturday in defiance of an attempt by President Mohamed Morsi to remove him.
Tahrir Square reopened after protests

Tahrir Square reopened after protests

CAIRO, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Traffic in Tahrir Square in Cairo was back to normal Saturday one day after fighting between rival groups of protesters injured 110 people, witnesses said.
Hundreds hurt in rival protests in Cairo

Hundreds hurt in rival protests in Cairo

CAIRO, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people were injured Friday when fighting broke out between rival groups of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, emergency medical workers said.

Ex-Mubarak-era official now Vatican envoy

CAIRO, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi removed the Hosni Mubarak-era prosecutor general from his post and named him ambassador to the Vatican, officials said.

Egyptian activists: Search for missing

CAIRO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The new Egyptian government is not doing enough to find people who disappeared during and after the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak, activists say.

Morsi pardons Egyptian political prisoners

CAIRO, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Egypt has issued a general pardon of anyone convicted of crimes committed during the revolution that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak.

Egypt adviser wants change in Sinai treaty

CAIRO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- An adviser to Egypt's president has called for an amendment to the peace treaty with Israel over the occupation of the Sinai peninsula.

Reports: 2 suspects in Libya attack caught

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Two Tunisian suspects in an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others were captured as they tried to enter Turkey, Turkish reports said.
AI: Egypt needs 'root-and-branch' reform

AI: Egypt needs 'root-and-branch' reform

CAIRO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Military and police abuses have left Egypt a "bloody legacy" and attempts at reform "have merely scratched the surface," Amnesty International said Tuesday.
Erdogan: Turkey has 'advanced democracy'

Erdogan: Turkey has 'advanced democracy'

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is an example of how democracy can work in an Islamic country.

Anti-Islamic TV host released in Egypt

CAIRO, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- An anti-Islamic TV host was freed after he was arrested on charges on which he had already been convicted, Egyptian officials said.

Palestinians protest tunnel closures

GAZA, West Bank, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Dozens of Palestinians gathered near the Gaza border Sunday to protest Egypt shutting down a tunnel network used for the passage of goods, officials said.

Britain: Don't let Arab Spring go to waste

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The British government called for international unity to ensure political gains in the Middle East and North Africa don't evaporate.

Maliki invited to Turkey party summit

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A Turkish diplomat confirmed that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was invited to attend a summit for Ankara's ruling Justice and Development Party.

Pew: Focus on U.S. race waning globally

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- While praise for U.S. President Barack Obama is down among Arab nations, most country's aren't paying attention to the 2012 election, poll data indicate.

Christian jailed for Facebook photos

CAIRO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A court in Egypt sentenced a Coptic Christian teacher to six years in prison for placing anti-Islamic pictures on his Facebook page.

Egypt urged to arrest Sudanese president

CAIRO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Human rights activists called on Egypt to arrest the president of Sudan on war crimes and genocide charges when he arrives for an official visit Sunday.
Marines sent to embassies in Yemen, Sudan

Marines sent to embassies in Yemen, Sudan

Anti-American demonstrators attacked U.S. embassies in more than a dozen nations, protesting a crudely made anti-Islam film produced in the United States.
By United Press International

Pelosi urges no aid cuts to Egypt

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the United States should continue to provide aid to Egypt but she declined to call the North African nation an ally.

Adviser says Egypt should control Sinai

CAIRO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Camp David Accords with Israel should be modified to allow Egypt full control over the Sinai, says an adviser to President Mohamed Morsi.
Morsi condemns anti-Islam video, violence

Morsi condemns anti-Islam video, violence

BRUSSELS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi condemned an anti-Islam video that sparked protests in north Africa and the Middle East but said it does not justify violence.

Iran reaches out for new energy customers

TEHRAN, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Iran announced it was ready to start exporting electricity to India and selling crude oil to the new Egyptian government.

Quartet meets in Cairo on Syria

CAIRO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Foreign ministry delegates from Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran convened in Cairo Monday to search out a way to end the Syrian crisis, an official said.

EgyptAir strike comes to an end

CAIRO, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A strike by EgyptAir cabin crew members ended after a presidential representative promised to meet their demands for better working conditions and insurance.
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