December 22, 2012 11:35 AM
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's state TV says Vice President Mahmoud Mekki has resigned. Mekki's Saturday resignation was announced with more than five hours to go of voting in the second and final phase of a referendum on a disputed, Islamist-backed constitution. Mekki, a career judge, has said he intends to... more »
November 17, 2012 12:30 PM
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - The White House says it believes Israel "has the right to defend itself" against attack and that the Israelis will make their own decisions about their "military tactics and operations." A top aide to President Barack Obama tells reporters traveling with the president to... more »
August 6, 2012 1:46 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's military spokesman says intelligence services had reports of an impending attack from Egypt and therefore were ready to thwart it. Masked gunmen killed 16 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint along the border with Gaza and Israel on Sunday, then burst through a security fence with cars... more »
July 29, 2012 5:12 PM
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says Syrian President Bashar Assad is hastening his own demise by using helicopter gunships to kill civilians. Panetta said the tactic ultimately will be "a nail in Assad's coffin." The Pentagon chief commented to reporters Sunday en route from Washington to... more »
July 8, 2011 3:20 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials have confirmed the first American death tied to the food poisoning outbreak in Europe.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said lab tests show an Arizona man was infected with the same E. coli bacteria blamed for the outbreak centered in... more »
May 31, 2011 6:40 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - A former chairman of one of Egypt's major banks faces charges of sexually abusing a maid at a luxury Manhattan hotel, just weeks after the arrest of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on similar allegations.
Police say Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar was arrested... more »
February 28, 2011 5:29 AM
CAIRO (AP) Egyptian state TV says the top prosecutor has banned ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his family from travel abroad and ordered their funds "impounded."
The move Monday by Egypt's top prosecutor is the latest measure against the Mubaraks. The prosecutor on Feb. 20 ordered the assets of... more »
February 11, 2011 5:28 AM
CAIRO (AP) Egypt's military threw its weight Friday behind President Hosni Mubarak's plan to stay in office through September elections while protesters fanned out to the presidential palace in Cairo and other key symbols of the authoritarian regime in a new push to force the leader to step down immediately.... more »
February 11, 2011 4:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) Showing deepening dismay, President Barack Obama is questioning whether Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's promised transfer of power has any credibility or meaning. As a defiant Mubarak stayed in office, Obama challenged the autocratic Egyptian government to explain its path toward democracy to its people and the world.
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February 6, 2011 11:16 AM
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is now weighing in on the turmoil in Egypt. On Saturday night he spoke to a group in Santa Barbara, California, marking the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth.
Cheney encouraged the current White House to move cautiously in terms of the crisis in... more »
January 31, 2011 7:48 PM
Any trip to the pump lately likely hasn't been cheap. Oil prices are once again going up. "The market showed that it went up substantially on Friday, about $3.70 a barrel." explains Harlan Ochs, President of Acorn Petroleum in Colorado Springs.
Part of that rise can be attributed to... more »
January 30, 2011 6:33 PM
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter says the political unrest and rioting in Egypt is an earth-shaking event and that President Hosni Mubarak probably will have to leave office.
The former president brokered a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt in 1978. He calls the unrest the... more »
January 28, 2011 10:24 AM
CAIRO (msnbc) - Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei was under house arrest Friday, Egyptian security officials said, after Cairo became a scene of violent chaos with tens of thousands of anti-government protesters clashing with police.
The demonstrations were a major escalation in the ongoing rallies against President Hosni Mubarak's... more »
December 27, 2010 9:08 AM
Eight American tourists were killed in Egypt Sunday when their tour bus slammed into a parked truck.
At least twenty tourists along with the Egyptian bus driver and tour guide were hurt.
At the time, the bus was traveling from Aswan to the ancient temples of Abu Simbel... more »
October 13, 2010 8:33 AM
A newly released survey of 134 nations shows four Nordic countries lead the world in eliminating inequality between men and women.
Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden have topped the Global Gender Gap Index since it was first released in 2006 by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum, and Iceland remained... more »
February 16, 2010 4:13 PM
Egypt's famed King Tutankhamun suffered from a cleft palate and club foot, likely forcing him to walk with a cane, and died from complications from a broken leg exacerbated by malaria, according to the most extensive study ever of his mummy.
The findings were from two years of DNA... more »
January 17, 2010 11:17 AM
Researchers who examined an Egyptian mummy with the latest imaging technology found no evidence that a packet inside her was an offering to the gods of the ancient world.
Previous tests led to speculation that the packet was a bird mummy - something researchers said would be an unusual... more »
January 4, 2010 11:52 AM
France is trying to sell off excess doses of swine flu vaccine.
The population of France is just 62-million, but the country purchased 94-million doses of the vaccine. Used so far: 5-million.
Qatar has agreed to buy 300,000 doses, while Egypt and Ukraine have also expressed an interest.... more »
November 19, 2009 8:40 AM
Health experts say evidence from countries which have tried, shows even the strictest containment efforts aren't stopping swine flu. Even China, which initially claimed success with strict quarantines where entire planeloads of passengers were isolated, now acknowledges swine flu is more widespread that officially reported. Other nations that have carried... more »