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HORROR: Egypt Train Crash Kills At Least 24

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — A train traveling south of Egypt's capital slammed into vehicles crossing the tracks early Monday, killing at least 22 people, state TV...

Egyptian Police Fire Tear Gas At Hundreds Of Protesters

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.20.2013 | World

CAIRO — CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian anti-riot police fired tear gas Sunday at hundreds of supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president, bes...

Boredom And Frustration In Cairo

AP | AYA BATRAWY and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

CAIRO — In every corner of the Egyptian capital, a bustling city of 18 million that rarely sleeps, people are locked up in their homes at night ...

Egypt Denounces U.S. Embassy Breaching

AP | Posted 11.16.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's presidential spokesman says the breaching of the U.S. embassy in Cairo during protests over an anti-Islam film was "unjustified,...

Anti-American Protests Spill Into Iran

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | World

DUBAI, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Iranian students protested outside the Swiss embassy in Tehran on Thursday against an anti-Islam film that sparked violen...

Protesters Rip Down American Flag At U.S. Embassy

AP | SARAH EL DEEB and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 11.11.2012 | World

By SARAH EL DEEB and MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press CAIRO -- Mainly ultraconservative protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt's...

Crowd Storms Syrian Embassy In Cairo To Protest Bloodshed

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2012 | World

CAIRO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A crowd of Syrians stormed the Syrian embassy in Cairo smashing furniture and equipment and setting fire to parts of the bu...

Egyptian Court Orders Release Of 3 U.S. Students, Say Officials

AP | KATHY MATHESON and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.24.2012 | World

PHILADELPHIA — A court in Egypt has ordered the release of three American students arrested during a protest in Cairo, a lawyer in Philadelphia ...

Supporters And Opponents Of Ousted Egyptian Leader Clash In Cairo

AP | Posted 08.24.2011 | World

CAIRO — Supporters of Hosni Mubarak are clashing in central Cairo with opponents of the ousted Egyptian leader. Several hundred people from the...

From Tunisia To Egypt, Is This The Beginning Of A Trend?

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Protests continue to sweep Egypt, as the world waits to see if President Hosni Mubarak will be forced from office. Those protesters are not alone. The...

Massive Egyptian Prison Break Frees 700 Inmates

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Egyptians armed with guns, sticks, and blades have formed vigilante groups to defend their homes from looters after police d...

Why Egypt Matters: The Implications Of The Protests

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the protests continue in Egypt after President Hosni Mubarak's refusal to step down, the international media is increasingly focused on the Egyptia...

What's Going On In Egypt?

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After days of protest, Egypt's civil unrest came to a head today, with protestors defying curfews as the nation's military entered the streets. If you...

PHOTOS: Take Back The Streets! Pedestrian And Bike Only Zones

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We here at HuffPost Green adore pedestrian-only zones and bike friendly areas, which is why we decided to investigate locations around the world that ...

Peres set to discuss Middle East peace with Mubarak

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Shimon Peres is to make an official visit to Egypt Sunday for a working meeting in Cairo with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. ......

Egyptian minister blames Jews for UNESCO loss

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Egypt's culture minister on Wednesday blamed a conspiracy "cooked up in New York" by the world's Jews for keeping him from becoming the next head of the U.N.'s agency for culture and education.

Farouk Hosny was defeated on Tuesday by Bulgarian diplomat Irina Bokova in a tight race for the position of UNESCO chair.

"It was clear by the end of the competition that there was a conspiracy against me," Hosny told reporters at the airport upon his return from Paris.

"There are a group of the world's Jews who had a major influence in the elections who were a serious threat to Egypt taking this position," he said.

Hosny's candidacy raised an outcry because of a threat he made in the Egyptian parliament last year to personally burn any Israeli book he found in Egypt's famed Library of Alexandria. While he later apologized and Israel said it had withdrawn its opposition to his candidacy, several prominent Jewish activists spoke out against him in the runup to the vote.

Egypt's Mau Cats Once Worshipped Now Garbage Dwellers

GlobalPost | Theodore May | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO, Egypt -- Drivers swerve to hit them. Frustrated landlords poison them. Their distinctive bodies -- gray and spotted, slender and wiry -- litter...

Egypt Death Sentences At An All-Time High

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa Al-Omrani | Inter Press Service Cairo -- Egyptian courts have handed down unprecedented numbers of death sentence...

Being "Deeply Saddened" at Gun Violence Is Not Enough

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Candidate Obama addressed gun violence prevention. President Obama ha not done much more than express his deep sadness to victims and their families in response to shooting after shooting.

Arabic Newspaper Headlines Divided On Obama (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama is in Cairo, Egypt, to give his first speech in the Middle East on Thursday. One question has driven pre-speech debate: how will Obam...

In the Middle East, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Faisal Ghori | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal Ghori

No one in the Middle East, except for the government controlled media, is anticipating President Obama's speech in Cairo.

Obama In Egypt: Needs Magic To Reach Uncohesive Muslims

Bloomberg | Daniel Williams and Edwin Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama says he hopes his June 4 speech to the Muslim world will repair broken trust. He may find his audience disagrees on what needs ...

Obama In Cairo: Mission To 'Reshape US Image'

China View | Wael Naguib, Muhammad Yamany | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. President Barack Obama's Cairo speech will give another push to the image of the United States, which has improved relatively in the whole world ...

Egyptian Court 'Bans Porn Sites'

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A court in Cairo has issued a ruling that bans pornographic websites in Egypt, state news agency Mena reports....

Video: Aboard ships in Egypt's 'money quarters'

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

April 21: CNBC's Erin Burnett reports from Cairo, Egypt, where she has spent time on ships that travel through dangerous waters where tankers are at r...