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  • Israelis, Palestinians resume talks on Gaza deal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 19, 2014 2:40 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo are trying to hammer out a roadmap for the Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for the talks. The extension of the truce fanned hopes of an emerging deal, however vague, though... more »
  • Gaza truce extension fans hope of Cairo talks deal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2014 2:05 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - A five-day extension of a Gaza truce appears to be holding despite a rocky start, fanning cautious optimism of progress in Israel-Hamas negotiations in Cairo. It's the longest cease-fire yet since the war broke out last month in the Gaza Strip. The fighting has so far killed... more »
  • Gaza talks to continue in Cairo as truce holds

    August 12, 2014 2:56 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - A temporary Israel-Hamas truce is holding for a second day as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip are to resume in Cairo. Israel Radio says the Israeli delegation would return to the Egyptian capital on Tuesday after... more »
  • Hamas official says shooting won't affect truce

    November 23, 2012 3:15 PM

    CAIRO - A top Hamas official says today's shooting incident along Israel's border with Gaza won't affect the cease-fire that took effect two days ago. Israeli troops today fired on Gazans who were surging toward a border fence, killing one person. A Gaza health official says 19 others were wounded... more »
  • Al-Qaida threatens attacks on US diplomats

    September 18, 2012 9:14 AM

    CAIRO - Al-Qaida's branch in North Africa is calling for attacks on U.S. diplomats and more protests against the anti-Islam video that was produced in the U.S. Demonstrations have tapered off in nations such as Egypt and Tunisia, but protests have turned violent in Pakistan and Indian-controlled Kashmir. ... more »
  • Film protests lead to clashes across Muslim world

    September 14, 2012 12:09 PM

    CAIRO - It's been a day of sometimes-violent anti-American demonstrations across the Middle East and elsewhere in the Muslim world -- with demonstrators scaling the walls of U.S. embassies in Tunisia and Sudan. They also torched part of a German embassy, and clashed with security forces at an American fast-food... more »
  • Sudan: Protesters try to climb US Embassy wall

    September 14, 2012 10:42 AM

    CAIRO - Witnesses say Sudanese police have opened fire on protesters trying to climb the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum. The witnesses say several thousands of Sudanese were protesting outside the embassy, trying to storm it in anger over an obscure file produced in the United States that... more »
  • Egypt's Mubarak on life support after heart stops

    June 19, 2012 5:47 PM

    CAIRO - A security official says Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been put on life support after his heart stopped as he arrived at a military hospital. The state news agency MENA said the 84-year-old Mubarak was "clinically dead" when he arrived at the hospital from prison. It said... more »
  • Egyptians celebrate Mubarak's ouster

    February 11, 2011 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - "When his vice president today announced that he was going to step down I went like crazy I was running in the corridor, I didn't believe that that really happened finally," said Ahmed Abdel-Khalek, while watching the jubilation unfold on his laptop computer in Baton Rouge. ... more »
  • Egypt's Mubarak transfers power to vice president

    February 10, 2011 3:13 PM

    CAIRO - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he is transferring power to his vice president, Omar Suleiman, but will not leave the country. Mubarak said in a nationally televised address Thursday that the demands of protesters calling for his immediate ouster are just and legitimate. He said he had requested... more »
  • Egypt's Information Minister denies Mubarak will step down

    February 10, 2011 12:43 PM

    CAIRO - State TV says Egypt's information minister has denied that President Hosni Mubarak will step down. The comment by Anas el-Fiqqi, in a written scroll on state television, comes ahead of an address by Mubarak to the nation. Announcements by the military that the demands of protesters calling for... more »
  • Obama: 'World is watching' Egypt

    February 4, 2011 2:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is renewing his demand for a political transition to begin in Egypt now. The president says that "the entire world is watching," and the issues at stake in Egypt won't be resolved through violence. He condemned attacks on journalists and human rights activists, without blaming... more »
  • Egyptians weigh in on violent protests

    February 2, 2011 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- "Every one's telling him he should leave, so I mean he's gotta leave," said Ahmed Shawer, an Egyptian student living in Baton Rouge. Shawer was reacting to the news that President Hosni Mubarak refused to step down immediately, and instead claimed he would not run for re-election.... more »
  • Egypt's Mubarak says he won't run for new term

    February 1, 2011 3:37 PM

    CAIRO - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he will not run for a new term in office in September elections, but rejected demands that he step down immediately and leave the country, vowing to die on Egypt's soil, in a television address Tuesday after a dramatic day in which a... more »
  • State Department says more than 2,400 Americans seek flights out

    January 31, 2011 12:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department says more than 2,400 Americans have contacted U.S. officials seeking government-chartered evacuation flights from Egypt. It says more than 220 have already left on the special flights and more are scheduled. The department said it expects to evacuate about 900 U.S. citizens... more »
  • Local reaction to Egyptian protests, violence

    January 28, 2011 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Following reports of civil unrest in Egypt, many Egyptians locally reacted to the protest as they watched them unfold on television. Ahmed Elshall, an LSU student from Egypt, said the protest were a long time coming and his countrymen just want basic standards of living improved. ... more »
  • Egypt's president demands Cabinet resignation

    January 28, 2011 4:36 PM

    CAIRO - Embattled President Hosni Mubarak says he has asked his Cabinet to resign in his first appearance on television since protests erupted demanding his ouster. He says he will press ahead with social, economic and political reforms. He calls anti-government protests part of plot to destabilize Egypt and destroy... more »

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