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1 year 1 month ago

Tourism drops in Egypt

Popular Egyptian resorts have seen a reduction in the number of visitors as countries warn against traveling to Egypt. The recent unrest has damaged the country's tourism sector, and it may not recover before next year at the earliest. European travel agents have suspended trips to Egypt, while other...

1 year 3 months ago

Obama administration will continue aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) - While the Obama administration throws its support behind Egypt's military, some members of Congress are looking at withholding some or all of America's annual $1.5 billion aid package if a civilian government isn't quickly restored. Without the administration's support, that's a high hurdle. But after watching...

1 year 3 months ago

Morsi supporters denounce Egypt coup

CAIRO (AP) - The top leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to restore ousted President Mohammed Morsi to office, saying Egyptians will not accept "military rule" for another day. General Guide Mohammed Badie, a revered figure among the Brotherhood's followers, spoke Friday before a crowd of tens of thousands...

1 year 3 months ago

Crude Oil Prices Rise

Crude oil prices shot up over $100 a barrel this week for the first time in more than a year. USA Today reports the price is going up because of concern about the political crisis in Egypt. Although Egypt is not a major oil producer, it controls the Suez Canal...

1 year 9 months ago

Egypt's vice president quits

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...

2 years 2 months ago

Israel says it had reports of impending attack

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...

2 years 2 months ago

Panetta says Syria's Assad hastening own demise

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...

3 years 4 months ago

Egyptian Businessman-Hotel Attack

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...

3 years 8 months ago

Losing patience, Obama challenges Egypt's leaders

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. ...

3 years 8 months ago

Egypt conflict affecting oil prices

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...

3 years 8 months ago

Egypt arrests Nobel winner amid violent clashes

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...

4 years 1 week ago

US enters top 20 in ending gender bias

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...

4 years 9 months ago

Hunt for bird mummy comes up empty

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...

4 years 11 months ago

Radical measures not stopping swine flu

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...

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