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An anonymous Egyptian forensic expert said an explosion is the likely cause of the EgyptAir crash. But Egyptian officials rejected that report.

CAIRO — Egypt on Sunday said it banned Ridley Scott’s biblical epic “Exodus: Gods & Kings” because the Hollywood blockbuster distorts Egypt’s history, as well…

President Barack Obama has broken his silence on the uprising in Egypt to  reject “false claims” that the United States is involved with any particular…

Kidnappers in Egypt have released two Americans and their Egyptian tour guide, a security official said. “They are at security headquarters with us now, in good condition. The negotiations succeeded, but we did not give in to the kidnappers’ demands,” said Gen. Ahmed Bakr, head of security in northern Sinai. The hostages included Michel Louis, […]

While family and church members prayed Sunday for the Boston Pentecostal pastor kidnapped with two others in Egypt, their abductor said he has had conversations with intelligence officials about their release. Jirmy Abu-Mashu told The Associated Press he kidnapped the Rev. Michel Louis and two others off a bus on a road between Cairo and […]

Egypt — Reports are emerging out of Egypt that President Mubarak has officially stepped down after an 18-day wave of protests.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak on Hosni Mubarak’s exit at 1:30 p.m. EST. NBC’s Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd is reporting that the president was informed of the announcement during a meeting in the Oval Office. He reportedly left the meeting and watched the events unfold on television. Obama will speak just […]

Protesters enraged by President Hosni Mubarak’s latest refusal to step down began flooded into central Cairo on Friday, vowing massive demonstrations – possibly including a march on the presidential palace. Opposition leaders warned that Egypt could explode in violence as their plea for the military to intervene was bluntly rejected. Mubarak gave most of his […]

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — Egypt’s embattled regime moved Thursday to defuse a bloody uprising as sporadic clashes continued in the capital’s central square, where the drama has been unfolding for 10 days. President Hosni Mubarak’s newly appointed prime minister apologized repeatedly for the violence that rocked Cairo on Wednesday, which many believe was the work […]

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — Thousands of Egyptians — taking to the streets across the country for a seventh straight day — defied a mid-afternoon government curfew Monday, despite a bulked-up and proactive military deployment scattered around the restive nation. In Alexandria, an armored personnel carrier fired warning shots as around 2,000 to 3,000 people gathered. […]