CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's foreign reserves rose to their highest level in almost two years, reaching $18.8 billion at the end of July, according to the latest central bank figures released on Monday.
The central bank's figures for July represent a nearly $4 billion jump from $14.9 billion at the
By AYA BATRAWY and TONY G. GABRIELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Interior Ministry warned supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday for a second time to abandon their protest camps as a senior U.S. diplomat met with officials on both sides of the country's political
By SYLVIE CORBETAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - France plans to hold the line on military spending while reducing 34,000 defense jobs over the next five years, a decision the defense minister said would still allow the country to prepare for the future.
President Francois Hollande's Socialist
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate roundly rejected a proposal Wednesday to redirect aid for Egypt into bridge-building projects in the U.S. after a potential Republican presidential candidate and tea party favorite challenged the Obama administration's refusal to
By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA and PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - In a defiant speech, Tunisia's prime minister rejected opposition demands that his government step down and promised on Monday to complete the country's democratic transition with a new constitution by August and
By ABDI GULEDAssociated Press
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - The Somali traders in Mogadishu's markets have long faced down Islamist rebels and warlords demanding money. Now they say there is a new predator: the government tax man.
Militias extorted cash from civilians during much of the last two
By AYA BATRAWYAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Europe's top diplomat urged Egypt's interim government to reach out to the Muslim Brotherhood as she worked Monday to mediate an end to the country's increasingly bloody crisis, while the mainly Islamist protesters calling for the return of
By HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Escalating the confrontation after clashes that left 83 supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president dead, the interim government moved Sunday toward dismantling two pro-Mohammed Morsi sit-in camps, accusing protesters of "
By ESAM MOHAMEDAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - More than a thousand inmates escaped a prison Saturday in Libya as protesters stormed political party offices across the country, signs of the simmering unrest gripping a nation overrun by militias and awash in weaponry.
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait (AP) - Kuwaiti voters braved searing heat in the middle of the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast to cast ballots Saturday in parliamentary elections that leaders in the oil-rich Gulf nation hope can restore some stability after years of escalating confrontations between its Western-