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Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

Jun. 22, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Egypt's first World Cup in 28 years has captivated the soccer-crazy nation, with intense focus on the squad and the broader game. The Egyptians played the first match of the tournament June 15 and held two-time World Cup winner Uruguay scoreless for 89 minutes, until conceding...

UN dismayed by reports of 220 migrants drowning off Libya

Jun. 22, 2018 4:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says survivors have reported that some 220 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya in recent days and is expressing shock at the mass drownings. A statement by UNHCR released on Thursday said the migrants drowned in separate incidents earlier this week. The agency has...

Trump's Mideast team arrives in Egypt

Jun. 21, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Donald Trump's Mideast team arrived in Egypt on Thursday as part of its regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt met with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in the...

Libyan coast guard rescues over 520 Europe-bound migrants

Jun. 21, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard has rescued three groups of more than 520 African migrants, including at least 10 women and 49 children, and recovered four bodies in the Mediterranean Sea east of the capital, Tripoli, over two days, a spokesman said Thursday. One group of some 300 people embarked on the...

EU seeks to screen migrants in Africa, stop boat crossings

Jun. 21, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Unwilling to share responsibility for tens of thousands of people arriving each year in search of better or safer lives, European Union leaders are preparing in coming days to take more steps to keep migrants out. In talks over the next week, EU leaders will affirm their intention to stop...

Trump's Mideast team gets close-up view of peace obstacles

Jun. 21, 2018 7:39 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — On their current Mideast tour, senior Trump administration officials are getting a close-up view of some of the towering obstacles to their yet-to-be-released blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Blockaded Gaza — a likely focal point of any future U.S.-endorsed...

Sexual abuses rampant in UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen

Jun. 21, 2018 6:40 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The torturers followed a schedule. Beatings on Saturdays, torture on Sundays, and Monday was a break. The next three days were the same routine. On Fridays, it was time for solitary confinement. From inside a Yemeni prison controlled by the United Arab Emirates — a top U.S. ally...

Yemeni prisoners say Emirati officers sexually torture them

Jun. 21, 2018 6:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind headdresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of...

East Libya forces say regain control over oil ports

Jun. 21, 2018 6:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's self-styled national army in the east says it has regained control over two key oil port terminals after militias attacked them a week ago. Spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari said on Thursday that the LNA, under the command of Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, currently controls the Ras Lanuf and...

Sexual abuses rampant in UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen

Jun. 20, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The torturers followed a schedule. Beatings on Saturdays, torture on Sundays, and Monday was a break. The next three days were the same routine. On Fridays, it was time for solitary confinement. From inside a Yemeni prison controlled by the United Arab Emirates — a top U.S. ally...