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Egyptian president urges Russia to resume flights to resorts

Oct. 16, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is urging Russia to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts. Moscow suspended such flights after a hidden bomb brought a Russian passenger plane down over Sinai in October 2015, killing all 224 people on board. The Islamic State group claimed...

EgyptAir pulls magazine after Drew Barrymore article

Oct. 16, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say EgyptAir has removed the latest edition of its in-flight magazine over a contentious article it published, purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew Barrymore. They say the carrier had agreed with its publisher, Al-Ahram advertising agency, to stop...

Egypt extends state of emergency for another 3 months

Oct. 16, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has extended its state of emergency for another three months. The government declared a state of emergency after an Islamic State affiliate bombed two Coptic churches in April 2017, killing at least 44 people, and it has been renewed once before. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's latest...

Tropical storm lashes eastern Yemen province, injures 33

Oct. 16, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

SANNA, Yemen (AP) — A tropical storm has ravaged large areas of Yemen's eastern al-Mahra province, with three days of heavy rainfall and flooding injuring dozens, destroying property and killing livestock, Yemeni officials and the United Nations said Tuesday. They said that around 70 percent of the...

Amnesty criticizes France over arms exports to Egypt

Oct. 16, 2018 5:25 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International criticized the French government on Tuesday and accused it of breaking its own rules over arms exports to Egypt, which the watchdog said have been used for the internal repression of civilians. Fresh analysis of open-source multimedia content showed "Egyptian security...

Egypt says security forces kill 9 'terrorists' in Nile raid

Oct. 15, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces killed nine "terrorists" in a raid on a cave hideout along the Nile River at dawn on Monday, the Interior Ministry said. The raid in central Egypt targeted men who were planning attacks on vital installations, resulting in a shootout that led to their deaths, it said...

Egypt court upholds 3-year prison sentence for ex-president

Oct. 15, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's main appeals court has upheld a three-year prison sentence for former president Mohammed Morsi, who is already jailed in other cases, over a conviction for insulting the judiciary. The Court of Cassation upheld the same sentence for Morsi and 19 others on Monday, also fining the former...

Egyptian president arrives in Russia

Oct. 15, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has arrived in Russia on a visit expected to further boost ties between the two nations. Egyptian officials say the visit will enhance economic and trade ties and include discussions to advance the construction of the nuclear plant Russia is building...

Cyclone strands families in eastern Yemen

Oct. 15, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Yemeni governor is calling for help to evacuate some 50 families stuck amid flooding, strong storms, and heavy rain in the eastern city of Ghaida, after cyclone Luban hit the region. Rageh Bakreet posted on Facebook images of men standing on top of their buildings in the governorate of Mahra...

When embassies become places of terror, not sanctuaries

Oct. 15, 2018 3:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions worldwide are often considered places of sanctuary, however, not all have been impervious to horrific incidents. When Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week it prompted Turkish officials...