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Top buyer Egypt shops around at its international arms fair

Dec. 02, 2021 13:04 PM EST

Egypt on Thursday concluded its second international weapons fair, as one of the Middle East’s largest armies looks to grow its arsenal while moving away from U.S. suppliers. The four-day expo featuring hundreds of exhibitors comes as the country climbs the ranks of...

Prince Charles ends first tour since start of pandemic

Nov. 19, 2021 14:03 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, on Friday concluded their first foreign tour since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a four-day trip that took them to Jordan and Egypt and was meant to strengthen bilateral ties and discuss ways to combat climate change...

Britain’s Prince Charles in Cairo, first visit since 2006

Nov. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Cairo on Thursday for the first time in 15 years, hoping to promote tolerance and cement bilateral ties. The visit is part of the royal couple’s first tour since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Egyptian ex-lawmaker and journalists get prison sentences

Nov. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to five years in prison for his conviction on charges that rights advocates have decried as baseless and politically motivated. The Misdemeanors State Security Emergency Court in Cairo...

Divisive Libyan commander announces candidacy for president

Nov. 17, 2021 00:31 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter on Tuesday announced his bid to run for president, submitting his candidacy as next month's long-awaited vote faces growing uncertainty. The candidacy of Hifter, a divisive figure in Libya, had been widely expected....

The Latest: Charities offer to kick-start climate aid fund

Nov. 12, 2021 17:22 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The latest on the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland --- Several charities are offering to provide funds to kick-start a separate and independent mechanism for rich countries to support vulnerable nations from climate change. ...

US, Egypt tackle myriad irritants in strategic talks

Nov. 08, 2021 14:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Egypt put a brave face on strains in their relationship on Monday amid domestic Egyptian developments and regional crises that are testing long-standing ties between the countries. With Egypt’s human rights record posing a...

Egypt, Israel agree on more Egypt border forces in Sinai

Nov. 08, 2021 12:29 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Israel said Monday they agreed on an increase in Egyptian border forces in a restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt has battled Islamic militants for years. The Egyptian military said a joint military committee with Israel...

Tension rises in Iraq after failed bid to assassinate PM

Nov. 07, 2021 15:55 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The failed assassination attempt against Iraq’s prime minister at his residence on Sunday has ratcheted up tensions following last month’s parliamentary elections, in which the Iran-backed militias were the biggest losers. Helicopters circled in the...

Iraqi prime minister survives assassination bid with drones

Nov. 07, 2021 04:19 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted his residence early Sunday and officials said he was unharmed. The attack was a major escalation amid tensions sparked by the refusal of Iran-backed militias to accept...