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FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo, Tripoli government forces clash with forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, south of the capital Tripoli, Libya. Two Libyan militia commanders and a Syrian war monitor group say Turkey is deploying Syrian extremists to fight in Libya's civil war. These extremists are affiliated with groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State. They're fighting as mercenaries on behalf of the United Nations-supported government in Libya. The Libyan sources told The Associated Press that Turkey has airlifted more than 2,500 foreign fighters into Tripoli, and that “dozens” are extremist-affiliated. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed, File)

UN: Rival Libyan politicians meet for peace talks in Geneva

Feb. 26, 2020 4:52 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Rival Libyan politicians met on Wednesday for U.N.-sponsored political talks in Geneva aimed at ending the latest round of fighting over the country's capital, Tripoli. Yet just hours later, the High Council of State, an advisory body to the western Tripoli-based government, sent a letter to...

A horse-drawn carriage carries the flag-draped coffin of former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak during his funeral, at Tantawi Mosque, in eastern Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Egypt is holding a full-honors military funeral for Mubarak who was ousted from power in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. The 91-year-old Mubarak died on Tuesday at a Cairo military hospital from heart and kidney complications. (AP Photo/Hamada Elrasam)

Egypt holds full-honors military funeral for Mubarak

Feb. 26, 2020 1:04 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt held a full-honors military funeral Wednesday for the country's former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for nearly three decades before he was ousted in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that swept much of the region. The funeral, replete with cannon fire and a horse-drawn...

Ethiopia skips latest US talks with Egypt over dam dispute

Feb. 26, 2020 9:43 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia will skip the latest round of U.S.-brokered talks this week on a disputed Nile dam project with Egypt and Sudan, the country’s water ministry announced Wednesday. A final deal on the massive Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam had been expected this month, but U.S....

FILE - In this April 2, 2008 file photo, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looks attends a meeting at the Presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt state TV said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. that the country's former President Hosni Mubarak, ousted in the 2011 uprising, has died at 91. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91

Feb. 25, 2020 1:36 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who was the autocratic face of stability in the Middle East for nearly 30 years before being forced from power in an Arab Spring uprising, died Tuesday, state-run TV announced. He was 91. Mubarak was a stalwart U.S. ally, a bulwark against Islamic militancy...

Egypt state TV says the country's former President Hosni Mubarak, ousted in the 2011 uprising, has died at 91

Feb. 25, 2020 6:06 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt state TV says the country's former President Hosni Mubarak, ousted in the 2011 uprising, has died at 91.
U.S. President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, look at gift from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as they tour Gandhi Ashram, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Ahmedabad, India. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Foreign leaders restrained in gifts to Trumps in 2018

Feb. 24, 2020 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign leaders appear to have scaled back their generosity when it comes to gifts given to President Donald Trump, his family and top officials. That's according to an accounting of official presents to the first family and senior Trump administration officials posted to the Federal...

Heavy rains, flooding pummel Cairo and parts of Egypt

Feb. 24, 2020 3:27 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Heavy rains pummeled the Egyptian capital of Cairo and other parts of the country Monday, causing massive traffic jams and flooding on many key roads. The downpour also forced authorities to suspend classes the following day at schools and universities across the country, from Alexandria in...

In this frame grab from video, an Israeli military vehicle removes the body of a Palestinian after he was shot and killed by soldiers, along the Gaza-Israel border, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. The Israeli military said it shot two Palestinian militants trying to place an explosive device along the border with Gaza, and Palestinian official said one of them was killed. The Hamas militant group accused Israel of abusing the corpse. The incident comes amid a relative lull along the security fence separating Israel from Gaza. (AP Photo)

Israel strikes Gaza, Syria after Palestinian rockets attacks

Feb. 23, 2020 8:03 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel military said early Monday that it struck Palestinian militants targets in Gaza and Syria in response to rockets fired toward southern Israel on Sunday evening, hours after Israel said it killed a Palestinian militant who tried to place a bomb along the Israel-Gaza barrier...

In this undated photo provided by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a local Non-Governmental Organization, Egyptian activist and researcher Patrick George Zaki, poses for a photograph, in Egypt. A local rights group says Egyptian officials have transferred Zaki who was arrested on arrival at Cairo's airport to a

Egypt extends detention of activist who criticized president

Feb. 22, 2020 11:01 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors Saturday extended the detention of an activist and vocal critic of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, the activist's lawyer said. Police detained Patrick George Zaki, 28, an Egyptian student at the University of Bologna in Italy, after he arrived in Cairo earlier this month...

In this Feb. 18, 2020, photo, a medical staff member attends to a COVID-19 patient in a temporary hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The hospital, one of the dozen of its kind built in Wuhan, hosts COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

Iran announces 3 new cases of new virus after 2 deaths

Feb. 20, 2020 12:25 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Thursday that three more people have been infected with the new virus that originated in central China, following an announcement the day before that two people had died of the illness caused by the virus in the Iranian city of Qom. All schools and universities, including...