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The Latest: Deal for Sputnik V to manufacture doses in Cairo

Apr. 22, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

CAIRO — Developers of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine say they signed a deal with a leading Egyptian pharmaceutical company to manufacture more than 40 million doses annually in Cairo. The Russian Direct Investment Fund, along with Egypt’s Minapharm and its Berlin-based...

The Latest: New Mexico preparing for 'vaccine hesitancy'

Apr. 21, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials say they are preparing to respond to pockets of vaccine hesitancy in some communities as overall interest increases in receiving the vaccine for COVID-19. State Health Secretary Tracie Collins said Wednesday that statistics on...

Egypt fires top railway official after deadly train crashes

Apr. 20, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s transportation minister on Tuesday said he sacked the country’s top railway official, following three train accidents in less than a month that left more than 40 people dead and over 350 injured. The firing of Ashraf Raslan was part of an...

Report: Mideast countries top 2020 global executioners list

Apr. 20, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Apart from China and despite a worldwide drop in death sentences, countries in the Middle East remained among the world’s leading executioners last year, Amnesty International said Wednesday. The number of executions worldwide...

Egypt's premier visits Libya to discuss trade, other ties

Apr. 20, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s prime minister visited Libya's capital Tuesday to discuss trade and other ties with the newly appointed government, his office said. Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly is the most senior Egyptian official to visit Libya since the oil-rich country...

Sudan repeals Israel boycott law amid normalization efforts

Apr. 19, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Monday abolished a decades-old law on boycotting Israel, part of efforts to establish normal ties with the Jewish state. A bill was approved at a joint meeting of Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council and Cabinet that annuls the 1958 law. The law had...

Egypt: 3 militants involved in Christian's slaying killed

Apr. 19, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt police killed three suspected militants allegedly involved in the slaying of a Coptic Christian man kidnapped more than five months ago in a restive part of Sinai Peninsula, the Interior Ministry said Monday. Security forces exchanged fire with...

Egypt says 11 killed in train crash north of Cairo

Apr. 18, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A passenger train derailed Sunday north of Cairo, killing at least 11 people, Egyptian authorities said. It was the latest of several rail accidents to hit the country in recent years. Four train wagons ran off the railway at the city of Banha in Qalyubia...

Egyptian authorities say at least 11 people have been killed, some 100 others injured in train crash north of Cairo

Apr. 18, 2021 14:24 PM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities say at least 11 people have been killed, some 100 others injured in train crash north of Cairo.

Libya welcomes UN decision to deploy cease-fire monitors

Apr. 17, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s transitional government on Saturday welcomed a U.N. Security Council decision to deploy international monitors to watch over a nearly six-month-old cease-fire in the conflict-stricken country. The Government of National Unity also urged the...