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Russia’s FM in Egypt for talks on ties and Ethiopia’s dam

Apr. 12, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The foreign ministers of Egypt and Russia discussed trade and other ties between the two nations Monday, with Egypt’s top diplomat urging Moscow to help settle Egypt’s dispute with Ethiopia over a massive dam project. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...

Egypt, Tunisia discuss Libya, Ethiopia's disputed dam

Apr. 10, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president met Saturday his Tunisian counterpart in Cairo, where they discussed neighboring Libya, and a massive dam Ethiopia is building over the Nile River’s main tributary. Tunisian President Kais Saied arrived in Cairo on Friday for a...

'All options open': Egypt warns Ethiopia amid dam deadlock

Apr. 07, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president warned Ethiopia on Wednesday that his government will not tolerate any moves by Addis Ababa that would reduce Egypt’s share of water from the Nile River. The warning — the second one in just over a week — came after the latest...

In stark warning, Egypt leader says Nile water 'untouchable'

Mar. 30, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt’s president said Tuesday his country’s share of the Nile River's waters are “untouchable" in a stark warning apparently to Ethiopia, which is building a giant dam on the Nile's main tributary. The comment from President Abdel Fattah...

EU top diplomats in Libya to support interim authorities

Mar. 25, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The foreign ministers of France, Italy and Germany met with Libyan officials Thursday to show support for the country's newly elected transitional authorities, who are expected to lead the war-stricken country through general elections by the end of 2021. ...

Turkey asks Brotherhood TVs to dim criticism of Egypt

Mar. 19, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have asked three Istanbul-based Egyptian opposition TV channels to soften their critical political coverage of Egypt’s government, as Turkey seeks to repair frayed ties with Cairo, officials at one of the channels said Friday. ...

Egypt's president el-Sissi visits Sudan amid rapprochement

Mar. 06, 2021 13:55 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president visited Sudan on Saturday, his first visit to the country since a popular uprising led to the military’s overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in 2019. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi met with with Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan,...

Amnesty urges Egypt to probe forced disappearance of family

Mar. 04, 2021 14:58 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International urged on Thursday Egyptian authorities to release a 29-year-old mother from custody after she went missing nearly two years ago together with her husband and toddler in what the group says was an act of forced disappearance. According...

Report: Egypt's Aboul Gheit reappointed Arab League chief

Mar. 03, 2021 07:32 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Arab foreign ministers on Wednesday reappointed veteran Egyptian diplomat as the secretary general of the Cairo-based Arab League, Egypt’s state-run news agency reported. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, a former ambassador to the United Nations and Egypt’s last...

Lawyer: Egypt releases activist after 17 months of detention

Feb. 23, 2021 14:23 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities Tuesday released a university professor and activist after he spent about a year and a half in pre-trail detention, his lawyer said. Hazem Hosny, a political science professor at Cairo University, arrived at his home in Cairo a day...