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The Latest | UN endorses US-backed cease-fire plan as Blinken holds talks on Gaza

Jun. 10, 2024 21:00 PM EDT

The U.N. Security Council on Monday afternoon overwhelmingly approved a U.S. resolution that welcomes a proposal for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. The U.S. says Israel has accepted the three-phase plan announced by U.S. President Joe Biden, and Hamas welcomed it in a...

Blinken pushes Israel on postwar Gaza plans as pressure mounts on Hamas to accept cease-fire plan

Jun. 10, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

TEL AVIV (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged top Israeli officials on Monday to accept and implement a plan for postwar Gaza as he pushed for more international pressure on Hamas to agree to a cease-fire proposal newly endorsed by the U.N. Security Council. On his...

Blinken to push cease-fire proposal in eighth urgent Mideast trip since war in Gaza erupted

Jun. 07, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will push for a breakthrough on President Joe Biden's cease-fire proposal when he returns to the Middle East next week on his eighth diplomatic mission to the region since the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza began in October, the State Department said...

Egypt’s prime minister is reappointed to form a new government

Jun. 03, 2024 08:00 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Monday reappointed Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly to form a new government. Madbouly earlier on Monday submitted his government’s resignation, two months after el-Sissi was sworn in for a third, six-year term. It is...

Today in History: June 2, Queen Elizabeth II is crowned at age 27

Jun. 02, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 2, the 154th day of 2024. There are 212 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at age 27 at a ceremony in London’s Westminster Abbey, 16 months...

At bribery trial, ex-US official casts Sen. Bob Menendez as a villain in Egyptian meat controversy

May. 31, 2024 20:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former top U.S. agricultural official cast Sen. Bob Menendez as a villain at his bribery trial Friday, saying he tried to stop him from disrupting an unusual sudden monopoly that developed five years ago over the certification of meat exported to Egypt. A...

Israel says it's taken control of key area of Gaza's border with Egypt awash in smuggling tunnels

May. 30, 2024 06:31 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military said Wednesday it seized control of a strategic corridor along Gaza’s border with Egypt to cut off smuggling tunnels as it tries to destroy the militant Hamas group in a war now in its eighth month. The capture of the Philadelphi Corridor...

Xi pledges more Gaza aid and talks trade at summit with Arab leaders

May. 30, 2024 06:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated calls for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and promised more humanitarian aid for people in Gaza as he opened a summit with leaders of Arab states Thursday in Beijing. “Since last October, the...

Egypt and China deepen cooperation during el-Sissi's visit to Beijing

May. 29, 2024 08:17 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and China on Wednesday signed agreements deepening their cooperation during President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's visit to Beijing. El-Sissi, accompanied by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, witnessed the signing together with Chinese President Xi Jinping in...

An Egyptian court upholds a prison sentence for the activist who challenged the president

May. 27, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld a one-year prison sentence against a prominent political activist who attempted to challenge President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in last year’s election, a defense lawyer said. Former presidential hopeful Ahmed Altantawy was...