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African countries set meetings to resolve Nile dam dispute

Dec. 9, 2019 8:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have agreed to hold two technical meetings in coming weeks in an effort to resolve a number of issues revolving around a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River. The foreign ministers of the three countries met in Washington Monday with...

Egypt says looting attempt causes oil pipeline fire; 7 dead

Nov. 13, 2019 5:45 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A pipeline for oil products caught fire Wednesday when thieves tried to tap into it to siphon off gasoline in the Nile Delta province of Beheira, and at least seven people were killed, Egyptian officials said. A health ministry spokesman, Ahmed Megahed, said the fire in the Itay el-Barud...

Egypt's top diplomat: Nile dispute to be resolved in January

Nov. 7, 2019 10:16 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shorky says the Nile water dispute between his country and Ethiopia should be resolved by mid-January. Shokry released a statement on Thursday after U.S.-mediated talks with his Ethiopian and Sudanese counterparts that were held the previous day in Washington....

Egypt to try train conductor in death of youth

Nov. 2, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor says a train conductor who allegedly forced two poor street vendors without tickets to jump off a moving train, leading to the death of one of the youths, will stand trial. The incident took place earlier this week in the Nile Delta town of Tanta and has stirred public...

Egypt arrests train conductor after youth jumps to his death

Oct. 29, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian train conductor who forced two poor street vendors without tickets to jump off a moving train, leading to the death of one of the youths, has been arrested, authorities said Tuesday. The incident, which took place Monday in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, has stirred public outrage....

In Egypt, 8 dead after chaotic day of heavy rains, flooding

Oct. 23, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Heavy rains that pummeled the capital of Cairo and other parts of the country, causing massive traffic jams and flooding many key roads, left at least eight people dead, including four children, authorities said Wednesday. People captured images of Tuesday's downpours and flooding on their...

Egypt's options dwindle as Nile talks break down

Oct. 22, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The latest breakdown in talks with Ethiopia over its construction of a massive upstream Nile dam has left Egypt with dwindling options as it seeks to protect the main source of freshwater for its large and growing population. Talks collapsed earlier this month over the construction of the $5...

Egypt arrests 22 for planned protest over grisly murder case

Oct. 22, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says it has arrested nearly two dozen people for allegedly trying to incite protests over a grisly murder that's shocked the country. Earlier this month, a teenage boy fatally stabbed another boy who was defending a girl from sexual harassment. The killing of Mahmoud el-Banna has stunned...

Egypt reveals details of 30 ancient coffins found in Luxor

Oct. 19, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's antiquities authorities on Saturday revealed the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins that were recently discovered in the southern city of Luxor. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters the coffins, with inscriptions and...