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Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of ancient city

Apr. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s best-known archaeologist on Saturday revealed further details on a Pharaonic city recently found in the southern province of Luxor. Zahi Hawass said that archaeologists found brick houses, artifacts, and tools from pharaonic times at the site of...

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...

Aid group says detained migrant killed, 2 injured in Libya

Apr. 10, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A shooting in a detention center for migrants in Libya's capital left one migrant dead and two others injured, an international charity said Saturday. The violence underscored the peril vulnerable migrants face in the conflict-torn country. The...

195 arrested in vast international human trafficking sweep

Apr. 09, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Interpol says police in Africa and Europe arrested 195 people and rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking in a vast crackdown on criminal networks led by the France-based international law enforcement agency. Interpol said in a statement Friday...

Archeologists unearth an ancient pharaonic city in Egypt

Apr. 09, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian archeologists have unearthed a 3,000-year-old lost city, complete with mud brick houses, artifacts, and tools from pharaonic times. Noted archeologist Zahi Hawass said an Egyptian mission discovered the mortuary city in the southern province of...

Spanish police investigating migrant boat deaths detain five

Apr. 09, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police say they have detained five men for allegedly navigating two migrant boats to the Canary Islands and being responsible for the deaths of some of its passengers. The men are being investigated for “favoring illegal immigration”...

UN chief: Sudan-South Sudan dispute will keep UN in Abyei

Apr. 09, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has informed the Security Council that he couldn’t provide options to reduce and terminate the nearly 3,700-strong peacekeeping force in the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border because of differences between...

UN chief warns that use of IEDs is increasing globally

Apr. 08, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that the use of improvised explosive devices is increasing as conflicts become more urbanized and armed groups proliferate, and he urged nations to work together to curb the threat from those weapons as well as land...

Egypt sentences senior Islamist leader to life in prison

Apr. 08, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A senior leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group was convicted on terror charges and sentenced Thursday to life in prison, the country's state-owned news agency reported. According to the Middle East News Agency, a Cairo court found Mahmoud...