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Egypt prosecutors find gross negligence behind train crash

Apr. 11, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors said Sunday they found that gross negligence by railway employees was behind a deadly train crash that caused public outcry across the country. Drugs were allegedly also involved. The March 26 crash of two passenger trains in the...

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...

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...

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...

'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 show of Pharaonic heritage, Egypt parades royal mummies

Apr. 03, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt held a gala parade on Saturday celebrating the transport of 22 of its prized royal mummies from central Cairo to their new resting place in a massive new museum further south in the capital. The ceremony, designed to showcase the country’s rich...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks on big dam amid tensions

Apr. 03, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A new round of talks between three African nations began Saturday, officials said, aimed at resolving a yearslong dispute over a giant dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River’s main tributary. The three-day talks are taking place in Kinshasa, the...

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...

Egypt orders 8 workers detained after deadly train collision

Mar. 29, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — Egypt’s chief prosecutor Monday ordered eight rail employees, including two train drivers, to remain in custody for their alleged roles in a deadly crash in the country’s south. Two passenger trains collided Friday in the province of Sohag, about...