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Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 31, 2023 07:44 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 28 The Washington Post on the debt limit Finally, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) have reached a deal to avert an embarrassing — and potentially...

Iran supreme leader says he'd 'welcome' full diplomatic ties with Egypt; presidency websites hacked

May. 29, 2023 10:20 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Monday he'd “welcome” the restoration of full diplomatic ties between Egypt and the Islamic Republic, raising the prospect of Cairo and Tehran normalizing relations after decades of strain. The comments by Ayatollah...

EgyptAir flight from Cairo blows tire during landing in Saudi Arabia

May. 28, 2023 04:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir jetliner blew out a tire but made a safe landing at its destination early Sunday in Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s national carrier said. No causalities were reported. Flight MS643 took off from Cairo international airport early Sunday and one of its tires burst...

Egypt unveils recently discovered ancient workshops, tombs in Saqqara necropolis

May. 27, 2023 08:15 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian antiquities authorities Saturday unveiled ancient workshops and tombs they say were discovered recently at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside the capital Cairo. The spaces were found in the sprawling necropolis of Saqqara, which is a part of Egypt’s ancient...

Hong Kong-flagged vessel briefly blocks Egypt's vital Suez Canal

May. 25, 2023 08:58 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Hong Kong-flagged ship briefly blocked Egypt’s vital Suez Canal on Thursday morning, authorities said, the latest such incident in the busy waterway. According to Leth Agencies, a canal services company that oversees the waterway, the Xin Hai Tong 23 ran aground...

Authorities and tracking data say a Hong Kong-flagged ship has run aground in Egypt's vital Suez Canal

May. 25, 2023 00:52 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities and tracking data say a Hong Kong-flagged ship has run aground in Egypt's vital Suez Canal.

Prominent Egyptian rights activist briefly detained in Lebanon

May. 24, 2023 15:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities Wednesday briefly detained a prominent Egyptian blogger and human rights activist, his lawyer and sister said, but the reason for his arrest was not immediately clear. The first word about the arrest of Abdul-Rahman Tarek, also known by his...

Sudanese fleeing fighting in their homeland face uncertain future, unsure of return

May. 15, 2023 06:18 AM EDT

ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — The café outside Aswan station was full of Sudanese families, surrounded by luggage and waiting for the train to Cairo, the next leg in their arduous journey escaping violence that has torn apart their country and overturned their lives. Aswan, the Egyptian...

Sudan migrants in Israel worry over future, fighting at home

May. 15, 2023 02:31 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Omer Easa is watching the violence roiling his native Sudan with deep trepidation. The further Sudan sinks into chaos and violence, he fears, the longer he is likely to remain an unrecognized asylum-seeker in Israel, where he has few protections. Backers of...

Egyptian politician who vowed to run for president returns to Egypt, after relatives were detained

May. 11, 2023 15:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An Egyptian politician vowing to run in the country’s presidential elections next year returned to Egypt Thursday, days after announcing that his relatives had been detained. Ahmed Altantawy, who left the country for Lebanon last August, confirmed his arrival in...