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Nearly 100 women sworn in as judges in Egypt judicial body

Oct. 19, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Nearly 100 women Tuesday became the first female judges to join Egypt’s State Council, one of the country’s main judicial bodies. The 98 women were sworn in before the council’s chief judge, Mohammed Hossam el-Din, in a celebratory event in Cairo. ...

Greece vows to link Egypt's energy grid to European Union

Oct. 19, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece pledged Tuesday to link Egypt to the European Union’s energy market with an undersea cable that would carry electricity across the Mediterranean. “(Egypt’s) link to Europe will be Greece,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis...

Egypt to require virus vaccinations for civil servants

Oct. 18, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's government will soon require public servants to have a vaccination certificate or show a weekly negative COVID-19 test before entering their workplaces. The mandate is an attempt to rapidly boost the country's vaccination rate of roughly 14% as it faces rising daily...

Judges postpone trials of 3 Egypt activists, lawyer in Cairo

Oct. 18, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The trials of three Egyptian activists and a rights lawyer, who have been held in prison for over two years on a number of charges, were postponed Monday, their lawyer said. Activists Alaa Abdel-Fattah, Mohamed Ibrahim and Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hadi and...

First official EgyptAir flight lands at Israel airport

Oct. 03, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt's national carrier Sunday made its first official direct flight to Israel since the two countries signed an historic 1979 peace treaty as an EgyptAir jet landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. The airline's affiliate, AirSinai, has for...

Egypt leader, Biden adviser hold talks on regional tensions

Sep. 29, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Joe Biden’s national security adviser held talks Wednesday with Egypt’s president that focused on regional tensions and the ties between Washington and its Mideast ally, the Egyptian leader’s office said. The meeting in Cairo with Jake...

Biden adviser headed to Egypt as Israel-Hamas tensions rise

Sep. 28, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan is heading to Cairo on Wednesday for talks with Egyptian government officials about rising tensions between Israel and Hamas. The Biden administration is leaning heavily on Egypt, which...

Analysis: A 'United' Nations, navigating a fractured world

Sep. 22, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the United Nations rose from World War II's rubble, its birth reflected a widespread aspiration that humanity could be lifted up and dispatched down a positive path — if only there was a coherent, informed, unified effort of good faith among countries and their...

Key Libya commander suspends duties ahead of December vote

Sep. 22, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

Libya's powerful, east-based commander announced Wednesday he was suspending his role as leader of a self-styled Libyan army for the next three months — the clearest indication yet that he may be contemplating a run for president in December elections. If he runs,...

Military general who ruled Egypt after Mubarak ouster dies

Sep. 21, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hussein Tantawi, the Egyptian general who took charge of the country when longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down amid the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, died on Tuesday, Egypt’s presidency said. He was 85. Field Marshal Tantawi, Mubarak’s...