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Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abuses

Jun. 20, 2018 8:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind head dresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of...

Study: Airstrikes kill 240 Libyan civilians since uprising

Jun. 20, 2018 7:35 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A new report says airstrikes have killed at least 242 civilians in Libya since the 2011 uprising that toppled and later killed dictator Moammar Gaddafi. Airwars, a London-based watchdog group, and New America, a Washington-based think tank, say they have documented more than 2,000 airstrikes...

Sexual abuses rampant in UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen

Jun. 20, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The torturers followed a schedule. Beatings on Saturdays, torture on Sundays, and Monday was a break. The next three days were the same routine. On Fridays, it was time for solitary confinement. From inside a Yemeni prison controlled by the United Arab Emirates — a top U.S. ally...

Try as he might, Salah couldn't do enough to give Egypt win

Jun. 19, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Try as he might, Mohamed Salah couldn't do enough to give Egypt the victory it needed at the World Cup. The Premier League player of the year won and converted a late consolation penalty in his team's 3-1 loss to Russia on Tuesday, a result that makes it extremely unlikely for...

White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian king

Jun. 19, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, kicked off a swing through the Middle East on Tuesday, meeting with Jordan's king as part of a broader effort to lay the groundwork for an expected Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Kushner and White House envoy Jason...

Libyan coast guard rescues 186 migrants, recovers 5 bodies

Jun. 19, 2018 3:33 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it has recovered the bodies of five migrants and rescued 186 others, including women and children, in separate operations in the Mediterranean Sea. Navy spokesman Ayoub Jassem says the migrants, who were found on Sunday and Monday, were taken to a navy base in the...

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

Jun. 18, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now. But could the outcome of a crucial World Cup clash between the two nations damage their relations? Probably not, but as is frequently the case with soccer, Tuesday's game in St....

Libyan airstrikes target group attacking oil ports

Jun. 18, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan forces carried out airstrikes against a militia attacking key oil ports in the east, a spokesman said as Libya's national oil firm warned on Monday of further damage to oil infrastructure as well as environmental contamination in the north African country. The militia, led by Ibrahim...

Burdened Salah to lead Egypt against Russia at World Cup

Jun. 17, 2018 9:43 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Amid price hikes and growing discontent with the government back home, fans of Egypt's national team are counting on Mohamed Salah to ease their pain both on the field and off. Salah, a 26-year-old Liverpool striker who was the player of the year in the Premier League, was...

Birthday news: Salah fit for Egypt's next World Cup match

Jun. 16, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Mohamed Salah celebrated his 26th birthday with a Chechen cake and the news that he will play in Egypt's next World Cup match. A statement from the Egyptian soccer association gave no details about his fitness except that the Liverpool striker participated fully in training...