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Egypt discovers ancient port used by temple builders

Mar. 26, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have found a 3,000-year-old port where stones were transported to be used in the building of temples and obelisks. The Antiquities Ministry said Tuesday the port was located near the Gebel el-Silsila archaeological site in upper Egypt, near the southern city of Aswan....

The Latest: Israel hits Gaza Strip targets after rocket fire

Mar. 25, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 4:30 a.m. Tuesday Israeli forces were continuing early Tuesday to strike targets across the Gaza Strip, including the offices of Hamas' supreme leader, in response to a surprise rocket attack from the Palestinian territory....

Hamas has developed a vast arsenal in blockaded Gaza

Mar. 25, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Monday was one of the most powerful launched ever by Gaza militants, flying nearly 120 kilometers (70 miles) before it slammed into a house in central Israel, wounding seven people. Over more than a decade, the Islamic militant Hamas group...

Egypt refers 28 to court on charges of joining IS, al-Qaida

Mar. 25, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have referred 28 terror suspects in two separate cases to court on charges of joining local affiliates of the Islamic State group and al-Qaida. They said Monday the suspects were plotting attacks against security forces and the headquarters of the high state security...

Blast kills 8 children collecting scrap metal in Sudan

Mar. 24, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese officials say eight children have been killed in an explosion near a military facility where they were searching for scrap metal to resell. The officials say the explosion happened Saturday in Omdurman, the twin city of the capital, Khartoum. They spoke on condition of anonymity...

Egyptian singer banned after claiming lack of free speech

Mar. 23, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian singer has been banned from performing in her home country after suggesting that it does not respect free speech. A video clip circulated online shows Sherine Abdel-Wahab, during a performance in Bahrain, saying: "Here I can say whatever I want. In Egypt, anyone who talks gets...

Sudan summons Egypt's ambassador over border dispute

Mar. 22, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to protest his country's announcement of an international tender in a disputed border area between the two nations. According to the official SUNA news agency, an unnamed senior Foreign Ministry official conveyed Khartoum's protest over Egypt's...

Dozens of migrants missing after boat capsizes off Libya

Mar. 21, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Dozens are missing and bodies have washed ashore after a boat carrying 44 migrants seeking a better life in Europe capsized off the coast of Libya, officials said Thursday. Jassim Ayoub, a spokesman for the Libyan navy, said the coast guard of the western city of Sabratha has rescued 17...

UN food agency cites progress in Yemen

Mar. 21, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s World Food Program says progress has been made in Yemen, months after he accused Houthi rebels of stealing food from the hungry by diverting aid. David Beasley, the executive director of the WFP, nevertheless told The Associated Press in Cairo on Thursday that Yemen is...

New exhibit of items from Tutankhamun's tomb comes to Paris

Mar. 21, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A new exhibit of artifacts from the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun is opening in Paris more than 50 years after a similar exhibit set a visitor attendance record that still stands in the French capital. Organizers said the 150 items in the exhibit, titled "Tutankhamun, Treasures...