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Rights group: Islamist leader’s daughter tortured in prison

Nov. 21, 2019 12:26 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International alleges the daughter of a senior leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group has been tortured and denied medical treatment in an Egyptian prison. The London-based rights group released a statement Thursday deploring “inhumane” and...

Son of Egypt’s former President Mubarak says mother ill

Nov. 21, 2019 5:54 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — One of the sons of Egypt’s former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak says his 78-year-old mother and former first lady is in hospital. Alaa Mubarak tweeted late Wednesday that Suzanne Mubarak was in intensive care but didn’t elaborate on her illness. He sought to reassure his...

Egypt detains man going to Saudi Arabia with banned pills

Nov. 21, 2019 5:05 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Authorities say a man from a Gulf Arab country who was travelling from Egypt to Saudi Arabia has been detained at the Cairo airport, allegedly attempting to take banned pills into the kingdom. A statement from the airport authorities on Thursday says security officials found dozens of illegal...

IS claims attack in Egypt’s Sinai that killed officer

Nov. 21, 2019 3:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed an attack this week in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula that killed an officer and wounded three others. A statement by the extremist group released late on Wednesday on a militant-linked website says its fighters had targeted an armored vehicle...

Group: Egypt targets relatives of dissidents living abroad

Nov. 19, 2019 4:31 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says Egyptian authorities have arrested, raided houses and imposed travel bans against dozens of relatives of dissidents who live abroad, apparently in reprisal for their activism. Human Rights Watch says Tuesday it has since 2016 documented 28 cases which include...

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in Tripoli

Nov. 18, 2019 7:16 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in Libya’s capital Monday killing at least seven workers, including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said, in what the U.N. envoy to Libya said could be a war crime. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting since April...

US: Egypt could face sanctions over Russia warplanes

Nov. 18, 2019 12:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.S. official warned Egypt on Monday that if it purchases Russian fighter jets it risks American sanctions. R. Clarke Cooper, the State Department’s assistant secretary in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, made the comment to journalists on the sidelines of the biennial...

Egypt officials: 3 security forces killed in Sinai blast

Nov. 17, 2019 11:31 AM EST

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A roadside bomb killed at least three members of Egypt’s security forces in the restive northern Sinai province, security and medical officials said Sunday. The explosion hit the forces’ armored vehicle in the town of Sheikh Zuweid. Four other security force members...

Egypt says 9 killed in road accident in southern province

Nov. 17, 2019 3:57 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police say nine people were killed when a minibus collided with a small truck on a highway in the southern province of Sohag. A police statement says the accident took place late on Saturday and that along with the nine killed, nine others were injured. Sohag is located 390...

Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire

Nov. 15, 2019 1:43 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said early Friday it has completed a series of airstrikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza after overnight rocket fire that rattled a day-old truce. The Palestinian territory’s Hamas rulers, who kept to the sidelines of this...