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Egypt hands out 11 life sentences for joining Islamic State

Jul. 22, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 people to life in prison on charges of joining the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Giza criminal court on Monday says the defendants all traveled abroad to fight for IS and receive military training. Two other defendants got 15-year sentences, and...

Libya says production has resumed at its largest oil field

Jul. 22, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's national oil company says it has resumed production at the country's largest oil field. The National Oil Corporation said on Monday it reopened a pipeline valve which had been closed since the weekend. The company did not say who was behind the closure. The pipeline links the Sharara...

Lufthansa resumes Cairo flights, British Airways stays away

Jul. 21, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Lufthansa resumed flying to Cairo Sunday following a one-day suspension due to safety concerns. The German airline's website shows LH582 took off from Frankfurt after a two-hour delay and arrived in Egypt's capital Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, British Airways continued with its seven-day...

The Latest: Egypt aviation minister upset by paused flights

Jul. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on suspended flights to Egypt (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Egypt's minister of civil aviation says he's frustrated that British Airways suspended flights to Cairo without consulting Egyptian authorities. Egyptian Lt. General Younes Elmasry and British Ambassador to Egypt Sir...

Kushner to head to Mideast to push Palestinian economic plan

Jul. 21, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is returning to the Mideast at month's end to promote the administration's $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians that they've rejected because it ignores their political demands. Kushner outlined the...

Libya's largest oil field shut down over pipeline closure

Jul. 21, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's national oil company has suspended operations at the country's largest oil field over the "unlawful" closure of a pipeline valve, in a country torn by war between rival authorities in the east and west, each backed by various militias. The National Oil Corporation announced the move...

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights

Jul. 20, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Airways and Lufthansa both said Saturday they were suspending flights to Cairo for unspecified reasons related to safety and security. The British carrier said it was canceling flights to the Egyptian capital for a week. The German airline said normal operations would resume Sunday....

Officials: BA suspending flights from London for 2 days

Jul. 20, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say Cairo's international airport has been notified by British Airways that the airline is suspending flights to and from London for two days. Airport officials say the decision came after British official conducted regular security checks earlier this week at the airport....

Hifter calls on youth to help with battle for Tripoli

Jul. 20, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army has called on young people in Tripoli to join its offensive to capture the capital from the U.N.- backed government based there amid warnings from the international community of military escalation and targeting of civilians. The LNA, led...

Algeria wins African Cup of Nations by beating Senegal 1-0 with goal in opening seconds.

Jul. 19, 2019 4:56 PM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Algeria wins African Cup of Nations by beating Senegal 1-0 with goal in opening seconds.