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Egypt, Saudi conclude Tabuk-4 joint military drills

Oct. 19, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military says its forces have concluded drills with Saudi Arabia held in Egypt's southern military zone. The armed forces' statement on Friday said the Tabuk-4 exercises were held with the participation of observers from the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain. Also this week,...

Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detained

Oct. 17, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A former Egyptian lawmaker went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces, his wife said in a request sent to authorities seeking information about her husband's whereabouts — the latest reported incident to highlight worrying incarceration practices....

Saudi writer's disappearance strains Turkey-Saudi ties

Oct. 13, 2018 10:50 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At first glance, the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul is just the latest crisis to strain relations between the kingdom and Turkey in the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011. Yet, like elsewhere in the region, things are more...

Today in History

Oct. 13, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2018. There are 79 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 1999, the Senate rejected the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, with 48 senators voting in favor and 51 against, far short of the 67 needed for ratification. On...

Egypt's inflation rises to 15.4 percent amid price hikes

Oct. 10, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Wednesday that inflation jumped to 15.4 percent in September, a rise of more than two percentage points over the previous month and the highest level since eight months ago. Data released by the state statistics bureau showed an increase in food and beverages prices, the single...

Activist's art offers rare glimpse inside Egypt's prisons

Oct. 8, 2018 7:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — In Yassin Mohammed's sketches and paintings, he and other Egyptian prisoners are crammed into tiny cells, feet in each other's faces and their few belongings hanging from the walls. The cramped scenes, defined by bars and closed cell doors, capture the claustrophobic reality of Egypt's...

Son of Egypt's jailed former president campaigns for father

Oct. 2, 2018 6:12 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Once a month, Abdullah waits outside Cairo's notorious Tora prison for hours, standing without shade under the blazing Egyptian sun for a chance to see his father. And almost every time, for five years, he has been denied access to Egypt's most famous, but least heard-from prisoner —...

Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

Sep. 22, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Saturday rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges. The ruling by the Court of Cassation, Egypt's final recourse for appeals in criminal cases, dashed any hope that Gamal, Mubarak's...

Egypt court orders release of former president's sons

Sep. 20, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release from detention of former president Hosni Mubarak's two sons, overturning a ruling by another court whose judge surprisingly told police to arrest them and send them to prison. The judge in the Sept. 15 hearing ordered the detention of wealthy...

Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

Sep. 18, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression under the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reached "alarming" and "unprecedented" levels, Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views....