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Clashes among government-aligned forces in Yemen's kill 6

Mar. 23, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say heavy street battles among armed Islamist factions aligned with the exiled government have left at least six people dead and families displaced. They said on Saturday that the clashes, which erupted in Taiz a day earlier, saw a faction financed and armed by the...

Egypt says 7 militants killed in Cairo shootouts

Mar. 7, 2019 5:31 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says security forces have killed seven members of a militant group with suspected links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo shootouts. The ministry says three militants were killed on a highway known as Ring Road in Cairo's district of Giza while the...

Egypt releases prominent photojournalist after 5-year term

Mar. 4, 2019 12:12 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned home Monday to hugs from family and friends, pledging to continue working despite severe restrictions imposed on his movements, including having to spend the nights at a police station nearby. Mahmoud Abu...

Turkey slams EU for attending summit hosted by Egypt

Feb. 26, 2019 8:55 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned European Union leaders for attending a meeting hosted by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, days after the country executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members. Erdogan questioned "Can you speak of human rights" in the...

Egypt executes 9 over 2015 assassination of top prosecutor

Feb. 20, 2019 9:58 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country's top prosecutor, security officials said. The nine were found guilty of taking part in the bombing that killed Hisham Barakat, the first assassination of a...

Rights group says Egypt executed 6 Islamists in 2 weeks

Feb. 13, 2019 11:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says Egypt has executed three Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death following torture and beatings to extract confessions. Wednesday's statement from Amnesty International says the executions brought the total number of Islamists executed in Egypt to six...

Rights group: Egypt executes 3 Islamists tortured to confess

Feb. 8, 2019 7:29 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group on Friday said Egypt executed three Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death following torture and beatings to extract confessions. Human Rights Watch said in a statement the families of the men were notified of their hanging on Thursday and asked to come to...

Turkey probes deportation of alleged militant back to Egypt

Feb. 6, 2019 4:11 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has launched an investigation into eight police officers over the deportation of a wanted Egyptian national back to Egypt, where he could face the death penalty. The Istanbul governor's office said in a statement released late Tuesday that a committee would probe the...

UAE's tolerance embraces faiths, runs up against politics

Feb. 2, 2019 6:13 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has branded a bridge, a new ministry, a family day at the park and even the entire year of 2019 under the banner theme of "tolerance," an elaborate effort that's in overdrive as the country prepares to host Pope Francis starting Sunday in the...

Egypt arrests activists after commemoration of uprising

Jan. 30, 2019 2:30 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has rounded up at least six activists in the last couple of days in a wave of arrests coinciding with the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, a rights lawyer said Wednesday. Authorities have waged a sweeping crackdown on dissent in recent years, reversing freedoms won in the popular...