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Egypt plans Suez Canal expansion after vessel was grounded

May. 11, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Tuesday announced plans to widen and deepen the southern part of the Suez Canal where a hulking vessel ran aground and closed off the crucial waterway in March. The head of the Suez Canal Authority, Lt. Gen. Osama Rabie, announced details of the...

Congo leader visits Sudan, Egypt for talks on Nile dispute

May. 08, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Congo’s president, the current head of the African Union, met Saturday with Egyptian and Sudanese officials amid international and regional efforts to relaunch negotiations over Ethiopia’s disputed dam on the Nile River’s main tributary. President...

US envoy in Sudan in a bid to resolve Ethiopia’s dam dispute

May. 07, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan on Friday, the latest stop on his tour of the region aimed at resolving the decade-long dispute over Ethiopia’s massive dam on the Nile River’s main tributary. During his two-day visit, Jeffrey Feltman...

Egyptian, Turkish officials end talks with no clear progress

May. 06, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — With no clear progress, Egyptian and Turkish officials concluded Thursday two days of talks in Cairo aimed at resetting ties between the two regional powers. In a joint statement, both sides vowed to evaluate the outcome of their first round of consultations before agreeing on...

US envoy in Egypt for talks on Ethiopia’s dam dispute

May. 05, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa on Wednesday met with the Egyptian president as part of Washington's new push to find a resolution to a regional decade-long dispute over Ethiopia's massive dam on the Nile River’s main tributary. Jeffrey Feltman...

Egypt, Turkey officials meet for talks to reset frayed ties

May. 05, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian and Turkish officials met Wednesday for talks aiming to reset ties between the two regional powers after years of enmity. The two-day “political consultations” in Cairo are chaired by Hamdi Loza, Egypt’s deputy foreign minister, and his...

Rights critics condemn French sale to Egypt of 30 more jets

May. 04, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France is selling another 30 Rafale fighter jets to Egypt in a deal condemned Tuesday by rights advocates, including the French wife of a jailed activist. The deal, confirmed separately by both countries, will build up Egypt's fleet of the advanced warplane...

The Latest: Biden says US set on helping India with pandemic

Apr. 25, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden says the U.S is determined to help India as it grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases. In a tweet Sunday, Biden said, “Just as India sent assistance to the United States as our hospitals were strained early in the pandemic, we are...

Russia to resume flights to Egypt after 6-year hiatus

Apr. 23, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to resume direct flights to Egypt’s Red Sea resort towns more than six years after the downing of a Russian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula, the Kremlin said Friday. President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi...

Egypt fires top railway official after deadly train crashes

Apr. 20, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s transportation minister on Tuesday said he sacked the country’s top railway official, following three train accidents in less than a month that left more than 40 people dead and over 350 injured. The firing of Ashraf Raslan was part of an...