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US condemns Sudan freeing man convicted in diplomat's death

Feb. 02, 2023 17:14 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United States asked the Sudanese government Thursday to re-arrest a man convicted of killing a U.S. diplomat in the country 15 years ago. Abdel-Raouf Abu Zaid, the Sudanese man freed Jan. 30, was found guilty of murdering John Granville, an official with the U.S....

Egypt officials: Hospital fire in Cairo kills 3, injures 32

Feb. 01, 2023 14:27 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out Wednesday at a hospital in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing at least three people and injuring at least 32 others, health authorities said. The Health Ministry said the fire took place at the Noor Mohammadi hospital in eastern Cairo’s Matariya...

How to make a mummy: Ancient Egyptian workshop has new clues

Feb. 01, 2023 11:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For thousands of years, ancient Egyptians mummified their dead in the search for eternal life. Now, researchers have used chemistry and an unusual collection of jars to figure out how they did it. Their study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, is based on a...

Today in History: JAN 28, Space Shuttle Challenger explodes

Jan. 28, 2023 00:12 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2023. There are 337 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 28, 1973, a cease-fire officially went into effect in the Vietnam War, a day after the signing of the Paris...

Egypt unveils tombs and sarcophagus in new excavation

Jan. 26, 2023 11:49 AM EST

SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Thursday unveiled dozens of new archaeological discoveries, including two ancient tombs, at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside of the capital Cairo. The artefacts, unearthed during a year-long excavation, were found beneath an ancient stone enclosure...

Strong quake rattles Greek island of Rhodes, Turkish coast

Jan. 25, 2023 09:30 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck Wednesday off the southeastern Greek island of Rhodes, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake rattled the nearby Turkish...

Italy's FM meets with Egyptian officials on migration, Libya

Jan. 22, 2023 11:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s chief diplomat held talks Sunday with Egyptian and Arab League officials in Cairo that focused on regional security and the conflict in neighboring Libya, as well as sensitive bilateral issues. Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said he raised with Egypt's...

Egypt frees businessman, son after 2 years of detention

Jan. 22, 2023 03:08 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released a prominent businessman and his son after more than two years in pre-trial detention while officials investigated possible terrorism-related charges, their family said. Safwan Thabet, founder and former CEO of dairy and juice producer...

Egypt hands out life jail terms in trial over 2019 protests

Jan. 15, 2023 13:50 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday handed down life prison sentences to 38 people, including a self-exiled businessman whose social media posts helped to spark anti-government protests. Public protests are rare in Egypt where President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has overseen a...

Rounding off Africa tour, China's top diplomat visits Egypt

Jan. 15, 2023 13:48 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — China’s chief diplomat was in Cairo Sunday for talks with Egyptian and Arab League officials, marking his last stop in a multi-leg trip to Africa that aims to consolidate Beijing's footprint across the resource-rich continent. Foreign Minister Qin Gang met separately...