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Clashes break out in Tripoli, drive rival Libyan PM away

May. 17, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An attempt by one of Libya’s rival prime ministers to seat his government in the capital of Tripoli triggered clashes Tuesday between competing militias, forcing the newly appointed premier to leave the city. The development underscored the fragility of the...

US set to remove 5 groups from foreign terrorism blacklist

May. 15, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The United States is poised to remove five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations, including several that once posed significant threats, killing hundreds if not thousands of people across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. ...

Libyan rivals resume U.N.-brokered talks on elections

May. 15, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Rival Libyan officials on Sunday resumed talks in the Egyptian capital, the latest U.N.-led efforts to agree on constitutional amendments for elections as the North African nation again finds itself at a political impasse. Twelve lawmakers from Libya’s east-based...

Egypt begins trial of man accused of killing Coptic priest

May. 14, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A court in the Egyptian city of Alexandria began the trial Saturday of a man accused of stabbing to death a Coptic Christian priest, an attack that shocked the Arab world’s most populous country. The case dates to early April when Arsanious Wadid, a 56-year-old...

Islamic State claims attack that killed 5 troops in Egypt

May. 14, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Islamic State affiliate in Egypt on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack that killed at least five troops in the restive part of Sinai Peninsula. The extremist group announced its claim of Wednesday’s attack in a statement carried by its Aamaq news...

Egypt says officer, 4 troops killed in fighting in Sinai

May. 11, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Fighting on Wednesday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula left an officer and four troops dead, the military said, just days after an attack there killed 11 forces. In a statement, the military's spokesman said the forces had been killed during a clash with militants, and that...

Egypt's inflation rate continues to surge amid Ukraine war

May. 10, 2022 05:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s annual inflation rate continues to surge amid Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine that has shaken the global economy, the country’s statistics bureau announced Tuesday. The inflation rate was up 2.8%, reaching around 14.9% in April, up from 12.1% in March,...

Egypt arrests 13 teenage boys for harassing women tourists

May. 09, 2022 04:15 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered Monday that 13 teenage boys arrested over the weekend and accused of harassing two women tourists at the Giza Pyramids near Cairo remain in custody pending an investigation. The arrests came after a video surfaced on social media...

Islamic State claims attack that killed 11 Egyptian troops

May. 08, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Islamic State affiliate in Egypt on Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack that targeted a water pumping station east of the Suez Canal, killing at least 11 soldiers. At least five other soldiers were wounded in Saturday’s attack, according to the Egyptian...

Egypt says militants kill 11 troops east of Suez Canal

May. 07, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — At least 11 Egyptian troops, including an officer, were killed Saturday in a militant attack on a water pumping station east of the Suez Canal, the military said. In a statement, it said at least five other troops were wounded in the attack, one of the deadliest...