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Sudan repeals Israel boycott law amid normalization efforts

Apr. 19, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Monday abolished a decades-old law on boycotting Israel, part of efforts to establish normal ties with the Jewish state. A bill was approved at a joint meeting of Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council and Cabinet that annuls the 1958 law. The law had...

Egypt: 3 militants involved in Christian's slaying killed

Apr. 19, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt police killed three suspected militants allegedly involved in the slaying of a Coptic Christian man kidnapped more than five months ago in a restive part of Sinai Peninsula, the Interior Ministry said Monday. Security forces exchanged fire with...

Egypt says 11 killed in train crash north of Cairo

Apr. 18, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A passenger train derailed Sunday north of Cairo, killing at least 11 people, Egyptian authorities said. It was the latest of several rail accidents to hit the country in recent years. Four train wagons ran off the railway at the city of Banha in Qalyubia...

Egyptian authorities say at least 11 people have been killed, some 100 others injured in train crash north of Cairo

Apr. 18, 2021 14:24 PM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities say at least 11 people have been killed, some 100 others injured in train crash north of Cairo.

Chad army claims it has stopped rebel drive toward capital

Apr. 18, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — The Chadian military said it had halted an advance by rebels coming from neighboring Libya, but the rebel group said Sunday that it was pressing ahead after the American and British embassies warned of a possible assault on the capital in the coming days. ...

Spanish police bust clandestine 3D gun-printing workshop

Apr. 18, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police said Sunday that they have uncovered the first workshop using a 3D printer to make illegal firearms in the country. Police said that one person was arrested on Tenerife in the Canary Islands after being linked to the clandestine workshop...

Libya welcomes UN decision to deploy cease-fire monitors

Apr. 17, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s transitional government on Saturday welcomed a U.N. Security Council decision to deploy international monitors to watch over a nearly six-month-old cease-fire in the conflict-stricken country. The Government of National Unity also urged the...

Tunisia divers find another body from migrant boat; 22 dead

Apr. 17, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Navy divers recovered another body on Saturday from a migrant boat that floundered and sunk off the coast of eastern Tunisia, bringing to 22 the number of known dead, including nine women and a baby, as police searched for the smuggler. An...

UN agrees to deploy cease-fire monitors in Libya

Apr. 16, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has authorized international monitors to watch over a nearly six-month-old cease-fire agreement in Libya as the country heads toward December elections after a decade of fighting and upheaval. In a vote announced Friday,...

Migrant boat sinks off Tunisia, 21 dead, 3 survivors found

Apr. 16, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities said they recovered the bodies of 21 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, including nine women and a baby, whose boat sank Friday off the central port city of Sfax. The cause of the sinking was unclear. Commander Housemeddine...