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Libya's largest oil field shut down over pipeline closure

Jul. 21, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's national oil company has suspended operations at the country's largest oil field over the "unlawful" closure of a pipeline valve, in a country torn by war between rival authorities in the east and west, each backed by various militias. The National Oil Corporation announced the move...

Lufthansa resumes flights to Cairo after safety pause

Jul. 21, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Lufthansa has resumed flying to Cairo following a one-day suspension due to safety concerns. The German airline's website shows LH582 took off from Frankfurt after an almost two-hour delay and was expected to arrive in Egypt's capital later Sunday. On Saturday, British Airways announced the...

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights

Jul. 20, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Airways and Lufthansa both said Saturday they were suspending flights to Cairo for unspecified reasons related to safety and security. The British carrier said it was canceling flights to the Egyptian capital for a week. The German airline said normal operations would resume Sunday....

Officials: BA suspending flights from London for 2 days

Jul. 20, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say Cairo's international airport has been notified by British Airways that the airline is suspending flights to and from London for two days. Airport officials say the decision came after British official conducted regular security checks earlier this week at the airport....

Egypt releases transgender woman after 4 months in jail

Jul. 17, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights group says authorities have released a transgender woman held for more than four months in connection to a call for protests. The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms said late Tuesday that Malak el-Kashef was released earlier this week. El-Kashef was among dozens...

Egypt opens 2 ancient pyramids for first time since 1960s

Jul. 13, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday opened two of its oldest pyramids, located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany told reporters that tourists were are now allowed to visit the Bent Pyramid and its satellite...

Egypt asks Interpol to help it retrieve King Tut statue

Jul. 9, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says it has asked Interpol to help track down a 3,000-year-old sculpture of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun after Christie's auctioned it off last week despite Cairo's objections. The Britain-based auction house sold the brown quartzite head depicting King Tut for more than 4.7 million...

Sudanese say US pressure was key to reaching transition deal

Jul. 8, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The power-sharing agreement reached between Sudan's military and pro-democracy protesters last week came after the United States and its Arab allies applied intense pressure on both sides amid fears a prolonged crisis could tip the country into civil war, activists and officials said. The...

Rights group: Former presidential candidate may die in jail

Jul. 4, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A rights group is warning that a former Egyptian presidential candidate may die in prison due to medical neglect, meeting the same fate as former president Mohamed Morsi, who collapsed in court last month after having spent almost six years behind bars. The Cairo Institute for Human Rights...

Al-Qaida accuses Egypt of killing ex-president Morsi in jail

Jun. 28, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida is accusing Egyptian authorities of killing jailed former President Mohamed Morsi, who died in a Cairo courtroom during his trial earlier this month. The militant group's media arm as-Sahab posted a statement on Thursday, urging Egyptians to rise against current President Abdel Fattah...