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Libya official: Gunmen kill 2 women, 3 kids near capital

Oct. 17, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen killed two women and three children of the same family while they were driving on a highway near the capital, Tripoli, less than a week after an airstrike slammed into a house killing at least three civilians, a health official said Thursday. The city has been the scene of fighting...

Buses collide in central Sudan, killing 21

Oct. 16, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's state-run news agency says a head-on collision between two buses has killed 21 people in a central province. SUNA reports the crash took place on Wednesday in a small town south of Obeid, the capital of North Kordofan Province. It said 29 others were injured. Local media say one bus...

Sudanese rebel group suspends peace talks after attack

Oct. 16, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese rebel group said Wednesday it suspended peace talks with the transitional government, accusing the military of attacking and detaining people in a southern area under its control, an early blow to negotiations that had just begun with high expectations in South Sudan's capital,...

Libya's coast guard intercepts 90 Europe-bound migrants

Oct. 16, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted 90 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim says a rubber boat with 90 African migrants, including seven women, was stopped on Tuesday off Khoms town, around 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of the capital,...

Rights groups call on Egypt authorities to free journalist

Oct. 15, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists and Amnesty International are calling for the Egyptian government to release a journalist who they say has been detained by security officials, and investigate allegations that she has been beaten and tortured in custody. The groups said Esraa Abdel...

Egypt says archaeologists uncovered 20 ancient coffins

Oct. 15, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor. A brief statement from the ministry says Tuesday says archaeologists found the coffins in the Asasif Necropolis. The necropolis, located in the ancient town of West...

Egypt activist claims she was tortured, beaten after arrest

Oct. 14, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian pro-democracy activist claims she was tortured and beaten after being arrested amid a sweeping government crackdown, a leading rights group said Monday. Amnesty International said Esraa Abdel-Fattah was brought before prosecutors late Sunday following her arrest by plainclothes...

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 3 civilians in Tripoli

Oct. 14, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a house in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Monday, killing at least three civilians and wounding two others including a child, health authorities said. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting between rival militias since April. The U.N.-supported but weak government...

Sudan's government, rebels start peace talks in Juba

Oct. 14, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new transitional government met with rebel leaders on Monday, kicking off peace talks aimed at ending the country's yearslong civil wars. The peace initiative was built into a power-sharing deal between Sudan's army and its pro-democracy movement. That deal was reached after the...

Sudanese rebel groups seek peace after years of fighting

Oct. 13, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new, transitional authorities have six months to make peace with the country's rebels under a power-sharing deal reached this summer between the military and the pro-democracy movement following the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April. If they fail to do so, it could...