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Cairo schools close, day after heavy rainfall causes chaos

Oct. 23, 2019 4:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has closed schools and universities in Cairo and companies saw only skeletal staff show up at work after heavy rains pummeled parts of the country's capital the previous day, causing massive traffic jams and flooding many key roads. The mayhem raised questions about Cairo's ability to...

Ethiopia's Nobel-winning leader warns Egypt over dam

Oct. 22, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister warned Tuesday that if there's a need to go to war over a dam project disputed with Egypt his country could muster millions of people, but he said only negotiation can resolve the current deadlock. Egypt's government said it...

Egypt's options dwindle as Nile talks break down

Oct. 22, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The latest breakdown in talks with Ethiopia over its construction of a massive upstream Nile dam has left Egypt with dwindling options as it seeks to protect the main source of freshwater for its large and growing population. Talks collapsed earlier this month over the construction of the $5...

Sudan council agrees to consider rebel group's proposals

Oct. 22, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A top Sudanese official says the transitional government and rebel leaders have wrapped up a first round of talks aimed at ending the country's years-long civil wars, with the government agreeing to consider proposals by the Sudan Liberation Movement-North. Mohammed Hassan al-Taishi, a member...

Rights group: Possible war crimes in fight for Libya capital

Oct. 22, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A leading rights group on Tuesday said it has evidence of potential war crimes by Libyan factions fighting a months-long battle for Tripoli, the capital. London-based Amnesty International said its investigation showed that the warring parties have killed and maimed scores of civilians, with...

Egypt arrests 22 for planned protest over grisly murder case

Oct. 22, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says it has arrested nearly two dozen people for allegedly trying to incite protests over a grisly murder that's shocked the country. Earlier this month, a teenage boy fatally stabbed another boy who was defending a girl from sexual harassment. The killing of Mahmoud el-Banna has stunned...

UK lifts ban on Egypt resort flights, 4 years after bombing

Oct. 22, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. airlines can resume flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, suspended after an Islamic State bombing brought down a Russian passenger plane over Sinai four years ago, killing all 224 people on board, the British government said Tuesday. The Department for Transport said...

Libya coast guard intercepts dozens of Europe-bound migrants

Oct. 20, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it's intercepted dozens of Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said Sunday the migrants were returned to shore and would be taken to a detention center in the capital, Tripoli. Gassim said a rubber boat with 89 African...

Egypt: 4 killed when shells hit 2 houses in north Sinai

Oct. 19, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials and medics say shells hit two houses in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least four civilians, including a child. The officials said the shelling took place on Saturday in the town of Sheikh Zuweid. They said 12 people were wounded and...

Egypt reveals details of 30 ancient coffins found in Luxor

Oct. 19, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's antiquities authorities on Saturday revealed the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins that were recently discovered in the southern city of Luxor. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters the coffins, with inscriptions and...