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Egypt, Sudan conclude war games amid Ethiopia’s dam dispute

May. 31, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Sudan on Monday concluded joint war games that involved ground, air and naval units. The six-day drill meant to showcase deepening security ties between the two neighboring countries and present a show of force amid mounting tensions with Ethiopia. ...

Egypt president in Djibouti to forge ties amid Nile dispute

May. 27, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian president held talks on Thursday with his counterpart in Djibouti as part of Egyptian diplomatic attempts to build more African alliances amid an ongoing water dispute with Ethiopia. Abdel Fattah el-Sissi's visit to the Horn of Africa nation is...

Blinken claims progress in effort to boost Gaza truce

May. 26, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrapped up a two-day Mideast mission on Wednesday, winning valuable diplomatic support and hundreds of millions of dollars of pledges from Arab allies as he moved to shore up the cease-fire that ended an 11-day war between Israel and the...

Qatar's top diplomat visits Egypt amid improving ties

May. 25, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president met Tuesday with Qatar’s chief diplomat amid improved relations since Egypt and three Gulf nations ended their dispute with the energy-rich country in January. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi and Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammad bin...

Blinken off to Mideast to secure Gaza truce, push for aid

May. 24, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken took off for the Middle East on Monday to press the Israelis, Palestinians and regional players to build on and strengthen last week’s Gaza cease-fire, start an immediate flow of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip and lay the groundwork...

Egypt, Sudan to hold joint drill amid Ethiopia Nile dispute

May. 21, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian military forces arrived in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum ahead of a joint drill amid mounting tensions with Ethiopia over a decade-long Nile water dispute, Sudan's state-run news agency reported Friday. The dispute focuses over the...

Hour-by-hour: Biden's behind-the-scenes push for cease-fire

May. 21, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

The diplomatic flurry was over and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu was on the phone telling President Joe Biden that it appeared the furious fighting between Israel and Hamas was about to end. But Biden remained wary even after the afternoon phone call with the prime...

Mediating in Gaza conflict, Egypt seeks broader influence

May. 20, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Thursday reasserted itself as an indispensable mediator in the Middle East after it successfully brokered a cease-fire deal in the short but costly Israel-Hamas war that killed scores of people and caused much destruction in the Gaza Strip. In...

US says it opposes UN resolution calling for Gaza cease-fire

May. 19, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States said Wednesday it opposes a proposed U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a cease-fire in the conflict between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers, reiterating that it could interfere with the Biden administration’s efforts to end the...

The Latest: US opposes UN resolution for Gaza cease-fire

May. 19, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United States opposes a draft U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a cease-fire in the conflict between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers. The U.S. says it could interfere with the Biden administration’s efforts to end the hostilities. ...