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Sudan, Egypt renew calls for int'l role in Ethiopia dispute

Jun. 09, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan and Egypt renewed calls Wednesday for the international community to help in resolving their decade-long dispute with Ethiopia over a giant dam that Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile, the main tributary of the Nile River. Egyptian foreign and...

Egypt officials: Fire at juvenile detention kills 6 children

Jun. 03, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday at a juvenile detention center in Egypt's capital of Cairo, killing at least six children, officials said. The officials said the fire followed a fist-fight between two children in one ward at the facility, located in the city's...

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 bets on ancient finds to pull tourism out of pandemic

May. 30, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Workers dig and ferry wheelbarrows laden with sand to open a new shaft at a bustling archaeological site outside of Cairo, while a handful of Egyptian archaeologists supervise from garden chairs. The dig is at the foot of the Step Pyramid of Djoser, arguably the world’s...

Israel, Egypt talk truce with Hamas, rebuilding Gaza Strip

May. 30, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Israel held high-level talks in both countries Sunday to shore up a fragile truce between Israel and the Hamas militant group and rebuild the Gaza Strip after a punishing 11-day war that left parts of the seaside enclave in ruins. Egyptian Foreign...

Egypt invites Hamas, Palestinians, Israel for further talks

May. 27, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has invited Israel, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority for separate talks that aim at consolidating the cease-fire that ended an 11-day war between Israel and the Gaza Strip’s militant Hamas rulers, an Egyptian intelligence official said Thursday. The talks would also...

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...

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials on bolstering Gaza cease-fire

May. 26, 2021 04:46 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials on bolstering Gaza cease-fire.

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...

Italy orders trial for 4 Egyptians accused in student death

May. 25, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Rome judge on Tuesday ordered four high-ranking members of Egypt’s security forces to stand trial for the abduction, torture and killing in Cairo of an Italian doctoral student. Judge Pierluigi Balestrieri set Oct. 14 as the date for the opening of the...