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Egypt unveils recently discovered ancient workshops, tombs in Saqqara necropolis

May. 27, 2023 08:15 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian antiquities authorities Saturday unveiled ancient workshops and tombs they say were discovered recently at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside the capital Cairo. The spaces were found in the sprawling necropolis of Saqqara, which is a part of Egypt’s ancient...

Hong Kong-flagged vessel briefly blocks Egypt's vital Suez Canal

May. 25, 2023 08:58 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Hong Kong-flagged ship briefly blocked Egypt’s vital Suez Canal on Thursday morning, authorities said, the latest such incident in the busy waterway. According to Leth Agencies, a canal services company that oversees the waterway, the Xin Hai Tong 23 ran aground...

Authorities and tracking data say a Hong Kong-flagged ship has run aground in Egypt's vital Suez Canal

May. 25, 2023 00:52 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities and tracking data say a Hong Kong-flagged ship has run aground in Egypt's vital Suez Canal.

Prominent Egyptian rights activist briefly detained in Lebanon

May. 24, 2023 15:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities Wednesday briefly detained a prominent Egyptian blogger and human rights activist, his lawyer and sister said, but the reason for his arrest was not immediately clear. The first word about the arrest of Abdul-Rahman Tarek, also known by his...

Sudanese fleeing fighting in their homeland face uncertain future, unsure of return

May. 15, 2023 06:18 AM EDT

ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — The café outside Aswan station was full of Sudanese families, surrounded by luggage and waiting for the train to Cairo, the next leg in their arduous journey escaping violence that has torn apart their country and overturned their lives. Aswan, the Egyptian...

Sudan migrants in Israel worry over future, fighting at home

May. 15, 2023 02:31 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Omer Easa is watching the violence roiling his native Sudan with deep trepidation. The further Sudan sinks into chaos and violence, he fears, the longer he is likely to remain an unrecognized asylum-seeker in Israel, where he has few protections. Backers of...

Egyptian politician who vowed to run for president returns to Egypt, after relatives were detained

May. 11, 2023 15:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An Egyptian politician vowing to run in the country’s presidential elections next year returned to Egypt Thursday, days after announcing that his relatives had been detained. Ahmed Altantawy, who left the country for Lebanon last August, confirmed his arrival in...

Israeli-Palestinian fighting intensifies as Egyptian cease-fire efforts falter

May. 11, 2023 01:12 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants fired hundreds of rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Wednesday, while Israel pressed ahead with a series of airstrikes that have killed 23 Palestinians, including three senior militants and at least 10 civilians. A...

Sudan doctors syndicate says 25 dead in tribal fighting, as truce talks stall

May. 10, 2023 13:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes over several days killed 25 people in southern Sudan, the country's doctors union said Wednesday, raising fears the war between the country's rival top generals — currently centered in the capital — could set off more violence in far-flung provinces. ...

Egypt presidential hopeful says supporters, uncles detained

May. 05, 2023 13:44 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An Egyptian politician residing abroad and planning to run in the country’s presidential elections next year said on Friday that two of his uncles and a group of friends and supporters have been detained in recent days. Ahmed Altantawy, a former member of...