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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...

Egyptian officials say IS militants abduct 5 people in Sinai

Jun. 08, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — At least five Egyptians were abducted by Islamic State militants on Tuesday in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, security officials said. The five were driving to their workplace in the small town of Bir al-Abed when the militants...

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...

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...

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...

Official says fire at ICU in Egypt hospital kills 2 patients

May. 12, 2021 05:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out in an intensive care unit of an Egyptian hospital Wednesday, leaving at least two patients dead, an official said. The fire erupted overnight at a government-run hospital in the Nile Delta city of Kafr el-Sheikh, said Ahmed el-Samahi, a...

Congo leader visits Sudan, Egypt for talks on Nile dispute

May. 08, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Congo’s president, the current head of the African Union, met Saturday with Egyptian and Sudanese officials amid international and regional efforts to relaunch negotiations over Ethiopia’s disputed dam on the Nile River’s main tributary. President...

US envoy in Sudan in a bid to resolve Ethiopia’s dam dispute

May. 07, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan on Friday, the latest stop on his tour of the region aimed at resolving the decade-long dispute over Ethiopia’s massive dam on the Nile River’s main tributary. During his two-day visit, Jeffrey Feltman...

India's disaster hangs over countries facing COVID-19 surges

May. 07, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

SOHAG, Egypt (AP) — Countries worldwide wrestling with new coronavirus surges are trying to ensure they aren’t hit by an India-style disaster. They face many of the same risks, including large populations that have shirked restrictions and fragile health systems shaken under the strain. ...