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Britain’s Prince Charles in Cairo, first visit since 2006

Nov. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Cairo on Thursday for the first time in 15 years, hoping to promote tolerance and cement bilateral ties. The visit is part of the royal couple’s first tour since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Egyptian ex-lawmaker and journalists get prison sentences

Nov. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to five years in prison for his conviction on charges that rights advocates have decried as baseless and politically motivated. The Misdemeanors State Security Emergency Court in Cairo...

Egypt's leader orders government to move to new capital

Nov. 03, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president on Wednesday ordered his administration to start moving its offices next month to a sprawling new administrative capital in the desert outside Cairo, a spokesman said. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has directed the government to begin...

The Latest: UN Security Council to discuss Sudan on Tuesday

Oct. 25, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council has scheduled an emergency closed-door meeting on the coup in Sudan for Tuesday afternoon. Diplomats said late Monday that the consultations were requested by the United States, United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Norway and...

Nearly 100 women sworn in as judges in Egypt judicial body

Oct. 19, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Nearly 100 women Tuesday became the first female judges to join Egypt’s State Council, one of the country’s main judicial bodies. The 98 women were sworn in before the council’s chief judge, Mohammed Hossam el-Din, in a celebratory event in Cairo. ...

Egypt to require virus vaccinations for civil servants

Oct. 18, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's government will soon require public servants to have a vaccination certificate or show a weekly negative COVID-19 test before entering their workplaces. The mandate is an attempt to rapidly boost the country's vaccination rate of roughly 14% as it faces rising daily...

Judges postpone trials of 3 Egypt activists, lawyer in Cairo

Oct. 18, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The trials of three Egyptian activists and a rights lawyer, who have been held in prison for over two years on a number of charges, were postponed Monday, their lawyer said. Activists Alaa Abdel-Fattah, Mohamed Ibrahim and Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hadi and...

Jordan PM says to hasten gas delivery to crisis-hit Lebanon

Sep. 30, 2021 06:33 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Jordan says it has discussed ways to expedite Egyptian natural gas shipments via its territory and Syria to Lebanon, which is dealing with a grueling energy-crisis. Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh arrived in Beirut late Thursday, the first foreign official...

Egypt leader, Biden adviser hold talks on regional tensions

Sep. 29, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Joe Biden’s national security adviser held talks Wednesday with Egypt’s president that focused on regional tensions and the ties between Washington and its Mideast ally, the Egyptian leader’s office said. The meeting in Cairo with Jake...

Biden adviser headed to Egypt as Israel-Hamas tensions rise

Sep. 28, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan is heading to Cairo on Wednesday for talks with Egyptian government officials about rising tensions between Israel and Hamas. The Biden administration is leaning heavily on Egypt, which...