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In this image taken from video, members of the Cairo Celebration Choir sing

Cairo choir sends musical message of hope amid virus gloom

Sep. 14, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

The video is colorful, the tune cheerful and the lyrics promise better times ahead. “The day will surely come, near or far it will come,” the singers belt out in Arabic. “A new dawn shall shine. Everyone shall rejoice. ... That day shall be a feast. Hand in hand, we will return,”...

Officials: Egyptian policemen detained over detainee's death

Sep. 13, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors ordered four policemen to be detained pending an investigation into the death of a young man while in detention, two judicial officials said on Sunday. Prosecutors also ordered the release of another police officer on bail of 5,000 Egyptian pounds ($310) in the case that...

FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file photo, a street is empty during curfew hours due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian security forces have arrested two journalists, including one sick with COVID-19, the latest step in a sweeping crackdown on news media during the pandemic, an international press watchdog reported Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

Sep. 11, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian journalist who reported on a young man’s death in police custody has been detained on charges of reporting fake news, his employer said Friday, the latest blow to press freedoms in the country. The arrest of journalist Islam el-Kalhy comes after the arrest of...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, Palestinian minister of foreign affairs Riyad al-Maliki speaks to reporters following a meeting in New York. The Palestinian foreign minister Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, called on Arab states to dismiss a deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalize relations, describing the agreement scheduled to be finalized next week as “an earthquake.” The UAE and Israel announced the deal to establish full diplomatic relations on Aug. 13. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Palestinian FM urges Arab states to dismiss Israel-UAE deal

Sep. 9, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinian foreign minister Wednesday called on Arab states to dismiss a deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalize relations, describing the agreement scheduled to be finalized next week as “an earthquake.” The UAE and Israel announced the deal to...

Egypt prosecutors probe young man's death while in detention

Sep. 9, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Prosecutors in Egypt are investigating the case of a young man who died in police detention following his arrest over clashes in a Cairo neighborhood last week. The man's family accuses the police of killing him, the prosecutors said. According to a statement by the prosecutors' office late...

Egypt investigates disappearance of Africa Cup trophy

Sep. 7, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian soccer authorities are investigating the disappearance of several trophies, including the Africa Cup of Nations trophy the Pharaohs were awarded in 2010 after winning the tournament three times in a row. The revelation of the trophies’ disappearance last week by a former board...

A restaurant prepares delivery meal orders during lockdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus in Melbourne, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Victoria state, Australia's coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

The Latest: Australian hot spot extends state of emergency

Sep. 1, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hot spot Victoria state on Wednesday extended its state of emergency for another six months as its weekly average of new COVID-10 infections dipped to 95. The Victorian Parliament’s upper chamber passed legislation by a 20-19 vote to extend the state of...

Egypt to try ex-student for sexual assault in #MeToo case

Sep. 1, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s chief prosecutor Tuesday referred a former student of an elite university to trial on charges of sexual assault of three minors, in a case that added fuel to the #MeToo movement in the Arab world’s most populous country. Public Prosecutor Hamada el-Sawy said the former...

FILE - In this June 14, 2014 file photo, Egyptian women shout slogans and hold banners during a protest against sexual assaults, in Cairo, Egypt. Lebanese security forces arrested three Egyptian men wanted in their home country on charges of involvement in an alleged gang rape six years ago. The arrests were reported late on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, following an Interpol notice for the suspects. A Lebanese security official said on Sunday that measures are underway to deport the three men, who are in their early 30s. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Lebanon arrests 3 Egyptian suspects in Cairo gang rape case

Aug. 30, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces have arrested three Egyptian men wanted in their home country on charges of involvement in an alleged gang rape at a luxury Cairo hotel six years ago. The arrest, reported late Saturday, followed an Interpol notice for the suspects at the request of Egypt. A...

Egypt police arrest leader of outlawed Muslim Brotherhood

Aug. 28, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police arrested a high-level leader in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood at his hiding place in Cairo, an Interior Ministry statement said Friday. Investigators recently learned that Mahmoud Ezzat, the acting Supreme Guide of the country’s oldest Islamist organization, was hiding...