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Egypt releases four, days after raid on Turkish media outlet

Jan. 16, 2020 2:27 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released four people Thursday, including two Egyptian journalists, arrested in a police raid on the Cairo bureau of Turkey's state-run news agency, a judicial official said. Turkey's Anadolu agency said Wednesday four of its staff members, including a Turkish citizen, were...

Turkish news agency says staff members detained in Cairo

Jan. 15, 2020 7:46 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency said Wednesday that Egyptian police raided its office in Cairo and detained four of its staff members. Anadolu Agency said it had no information on where its employees, including one Turkish citizen, were taken following the raid late Tuesday. The...

Members of the Rapid Support Forces, a paramilitary force operated by the Sudanese government, block roads in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A Sudanese official said Tuesday that security forces have contained an armed protest from within the security apparatus, amid reports of unrest. (AP Photo)

Sudan reopens airspace after end of armed mutiny, 2 killed

Jan. 15, 2020 1:47 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan said it reopened its airspace Wednesday after an armed revolt from within its security forces shut down the capital’s airport for hours and left at least two people dead. In a press conference, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the country’s ruling transitional council,...

Members of the Rapid Support Forces, a paramilitary force operated by the Sudanese government, block roads in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A Sudanese official said Tuesday that security forces have contained an armed protest from within the security apparatus, amid reports of unrest. (AP Photo)

Sudan declares end to mutiny from within security forces

Jan. 14, 2020 5:20 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s main intelligence agency said late Tuesday it has succeeded in quelling an armed mutiny over severance pay from within its ranks. Sudan’s General Intelligence Service said the rebellious former members of its forces had been convinced “through negotiations”...

Egypt says it's probing death of imprisoned US citizen

Jan. 14, 2020 2:59 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Tuesday it would investigate the death in custody of a U.S. citizen who had gone on a hunger strike as part of a six-year battle against what he insisted was wrongful imprisonment. Mustafa Kassem, 54, an Egyptian-born auto parts dealer from Long Island, New York, died late Monday of...

FILE - In this June 28, 2013 file photo, the Blue Nile river flows near the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Assosa, Ethopia. Two days of negotiations between top officials from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan were hoped to reach agreements on technical issues related to the $4.6 billion dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River, but the talks concluded Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 without an agreement. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare, File)

Egypt blames Ethiopia for latest failure of Nile dam talks

Jan. 10, 2020 5:43 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is blaming Ethiopia for the failure of the latest round of talks on the construction of a controversial Nile dam, a critical issue for Cairo as it seeks to protect its main source of freshwater for its large and growing population. The construction of the $4.6 billion Grand Ethiopian...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, attend a ceremony in Istanbul for the inauguration of the TurkStream pipeline, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The dual natural gas line connecting the countries will open up a new export path for Russian gas into Turkey and Europe, through new and existing lines. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Leaders of Turkey, Russia urge Jan. 12 cease-fire in Libya

Jan. 8, 2020 2:50 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey and Russia called for a Jan. 12 cease-fire in war-torn Libya on Wednesday while European Union officials intensified diplomatic efforts to cool tensions in the North African nation by holding talks with its prime minister. In a related diplomatic push in Rome, Italian Premier...

Romany, a Coptic man, left, holds his four-year-old son, for Eissa the barber to cut his hair, in preparation for the Coptic Christmas celebration, at a residential and industrial area of eastern Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Hamada Elrasam)

Egypt's president says interfaith bond saved country

Jan. 6, 2020 5:31 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi appeared at Coptic Christmas Eve Mass on Monday and praised the links between the country’s Christian and Muslim faithful, saying they have prevented the country from descending into sectarian strife like its neighbors. El-Sissi, who is a...

Egyptian journalist says his home raided, brother arrested

Jan. 2, 2020 5:29 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian journalist known for his critical views of the government said on Thursday that police raided his parents' house the previous night and arrested his brother. Mohamed el-Garhy tweeted that the police came to the home of his parents, who live in a village northeast of Cairo, and...

In this Nov. 27, 2019 photo, Patrice Gaudensio, a refugee artist from South Sudan poses for a portrait during an exhibition titled

Fleeing war, poverty, African migrants face racism in Egypt

Jan. 2, 2020 1:08 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Two Sudanese sisters, Seham and Ekhlas Bashir, were walking their children home from elementary school in a Cairo neighborhood when a group of Egyptian teenagers crowded around them. The boys taunted them, calling them “slave” and other slurs. Then they tried to rip off Ekhlas'...