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Military general who ruled Egypt after Mubarak ouster dies

Sep. 21, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hussein Tantawi, the Egyptian general who took charge of the country when longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down amid the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, died on Tuesday, Egypt’s presidency said. He was 85. Field Marshal Tantawi, Mubarak’s...

Turkey, Egypt agree to further talks in bid to ease tensions

Sep. 08, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — East Mediterranean rivals Turkey and Egypt have agreed to continue talks aimed at stabilizing relations after the end of a second round of negotiations, the two governments said Wednesday. A joint statement said that after a two-day meeting in Ankara it...

Turkey aims to improve ties with Egypt, UAE

Sep. 07, 2021 06:19 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey continued on Tuesday to reach out to regional rivals Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in a renewed bid to mend frayed ties that have stoked regional tensions. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country was taking “positive...

Turkish drones in northern Cyprus heighten regional unease

Aug. 25, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An air base hosting Turkish drones in the breakaway northern third of ethnically divided Cyprus is ratcheting up unease among neighboring countries, which see the station as an added instrument of instability in the turbulent east Mediterranean region. ...

Egypt officials say militant attack kills 7 troops in Sinai

Aug. 13, 2021 06:03 AM EDT

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded late Thursday in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, killing seven members of Egypt's security forces, security and medical officials said. The dead included an officer, and six others were wounded. The...

Amnesty calls for probe into killings of militants in Egypt

Aug. 06, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A global human rights watchdog has urged Egyptian judicial authorities to investigate what appeared to be extra-judicial killings of militants by the military in the country's restive northern Sinai Peninsula. Amnesty International released a statement on...

Egypt officials say militant attack kills 5 troops in Sinai

Aug. 01, 2021 01:19 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Islamic Sate group militants ambushed a checkpoint in the restive northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, killing at least five troops from the security forces, officials said. At least six other troops were wounded in the attack in the town...

Egypt court upholds life sentences for 10 Islamists

Jul. 12, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Sunday upheld the life sentences of 10 leaders of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, including the group's head, the state-owned MENA news agency reported. In 2019, a Cairo criminal court had convicted all 10, including...

Today in History

Jul. 04, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 4, the 185th day of 2021. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 4, 1976, America celebrated its bicentennial with daylong...

Egypt opens naval base, latest example of military build-up

Jul. 03, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president inaugurated a new naval base on the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, the latest example of the government’s military build-up. The base is meant to “secure the country’s northern and western front… and the maritime shipping...