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Prosecutors shelves probe of gang rape that shocked Egypt

May. 12, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors said they have shelved their months-long investigation into an alleged 2014 gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at a luxury Cairo hotel, ordering the release of all suspects for lack of evidence. The case shocked Egypt’s conservative...

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...

The Latest: Israeli aircraft strike another building in Gaza

May. 11, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians, sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem and as Israel has signaled it's widening its military campaign: JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft have attacked another building in Gaza...

Egypt executes defrocked monk convicted of abbot’s killing

May. 09, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities on Sunday executed a defrocked monk convicted of killing an abbot in a desert monastery north of Cairo, officials said. The 2018 killing of Bishop Epiphanius, an abbot at St. Macarius Monastery, shocked Egypt’s...

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. ...

Egyptian, Turkish officials end talks with no clear progress

May. 06, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — With no clear progress, Egyptian and Turkish officials concluded Thursday two days of talks in Cairo aimed at resetting ties between the two regional powers. In a joint statement, both sides vowed to evaluate the outcome of their first round of consultations before agreeing on...

An online post helps both the hungry and a chef in Ramadan

May. 06, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

A few years ago, Mariam Yehia, her mom and a friend started a Ramadan tradition — they bought hot meals and handed them out to the needy in Cairo so they can break their fast during the Muslim holy month. “We feel really good that we try as much as we can to help...

US envoy in Egypt for talks on Ethiopia’s dam dispute

May. 05, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa on Wednesday met with the Egyptian president as part of Washington's new push to find a resolution to a regional decade-long dispute over Ethiopia's massive dam on the Nile River’s main tributary. Jeffrey Feltman...