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The Latest | Israeli delegation arrives in Cairo for Gaza cease-fire talks

Jul. 17, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

An Israeli delegation has arrived in Egypt to press ahead with cease-fire talks, as Israel and Hamas consider the latest proposal. That’s according to three Egyptian airport officials who did not provide further details. International mediators are pushing Israel and Hamas toward a phased deal...

Sen. Bob Menendez guilty of taking bribes in cash and gold and acting as Egypt's foreign agent

Jul. 16, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez was convicted of all charges Tuesday in a sweeping corruption trial in which he was accused of accepting bribes of gold and cash from three New Jersey businessmen and acting as an agent for the Egyptian government. A jury in Manhattan...

Israeli military orders the evacuation of Gaza City, an early target of its war with Hamas

Jul. 10, 2024 13:20 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military urged all Palestinians to leave Gaza City and head south Wednesday, pressing ahead with a fresh offensive across the north, south and center of the embattled territory that has killed dozens of people over the past 48 hours. The...

Hamas clears the way for a possible cease-fire in Gaza after dropping key demand, officials say

Jul. 06, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza (AP) — Hamas has given its initial approval of a U.S.-backed proposal for a phased cease-fire deal in Gaza, dropping a key demand that Israel commit up front to a complete end to the war, a Hamas official and an Egyptian official said Saturday. The apparent...

Egypt swears in a new Cabinet as mounting economic challenges fuel public discontent

Jul. 03, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s new Cabinet was sworn in Wednesday with major changes in the defense, foreign ministry and economy portfolios as the country faces mounting public discontent and conflicts in neighboring nations. Years of economic mismanagement, the coronavirus pandemic and...

Egypt, EU hold an investment conference to help Cairo battle inflation and foreign currency crisis

Jun. 29, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and the European Union on Saturday opened a two-day investment conference to advance the implementation of their strategic partnership agreement that includes a 7.4 billion-euro ($8 billion) aid package for the cash-strapped Middle Eastern nation. The March aid...

Sen. Bob Menendez's Egypt trip planning got 'weird,' Senate staffer recalls at bribery trial

Jun. 24, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Senate staffer testified at a bribery trial that planning for Sen. Bob Menendez’s 2021 trip to Egypt and Qatar got “weird” after the Democrat directed that Egypt be included in the process, a Senate staffer testified Monday. Sarah Arkin, a senior staffer...

More than 1,300 people died during Hajj, many of them after walking in the scorching heat

Jun. 23, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than 1,300 people died during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as the faithful faced extreme high temperatures at Islamic holy sites in the desert kingdom, Saudi authorities announced Sunday. Saudi Health Minister Fahd bin Abdurrahman Al-Jalajel said...

The Latest | UN endorses US-backed cease-fire plan as Blinken holds talks on Gaza

Jun. 10, 2024 21:00 PM EDT

The U.N. Security Council on Monday afternoon overwhelmingly approved a U.S. resolution that welcomes a proposal for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. The U.S. says Israel has accepted the three-phase plan announced by U.S. President Joe Biden, and Hamas welcomed it in a...

Blinken pushes Israel on postwar Gaza plans as pressure mounts on Hamas to accept cease-fire plan

Jun. 10, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

TEL AVIV (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged top Israeli officials on Monday to accept and implement a plan for postwar Gaza as he pushed for more international pressure on Hamas to agree to a cease-fire proposal newly endorsed by the U.N. Security Council. On his...