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Death toll from violence in Sudan's West Darfur rises to 83

Jan. 17, 2021 11:00 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s West Darfur province climbed to at least 83, including women and children, a doctor’s union and aid worker said, as sporadic violence continued Sunday. The ruling sovereign council met Sunday and said...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters.  Abbas has announced that the first presidential and parliamentary elections since 2006 will be held later in 2021. The voting is seen as a key step in mending a rift between Abbas’ Fatah party that rules the West Bank and the Islamic militant group Hamas that controls the Gaza Strip. ( (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Palestinian president briefs Egypt, Jordan on election plan

Jan. 17, 2021 12:36 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday hosted the Egyptian and Jordanian intelligence chiefs to brief them on plans to hold the first Palestinian elections in 14 years. Abbas issued a decree on Friday announcing plans for parliamentary elections in May and a presidential...

CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK TO SUNDAY -- A trove of ancient coffins and artifacts on display that Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team unearthed in a vast necropolis, in Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of Cairo

Jan. 17, 2021 7:34 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s former antiquities minister and noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass on Sunday revealed details of an ancient funerary temple in a vast necropolis south of Cairo. Hawass told reporters at the Saqqara necropolis that archaeologists unearthed the temple of Queen Neit, wife of King...

Violent youth protests hit Tunisia amid economic turmoil

Jan. 17, 2021 6:05 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Police used tear gas to disperse violent protests led by disgruntled youths in several Tunisian cities overnight, including in the capital of Tunis and in the seaside city of Sousse. Tunisians in general are angry that the North African country is on the verge of bankruptcy and has...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020 file photo, Stephanie Williams, Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission speaks during a news conference in Tunis, Tunisia. Williams said Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021,  an advisory committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum agreed on a recommended mechanism for choosing a transitional government that would lead the conflict-stricken country to elections late this year. (AP Photo/Walid Haddad, File)

UN says breakthrough achieved in Libya transition talks

Jan. 17, 2021 1:00 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The top U.N. official for Libya said Saturday an advisory committee for representatives of Libya's different regions has proposed a way forward for choosing a transitional government that would lead the war-torn country to elections late this year. The talks in Geneva, structured around the...

A man is helped off a rescue ship in the port of Arguineguin, Gran Canaria island, Spain, Saturday Jan. 16, 2021. The Spanish rescue ship rescued a boat 160 kilometres south of Gran Canaria with 11 men, 20 women and 3 children on board in very poor condition. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz)

Boy reported dead at sea in attempt to reach Canary Islands

Jan. 16, 2021 3:48 PM EST

GRAN CANARIA, Spain (AP) — Spanish rescuers reached a boat carrying over 30 migrants and brought them safely to the Canary Islands, but not in time to save one child who reportedly died at sea. Rescuers said the small boat was discovered late Friday some 160 kilometers (99 miles) south of Gran Canaria...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019 file photo, residents of a refugee camp gather around the burned remains of makeshift structures, in Genena, Sudan.  Sudanese authorities on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021,  imposed a round-the-clock curfew in the entire West Darfur province after tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs killed at least six people and wounded at least 28 others. (Organization for the General Coordination of Camps for Displaced and Refugees via AP, File)

Deadly clashes kill 32 in Sudan's Darfur

Jan. 16, 2021 1:58 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan's West Darfur have killed at least 32 people, according to a local medical official, as Sudanese authorities imposed a round-the-clock curfew on the province. Darfur remains scarred by war after a rebellion in the early 2000s was brutally...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters.  Abbas has announced that the first presidential and parliamentary elections since 2006 will be held later in 2021. The voting is seen as a key step in mending a rift between Abbas’ Fatah party that rules the West Bank and the Islamic militant group Hamas that controls the Gaza Strip. ( (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Explainer: Road to Palestinian vote full of obstacles

Jan. 16, 2021 12:02 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that the first presidential and parliamentary elections since 2006 will be held later this year. But the road to the vote — key to advancing Palestinian statehood and mending a rift between Abbas' Fatah party and the...

Workers cart boxes into the West Wing of the White House, as offices in the White House complex are being packed up and moved out, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Trump gives award to Morocco's king in private ceremony

Jan. 15, 2021 6:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has awarded a top U.S. honor to King Mohammed VI of Morocco, citing his decision to begin normalization of relations with Israel. The Legion of Merit is a rarely awarded decoration that can only be bestowed by the president, and typically on heads of state or...

2 Egyptian women to stand new trial over TikTok dance videos

Jan. 15, 2021 3:56 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judge overturned an acquittal verdict of two young women who were jailed last year for posting “indecent” videos on the social media video app TikTok, ordering their pretrial detention for 15 days over fresh charges of “human trafficking," a judicial source...