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VP Pence in Egypt for talks on security, counterterrorism

Jan. 20, 2018 9:32 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence left behind the U.S. government shutdown and readied for security and counterterrorism talks Saturday with Egypt's leader. Pence arrived in Cairo hours after the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump failed to reach agreement on a plan to avert a partial federal...

Egypt presidential hopeful calls for neutrality in elections

Jan. 20, 2018 3:47 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief of staff, who announced he would run for president in March elections, has called on state institutions to maintain neutrality toward all candidates. Sami Annan's early Saturday video statement released on his official Facebook page came hours after President...

Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown

Jan. 20, 2018 3:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is making his fourth visit to Israel, returning to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top...

The Latest: VP Pence greets troops in Ireland

Jan. 20, 2018 2:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to the Middle East (all times local): 2:45 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence is greeting US soldiers at Shannon Airport in Ireland hours after the federal government shutdown. Pence shook hands and posed for photos with soldiers in the airport...

Egypt's el-Sissi says he will run for a second term

Jan. 19, 2018 6:11 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi announced Friday that he will run for a second four-year term in March elections. He was widely expected to be a candidate, with no serious challenge to his re-election. The general-turned-president made the announcement in live televised comments at...

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says he will run for a second, four-year term in March election

Jan. 19, 2018 3:17 PM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says he will run for a second, four-year term in March election.

Pence to travel to Middle East despite potential shutdown

Jan. 19, 2018 1:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was set to travel to the Mideast on Friday night despite a looming federal government shutdown. Alyssa Farah, a Pence spokeswoman, said the vice president's trip to Egypt, Jordan and Israel was "integral to America's national security and diplomatic objectives."...

Group urges Sudan to halt arresting reporters amid protests

Jan. 19, 2018 3:42 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Sudanese authorities "to cease harassing and arresting" journalists and confiscating newspapers covering anti-inflation protests. Thursday's statement by the New York-based CPJ says seven journalists including one from Reuters and another from AFP...

Egypt raises 'extreme concern' about Nile dam with Ethiopia

Jan. 18, 2018 10:29 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Thursday expressed his "extreme concern" to Ethiopia's visiting prime minister over the lack of progress in talks on the impact of a massive upstream dam that Egypt fears could cut into its vital share of the Nile. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has warned that Egypt's...

Rights group: World must act to end Libya turmoil, abuses

Jan. 18, 2018 9:12 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch says the world must do more to help end rights abuses in chaotic Libya, which has emerged as one of the main corridors for migration to Europe. The U.S.-based group says in its annual report Thursday that most of the over 200,000 migrants and asylum seekers who reached...