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From Jordan, Jill Biden arrives in Cairo as part of Mideast tour aiming to empower women, youth

Jun. 02, 2023 08:06 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Jill Biden arrived in Cairo on Friday, on the second leg of her six-day trip across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe that seeks to promote empowerment for women and education for young people. The first lady arrived in the Egyptian capital from Amman, Jordan,...

Today in History: June 2, Timothy McVeigh convicted

Jun. 02, 2023 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2023. There are 212 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2, 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 31, 2023 07:44 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 28 The Washington Post on the debt limit Finally, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) have reached a deal to avert an embarrassing — and potentially...

Iran supreme leader says he'd 'welcome' full diplomatic ties with Egypt; presidency websites hacked

May. 29, 2023 10:20 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Monday he'd “welcome” the restoration of full diplomatic ties between Egypt and the Islamic Republic, raising the prospect of Cairo and Tehran normalizing relations after decades of strain. The comments by Ayatollah...

EgyptAir flight from Cairo blows tire during landing in Saudi Arabia

May. 28, 2023 04:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir jetliner blew out a tire but made a safe landing at its destination early Sunday in Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s national carrier said. No causalities were reported. Flight MS643 took off from Cairo international airport early Sunday and one of its tires burst...

Egypt unveils recently discovered ancient workshops, tombs in Saqqara necropolis

May. 27, 2023 08:15 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian antiquities authorities Saturday unveiled ancient workshops and tombs they say were discovered recently at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside the capital Cairo. The spaces were found in the sprawling necropolis of Saqqara, which is a part of Egypt’s ancient...

Hong Kong-flagged vessel briefly blocks Egypt's vital Suez Canal

May. 25, 2023 08:58 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Hong Kong-flagged ship briefly blocked Egypt’s vital Suez Canal on Thursday morning, authorities said, the latest such incident in the busy waterway. According to Leth Agencies, a canal services company that oversees the waterway, the Xin Hai Tong 23 ran aground...

Authorities and tracking data say a Hong Kong-flagged ship has run aground in Egypt's vital Suez Canal

May. 25, 2023 00:52 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities and tracking data say a Hong Kong-flagged ship has run aground in Egypt's vital Suez Canal.

Prominent Egyptian rights activist briefly detained in Lebanon

May. 24, 2023 15:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities Wednesday briefly detained a prominent Egyptian blogger and human rights activist, his lawyer and sister said, but the reason for his arrest was not immediately clear. The first word about the arrest of Abdul-Rahman Tarek, also known by his...

Sudanese fleeing fighting in their homeland face uncertain future, unsure of return

May. 15, 2023 06:18 AM EDT

ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — The café outside Aswan station was full of Sudanese families, surrounded by luggage and waiting for the train to Cairo, the next leg in their arduous journey escaping violence that has torn apart their country and overturned their lives. Aswan, the Egyptian...