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Today in History

Oct. 20, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2018. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1973, in the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre," special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney...

Protesters gather on Gaza frontier, Israeli fire wounds 77

Oct. 19, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians massed Friday along Israel's frontier, with dozens approaching and breaching the perimeter fence that separates Gaza from Israel, even as Egypt stepped up efforts reach a lasting cease-fire between the territory's Hamas rulers and Israel. The militant...

Egypt, Saudi conclude Tabuk-4 joint military drills

Oct. 19, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military says its forces have concluded drills with Saudi Arabia held in Egypt's southern military zone. The armed forces' statement on Friday said the Tabuk-4 exercises were held with the participation of observers from the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain. Also this week,...

UNICEF warns against Yemen's economic crisis, violence

Oct. 19, 2018 7:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations children's agency says Yemen's economic crisis and the relentless violence at a key Red Sea port city risk leaving millions of children and families without food, clean water and sanitation. UNICEF says water and sewage services face the risk of collapse due soaring fuel...

Egyptian mediators step up truce efforts with Israel, Hamas

Oct. 18, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A team of Egyptian mediators on Thursday shuttled between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers in a stepped-up effort to forge a cease-fire between the two enemies. The series of meetings came a day after Gaza militants fired a rocket that struck a home in southern Israel,...

Egypt denies forced disappearance reports of former lawmaker

Oct. 18, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian government is denying an accusation by the wife of a former lawmaker that her husband may have bene detained by police. A statement by the State Information Service on Thursday categorically denies that Mustafa el-Nagar has been detained. Instead, it described him as a fugitive...

EU looks to African nations, border control to stop migrants

Oct. 18, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to pursue the cooperation of countries in North Africa and to beef up the bloc's external borders to stop large numbers of migrants from entering Europe. A statement from an EU summit in Brussels where the leaders of member countries discussed...

Over 20,000 newly displaced people in northern Yemen

Oct. 18, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An international relief agency says that a new wave of displaced persons has hit a northern Yemeni city after fighting surged between forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition and their rival Houthi rebels. Doctors Without Borders also said Wednesday that in the northern Yemeni city of Abs the...

State media: Former Sudanese president al-Dahab dies, 83

Oct. 18, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's state news agency is reporting that former field marshal and president of Sudan, Abdelrahman Swar al-Dahab, who seized power in a military coup but passed leadership over to civilians in 1986 after a year in power, has died at the age of 83. SUNA said he died on Thursday, while Saudi...

Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detained

Oct. 17, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A former Egyptian lawmaker went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces, his wife said in a request sent to authorities seeking information about her husband's whereabouts — the latest reported incident to highlight worrying incarceration practices....