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Italy again prosecutes Egypt officials for the 2016 torture and death of Italian student in Cairo

Feb. 20, 2024 07:14 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Four high-level Egyptian security officials went on trial in absentia before a Rome court on Tuesday, accused in the 2016 abduction, torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student in Cairo. Giulio Regeni’s body was found on a highway days after he disappeared in...

Leaders of Turkey and Egypt unite in efforts to stop Israel's looming offensive in Gaza's Rafah

Feb. 14, 2024 11:11 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Edrogan and Egypt’s leader united their efforts Wednesday in Cairo, calling for a halt to Israel’s looming offensive on a southern Gaza city in its war against Hamas. Erdogan's visit comes as ties between Ankara and Cairo are back...

Israel and Hamas are making progress in cease-fire and hostage-release talks, officials say

Feb. 13, 2024 17:24 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Israel and Hamas are making progress toward another cease-fire and hostage-release deal, officials said Tuesday, as negotiations went on and Israel threatened to expand its offensive to Gaza's southern edge, where some 1.4 million Palestinians have sought refuge. The...

Rights group sees retaliation as the motive for jailing an Egyptian presidential challenger

Feb. 08, 2024 10:07 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A leading human rights group dismissed on Thursday the conviction of a prominent Egyptian political activist as an act of retaliation for his decision to challenge President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in last year’s presidential election. On Tuesday, a Cairo misdemeanor...

Berlin's zoo is mourning Ingo the flamingo, who died at what's believed to be at least 75

Feb. 08, 2024 08:13 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin Zoo is mourning Ingo the flamingo, its oldest resident, who died at what is believed to be at least 75 years of age and had lived there since the mid-1950s. The zoo announced Ingo's Feb. 3 death at an “imposing” age in social media posts on Wednesday,...

Namibian President Hage Geingob dies in a hospital where he was receiving treatment, his office says

Feb. 04, 2024 00:51 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Namibian President Hage Geingob dies in a hospital where he was receiving treatment, his office says.

Today in History: January 28, space shuttle Challenger explodes

Jan. 28, 2024 00:12 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2024. There are 338 days left in the year. Today in History: On Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members,...

Today in History: January 13, Trump becomes first president to be impeached twice

Jan. 13, 2024 00:12 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2024. There are 353 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 13, 2021, President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House over the violent Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol,...

Blinken sees a path to Gaza peace, reconstruction and regional security after his Mideast tour

Jan. 11, 2024 10:17 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrapped up his latest urgent Mideast tour on Thursday in talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi as American officials claimed modest success in getting wide regional support for planning for reconstruction and governance in Gaza...

Hamas says its top leader Ismail Haniyeh has arrived in Cairo for talks on the war in Gaza

Dec. 20, 2023 03:39 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Hamas says its top leader Ismail Haniyeh has arrived in Cairo for talks on the war in Gaza.