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Sen. Bob Menendez guilty of taking bribes in cash and gold and acting as Egypt's foreign agent

Jul. 16, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez was convicted of all charges Tuesday in a sweeping corruption trial in which he was accused of accepting bribes of gold and cash from three New Jersey businessmen and acting as an agent for the Egyptian government. A jury in Manhattan...

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez convicted of all charges including bribery and acting as a foreign agent for Egypt

Jul. 16, 2024 13:19 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez convicted of all charges including bribery and acting as a foreign agent for Egypt.

Egypt swears in a new Cabinet as mounting economic challenges fuel public discontent

Jul. 03, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s new Cabinet was sworn in Wednesday with major changes in the defense, foreign ministry and economy portfolios as the country faces mounting public discontent and conflicts in neighboring nations. Years of economic mismanagement, the coronavirus pandemic and...

Egypt swears in a new Cabinet as mounting economic challenges fuel public discontent

Jul. 03, 2024 06:38 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt swears in a new Cabinet as mounting economic challenges fuel public discontent.

Egypt, EU hold an investment conference to help Cairo battle inflation and foreign currency crisis

Jun. 29, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and the European Union on Saturday opened a two-day investment conference to advance the implementation of their strategic partnership agreement that includes a 7.4 billion-euro ($8 billion) aid package for the cash-strapped Middle Eastern nation. The March aid...

Israel lets 19 kids leave Gaza who are sick or wounded, first medical evacuation in nearly 2 months

Jun. 27, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli authorities say 68 people — 19 sick or wounded children plus their companions — have been allowed out of the Gaza Strip and into Egypt in the first medical evacuation since early May, when the territory’s sole travel crossing was shut down after Israel...

Sen. Bob Menendez's Egypt trip planning got 'weird,' Senate staffer recalls at bribery trial

Jun. 24, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Senate staffer testified at a bribery trial that planning for Sen. Bob Menendez’s 2021 trip to Egypt and Qatar got “weird” after the Democrat directed that Egypt be included in the process, a Senate staffer testified Monday. Sarah Arkin, a senior staffer...

Hamas says it has given Qatar and Egypt its reply to the cease-fire proposal for Gaza, with some “remarks” on the deal.

Jun. 11, 2024 15:06 PM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — Hamas says it has given Qatar and Egypt its reply to the cease-fire proposal for Gaza, with some “remarks” on the deal.

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during men's and women's handball

Jun. 04, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the men's and women’s handball competition during the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch —Mikkel Hansen, Denmark: With his shoulder-length hair and headband, the powerful left back is one of the most familiar faces in Danish sports. A...

Egypt’s prime minister is reappointed to form a new government

Jun. 03, 2024 08:00 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Monday reappointed Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly to form a new government. Madbouly earlier on Monday submitted his government’s resignation, two months after el-Sissi was sworn in for a third, six-year term. It is...