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Sudan strongman is seen as an insider with powerful allies

Oct. 26, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The general leading Sudan’s coup has vowed to usher the country to an elected government. But Abdel-Fattah Burhan has powerful allies, including Gulf nations and a feared Sudanese paramilitary commander, and he appears intent on keeping the military firmly in control. ...

EXPLAINER: How months of tensions led to Sudan's coup

Oct. 26, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Monday’s military coup in Sudan threatens to wreck the country’s fragile transition to democracy, more than two years after a popular uprising forced the removal of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The move comes after months of mounting tensions...

The Latest: UN Security Council to discuss Sudan on Tuesday

Oct. 25, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council has scheduled an emergency closed-door meeting on the coup in Sudan for Tuesday afternoon. Diplomats said late Monday that the consultations were requested by the United States, United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Norway and...

Sudan's military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

Oct. 25, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military seized power Monday, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the prime minister, and thousands flooded the streets to protest the coup that threatened the country’s shaky progress toward democracy. Security...

Egypt's president says he won't extend state of emergency

Oct. 25, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president said Monday he will not extend the state of emergency that had been imposed across the country for more than four years. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced his decision in a Facebook post. He said the move came because “Egypt...

Libya conference aims to salvage planned December elections

Oct. 21, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya is hosting an international conference aimed at resolving the country's thorniest issues ahead of general elections planned for December. Western, regional and United Nations representatives are meeting Thursday in the capital, Tripoli. According to...

Egypt: Man to face trial for live-streamed theft of phone

Oct. 21, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have ordered a man to face trial after he appeared to steal a journalist's phone while it was livestreaming outside the country's capital of Cairo. The country's public prosecutor said on Wednesday that the man, who was caught on video...

Egypt: 19 killed in truck-microbus collision outside Cairo

Oct. 20, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A head-on vehicle collision Wednesday left at least 19 people dead and one other injured just outside the Egyptian capital of Cairo, state-run media said. The al-Ahram daily reported the crash took place when a passenger microbus collided with a truck on a...

Israel announces 3,000 new work permits for Gazans

Oct. 20, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel will increase the number of Palestinian workers it permits to enter its territory from the Gaza Strip, an Israeli defense body announced Wednesday, a gesture seemingly meant to bolster a fragile calm between the sides. Gaza’s more than 2...

Nearly 100 women sworn in as judges in Egypt judicial body

Oct. 19, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Nearly 100 women Tuesday became the first female judges to join Egypt’s State Council, one of the country’s main judicial bodies. The 98 women were sworn in before the council’s chief judge, Mohammed Hossam el-Din, in a celebratory event in Cairo. ...