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A ferry sinks in the Nile in Egypt, killing at least 10 people

Feb. 26, 2024 19:53 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A ferry carrying day laborers sank in the Nile just outside the Egyptian capital, killing at least 10 of the 15 people on board, authorities said Monday. The five who survived were transported to a hospital and later discharged, the Ministry of Manpower said in a...

Today in History: February 26, World Trade Center bombed in 1993

Feb. 26, 2024 00:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2024. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of the North Tower of New...

Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

Feb. 23, 2024 17:38 PM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A long-awaited postwar plan by Israel's prime minister shows that his government seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in the Gaza Strip. That was swiftly rejected Friday by Palestinian leaders and runs counter to Washington’s vision for...

Mediator says talks on Gaza not 'progressing as expected' after momentum in recent weeks

Feb. 17, 2024 15:43 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Talks on a potential cease-fire deal in Gaza “have not been progressing as expected” in the past few days after good progress in recent weeks, key mediator Qatar said Saturday, as Israel's prime minister accused the Hamas militant group of not changing its...

What to know about the situation in the Middle East this week

Feb. 17, 2024 09:09 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — As Israel-Hamas cease-fire talks flounder, Israel is vowing to press ahead with its offensive in the southern Gaza Strip despite warnings from the U.S. to work harder to protect civilians. Violence spiked across the volatile Israel-Lebanon border. This is what happened in the Middle...

Israel's defense chief says military 'thoroughly planning' offensive in crowded Gaza border town

Feb. 16, 2024 14:28 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s defense minister on Friday said Israel is “thoroughly planning” a military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, signaling determination to move ahead despite growing international concerns about the safety of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians...

Satellite photos show Egypt building a wall near Gaza Strip as Israeli offensive on Rafah looms

Feb. 16, 2024 11:00 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Egypt is building a wall and is leveling land near its border with the Gaza Strip ahead of a planned Israeli offensive targeting the border city of Rafah, satellite images analyzed Friday by The Associated Press show. Egypt, which has not publicly...

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...

Today in History: February 13, Bruno Richard Hauptmann found guilty of killing the Lindbergh baby

Feb. 13, 2024 00:05 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2023. There are 322 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 13, 1935, a jury in Flemington, New Jersey, found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in...

Egypt is threatening to void its decades-old peace treaty with Israel. What does that mean?

Feb. 12, 2024 09:07 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — It was a warm handshake between the unlikeliest of statesmen, conducted under the beaming gaze of U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Sunlight streamed through the trees at Camp David, Maryland, as Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin solidified a...