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Egypt’s president holds talks with visiting Qatari emir

Jun. 25, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt held talks Saturday with Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who visited Cairo for the first time in years. The talks focused on ties between the two nations and a set of other regional and global topics, including...

Qatar's emir in Cairo for 1st time since Arab spat resolved

Jun. 24, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Qatar’s emir arrived in Cairo late Friday for talks with Egypt's president, his first visit to the country following years of frayed ties and a boycott of Doha by four Arab states, including Egypt. With Qatari and Egyptian flags flowing over the tarmac, Sheikh Tamim...

Saudi crown prince concludes Egypt visit, heads to Jordan

Jun. 21, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman departed for Jordan after wrapping up a visit to Egypt on Tuesday following talks with President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. The two leaders discussed a wide range of topics, including ties between the two regional...

Saudi crown prince visits Egypt ahead of Biden Mideast trip

Jun. 20, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Cairo on Monday on the first leg of a Middle East tour that comes ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to the region next month. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt received bin Salman at the...

Egypt, Israel to boost gas supply to EU amid Ukraine war

Jun. 15, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Israel and the European Union on Wednesday signed a deal to increase liquified natural gas sales to EU countries, who aim to reduce their dependence on supplies from Russia as the war in Ukraine drags on. The deal, stamped in an upscale Cairo hotel, will see...

UN-brokered talks on Libya elections resume in Cairo

Jun. 12, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan officials returned to the Egyptian capital Sunday for a third round of talks on constitutional amendments for elections. The North African nation once again finds itself at a political impasse with two rival administrations claiming legitimacy. The talks in...

Egypt court sentences 2 aged Islamist leaders to 15 years

May. 29, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced two aged Islamist leaders to 15 years in prison for disseminating false news and inciting against state institutions. Along with Abdel-Monaem Abul Fetouh, a former presidential candidate and head of the Islamist Strong Egypt party,...

Egypt court sentences pro-democracy activist to four years

May. 23, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced a pro-democracy activist to four years in prison for disseminating false news, a defense lawyer said. The court of misdemeanors in Cairo convicted Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hadi, a co-founder of the Civil Democratic Movement, an...

Egypt: Mubarak son says family clear of corruption charges

May. 18, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The son of Egypt's former president said Tuesday that he and family members were innocent of corruption charges made in international courts after the country’s 2011 popular uprising, after courts last month in Switzerland and the European Union ruled in the family's favor. ...

Libyan rivals resume U.N.-brokered talks on elections

May. 15, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Rival Libyan officials on Sunday resumed talks in the Egyptian capital, the latest U.N.-led efforts to agree on constitutional amendments for elections as the North African nation again finds itself at a political impasse. Twelve lawmakers from Libya’s east-based...