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Iran supreme leader says he'd 'welcome' full diplomatic ties with Egypt; presidency websites hacked

May. 29, 2023 10:20 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Monday he'd “welcome” the restoration of full diplomatic ties between Egypt and the Islamic Republic, raising the prospect of Cairo and Tehran normalizing relations after decades of strain. The comments by Ayatollah...

Egypt unveils recently discovered ancient workshops, tombs in Saqqara necropolis

May. 27, 2023 08:15 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian antiquities authorities Saturday unveiled ancient workshops and tombs they say were discovered recently at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside the capital Cairo. The spaces were found in the sprawling necropolis of Saqqara, which is a part of Egypt’s ancient...

Peace, food and fertilizer: African leaders' challenge heading to talks with Moscow, Kyiv

May. 21, 2023 12:54 PM EDT

A delegation of six African leaders set to hold talks with Kyiv and Moscow aim to “initiate a peace process," but also broach the thorny issue of how a heavily-sanctioned Russia can be paid for the fertilizer exports Africa desperately needs, a key mediator who helped broker the talks said in an...

Sudan military chief freezes bank accounts of rival armed group in battle for control of the nation

May. 15, 2023 23:06 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military chief ordered the freezing of all bank accounts belonging to a rival paramilitary force, the latest step in a fight for control of the resource-rich nation. The two sides have battled for weeks across Sudan, pushing the troubled country to the brink...

Sudanese fleeing fighting in their homeland face uncertain future, unsure of return

May. 15, 2023 06:18 AM EDT

ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — The café outside Aswan station was full of Sudanese families, surrounded by luggage and waiting for the train to Cairo, the next leg in their arduous journey escaping violence that has torn apart their country and overturned their lives. Aswan, the Egyptian...

Israel and Islamic Jihad agree on cease-fire to end 5 days of fighting

May. 13, 2023 18:14 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and the Islamic Jihad militant group in the Gaza Strip agreed to an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire late Saturday, seeking to halt five days of intense fighting that killed 33 Palestinians, including at least 13 civilians. Two people in Israel were killed by...

From allies to foes: How uneasy relations between Sudan army, separate force exploded into violence

May. 12, 2023 01:51 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Over recent years, Sudan’s military and a separate armed force accumulated power, each suspicious of the other, even as they worked together against the country’s pro-democracy movement. Officers inside both forces say it was a long-building recipe for disaster. ...

Egyptian politician who vowed to run for president returns to Egypt, after relatives were detained

May. 11, 2023 15:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An Egyptian politician vowing to run in the country’s presidential elections next year returned to Egypt Thursday, days after announcing that his relatives had been detained. Ahmed Altantawy, who left the country for Lebanon last August, confirmed his arrival in...

Sudan doctors syndicate says 25 dead in tribal fighting, as truce talks stall

May. 10, 2023 13:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes over several days killed 25 people in southern Sudan, the country's doctors union said Wednesday, raising fears the war between the country's rival top generals — currently centered in the capital — could set off more violence in far-flung provinces. ...

Arab governments meeting in Cairo vote to allow Syria to return to the Arab League after 12-year suspension

May. 07, 2023 08:04 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Arab governments meeting in Cairo vote to allow Syria to return to the Arab League after 12-year suspension.