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Egypt announces freedom, mass pardon for 30 jailed activists

Nov. 24, 2022 15:29 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt announced late Thursday the release of 30 political activists from jail, the latest in a series of mass releases from detention amid intensifying international scrutiny over the country's human rights record. There was no immediate word on the identities of the...

Success or COP-out: How do this year's climate talks rate?

Nov. 20, 2022 01:41 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — After two weeks of haggling, officials on Sunday cheered the end of this year's U.N. climate talks in Egypt, which resulted in the creation of a fund to help poor countries suffering under disasters driven by global warming. Expectations had been low...

Family: Egypt activist very, very thin after hunger strike

Nov. 17, 2022 14:56 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The family of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah said they were allowed to see him for the first time in nearly a month on Thursday and that he is “very very thin” after ending a hunger strike that prompted widespread concern for his health. The...

Family of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says they saw him, he's ‘deteriorated severely’ since hunger strike

Nov. 17, 2022 09:09 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Family of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says they saw him, he's ‘deteriorated severely’ since hunger strike.

Imprisoned Egyptian activist calls off hunger strike

Nov. 15, 2022 13:55 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The family of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah said Tuesday they received a letter from him saying he has ended his hunger strike. In a statement, the family said that Abdel-Fattah’s mother, Laila Soueif, received a short note in her son’s handwriting...

Family of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says he told them in a letter that he’s ended hunger strike

Nov. 15, 2022 07:41 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Family of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says he told them in a letter that he’s ended hunger strike.

Egypt calls reports of surveillance at COP27 'ludicrous'

Nov. 14, 2022 10:43 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A senior Egyptian diplomat has dismissed as “ludicrous” Monday reports that his country's police have been conducting surveillance of participants at this year's U.N. climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh. The United Nations said Sunday that it was...

Family says Egyptian hunger-striking activist drinking water

Nov. 14, 2022 08:48 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s imprisoned hunger-striking activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has started drinking water again, his family said Monday, in the first communication from the prominent dissident in over a week amid fears for his life. The announcement came in a letter the family...

Family of Egypt's imprisoned hunger-striking activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says he has started drinking water again

Nov. 14, 2022 05:47 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Family of Egypt's imprisoned hunger-striking activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says he has started drinking water again.

UN probes Egypt police misconduct claims at climate talks

Nov. 13, 2022 12:04 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The United Nations says it is investigating allegations of misconduct by Egyptian police officers providing security at this year's international climate talks. This follows claims that attendees of events at the German pavilion for the COP27 summit...