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17 killed, 4 injured in vehicle collision in southern Egypt

Aug. 03, 2022 02:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A vehicle collision in southern Egypt has killed at least 17 people, and left four others injured, authorities said on Wednesday. The crash took place late Tuesday when a passenger microbus collided with a truck on a highway in the district of Juhaynah in Sohag...

Al-Zawahri's path went from Cairo clinic to top of al-Qaida

Aug. 02, 2022 05:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The doors of jihad opened for Ayman al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinic, when a visitor arrived with a tempting offer: a chance to treat Islamic fighters battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan. With that offer in 1980, al-Zawahri embarked on a life that over...

Egypt frees 7, including journalist, researcher after pardon

Jul. 30, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt released seven people on Saturday, including a journalist and a researcher serving prison sentences on terror-related charges, the latest steps by the government to reach out to the opposition amid a grinding economic crisis. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi's...

Egyptian prosecutors deny imprisoned activist faced harm

Jul. 29, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors are denying allegations of torture and ill-treatment leveled by a prominent imprisoned activist and claim he is in good condition, years after the allegations were made. For nearly 10 days, Alaa Abdel-Fattah's family members say they have not...

Amnesty urges Egypt to free prominent activist, allow access

Jul. 28, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A leading human rights watchdog on Thursday urged Egyptian authorities to allow the family of a prominent activist serving a five-year sentence access to him, and reiterated calls for his immediate release. For nearly 10 days, Alaa Abdel-Fattah's family members had...

Russia says strike on Ukrainian port hit military targets

Jul. 24, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian defense officials insisted Sunday that an airstrike on the Ukrainian port of Odesa hit only military targets, but the attack tested an agreement on resuming grain shipments that the two countries signed less than a day before the assault. Long-range...

Russia FM visits Egypt, part of Africa trip amid Ukraine war

Jul. 24, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Russia's top diplomat was in Cairo for talks Sunday with Egyptian officials as his country seeks to break the diplomatic isolation and sanctions by the West over its invasion of Ukraine. Sergey Lavrov landed in Cairo late on Saturday, the first leg of his Africa trip...

France, Egypt pressed on missing backpacker as leader visits

Jul. 22, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The family of a French backpacker who went missing in Egypt nearly a year ago used the Egyptian president's visit to Paris on Friday to press for an investigation into the 27-year-old traveler's disappearance. Family members and friends raised placards asking,...

Egypt resumes hot air ballooning over Luxor after incident

Jul. 20, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities on Wednesday resumed hot air ballooning over the ancient city of Luxor following a two-day hiatus after two tourists were lightly injured during a ride. A hot air balloon with 28 tourists drifted off course Monday because of a change in the...

Bus rams into truck in southern Egypt, killing 23 people

Jul. 19, 2022 09:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A passenger bus slammed into a parked trailer truck on a highway in southern Egypt early on Tuesday, killing 23 people and injuring at least 30, authorities said. The crash took place in the province of Minya, on the main highway linking the capital, Cairo, with the...