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Egypt court orders release of rights activist pending trial

Dec. 07, 2021 08:07 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Tuesday ordered the release pending trial of a rights activist who has been imprisoned for nearly two years in a case that has drawn significant international attention, a rights group said. The court in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura postponed the...

Hedge fund founder Steinhardt will return looted antiquities

Dec. 06, 2021 19:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt has agreed to turn over $70 million worth of stolen antiquities and will be subject to an unprecedented lifetime ban on acquiring antiquities, the Manhattan district attorney announced Monday. In return, Steinhardt,...

Report: Building collapse in southern Egypt kills 3 children

Dec. 06, 2021 03:45 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in a southern Egyptian province on Monday, killing at least three children, the country’s state-run media reported. Rescue teams retrieved at least nine injured from the rubble of the two-story building in the district of...

Top buyer Egypt shops around at its international arms fair

Dec. 02, 2021 13:04 PM EST

Egypt on Thursday concluded its second international weapons fair, as one of the Middle East’s largest armies looks to grow its arsenal while moving away from U.S. suppliers. The four-day expo featuring hundreds of exhibitors comes as the country climbs the ranks of...

Mostafa, Coastal Carolina upset South Carolina 80-56

Dec. 01, 2021 21:50 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Essam Mostafa had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Coastal Carolina pulled away in the second half to upset South Carolina 80-56 on Wednesday night. It was Coastal Carolina's first win against a Power Five opponent since beating Utah early in the...

Hamas: Qatar paying public salaries by sending fuel to Gaza

Nov. 30, 2021 17:04 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers have reached an agreement by which Qatar will resume subsidizing the salaries of public employees by sending fuel to the impoverished territory, a Hamas official said Tuesday. Qatar was contributing to the salaries of...

Leading Egyptian rights activist fined for social media post

Nov. 29, 2021 13:15 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A leading Egyptian human rights activist was convicted Monday of insulting a judicial election commission and fined about $640, in the latest episode in the government's crackdown on dissent. The prosecution of Hossam Bahgat has drawn international...

Egypt unveils renovated 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' in Luxor

Nov. 25, 2021 14:09 PM EST

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities were unveiling Thursday a renovated ancient promenade in the city of Luxor dating back 3,000 years, the latest government project undertaken to highlight the country’s archaeological treasures. Egypt has struggled to revive...

Winter rain floods Gaza homes damaged in last spring's war

Nov. 25, 2021 02:01 AM EST

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first rainstorm of winter sent water pouring into Ghalia al-Attar's house through cracks in the walls and tin roof, as the widow, her children and grandchildren spread buckets across the floor. Their home was among tens of thousands...

Hamas gunman kills 1 before Israeli police shoot him dead

Nov. 21, 2021 20:01 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas militant on Sunday opened fire in Jerusalem's Old City, killing one Israeli and wounding four others before he was fatally shot by Israeli police. It was not immediately clear whether Hamas, an Islamic militant group sworn to Israel's...