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India marks national day with Egyptian president as guest

Jan. 26, 2023 08:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of people endured a winter chill and mist on Thursday as they watched a parade in the Indian capital showcasing the country's defense capability and cultural heritage on a newly revamped ceremonial boulevard. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah...

India, Egypt to promote trade, investment, fight terrorism

Jan. 25, 2023 05:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Egypt agreed Wednesday to boost trade between their countries during a visit by the Egyptian president that underscores Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to fortify ties with other emerging economies. Modi and President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi...

Italy's FM meets with Egyptian officials on migration, Libya

Jan. 22, 2023 11:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s chief diplomat held talks Sunday with Egyptian and Arab League officials in Cairo that focused on regional security and the conflict in neighboring Libya, as well as sensitive bilateral issues. Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said he raised with Egypt's...

Egypt hands out life jail terms in trial over 2019 protests

Jan. 15, 2023 13:50 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday handed down life prison sentences to 38 people, including a self-exiled businessman whose social media posts helped to spark anti-government protests. Public protests are rare in Egypt where President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has overseen a...

Rounding off Africa tour, China's top diplomat visits Egypt

Jan. 15, 2023 13:48 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — China’s chief diplomat was in Cairo Sunday for talks with Egyptian and Arab League officials, marking his last stop in a multi-leg trip to Africa that aims to consolidate Beijing's footprint across the resource-rich continent. Foreign Minister Qin Gang met separately...

Egypt's leader urges caution for Netanyahu's new government

Jan. 02, 2023 03:35 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Sunday urged Israel's new hard-line government to refrain from “any measures” that could inflame regional tensions, in a phone call congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his return to office. The leaders...

UAE leader makes surprise visit to Qatar following boycott

Dec. 05, 2022 13:38 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The leader of the United Arab Emirates made a surprise visit Monday to Qatar as it hosts the World Cup — his first since leading a yearslong four-nation boycott of Doha over a political dispute that poisoned regional relations. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al...

Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta stone

Nov. 30, 2022 07:35 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The debate over who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most visited piece in the British Museum: The Rosetta stone. The inscriptions on the dark grey granite slab became the...

Saudi Arabia extends terms of $5 billion in aid to Egypt

Nov. 29, 2022 12:02 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia agreed Tuesday to extend the terms of a $5 billion aid package to Egypt that took effect in March, Saudi state media said. The move was aimed at bolstering the North African country’s recent deal with the International Monetary Fund. The state-run Saudi...

Flashes of Arab unity at World Cup after years of discontent

Nov. 26, 2022 03:17 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For a brief moment after Saudi Arabia's Salem Aldawsari fired a ball from just inside the penalty box into the back of the net to seal a World Cup win against Argentina, Arabs across the divided Middle East found something to celebrate. Such Arab unity is hard...