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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...

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...

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,...

Rights groups say probe into Egypt economist's death flawed

Jul. 07, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Two leading human rights groups on Thursday accused Egyptian authorities of failing to conduct an impartial and transparent investigation into the suspicious death of an economic researcher in custody. In a joint statement, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International...

Egypt, Israel to boost gas supply to EU amid Ukraine war

Jun. 15, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Israel and the European Union on Wednesday signed a deal to increase liquified natural gas sales to EU countries, who aim to reduce their dependence on supplies from Russia as the war in Ukraine drags on. The deal, stamped in an upscale Cairo hotel, will see...

Biden juggles principles, pragmatism in stance on autocrats

Jun. 11, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a candidate for president, Joe Biden was not shy about calling out dictators and authoritarian leaders as he anchored his foreign policy in the idea that the world is in a battle between democracy and autocracy. But Biden's governing approach as president has...

Today in History: June 2, Timothy McVeigh convicted

Jun. 02, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2022. There are 212 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2, 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...

Egypt displays trove of newly discovered ancient artifacts

May. 30, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Monday displayed a trove of ancient artifacts dating back 2,500 years that the country's antiquities authorities said were recently unearthed at the famed necropolis of Saqqara near Cairo. The artifacts were showcased at a makeshift exhibit at the feet of the...

Egypt court sentences pro-democracy activist to four years

May. 23, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced a pro-democracy activist to four years in prison for disseminating false news, a defense lawyer said. The court of misdemeanors in Cairo convicted Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hadi, a co-founder of the Civil Democratic Movement, an...