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For shrinking Mississippi River towns, frequent floods worsen fortunes

Jun. 11, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — Devastating flooding, driven in part by climate change, is taking an especially damaging toll on communities that once thrived along the banks of America's most storied river. Flooding has pushed people out of their homes near the Mississippi River at a...

The Latest | UN endorses US-backed cease-fire plan as Blinken holds talks on Gaza

Jun. 10, 2024 21:00 PM EDT

The U.N. Security Council on Monday afternoon overwhelmingly approved a U.S. resolution that welcomes a proposal for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. The U.S. says Israel has accepted the three-phase plan announced by U.S. President Joe Biden, and Hamas welcomed it in a...

Blinken pushes Israel on postwar Gaza plans as pressure mounts on Hamas to accept cease-fire plan

Jun. 10, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

TEL AVIV (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged top Israeli officials on Monday to accept and implement a plan for postwar Gaza as he pushed for more international pressure on Hamas to agree to a cease-fire proposal newly endorsed by the U.N. Security Council. On his...

Egypt and China deepen cooperation during el-Sissi's visit to Beijing

May. 29, 2024 08:17 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and China on Wednesday signed agreements deepening their cooperation during President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's visit to Beijing. El-Sissi, accompanied by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, witnessed the signing together with Chinese President Xi Jinping in...

An Egyptian court upholds a prison sentence for the activist who challenged the president

May. 27, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld a one-year prison sentence against a prominent political activist who attempted to challenge President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in last year’s election, a defense lawyer said. Former presidential hopeful Ahmed Altantawy was...

At least 10 Egyptian women and children die when bus slides off ferry and plunges into Nile River

May. 21, 2024 11:25 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — At least 10 Egyptian women and children died Tuesday when a small bus carrying about two dozen people slid off a ferry and plunged into the Nile River just outside Cairo, health authorities said. The cause of the accident was not immediately clear. Nine other...

Witness at Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial says meat-export monopoly made costs soar

May. 17, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A witness at Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial testified Friday that the cost of certifying that meat sent to Egypt followed Islamic dietary requirements skyrocketed after a single U.S. company was given a monopoly in a cozy deal prosecutors say the Democrat arranged in return for...

Hamas announces it has accepted an Egyptian-Qatari cease-fire proposal

May. 06, 2024 12:44 PM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Hamas announces it has accepted an Egyptian-Qatari cease-fire proposal.

There's progress reported in Gaza truce talks, but Israel downplays chances of ending war with Hamas

May. 04, 2024 16:25 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A Hamas delegation was in Cairo on Saturday as Egyptian state media reported “noticeable progress” in cease-fire talks for Gaza. But Israel hasn’t sent a delegation and a senior Israeli official downplayed prospects for a full end to the war while emphasizing the...

Ahead of visit to Israel, US's Blinken presses Hamas to accept new proposal for Gaza cease-fire

Apr. 30, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United States stepped up pressure Monday for a cease-fire deal in Gaza as the secretary of state said a new proposal had been put to Hamas, whose officials were in Cairo talking to Egyptian mediators. Israeli airstrikes killed 26 people in Gaza’s southernmost town of Rafah,...