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Israel's defense chief says military 'thoroughly planning' offensive in crowded Gaza border town

Feb. 16, 2024 14:28 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s defense minister on Friday said Israel is “thoroughly planning” a military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, signaling determination to move ahead despite growing international concerns about the safety of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians...

Satellite photos show Egypt building a wall near Gaza Strip as Israeli offensive on Rafah looms

Feb. 16, 2024 11:00 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Egypt is building a wall and is leveling land near its border with the Gaza Strip ahead of a planned Israeli offensive targeting the border city of Rafah, satellite images analyzed Friday by The Associated Press show. Egypt, which has not publicly...

Leaders of Turkey and Egypt unite in efforts to stop Israel's looming offensive in Gaza's Rafah

Feb. 14, 2024 11:11 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Edrogan and Egypt’s leader united their efforts Wednesday in Cairo, calling for a halt to Israel’s looming offensive on a southern Gaza city in its war against Hamas. Erdogan's visit comes as ties between Ankara and Cairo are back...

Egypt is threatening to void its decades-old peace treaty with Israel. What does that mean?

Feb. 12, 2024 09:07 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — It was a warm handshake between the unlikeliest of statesmen, conducted under the beaming gaze of U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Sunlight streamed through the trees at Camp David, Maryland, as Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin solidified a...

The EU is worried that Israel might extend the war in Gaza to a 'pressure cooker' town near Egypt

Feb. 03, 2024 12:39 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Saturday expressed deep concern over reports that the Israeli military intends to take its battle against Hamas to the town of Rafah at Gaza’s border with Egypt where more than a million people have escaped the fighting. The EU’s top...

Egyptian soccer officials sacrifice cow for better fortune at Africa Cup

Jan. 26, 2024 16:56 PM EST

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Egyptian soccer officials have sacrificed a cow in a bid to bring the national team more luck at the Africa Cup of Nations. Team spokesman Mohamed Morad told The Associated Press on Friday the Egyptian Football Association killed the cow and distributed...

Israel vows to fight Hamas all the way to Gaza's southern border. That's fueling tension with Egypt

Jan. 25, 2024 19:54 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Israel faces a growing risk of damaging its peace with neighboring Egypt as its military pushes the offensive against Hamas further south in the Gaza Strip. Already, the two sides are in a dispute over a narrow strip of land between Egypt and Gaza. Israeli leaders say...

Qatar, a key mediator in sensitive Israel-Hamas talks, lashes out at Netanyahu over critical remarks

Jan. 25, 2024 00:24 AM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Qatar said it was appalled Wednesday by leaked remarks made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he criticized the country’s mediation efforts with Hamas, complicating already arduous negotiations meant to halt the hostilities in exchange for a hostage...

Salah's Egypt and Osimhen's Nigeria have frustrating starts at Africa Cup. 'Blue Sharks' beat Ghana

Jan. 14, 2024 17:51 PM EST

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Mohamed Salah scored a very late penalty to spare Egypt’s embarrassment by drawing 2-2 against Mozambique in their Africa Cup of Nations opener on Sunday. Salah stayed cool to score from the spot in the seventh minute of second-half stoppage time after...

Mother and uncle of a US serviceman are rescued from Gaza in a secret operation

Jan. 03, 2024 19:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother and American uncle of a U.S. service member were safe outside of Gaza after being rescued from the fighting in a secret operation coordinated by the U.S., Israel, Egypt and others, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. It is the only...