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Fire at Cairo Coptic church kills 41, including 15 children

Aug. 14, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A fire ripped through a packed Coptic Orthodox church during morning services in Egypt’s capital on Sunday, quickly filling it with thick black smoke and killing 41 worshippers, including at least 15 children. Several trapped congregants jumped from upper floors of...

Egypt’s Coptic Church, citing health officials, says fire at Cairo church kills at least 41 people

Aug. 14, 2022 06:49 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Coptic Church, citing health officials, says fire at Cairo church kills at least 41 people.

Egypt appoints 13 new ministers in Cabinet reshuffle

Aug. 13, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt announced a Cabinet reshuffle Saturday to improve his administration’s performance as it faces towering economic challenges stemming largely from Russia’s war in Ukraine. The Cabinet shake-up, which was approved by...

Vehicle accident in southern Egypt kills 9, injures 18

Aug. 13, 2022 05:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A vehicle accident involving an overturned microbus in southern Egypt killed at least nine people and injured 18, authorities said Saturday. The crash took place Friday when the passenger vehicle overturned following a tire blowout on a highway in Minya province 273...

Analysis: Israeli PM's Gaza gamble seems to have paid off

Aug. 08, 2022 05:25 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s caretaker prime minister took a gamble with his preemptive strike against Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza, less than three months before he is to compete in general elections to retain his job. Yair Lapid had counted on Gaza’s militant Hamas...

Cease-fire between Palestinians, Israel takes effect in Gaza

Aug. 08, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis. The flare-up was the worst...

Egypt calls for cease-fire to start at 11:30 p.m. (2030 GMT; 4:30 p.m. EDT), signaling deal struck to end Gaza violence

Aug. 07, 2022 15:05 PM EDT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Egypt calls for cease-fire to start at 11:30 p.m. (2030 GMT; 4:30 p.m. EDT), signaling deal struck to end Gaza violence.

Longtime AP correspondent, editor Marcus Eliason dies at 75

Aug. 06, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Eliason, an international journalist whose insightful reporting, sparkling prose and skillful editing graced Associated Press news wires for almost a half-century, has died. He was 75. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, developed pneumonia...

17 killed, 4 injured in vehicle collision in southern Egypt

Aug. 03, 2022 02:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A vehicle collision in southern Egypt has killed at least 17 people, and left four others injured, authorities said on Wednesday. The crash took place late Tuesday when a passenger microbus collided with a truck on a highway in the district of Juhaynah in Sohag...

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...