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S. Africa president lobbies British PM over travel ban

S. Africa president lobbies British PM over travel ban South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says he has had discussions with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson aimed at removing South Africa from a travel “red list” that bans visitors to the U.K. because of COVID-19 By GERALD IMRAY Associated PressSeptember 30, 2021, 8:44 PM• 4 min …

Libya’s interim premier arrives in Cairo for talks on ties

Libya’s interim premier arrives in Cairo for talks on ties An Egyptian official say Libya’s interim prime minister has arrived in Cairo for talks on future ties between the two African neighbors ByThe Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 7:45 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — Libya’s interim prime minister arrived …

Egypt’s leader meets with Libyan officials to push for vote

Egypt’s leader meets with Libyan officials to push for vote Egypt’s president has met with Libya’s parliament speaker and a powerful military commander as Cairo pushes for the withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries from its western neighbor ByThe Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 6:54 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Israel says it intercepts rocket launched from Gaza

Israel says it intercepts rocket launched from Gaza The Israeli military says Palestinian militants have launched a rocket into Israel from the Gaza Strip ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 6:38 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants launched a rocket into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday …

Vessel runs aground, briefly blocking part of Suez Canal

Vessel runs aground, briefly blocking part of Suez Canal The Suez Canal authorities say a bulk carrier vessel became wedged and briefly blocked traffic in one lane of the crucial global waterway ByThe Associated PressSeptember 9, 2021, 5:02 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — A bulk carrier vessel became …

Report: 12 killed when bus overturns on Egypt highway

Report: 12 killed when bus overturns on Egypt highway Egypt’s state-run news agency says at least 12 people were killed, and 30 others injured when a bus overturned on a highway linking the capital of Cairo with a Suez Canal city ByThe Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, 9:46 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Hamas operatives launch incendiary balloons into Israel

Hamas operatives launch incendiary balloons into Israel Hamas operatives have launched a number of incendiary balloons from Gaza into Israel, protesting the continuing blockade on the territory ByThe Associated PressSeptember 4, 2021, 2:15 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group on Saturday …

Gaza recovers three dead bodies from smuggling tunnels

Gaza recovers three dead bodies from smuggling tunnels Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group announced the retrieval of three dead workers’ bodies from the cross-border smuggling tunnels the Palestinian territory shares with Egypt ByThe Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 8:50 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza’s ruling …

Gaza man killed by Israeli fire during border protest

Gaza man killed by Israeli fire during border protest Gaza health officials say a Palestinian man has been killed by Israeli gunfire during a violent protest along the Israeli border By WAFAA SHURAFA Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 8:11 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Palestinian …

Libya’s neighbors meet, urge foreign fighters to leave

Libya’s neighbors meet, urge foreign fighters to leave Countries neighboring Libya wrapped up a meeting in Algeria with calls for foreign fighters and mercenaries to be pulled out from the conflict-stricken North African country ByThe Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 7:50 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ALGIERS, Algeria — Countries neighboring …

Israeli policeman dies of gunshot wound from Gaza protest

Israeli policeman dies of gunshot wound from Gaza protest An Israeli border police officer who was shot in the head at point-blank range during a violent protest on the Gaza border last week has died ByThe Associated PressAugust 30, 2021, 7:38 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:12 On Location: August 30, …

After months, Egypt frees reporter, activist, YouTube star

After months, Egypt frees reporter, activist, YouTube star Two Egyptian lawyers say that authorities released an online comedian, a journalist and a political activist after they spent months in pre-trail detention By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressAugust 30, 2021, 4:46 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — Egypt has released an …

Hundreds of Gazans protest blockade along Israeli frontier

Hundreds of Gazans protest blockade along Israeli frontier Hundreds of Palestinians have ended a protest along Gaza’s separation fence with Israel By WAFAA SHURAFA Associated PressAugust 29, 2021, 8:59 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett …

Palestinian child dies week after being shot at Gaza border

Gaza protesters clash with Israeli troops near the border Hundreds of Hamas-backed activists have launched what they say is the first in a series of nighttime protests along the Israeli border By WAFAA SHURAFA Associated PressAugust 28, 2021, 8:44 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressProtesters take cover next to …

Gaza Palestinians resume demonstrations on Israeli border

Gaza Palestinians resume demonstrations on Israeli border Hundreds of Palestinians have demonstrated near the Israeli border in the southern Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to ease a crippling blockade By WAFA SHURAFA Associated PressAugust 25, 2021, 6:30 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:15 On Location: August 25, 2021 Catch up on …

The deepening costs of 4 Gaza wars in 13 years, in 4 charts

The deepening costs of 4 Gaza wars in 13 years, in 4 charts The latest conflict between Hamas and Israel brought a new wave of hardship to Gaza, where Palestinians have now witnessed four wars in 13 years By HELEN WIEFFERING Associated PressAugust 25, 2021, 7:24 AM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Gazans launch incendiary balloons into Israel after strikes

Gazans launch incendiary balloons into Israel after strikes Hamas-backed Palestinian activists in the Gaza Strip have launched a new wave of incendiary balloons into Israel By WAFAA SHURAFA Associated PressAugust 24, 2021, 6:09 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIsraeli troops patrol the streets and search houses during an army …

Albania refuses to extradite man facing Egypt death sentence

Albania refuses to extradite man facing Egypt death sentence A court in Albania has refused to extradite an Egyptian man who faces a death sentence in his country ByThe Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 11:31 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TIRANA, Albania — A court in Albania refused Friday to extradite …

Israel announces resumption of Qatari payments to Gaza

Israel announces resumption of Qatari payments to Gaza Israel has announced an agreement with Qatar to resume aid payments to thousands of families in the Gaza Strip By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated PressAugust 19, 2021, 5:53 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this August 1, 2021 file photo, …

Israel military strikes Hamas after launch of fire balloons

Israel military strikes Hamas after launch of fire balloons The military says Israeli warplanes have struck two targets in the Gaza Strip in response to incendiary balloons launched from Gaza into Israel ByThe Associated PressAugust 7, 2021, 1:29 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israeli warplanes struck …

Egypt lets journalists, activists go after US concerns

Egypt lets journalists, activists go after US concerns Officials and lawyers say Egypt has released three activists and three journalists after months in pre-trial detention ByThe Associated PressJuly 18, 2021, 3:34 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE — In this Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, Hossam Bahgat sits for …

Egypt court upholds life sentences for 10 Islamists

Egypt court upholds life sentences for 10 Islamists Egypt’s highest appeals court has upheld the sentencing of ten leaders of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, including the group’s head, to life imprisonment By Associated PressJuly 11, 2021, 4:10 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this May 16, 2015 …

Russia allows flights to Egypt resorts stopped since 2015

Russia allows flights to Egypt resorts stopped since 2015 Russia on Thursday said its airlines can resume charter flights to Egyptian resorts, which had been banned for more than five years after the suspected bombing of a Russian airliner in which 224 people died ByThe Associated PressJuly 8, 2021, 5:43 PM• 1 min readShare to …

Italian lawmakers want citizenship for jailed Egyptian

Italian lawmakers want citizenship for jailed Egyptian Italian lawmakers are calling on Italy’s government to grant citizenship to an Egyptian student enrolled at Bologna University who has been jailed in Cairo for nearly 1 1/2 years ByThe Associated PressJuly 7, 2021, 6:05 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Suez Canal says deal reached to free seized vessel

Suez Canal says deal reached to free seized vessel The Suez Canal Authority says it has reached an agreement to settle a financial dispute with the owners of a hulking container ship that blocked the crucial waterway for nearly a week earlier this year By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressJuly 4, 2021, 5:47 PM• 2 min …

Egypt opens naval base, latest example of military build-up

Egypt opens naval base, latest example of military build-up Egypt’s president has inaugurated a new naval base on the Mediterranean Sea, the latest example of the government’s military build-up ByThe Associated PressJuly 3, 2021, 5:47 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — Egypt’s president inaugurated a new naval base on …

Egyptian, Jordanian and Iraqi leaders meet in Baghdad

Egyptian, Jordanian and Iraqi leaders meet in Baghdad Egypt’s president and Jordan’s king have held tripartite talks with Iraq’s prime minister in Baghdad By Associated PressJune 27, 2021, 3:25 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIraqi President Barham Salih, center, welcomes Jordan’s King Abdullah II, upon his arrival at Baghdad …

Report: Building collapse in northern Egypt kills 5 women

Report: Building collapse in northern Egypt kills 5 women Egypt’s state-run media are reporting that an apartment building collapsed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing at least five women ByThe Associated PressJune 26, 2021, 1:33 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — An apartment building collapsed in the Mediterranean …

Israel to expand fishing zone, allow more imports into Gaza

Israel to expand fishing zone, allow more imports into Gaza Israel has announced a further easing of its blockade on Gaza ByThe Associated PressJune 24, 2021, 4:05 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM — Israel announced a further easing of its blockade on Gaza on Thursday, saying it would expand …

Early agreement reached in dispute over Suez Canal ship

Early agreement reached in dispute over Suez Canal ship The owners and insurers of the giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier this year have reached an agreement in principle over their dispute with canal authorities ByThe Associated PressJune 23, 2021, 7:47 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …