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Israeli army: Rocket from Gaza hits south Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a projectile fired from the Gaza Strip Thursday evening landed in south of the country, breaking weeks...

UN Security Council votes on monitors of Libya cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is voting on a draft resolution that urges all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya...

Algeria protesters at crossroads as Islamists take spotlight

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's pro-democracy movement is at a crossroads two years after it ousted the country's long-serving leader, confronting fears it's been...

Greece, Libya to discuss delineating maritime boundaries

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and Libya are to discuss delineating maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean, the Greek prime minister's office said Wednesday after...

Lawyer: Egypt releases activist after 18 months of detention

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities Tuesday released an activist known for his outspoken criticism of the government after he spent more than a year...

Turkey, Libya recommit to contested maritime borders deal

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The head of Libya's new interim government and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday affirmed their commitment to a...

Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramadan

CAIRO (AP) — For Ramadan this year, Magdy Hafez has been longing to reclaim a cherished ritual: performing the nighttime group prayers called taraweeh...

Libyan officials say UN-sanctioned human trafficker freed

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities released one of the country’s most wanted human traffickers less than four months after his arrest in Tripoli, security...

Migration activist says Spain, Morocco trying to silence her

MADRID (AP) — A renowned Spanish activist for migrants’ rights accused authorities in Morocco and Spain on Monday of trying to silence her by...

Spain: Rescuers find 4 dead, save 19 from vessel in Atlantic

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities said Sunday that they had recovered the bodies of four migrants from a boat along with 19 survivors who...

IMF: Vaccine inequity threatens Mideast’s economic recovery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Middle East economies are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic faster than anticipated, largely due to the acceleration of...

Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of ancient city

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s best-known archaeologist on Saturday revealed further details on a Pharaonic city recently found in the southern province of Luxor. ...

UN says tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur kill 40 over 3 days

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes that erupted over the weekend between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s western Darfur region have killed at least 40...

The Latest: Lockdown extended for metro Manila, surroundings

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government extended a lockdown by another week Monday after an alarming spike in coronavirus infections continued to surge and...

In show of Pharaonic heritage, Egypt parades royal mummies

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt held a gala parade on Saturday celebrating the transport of 22 of its prized royal mummies from central Cairo to...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks on big dam amid tensions

CAIRO (AP) — A new round of talks between three African nations began Saturday, officials said, aimed at resolving a yearslong dispute over a...

Traffic jam eases further in Suez Canal after ship unblocked

CAIRO (AP) — The maritime traffic jam on both ends of the Suez Canal eased further on Friday, four days after the dislodging of...

Extremist kills self, her baby in Tunisia suicide bombing

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities said a female suicide bomber killed herself and her baby during counterterrorism operations in a mountainous zone in...

Gaza man: After lengthy torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — After months of torture and interrogations in a Hamas prison, Palestinian activist Rami Aman says he was offered...

Experts examine bottom of big ship that was stuck in Suez

CAIRO (AP) — Divers inspected the underside of a colossal container ship that had blocked the Suez Canal, spotting some damage to the bow...

With ship now freed, a probe into Suez Canal blockage begins

SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — Experts boarded the massive container ship Tuesday that had blocked Egypt's vital Suez Canal and disrupted global trade for nearly...

In stark warning, Egypt leader says Nile water ‘untouchable’

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt’s president said Tuesday his country’s share of the Nile River's waters are “untouchable" in a stark warning apparently to...

Stuck ship thrusts sleepy Suez Canal village into limelight

AMER, Egypt (AP) — The sleepy farming village of Amer overlooks the Suez Canal, one of the world's most important waterways. Last week, the...

Suez Canal reopens after stuck cargo ship is freed

SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — Salvage teams on Monday finally freed the colossal container ship stuck for nearly a week in the Suez Canal, ending...

Suez Canal blockage adds to pressure points in global trade

The plight of a mammoth container ship stuck in Egypt’s Suez Canal has highlighted still more pressure points in global trade, a year after...

Infant found alive after Egypt building collapse kills 25

CAIRO (AP) — Search and rescue workers pulled a 6-month-old baby alive from the rubble of a collapsed building as the death toll from...

2 tugboats deploy to Egypt’s Suez Canal as shippers avoid it

SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — Two additional tugboats deployed Sunday to Egypt's Suez Canal to aid efforts to free a skyscraper-sized container ship wedged for...

Before the Ever Given: A look at the crises that closed Suez

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Since it opened in 1869, Egypt’s Suez Canal has been a source of national pride and a focus...

No timeline given for extracting wedged ship from Suez Canal

SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — A giant container ship remained stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal for a fifth day Saturday, as authorities made new...

Plan made to refloat ship blocking Suez Canal using tide

SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — The company that owns the giant container ship stuck sideways across the Suez Canal said an attempt will be made...

Trains crash in southern Egypt, killing at least 32

TAHTA, Egypt (AP) — Two trains crashed Friday in southern Egypt, killing at least 32 people and injuring 165, authorities said in the latest...

Migrant arrivals to Europe lower but deaths remain high

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The number of migrants and asylum-seekers who reached Europe in 2020 is the lowest it has been in the past...

Cash-strapped Sudan clears overdue payments to World Bank

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese government said Friday it cleared all of its overdue payments to the World Bank, a move that gives the...

Ethiopia says Eritrea agrees to withdraw troops from Tigray

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister said Friday that Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces from the Tigray region, where witnesses have...

Shipping losses mount from cargo vessel stuck in Suez Canal

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Dredgers, tugboats and even a backhoe failed to free a giant cargo ship wedged in Egypt’s Suez Canal on Thursday....

EXPLAINER: What we know about a ship blocking the Suez Canal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A giant backhoe and a squadron of tugboats look minuscule against the cargo ship’s bulk, demonstrating the enormity...

EU top diplomats in Libya to support interim authorities

CAIRO (AP) — The foreign ministers of France, Italy and Germany met with Libyan officials Thursday to show support for the country's newly elected...

African expert warns of ‘vaccine war’ over access to jabs

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against a “vaccine war” among nations amid renewed...

Asian markets push higher despite tech sell-off on Wall St

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced in Asia on Thursday after a broad decline on Wall Street led by selling of tech heavyweights like Facebook...

Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — A skyscraper-sized container ship has become wedged across Egypt's Suez Canal and blocked all traffic in the vital waterway, officials...

EU, US, UK, Canada target China officials over Uyghur abuses

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union, Britain, Canada and the United States on Monday launched coordinated sanctions against officials in China over human rights...

Canary Islands: 2-year-old rescued from migrant boat dies

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A 2-year-old girl from Mali who was rescued from a boat carrying migrants near Spain’s Canary Islands and hospitalized in...

Acclaimed Egyptian feminist Nawal Saadawi dies at age 89

CAIRO (AP) — Nawal Saadawi, a renowned Egyptian feminist, psychiatrist and novelist, whose writings have stirred controversy for decades in an overwhelming conservative society,...

Turkey asks Brotherhood TVs to dim criticism of Egypt

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have asked three Istanbul-based Egyptian opposition TV channels to soften their critical political coverage of Egypt’s government, as...

14 hospitalized in Canaries after migrants rescued at sea

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Scores of migrants have been rescued from several boats near Spain's Canary Islands, with 14 — many suffering from hypothermia...

Ethiopia rejects outside mediation in Nile River dam dispute

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An Ethiopian official said on Tuesday that his government opposes calls by Sudan for outside mediators including the United States...

Why the pandemic left long-term scars on global job market

Esther Montanez's housecleaning job at the Hilton Back Bay in Boston was a lifeline for her, a 31-year-old single mother with a 5-year-old son. ...

Tunisia starts vaccination campaign with Sputnik V shots

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia launched its vaccination campaign on Saturday, four days after receiving the first 30,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus...

UN mandates South Sudan force to prevent return to civil war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the almost 20,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, with a...

UN appeals for $5.5 billion to avert famine for 34 million

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made an urgent appeal Thursday for $5.5 billion to prevent a “catastrophe” for 34 million people in...

Algerian president sets early election date after protests

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s president has announced early parliamentary elections in June as part of efforts to address demands of pro-democracy protesters. ...

Morocco moves toward legalizing medical marijuana

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s government on Thursday approved a landmark bill that would legalize nonrecreational uses of marijuana. ...

Africa seeks ‘continental capacity’ to produce vaccines

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — As Africa lags in its efforts to vaccinate 60% of its 1.3 billion people as quickly as possible, the continent...

The Latest: SKorea to give shots to elders in long-term care

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea will start administering coronavirus vaccines to hundreds of thousands of elders in long-term care settings this month after...

Libyan lawmakers confirm interim unity government

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan lawmakers confirmed a newly appointed interim government on Wednesday, in the hopes it will help unify the divided, war-wrecked...

Why the pandemic left long-term scars on global job market

Esther Montanez's housecleaning job at the Hilton Back Bay in Boston was a lifeline for her, a 31-year-old single mother with a 5-year-old son. ...

US urges Sudan to build an inclusive government for all

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called on Sudan Tuesday to build an inclusive and representative government that ensures peace, supports people on...

Tunisia receives first batch of coronavirus vaccines

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia received its first batch of coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday — 30,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V — and will...

Claimed value of sleepy NY estate could come to haunt Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s sleepy by Donald Trump’s standards, but the former president's century-old estate in New York's Westchester County could end up...

Macron reveals more torture by French army in Algeria war

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron has met with four grandchildren of an Algerian independence fighter to tell them that Ali Boumendjel had been...

Morocco freezes ties with German Embassy amid Sahara tension

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s Foreign Ministry has suspended ties with the German Embassy because of “deep misunderstandings," notably related to the disputed Western...

Algerian students restart weekly protests cut off by virus

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of students restarted their weekly Tuesday protest marches that were called off last spring because of the coronavirus. ...

Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie sells for $11.5M

LONDON (AP) — A Moroccan landscape painted by Winston Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie sold at auction on Monday for more than $11.5...

US: Human rights will be ‘central’ to relations with Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday told Egypt that human rights will be “central” to its policy in dealing with the key...

Egypt officials: Death toll from lake shipwreck climbs to 9

CAIRO (AP) — Rescue workers were still searching Tuesday for at least five people who went missing in a shipwreck a lake near Egypt’s...

Europe-bound migrants found amid broken glass, toxic ash

MADRID (AP) — Something seemed wrong to the guard inspecting sealed bags of toxic ash in the port of Melilla, one of Spain’s two...

UN experts: Trump ally, UAE firms violated Libya sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — American security contractor Erik Prince, a close ally of former U.S. President Donald Trump, violated the U.N. arms embargo against...

Libya: Over 150 migrants freed in raid on traffickers

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities raided a secret prison in a southeastern city used by human traffickers and freed at last 156 African migrants,...

Thousands of Algerian activists mark second year of protest

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of protesters marking the second anniversary of Algeria’s pro-democracy movement took to the streets Monday in the Algerian capital...

Dubai’s Emirates seeks key role in global vaccine delivery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The belly of the Emirates plane that touched down in Dubai early Sunday from Brussels was stuffed with...

Libyan interior minister survives attack on motorcade

CAIRO (AP) — The interior minister of Libya’s U.N.-backed government survived an ambush by gunmen on his motorcade on Sunday, a brazen attack highlighting...

Tunisian doctor plays violin to boost virus patients’ morale

SFAX, Tunisia (AP) — When Dr. Mohamed Salah Siala began working on the COVID-19 front line in January in a Tunisian hospital he never...

Sudan announces managed currency float to revive economy

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan announced a managed flotation of its currency on Sunday, in an unprecedented but expected step to meet a major demand...

UK urges UN resolution for pause in conflicts for virus jabs

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council on Friday demanding that all warring parties immediately institute a...

US: Aid pause to Ethiopia no longer linked to dam dispute

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States says it has decided to “de-link” its suspension of millions of dollars of aid to Ethiopia from...

UN report: South Sudan’s violence ‘worse’ than in civil war

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The scale of violence in South Sudan is “a lot worse” than during the country’s five-year civil war, a United...

Africa reaches 100,000 known COVID-19 deaths as danger grows

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa has surpassed 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 as the continent praised for its early response to the pandemic now...

The Latest: Nevada has 1st confirmed case of SAfrica variant

RENO, Nev. — Nevada health officials have confirmed the state’s first known case of a coronavirus variant that was originally identified in South Africa. ...

Palestinian president’s rival promises vaccines for Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is sending 20,000 doses of the Russian coronavirus vaccine to the Gaza Strip, a...

Libyans mark 2011 uprising with eyes on interim government

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyans on Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime...

Snows storms hit East Med, army called out in Greece

Greece called in the armed forces Wednesday to help repair widespread damage caused by heavy snowfall in Athens, while blizzards continued to cause havoc...

Egypt: Archaeologists unearth ancient beer factory in Abydos

CAIRO (AP) — American and Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed what could be the oldest known beer factory at one of the most prominent archaeological...

British lawyer Karim Khan elected next ICC prosecutor

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 120 countries elected British lawyer Karim Khan on Friday as the next prosecutor of the International Criminal Court,...

Greece seeks Gulf allies to counter tension with Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Foreign ministers and senior officials from several Persian Gulf countries were meeting in Athens on Thursday, as Greece seeks to...

28 garment workers killed in flooded factory in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Heavy rains flooded an illegal garment factory in the northern Moroccan city of Tangier, killing at least 28 workers Monday,...

Algeria orders investigation into student police abuse claim

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — In an unprecedent move, the prosecutor's office in the Algerian capital has ordered a preliminary investigation into torture and sexual...

The Latest: China’s northeast outbreaks appear under control

BEIJING — China appears to have stamped out its latest coronavirus outbreaks centered on the northeast, reporting no new cases of local infection in...

ICC officials in Sudan seek cooperation for Darfur justice

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s justice minister met with officials from the International Criminal Court in the capital of Khartoum on Sunday to discuss cooperation...

4 Tunisian soldiers die as mine hits vehicle in terror sweep

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Four Tunisian soldiers were killed when a land mine hit their vehicle while carrying out a sweep for Islamist extremists...

Study: Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine appears safe, effective

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists say the country's Sputnik V vaccine appears safe and effective against COVID-19, according to early results of an advanced...

Libya’s future in balance in UN-backed leadership vote

GENEVA (AP) — Delegates from Libya’s opposing sides kicked off a five-day meeting on Monday to choose an interim prime minister and a three-person...

Angelina Jolie sells painting Churchill gave as gift to FDR

LONDON (AP) — A painting by Winston Churchill that is a piece of both political and Hollywood history is coming up for auction. ...

AP Interview: Pedri brings back brilliance to Barça midfield

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — It’s no coincidence that Pedri González conjures up those flashes of exquisite playmaking brilliance that Barcelona fans have been longing...

Algeria starts COVID-19 vaccination drive with Russian shots

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign Saturday in the city where the country's first COVID-19 case was confirmed in March....

The Latest: Vaccinated congressman tests positive for virus

BOSTON — A Massachusetts congressman who has received both doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has tested positive for the virus. ...

Clashes break out in Tunisia after death of protester

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Clashes in Tunisia between groups of young people and police broke out Monday evening, following the death of a local...

Egypt says it has launched vaccinations against coronavirus

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday launched a vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, with the first shots of Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm’s vaccine...

Tunisia extends curfew, ban on protests as virus cases jump

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections and...

The Latest: Arizona COVID-19 cases down despite high rate

PHOENIX -- Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate...

Poverty and hopelessness beget violence in Tunisia’s suburbs

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they...

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