- Egypt explorers hunt gold in the desert, following ancients Updated: Apr-28-16 3:32 pm
EASTERN DESERT, Egypt - Off the off-road tracks deep in Egypt's eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the "skin of the gods" - gold.
- Egypt tries to divert eyes to citizen who died in London Updated: Apr-28-16 3:23 pm
CAIRO - Under scrutiny in Europe over its handling of investigations into the torture death of an Italian student in Cairo, Egyptian authorities sought to deflect attention Thursday toward the fate of a British-Egyptian man who died in a London fire.
- Top-seeded Bacsinszky reaches semifinals at Grand Prix SAR Updated: Apr-28-16 3:03 pm
RABAT, Morocco - Top-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland advanced to the semifinals of the Grand Prix SAR, saving all four break-points she faced against Johanna Larsson of Sweden in a 6-4, 6-1 win on Thursday.
- UN to meet on May 6 on protection of Palestinian civilians Updated: Apr-27-16 11:55 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council will hold an informal meeting on May 6 on the protection of Palestinian civilians, an issue the Palestinians have pressed for decades and say is more needed now than ever.
- Rights group says Egypt arrested nearly 400 over protests Updated: Apr-27-16 2:48 pm
CAIRO - An international rights group says Egyptian police arrested at least 382 people in the days leading up to and during April 25 protests in Cairo against a government decision to hand over control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
- Several Egyptians killed in clashes with smugglers in Libya Updated: Apr-27-16 1:57 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry says at least a dozen Egyptians have been killed in clashes with smugglers in central Libya.
- UN envoy: IS attacks threaten Libya's oil installations Updated: Apr-27-16 8:27 am
CAIRO - The U.N. envoy to Libya says attacks by the Islamic State group are a serious threat to Libya's oil installations.
- Egypt official says Sinai bombing kills 3 police, wounds 8 Updated: Apr-27-16 7:32 am
CAIRO - Egypt's state news agency says three policemen have been killed in a roadside bombing in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula.
- South Sudan rebel leader returns to the capital Updated: Apr-26-16 2:17 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba on Tuesday afternoon, to become vice president and to try to end the civil war that in two and a half years has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 2 million from their homes.
- Italian official: No military intervention planned for Libya Updated: Apr-26-16 1:34 pm
ROME - An Italian senator says no military intervention is "on the agenda" for Libya.
- Group: Western Sahara war is possible if no vote date set Updated: Apr-26-16 12:08 pm
MADRID - A top member of a group seeking independence for Western Sahara warned Tuesday that war is possible over the disputed territory annexed by Morocco if the U.N. Security Council fails to set a timetable for a vote on self-determination.
- Swedish Greens jolted by claims of Islamist infiltration Updated: Apr-26-16 10:21 am
STOCKHOLM - One refused to shake hands with a female journalist. Another compared Israel to Nazi Germany. A third was seen doing hand signs associated with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood in the background of a live TV broadcast.
- Egypt looks to avert water crisis driven by demand, waste Updated: Apr-26-16 2:17 am
KAFR HAMOUDA, Egypt - "For a thousand years," Abdullah Sheikh's family has been working the land the same way - flooding fields in Egypt's Nile Delta and planting seeds by hand.
- Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same Updated: Apr-25-16 7:06 pm
HANNOVER, Germany - Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up "momentum" in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own.
- Merkel hints at further military effort in Libya after talks Updated: Apr-25-16 1:47 pm
HANNOVER, Germany - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she, U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of France, Britain and Italy discussed ways of supporting the fragile unity government in Libya and the possibility of expanding military efforts to stop the smuggling of migrants across the Mediterranean.
- Algerian president goes to Switzerland for medical tests Updated: Apr-24-16 9:58 am
ALGIERS - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has traveled to Switzerland for medical tests.
- Alabama ministry rescues women raped at UN camps in Africa Updated: Apr-24-16 9:01 am
CHELSEA, Alabama - An Alabama ministry has rescued several women who say they were raped by South Sudanese soldiers at camps run by the United Nations in Africa.
- Face time with queen, princes completes Obama's royal visit Updated: Apr-22-16 9:33 pm
LONDON - President Barack Obama plunged into a whirlwind of royal socializing Friday that began over a birthday lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and ended at a dinner hosted by the trio of young royals who represent the future of the British monarchy.
- UAE pledges $4B to boost Egypt's economy Updated: Apr-22-16 8:57 am
CAIRO - The United Arab Emirates' official news agency says the country's ruler has pledged four billion dollars to boost Egypt's economy.
- Egypt's pound flops on black market amid exchange crackdown Updated: Apr-21-16 12:26 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's currency fell to new lows on the black market this week, with traders selling it on Thursday from between 11 and 11.15 Egyptian pounds to the dollar amid speculation it will be officially devalued further.
- Ethiopian troops enter South Sudan to rescue 125 children Updated: Apr-21-16 12:07 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - Ethiopian troops were operating in South Sudan on Thursday after crossing the border to rescue about 125 Ethiopian children who were kidnapped during a bloody cattle raid, and top officials from both countries sought to coordinate their efforts.
- Hamas deploys forces on Egypt-Gaza border over IS concerns Updated: Apr-21-16 8:04 am
- Ethiopia: Troops surround area 125 children are being held Updated: Apr-21-16 7:32 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Ethiopian government said Wednesday its troops have surrounded an area in South Sudan where an armed group is suspected of holding 125 children hostage.
- CIA expands survivor benefit tied to overseas terror attacks Updated: Apr-20-16 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The CIA is expanding survivor benefits for agency employees and contractors killed in the line of duty overseas in acts of terrorism.
- Egypt opposition figure sues president over islands uproar Updated: Apr-20-16 3:17 pm
CAIRO - An Egyptian opposition figure who ran in the presidential elections against Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi is suing the president over his decision to hand over two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of a document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.