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  • new storyEgypt to restore King Tut mask after botched epoxy job 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 12:21 pm

    CAIRO - The restoration of King Tutankhamun's world-famous golden mask will begin Saturday, over a year after the beard was accidentally broken off and hastily glued back with epoxy, Egypt's state-run news agency said Friday.

  • new storyUN Security Council OKs migrants resolution for 1 year 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 12:03 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to authorize the European Union and individual countries to seize migrant-smuggling vessels on the high seas off Libya.

  • new storyAP Exclusive: Hajj crush was deadliest ever at pilgrimage story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 11:24 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn't tell how many there were.

  • Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-09-15 9:57 am

    OSLO, Norway - A coalition of Tunisian workers, business owners, rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for intervening at a crucial time to push the North African country that sparked the Arab Spring revolutions toward democracy and away from civil war.

  • Things to know about the Nobel Peace Prize winner story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 9:12 am

    The group with a cumbersome name and some unlikely partners played a determining role in pulling Tunisia from the edge of civil war - and guiding it to the doorstep of democracy. Here are some things to know about this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize:

  • The Latest: Nobel chair hopes prize may be example to Libya story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-09-15 8:51 am

    OSLO, Norway - The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.

  • Airlines begin applying tax hike on flights departing Egypt 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 8:29 am

    CAIRO - Egypt's aviation minister says airlines have begun applying a tax increase on all flights out of the country.

  • Correction: Libya story 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 7:33 am

    SKHIRAT, Morocco - In a story Oct. 8 about the Libyan national unity government, The Associated Press reported erroneously that proposed Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj is a member of the Tripoli-based parliament. He is in fact a Tripoli representative in the internationally recognized Tobruk House of Representatives.

  • Libyan authorities detain 300 African migrants 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 7:20 am

    BENGHAZI, Libya - A Libyan official with the Islamist-backed government controlling the capital, Tripoli, says they have detained 300 African migrants captured while boarding boats headed to Europe.

  • 'Overwhelmed' Nobel peace winner describes Tunisia's danger 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 7:10 am

    TUNIS, Tunisia - A Tunisian labor leader at the forefront of a democracy movement that won the Nobel Peace Prize says he hopes it's a boon to his nation - and an example to the world.

  • Winners of Nobel Peace Prize since 1980 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 5:11 am

    OSLO, Norway - The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was announced Friday. Here is a list of winners of the award since 1980:

  • 8 memorable presidents of the UN General Assembly 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 12:23 am

    UNITED NATIONS - There have been 70 presidents of the U.N. General Assembly, some memorable for their accomplishments, others for their political views, allegations against them, and the reputations of the countries they represent. The arrest of the 68th president, John Ashe of Antigua, in an alleged bribery case has put the spotlight on the presidency of the 193-member world body, which rotates every year by region. Here is a look at eight memorable General Assembly presidents:

  • New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 6:32 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll.

  • UN protests assault of staff allegedly by South Sudan forces 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 4:06 pm

    UNITY STATE, South Sudan - The U.N. has protested alleged physical assault of its military and civilian personnel by members of the South Sudanese army at a roadblock in Central Equitoria state.

  • Egypt's foreign reserves fall as devaluation expected 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 12:57 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt's foreign currency reserves fell for the third consecutive month in September, according to central bank figures, putting pressure on authorities to devalue the currency, limit non-essential imports and take urgent steps to promote investment.

  • South Sudan WCup qualifying debut ends day later in 1-1 draw 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 10:17 am

    JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan earned a draw in its World Cup qualifying debut, holding Mauritania to 1-1 Thursday, a day after the game began and was then abandoned because of heavy rain.

  • Regional bloc: South Sudan factions violated truce 53 times 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 7:51 am

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The African regional body overseeing the mediations to end South Sudan's conflict says the two warring sides have violated cease-fire agreements 53 times in 19 months.

  • Tunisian legislator attacked in city hit by hotel massacre 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 7:10 am

    TUNIS, Tunisia - Attackers have shot at a Tunisian sports magnate and legislator in a city where an Islamic extremist killed 38 tourists earlier this year.

  • Algeria kills 'dangerous terrorist' near Tunisian border 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 4:06 pm

    ALGIERS, Algeria - The Algerian Defense Ministry says its security forces have killed a "dangerous terrorist" active since 1995 in an eastern region near the border with Tunisia.

  • South Sudan's WCup qualifying debut ended early by rain 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 1:33 pm

    South Sudan's debut in World Cup qualifying will have to be played over two days after it was abandoned after just 10 minutes because of heavy rain on Wednesday with the score 1-1 against Mauritania.

  • South Sudan starts unlikely quest to reach 2018 World Cup 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:20 pm

    KAMPALA, Uganda - A month after celebrating its first win in a competitive game, South Sudan will make its debut in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday as Africa's lowest-ranked countries begin their quests to reach soccer's biggest tournament.

  • Journalist released from prison in Egypt leaves country 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 2:06 pm

    CAIRO - Mohamed Fahmy, a journalist who was released from prison in Egypt last month, posted on social media that he left the country Tuesday.

  • South Sudan: Red Cross leaves violent town after threats 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 11:39 am

    KAMPALA, Uganda - The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has withdrawn its staff from a humanitarian compound in a violent county in South Sudan after its office was looted and its aid workers threatened.

  • Tunisia lifts state of emergency imposed after attack 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:24 pm

    TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia lifted a state of emergency on Friday imposed nearly three months ago following a massacre at a luxury beach hotel that killed 38, mainly British tourists, the president's office announced.

  • Cairo University bans teachers from wearing face veil 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:05 pm

    CAIRO - The recent decision to ban all female staff from wearing the full face veil aims to put an end to student complaints of "poor communication" in class, the head of Egypt's Cairo University said Friday.