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San Francisco 'dope lawyer' to the stars Brian Rohan dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brian Rohan, who was known as San Francisco's “dope lawyer” for 1960s counterculture clients like the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Ken Kesey, has died, according to a newspaper...

EU, Arab leaders vow to boost security, migration ties

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Leaders from European Union and Arab League countries pledged Sunday to boost cooperation in the fight against terrorism and to tackle unauthorized migration at a first-e...

France's Macron to press Egyptian president on human rights

CAIRO (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is to hold talks Monday with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo, saying beforehand that he wants to boost ties with the Mideast country in the fight agains...

AP Explains: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — 2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears. "It is not even the second month of t...

Sudanese professional groups call for rallies across country

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese professional and opposition groups called for protests in 12 cities including the capital Khartoum on Thursday, with hundreds marching toward the presidential palace to deliver a...

Egypt launches regional gas forum, including Israel in fold

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt hosted its first ever regional gas forum on Monday, with several regional delegations attending alongside the Israeli energy minister, the first such visit by an Israeli Cabinet mem...

Hundreds protest in Sudan, tear gas used to disperse them

CAIRO (AP) — Protests calling for the resignation of Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir are ongoing in and around the capital Khartoum, with activists circulating videos showing hundreds marc...

Egypt deports German citizen over terror suspicions

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities say they have deported a German citizen of Egyptian origin who had been detained last month in Luxor airport carrying maps and a compass, raising suspicions he was pl...

After delays, Egypt's new mega-museum set to open in 2020

CAIRO (AP) — On the Giza Plateau outside Cairo, thousands of Egyptians are laboring in the shadow of the pyramids to erect a monument worthy of the pharaohs. The Grand Egyptian Museu...

Expectations low as Yemen's warring parties meet for talks

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, ...

Egypt security forces say 11 militants killed south of Cairo

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say security forces have killed 11 men armed with assault rifles in a firefight that began during a dawn raid on a desert cave south of Cairo. The off...

Son of Egypt's jailed former president campaigns for father

CAIRO (AP) — Once a month, Abdullah waits outside Cairo's notorious Tora prison for hours, standing without shade under the blazing Egyptian sun for a chance to see his father. And a...

Egypt arming Sinai tribesmen in fight against Islamic State

CAIRO (AP) — In a remote outpost in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Ibrahim Abu-Sefira watches a mountainous skyline of jagged rock, ears tuned to the twilight silence, listening for any signs a fragile peac...

Egypt prosecutors order 15 days detention for jailed editor

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the editor of an independent news website be detained for 15 days pending an investigation, the latest episode in Egypt's media crackdown. ...

Portraits of Egypt's leader fill iconic Cairo Square

CAIRO (AP) — Seven years ago, Cairo's Tahrir Square was filled with tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding change. Now it is plastered with portraits of the president, vowing continuity. ...