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US urges Yemen's Houthis to free US Embassy's local staff

CAIRO (AP) — The United States on Thursday urged Yemen's Houthi rebels to release all U.S. Embassy local staffers that they had detained, following the death of one of them after seven months in capti...

Egypt's top mufti to weigh in on penalty for priest's killer

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court is asking the country’s top mufti, the highest religious authority for Islam, to weigh in on the case of a man accused of stabbing to death a Coptic Christian priest, th...

Rival Libya PM to set up govt in Sirte after Tripoli clashes

CAIRO (AP) — One of Libya’s rival prime ministers said Wednesday he would seat his government in the central city of Sirte, after clashes forced him to abort his attempt the previous day to bring his ...

Clashes break out in Tripoli, drive rival Libyan PM away

CAIRO (AP) — An attempt by one of Libya’s rival prime ministers to seat his government in the capital of Tripoli triggered clashes Tuesday between competing militias, forcing the newly appointed premi...

1st commercial flight in years takes off from Yemen's Sanaa

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The first commercial flight in six years took off from Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Monday, officials said, part of a fragile truce in the county’s grinding civil war. ...

Libyan rivals resume U.N.-brokered talks on elections

CAIRO (AP) — Rival Libyan officials on Sunday resumed talks in the Egyptian capital, the latest U.N.-led efforts to agree on constitutional amendments for elections as the North African nation again f...

Egypt begins trial of man accused of killing Coptic priest

CAIRO (AP) — A court in the Egyptian city of Alexandria began the trial Saturday of a man accused of stabbing to death a Coptic Christian priest, an attack that shocked the Arab world’s most populous ...

UN raises $33M, far short of target to salvage Yemen tanker

CAIRO (AP) — A United Nations' pledging conference raised $33 million on Wednesday, far short of funds needed for a salvage operation of a decaying tanker full of oil moored off the coast of Yemen, a ...

Sudan frees ex-officials in effort to end political impasse

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities released two outspoken former government officials from jail, lawyers said Wednesday, part of trust-building measures amid efforts to end the country’s political impa...

Official: Death toll in latest Darfur violence now over 200

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from weekend tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s western Darfur region has surpassed 200 people, a senior official said Tuesday. Khamis ...

Sudan: More troops deployed to Darfur after tribal clashes

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military deployed further troops to West Darfur province to help stop tribal fighting that claimed the lives of more than 175 people over the past five days, officials and aid age...

Egypt: Ruins of ancient temple for Zeus unearthed in Sinai

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian archaeologists unearthed the ruins of a temple for the ancient Greek god Zeus in the Sinai Peninsula, antiquities authorities said Monday. The Tourism and Antiq...

Sudan group says renewed tribal clashes kill 168 in Darfur

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region Sunday killed 168 people, a local aid group said, one of the deadliest bouts of violence in the country in ...

Yemen war sides fail to operate 1st flight as part of truce

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s warring parties failed to operate the first commercial flight in six years from the rebel-held capital on Sunday, dealing a blow to an already fragile truce in the country’...

Oil facility damaged during clashes in western Libyan town

CAIRO (AP) — Clashes between government-allied militias in western Libya caused damage to a sprawling oil facility, the state-run oil company said Saturday, the latest blow to the energy sector in the...