Egypt announces freedom, mass pardon for 30 imprisoned activists

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt announced late Thursday the release of 30 political activists from prison, the latest in a string of mass releases from detention amid mounting international scrutiny of the country’s human rights record. The identities of the activists were not immediately known and it was not immediately possible to confirm how many of … Read more

Egyptian leader meets military ruler of Sudan in Cairo

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi met with Sudan’s leader in Cairo on Saturday for talks focused on ties between the two neighbors, officials said. El-Sissi welcomed General Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council, at Cairo International Airport. The Sudanese leader stopped in Cairo on his way home from New York, … Read more

Egypt: 4 independent journalists questioned about reports

CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s prosecutors have charged four journalists from one of the country’s few remaining independent news outlets with spreading false news and disrupting public order, the news website said in a statement. Mada Masr said late Wednesday that the journalists had been released on bail after their interrogation. It concerns an article stating … Read more

Car accident in southern Egypt: 9 dead, 18 injured

CAIRO (AP) – A car accident involving a toppled microbus in southern Egypt has killed at least nine people and injured 18, authorities said on Saturday. The crash happened Friday when the passenger vehicle overturned after a tire blowout on a highway in Minya province, 273 kilometers (170 miles) south of the capital Cairo, provincial … Read more

Russia FM visits Egypt, part of Africa trip amid war in Ukraine

CAIRO (AP) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is in Cairo on Sunday for talks with Egyptian officials as his country tries to break diplomatic isolation and the West’s sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine. Lavrov landed in Cairo late Saturday, the first leg of his Africa journey that will also make stops in Ethiopia, … Read more