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Church guard in Egypt kills priest in personal dispute

Egyptian security officials say a civilian church guard has shot and killed a priest in Cairo in a personal dispute. Continue reading

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As Sudan uprising grew, Arab states worked to shape its fate

As the popular uprising against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gained strength earlier this year, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia began reaching out to the military through secret channels to encourage his removal from power, accord… Continue reading

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Libyan officials say airstrikes intensify in Tripoli

Libyan officials say Khalifa Hifter’s self-styled Libyan National Army has intensified its airstrikes over the past two days on rival militias in and around the capital, Tripoli. Continue reading

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Egypt’s opposition decries move to extend president’s term

Opposition parties are urging Egyptians to vote against constitutional amendments that would potentially allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2034. Continue reading

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Blast kills 8 children collecting scrap metal in Sudan

Sudanese officials say eight children have been killed in an explosion near a military facility where they were searching for scrap metal to resell. Continue reading

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Aid group: Migrants held in Libya suffer from malnutrition

Dozens of migrants are suffering from malnutrition in a detention center in Libya’s capital, an international charity said Thursday. Continue reading

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Sudanese vow to keep protesting as president digs in

Three months after Sudanese protesters rose up against President Omar al-Bashir, the longtime autocrat has bound himself more tightly to the military and refuses to bow to their demands. Continue reading

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Thousands on strike in Sudan calling for president’s ouster

Sudanese opposition groups are launching a one-day strike in support of ongoing protests calling for the overthrow of longtime autocratic president Omar al-Bashir. Continue reading

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Egypt releases prominent photojournalist after 5-year term

The family and lawyer of a prominent Egyptian photojournalist say he has been released after five years in prison. Continue reading

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Activists: Sudan police arrest 14 academics in protests

Activists say Sudan’s security forces have arrested more than a dozen academics who joined a protest outside Khartoum University in the Sudanese capital. Continue reading

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Yemen rebels ‘surprised’ by UN accusations of stealing aid

Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Tuesday said they were surprised by accusations from the United Nations food agency that they are stealing “from the mouths of hungry people” by diverting food deliveries. Continue reading

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Attorney says Egyptian activist to return to jail any time

An Egyptian activist expects to return to prison “at any time” after an appeals court upheld a two-year sentence against her for posting a video online in which she criticized the government and decried sexual harassment, her attorney said Tuesday. Continue reading

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Egypt ‘s 2 ex-presidents appear in the same courtroom

Two former Egyptian presidents appeared Wednesday in the same Cairo courtroom, with Hosni Mubarak testifying in a retrial of Mohammed Morsi over charges related to prison breaks at the height of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak. Continue reading

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Saudi-led coalition bombs air base in Yemen’s capital

The Saudi-led coalition bombed an air base in Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Wednesday as a local cease-fire held around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida. Continue reading

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Charities to US: Halt support for Saudi coalition in Yemen

Five international charities on Monday urged the United States to halt all military support for a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shiite rebels, saying this will save millions of lives. Continue reading

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Migrants forced off ship after refusing to return to Libya

Libyan authorities forcibly removed dozens of migrants who had barricaded themselves in a container ship in the port city of Misrata for the past 10 days after being picked up at sea. Continue reading

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Egyptian policemen who killed detainee get light sentences

An Egyptian court has sentenced a policeman to three years in prison and another to six months over the killing of a detainee in custody, relatively light sentences that prompted a backlash on social media. Continue reading

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Saudi-led coalition bombs air base in Yemen capital

A Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen said Friday it bombed an air base adjacent to the Sanaa international airport allegedly being used by the rebels to launch drone and ballistic missile attacks. Continue reading

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Amnesty urges Sudan to stop crackdown on journalists

Amnesty International on Friday urged the Sudanese government to halt what it describes as “relentless harassment, intimidation and censorship of journalists” in the country. Continue reading

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EgyptAir pulls magazine after bizarre Drew Barrymore article

The actress denied ever doing the interview. Continue reading

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