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CAIRO | Watchdog accuses Yemen rebels of taking hostages, torture

CAIRO — An international watchdog on Tuesday accused Yemen’s Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, of committing abuses including hostage taking, torture and enforced disappearances of people they hold in detention. New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement it documented 16 cases in which Houthi authorities held people unlawfully, largely to extort money from … Continue reading CAIRO | Watchdog accuses Yemen rebels of taking hostages, torture

CAIRO | Rights group: Strike on bus in Yemen is apparent war crime

CAIRO  — An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen that killed dozens of people in Yemen last month is an “apparent war crime,” an international rights group said Sunday. The coalition backing Yemeni internationally recognized government expressed on Saturday its regret and pledged to hold to account those responsible … Continue reading CAIRO | Rights group: Strike on bus in Yemen is apparent war crime

CAIRO | Salah tweet revives dispute with Egypt soccer authorities

CAIRO — Mohammed Salah has revived a dispute with soccer authorities in his native Egypt, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorized use of his image. The Liverpool winger and last season’s top Premier League scorer tweeted Sunday: “It is not normal that my messages and my lawyer’s messages are ignored. I do … Continue reading CAIRO | Salah tweet revives dispute with Egypt soccer authorities

CAIRO | Yemeni official says rebels storm WFP warehouse in port city

CAIRO  — A Yemeni minister has accused rival Houthi rebels of storming a warehouse used by the World Food Program to store humanitarian aid in the war-torn Red Sea port city of Hodeida. Abdel-Raqeeb Fateh, the minister of local administration, said in a statement on Friday that the Houthis have turned the WFP warehouse in … Continue reading CAIRO | Yemeni official says rebels storm WFP warehouse in port city

CAIRO | Boat sinks on Nile in Sudan, killing 22

CAIRO— Sudan’s state news agency says a boat sank while crossing the Nile River, killing at least 21 students and a woman. SUNA said the boat was carrying more than 40 students on their way to school in the northern River Nile state on Wednesday. The report did not say how old the students were. … Continue reading CAIRO | Boat sinks on Nile in Sudan, killing 22

CAIRO | Egypt’s goalie, oldest World Cup player, quits national team

CAIRO — Egypt’s goalkeeper Essam El Hadary says he’s retiring from the national team after making history and becoming the oldest soccer player to play in a World Cup match during the tournament in Russia. The 45-year-old posted on Facebook late on Monday: “After 22 years, four months and 12 days, I saw it as … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt’s goalie, oldest World Cup player, quits national team

CAIRO | Saudi Arabia resumes oil shipments through Red Sea strait

CAIRO — Saudi Arabia says it will resume oil shipments through the Bab al-Mandeb strait after they were temporarily halted following attacks by Yemen’s Shiite rebels. Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih is quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency as saying shipments through the narrow strait, which links the Gulf of Aden to the Red Sea, … Continue reading CAIRO | Saudi Arabia resumes oil shipments through Red Sea strait

CAIRO | Rights group: Egypt issues suspended sentence to 6 over play

CAIRO — An Egyptian rights group says a military court has sentenced six people to a two-month suspended sentence for their involvement in a play seen as insulting to security forces. The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression says Wednesday the Cairo Military Misdemeanor Court convicted the playwright, director and officials of the Cairo … Continue reading CAIRO | Rights group: Egypt issues suspended sentence to 6 over play