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CAIRO | Officials say attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7

CAIRO — Islamic militants on Friday ambushed two buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo killing seven and wounding up to 16, according to the Interior Ministry and security officials. Coptic Orthodox Church spokesman Boulos Halim said the death toll was likely to … Continue reading CAIRO | Officials say attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7

CAIRO | Correction: Melania Trump story

CAIRO  — It took Melania Trump’s first big solo international trip for her to show a different side of herself — a playful, less serious one. And while she generously dished out warm smiles and happy waves, the first lady also used her four-nation tour of Africa to draw some firmer boundaries between her own … Continue reading CAIRO | Correction: Melania Trump story

CAIRO | Egyptian police detain son of jailed former president

CAIRO — Egyptian police detained the youngest son of jailed former president Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday without giving a reason, the family said, adding that they fear he’ll be held indefinitely. Ahmed Morsi said three state security men accompanied by a special forces officer took his brother Abdullah, along with his ID and mobile phone, … Continue reading CAIRO | Egyptian police detain son of jailed former president

CAIRO | Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour

CAIRO— It took Melania Trump’s first big solo international trip for her to show a different side of herself — a playful, less serious one. And while she generously dished out warm smiles and happy waves, the first lady also used her four-nation tour of Africa to draw some firmer boundaries between her own views … Continue reading CAIRO | Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour

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