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An Egyptian court has sentenced 20 people to life in prison for storming a prison in the Suez Canal city of Port Said in January 2013. In his Saturday ruling, Judge Mohammed Saeed Cherbany of Port Said Criminal Court said the defendants had been...
Off the off-road tracks deep in Egypt's eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the "skin of the gods" — gold. Essential for ancient artifacts like the famed burial...
Thousands of police and soldiers were deployed Monday across the Egyptian capital ahead of planned demonstrations against the government's transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, a thorny issue which has already sparked the largest...
The Cypriot pilot of the FlyDubai jet that crashed in southern Russia was going to quit the airline after recently accepting a job with Ryanair in Cyprus, a long-time friend said Saturday. The friend told The Associated Press that pilot Aristos...
An Egyptian military court sentenced seven people to death on Wednesday over the killing of three military academy cadets near a sports stadium last April.   The Alexandria court sentenced five other defendants to life in prison and two...
LONDON (AP) — British health authorities announced Thursday they have issued criminal charges against the producers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens over an on-set accident in which Harrison Ford broke his leg. The actor was struck by...
Aniseh Makhlouf, Syria's former first lady and the mother of current President Bashar Assad, died Saturday, the presidency announced. She was 86.   A statement on the presidency's official Facebook page says Makhlouf, the wife of the...
US President Barack Obama says governments across the Middle East that make a "commitment to justice and human rights" will continue to have a friend in America.   Obama also noted the ongoing strife shaking the Mideast in the years...
South Korea's Defense Ministry says North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14. Ministry spokesman Moon Sang Gyun said Saturday that the North didn't inform international organizations of any...
Less than a month after its purported H-bomb test, attention is now focused on whether North Korea is readying a rocket launch. With underground railways, giant tarps and a movable launch pad structure in place, experts say, the North is getting a...