Al-Zawahri’s path went from Cairo clinic to the top of al-Qaida

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – The doors of jihad opened for Ayman al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinic, when a visitor arrived with a tempting offer: a chance to treat Islamic fighters battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan. With that offer in 1980, al-Zawahri embarked on a life that over three decades took him … Read more

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

CAIRO (AP) – Russia’s top diplomat was in Cairo for talks Sunday with Egyptian officials as his country seeks to break the diplomatic isolation and sanctions by the West over its invasion of Ukraine. Sergey Lavrov landed in Cairo late on Saturday, the first leg of his Africa trip that will also include stops in … Read more