As Israeli-Palestinian truce holds, Gaza power plant restarts

As Israeli-Palestinian truce holds, Gaza power plant restarts

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants holding after nearly three days of violence, Gaza’s sole power plant resumed operations Monday as Israel began reopening crossings into the territory. Israel also lifted security restrictions on southern Israeli communities after the Egyptian-mediated truce took effect late Sunday. Fighting abated, … Read more

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

Mideast nations wake up to damage from climate change

CAIRO (AP) — Temperatures in the Middle East have risen far faster than the world’s average in the past three decades.. Precipitation has been decreasing, and experts predict droughts will come with greater frequency and severity. The Middle East is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the impact of climate change … 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

Woman’s gruesome murder and a sheikh blaming the victim reveal Egypt’s problem with violence against women

A family photo shared widely on social media shows Nayera Ashraf, an Egyptian student who was murdered at the age of 21 outside the gates of her university in Mansoura, Egypt, on June 20, 2022. Cairo – One week ago, 21-year-old Nayera Ashraf was about to walk through the gates of her university in Egypt’s … Read more