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By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
Countries are considering how to ease coronavirus restrictions and start taking gradual steps toward reviving businesses and daily life. For developing nations in the Middle East and Africa, there is little room for any miscalculation.
In our news wrap Friday, Delta Air Lines is reducing flights by 40 percent since the pandemic has triggered a decline in travel demand. The company is halting all flights to continental Europe for the next 30 days. Also, Iraq…
In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. military confirmed three American service members died in a rocket attack north of Baghdad. The Iraqi government has launched an investigation into the Wednesday strike, which U.S. officials said bore the markings of…
By Nick Schifrin
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has died at age 91. A deeply polarizing figure who spent 30 years in power, Mubarak was an autocratic leader who jailed and tortured opponents, but he remained friendly toward the United States and other…
By Samy Magdy, Associated Press
Throughout his rule, Mubarak was a stalwart U.S. ally, but to the tens of thousands of young Egyptians who rallied for 18 days of unprecedented street protests in Cairo's central Tahrir Square and elsewhere in 2011, Mubarak was a relic,…
In our Friday news wrap, House Democrats voted to end the national emergency declaration that allows money to be diverted from the military to fund construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate already approved the measure, but…
By Associated Press
The demonstrations erupted over corruption allegations leveled earlier this month against the military and el-Sissi by an Egyptian businessman living in self-imposed exile who said he had worked with the military for 15 years.
Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, his family and a member of his defense team said.
The state TV says the 67-year-old Morsi was attending a session Monday in his trial on espionage charges when he blacked out and then died.
A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Sunday near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists, Egyptian officials said.
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