February 20, 2020

Egyptian court orders release of US citizen after 6-month detention

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(CAIRO) -- An Egyptian court on Wednesday ordered the release of a dual U.S.-Egyptian national who was arrested upon her arrival at the Cairo airport in July 2019, the head of a Washington-based rights group said. Egyptian-American Mohamed Soltan, himself a former prisoner, said the court order to release Pennsylvania teacher Reem Desouky is pending an appeal from the prosecution which will be heard on Thursday. Desouky was detained at the Cairo airport during a visit to h..
February 20, 2020

Two cruise ship passengers in Japan die from novel coronavirus

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Two passengers from a cruise ship quarantined in Japanese waters have died from the novel coronavirus, officials said. It's the first deaths to occur out of the hundreds of confirmed cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. The deceased patients -- a man and a woman -- were in their 80s and were residents of Japan. Both were taken ashore for treatment last week after having prolonged fevers, and they ultimately tested positive for the newly identi..
February 20, 2020

8 dead after shooting in German city of Hanau: Police

welcomia/iStock(HANAU, Germany) -- Eight people have been shot to death in the German city of Hanau, German police said Wednesday. Shots were fired at two different locations in Hanau around 10 p.m. local time, according to a statement from local authorities. Police have launched a large-scale search for the suspects. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
February 19, 2020

Sec. Mike Pompeo says he’ll raise case of US citizen allegedly tortured in Saudi custody

Johannes Simon/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest visit to Saudi Arabia, top lawmakers have urged him to raise the case of an American citizen who has been reportedly tortured while in Saudi custody. Before arriving in Riyadh Wednesday afternoon, Pompeo said he was "sure I'll bring up that issue and a wide range of human rights issues as well." Dr. Walid Fitaihi is a dual Saudi-American citizen who was detained for 21 months by Saudi officials ..