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In Football
June 20, 2018 3:36 am gmt |
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World Cup hosts Russia virtually booked their place in the second round with a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday (June 19) that moved them to top of Group A with six points from two games. Three goals in the space of 15 minutes early in the second half put the Russians firmly in command […]...
In World
November 26, 2017 4:28 am gmt |
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Many Egyptians expressed their anger after a terrorist attack on a mosque killed 305 people in Egypt’s North Sinai province on Friday. The attack happened around noon on Friday, when Muslims gather at mosques for weekly prayers. An explosive device detonated and gunmen fired at worshipers in a ...
In China
September 4, 2017 7:53 am gmt |
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China will provide 500 million yuan ($76.35 million) for a BRICS economic and technology cooperation plan, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday (September 4). Xi also told a plenary session at a BRICS leaders’ summit in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen that China would give $4 mil...
In Britain
February 26, 2017 7:46 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry on Saturday (February 25) on his first visit to Egypt since assuming office last year. Johnson is in Cairo for a two-day visit where he will meet top officials, including Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, entrep...
In World
October 30, 2016 5:03 am gmt |
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Twenty-six people were killed and dozens more injured after two days of heavy flooding hit several Egyptian cities on Friday and Saturday (October 28-29), Egypt’s health ministry said. The rain hit in the early hours of Friday (October 28) morning sweeping away cars and destroying houses. Seven...
In Europe
September 27, 2016 11:29 am gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (September 26) said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey. Merkel said deals like the EU-Turkey pact were key to combatting illegal migration. “That means ...
In World
August 5, 2016 5:26 am gmt |
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The leader of the Sinai branch of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL, also known as ISIS) has been killed in a series of air strikes south of the peninsula’s el-Arish town, Egypt’s military has said. Abu Duaa al-Ansari was killed together with 45 other ISIL fighters in a...
In World
March 12, 2016 8:56 am gmt |
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The Arab League has declared Lebanese movement Hezbollah a “terrorist” group, only days after the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) adopted the same stance. The move came during an Arab League foreign ministers’ meeting at the organisation’s headquarters in Egypt’s capital ...
In World
February 11, 2016 4:08 am gmt |
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The U.S. envoy to the coalition against Islamic State said on Wednesday (February 10) that Russian air strikes north of the key Syrian city of Aleppo were forcing U.S.-backed Syrian opposition forces to fight against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces rather than Islamic State militants. “...
In World
January 10, 2016 12:20 pm gmt |
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Egypt’s new parliament held its opening session on Sunday (January 10), state television reported, more than three years after a court dissolved the old Islamist-dominated chamber. The body is expected to choose a speaker on its first day back, and now has 15 days to approve hundreds of laws is...
In World
January 9, 2016 11:37 am gmt |
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Three foreign tourists have been stabbed by two suspected Islamic State militants stormed into a hotel in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada. The attackers, armed with knives, were shot by police at the Bella Vista hotel after they attacked two Austrian guests and a Swede, officials say. One as...
In World
November 3, 2015 5:29 am gmt |
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A plane carrying what appeared to be bodies from the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt on Saturday (October 31) arrived in the early hours of Tuesday (November 3) at Pulkovo airport in St Petersburg. The Russian airline whose jet crashed in Egypt, killing all 225 passengers and crew on board, sa...
In Latest Stories
October 18, 2015 11:27 am gmt |
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Egypt kicked off long-awaited parliamentary elections on Sunday (October 18), the final step in a process meant to put the country back on a democratic course but which critics say has been undermined by state repression. Polling stations opened at 0900 local time (0700GMT). Security forces were on g...
In World
October 2, 2015 12:45 pm gmt |
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The Egyptian pharaoh queen Nefertiti could be buried in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, says a British archaeologist. Nicholas Reeves says he believes there may be two hidden doorways behind the Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, leading to two undiscovered rooms. Egyptian officials plan to use radar...
In Asia
September 5, 2015 5:10 am gmt |
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Indonesian president Joko Widodo held bilateral talks with his Egyptian President  Abdel Fattah al Sisi on yesterday (Friday) to reinforce relations between the two countries as part of his Asian tour. Egyptian president was greeted by Widodo with a state welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace...
In Africa
July 27, 2015 5:43 am gmt |
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12 including a TV newscaster killed in a huge bomb explosion at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, held yesterday (Sunday). ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. The attacked hotel was the Jazeera Palace Hotel near the airport. International diplomats often stay at Jazeera Palace Hote...
In Europe
June 23, 2015 6:51 am gmt |
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German authorities have released al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour after three days in detention, despite a request by the Egyptian authorities for his extradition. Mr Mansour was arrested on Saturday at a Berlin airport having been accused by Cairo of committing a series of crimes, in a case that ...
In Middle East
June 10, 2015 9:48 am gmt |
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A suicide bomber has blown himself up near the ancient Temple of Karnak in the Egyptian city of Luxor, police say. Local media reported that three assailants were killed in the attack and that four bystanders were injured. The assailants reportedly tried to storm a barricade at the temple, one of Egy...
In World
May 16, 2015 9:50 am gmt |
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The former leader has already been sentenced to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his time in power. Morsi was deposed by the military in July 2013 following mass street protests against his rule. Since then, the authorities have banned his Muslim Brotherhood m...