Egypt

Security besiege Balabeesh village to arrest weapon traders

Police man in front of the Interior Ministry headquarters in Cairo - REUTERS
19 Feb 2017
  Security services besieged on Sunday al-Balabeesh village and Naga al-Sheikh Embader in Sohag to arrest criminals and weapon smugglers.   Huge number of troops in 30 armored vehicles took part in the raid to storm houses at...
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Egyptian army destroys major smuggling tunnel under Rafah borders

Egypt army destroys major smuggling tunnel under Rafah borders
19 Feb 2017
Military spokesperson Tamer al-Refaei said Monday that army troops discovered and destroyed a major underground tunnel between Egypt and Gaza strip south to Rafah city. Refaei explained that the tunnel has been used by Takfiri factions in...
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Suez Canal breaks record in number of ships, loads: chief

19 Feb 2017
Suez Canal Authority Chief Mohab Mamish said 67 ships passed through the Suez Canal on Sunday carrying a total load of 3.8 million tons. Thirty-three ships passed from the north side carrying 1.9 million tons, while 34 ships passed from...
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US dollar drops to new low of LE15.8 in Egypt's banks

19 Feb 2017
The US dollar exchange rate continued its decline in banks on Sunday; the lowest rate found in banks was LE15.80 to the dollar in the National Bank of Egypt (NBE). The US dollar exchange rate reached LE20 in December but recent projections...
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Tarek Nour's Le Marche rescheduled for April, newspaper

Le Marché 2013
19 Feb 2017
Furniture and decor exhibition Le Marche is back on for April after Tarek Nour Advertising received official permission from the Egypt Expo and Convention Authority (EECA) to organize the event after it had been canceled in December...
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FM heads to Tunisia for Libyan crisis meeting

Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri removing a mike belonging to Qatari satellite channel al-Jazeera during a conference in Khartoum
19 Feb 2017
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed to Tunis on Sunday to take part in a foreign ministers meeting on the Libyan crisis. The ministers of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will be in attendance. The meeting will tackle developments in...
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Jama'a al-Islamiya to open headquarters, receive condolences for death of 'Blind Sheikh'

Omar Abdel Rahman sit-in
19 Feb 2017
The Construction and Development Party, the political arm of al-Jama'a al-Islamiya group, will open its headquarters in different governorates to receive condolences for the death of the group's spiritual leader Omar Abdel-Rahman...
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Al-Azhar supports Grand Imam's call to pay attention to democracy

AFP/AFP/File - Egyptian Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb, seen here in March in Abu Dhabi, says Islamic State militants are trying to spread "their false Islam"
19 Feb 2017
Several al-Azhar scholars have their declared support of Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb’s call on the necessity of paying attention to crucial issues that occupy the Islamic world and to avoid wasting time with trivial issues. He also...
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Blind Egyptian cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in US prison

19 Feb 2017
Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has died in a federal prison. He was 78. Abdel-Rahman,...
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Sisi praises Al-Azhar's role in disseminating Islamic moderate thought

18 Feb 2017
Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday praised the role of Al-Azhar as a beacon of Islamic moderate thought, highlighting its role in disseminating the true ideas and religious teachings of the Muslim faith to confront extremist...
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