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3 dead in Gaza-Egypt smuggling tunnel: Palestinians

26 Feb 2017
Palestinian authorities say three workers have died after inhaling toxic gas in a smuggling tunnel beneath Gaza's border with Egypt. The Interior Ministry says the three were working to repair the tunnel a day after the Egyptian...
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FM spokesperson refutes idea of Palestinian state in Sinai

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a speech during the ''Egypt's vision 2030'' meeting on sustainable development in Cairo, Egypt, in this February 24, 2016 handout picture courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency.  REUTERS/The Egyptian Presidency/Handout via Reuters


 




 


 
24 Feb 2017
The spokesperson for the Presidency Alaa Youssef denied recent media reports about proposals for the settlement of Palestinians in the Sinai. He said this idea was never discussed or proposed by any Arab or foreign official with Egyptian...
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American delegation inspectors praise EgyptAir security

24 Feb 2017
The Chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company Safwat Mesallam received, on Thursday, a delegation from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who have been on a 4-day visit to Cairo to review the security measures on the company...
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Christian killed in Sinai, sixth in a month: Egypt officials

24 Feb 2017
Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian inside his home in northern Sinai, the sixth such killing in a month's time in the same region. The officials said on Friday that militants...
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US-Egypt relations on threshold of new phase: FM

 Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting about the situation in Libya in the Manhattan borough of New York February 18, 2015
24 Feb 2017
US-Egypt relations are on the threshold of a new phase after the election of US President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said. Speaking to the parliament's Foreign Relations Committee Thursday, Shoukry said that...
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Tourist inflow increased by 25% in December: CBE

23 Feb 2017
Tourist inflow to Egypt rose by about 25 percent in December 2016, compared to December 2015, to stand at around 551,000 tourists, according to data obtained by Aswat Masriya from the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE).   The number of...
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Egypt to import 90 tons of oil: minister

23 Feb 2017
The Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade (Supply Ministry) contracted Wednesday on the import of 90 tons of oil, Aswat Masriya quoted Supply Minister Ali Meselhy as saying on Thursday.   Meselhy added in a statement to MENA that the...
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Cabinet approves amendments to traffic, property laws

23 Feb 2017
The Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, approved amendments to the traffic law and the law on recording properties, in its first meeting after the reshuffle on Wednesday. The new amendments to the Traffic Act repeals a...
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Mourners gather for funeral of 'Blind Sheikh' in Daqahlia town

23 Feb 2017
Thousands of mourners gathered in a small Egyptian town on Wednesday for the funeral of the Muslim cleric known as "the Blind Sheikh" who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York. Omar Abdel-...
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Militants kill 2 Christians in Sinai

Smoke rises in Egypt"s North Sinai as seen from the border of southern Gaza Strip with Egypt July 1, 2015.
REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
22 Feb 2017
Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have killed two Christians in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, days after an Islamic State affiliate vowed to step up a wave of attacks on the embattled minority. The officials...
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