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Six suspected militants killed in clashes with security forces in Sinai

Army tank in North Sinai
24 May 2015
Six suspected militants were killed and six were arrested during clashes with security forces in North Sinai on Sunday, military sources told Aswat Masriya.  The clashes broke out when security forces tackled a cell that was...
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Egypt to host tripartite talks on Libya

 
 
24 May 2015
Egypt, Algeria and Libya will hold talks on the situation in the region, addressing developments in Libya, in a meeting in Cairo next month, Egypt's foreign minister said on Sunday.   Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri told state...
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Delegation of 5 parties to attend training on women empowerment in Czech

24 May 2015
A delegation from the justice, construction and development, Egyptian democratic, Ghad al-Thawra and Wasat parties left Cairo and headied to the Czech republic to take part in a training on women empowerment.   The airport...
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Soldier badly injured in mine explosion

24 May 2015
An Armed Forces soldier was seriously injured Sunday following an explosion at a mine in one of the military units in Ras Banas, south of the Red Sea Governorate.   Hossam Gamil, director of the ambulances facility of the governorate...
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Governor: Taffic light digital system costs LE260 million

24 May 2015
The cost of the digital controlling system, used to link traffic lights to each other, is LE260 million, according to Governor Galal al-Saeed, who added that 50 percent of the project was completed.   In a phone call with a talk show...
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Tourists faint in Hurghada airport due to crowding

Tourists queue up in Hurghada airport
24 May 2015
Four tourists have fainted from overcrowded conditions at the Hurghada International Airport over the past 48 hours.   Major tourist agencies said they received several complaints from tourists about having to wait for up to three...
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Airport official: Smuggling of jewels, diamonds becomes phenomenon

Flawless 100-carat diamond sells for $22.1 million at NY auction
24 May 2015
Ahmed Hassan, head of Cairo International Airport’s customs department, said the smuggling of diamonds and jewels has become a remarkable phenomenon, indicating masterminds are behind such operations that target high profits....
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Egypt Brotherhood figure highlights 'nonviolent nature'

Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo
24 May 2015
A Muslim Brotherhood spokesman on Saturday highlighted what he called the "peaceful" and "nonviolent" nature of his movement, noting that the Brotherhood would not change this course in the future.   "...
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Two killed, 8 injured in Sharqiya bridge blast

Al-Mamar bridge in Abu Hammad city
24 May 2015
Two men were killed and eight others, including two women, were injured during an explosion on a bridge in Abu Hammad city Saturday, according to Essam Farahat from the Sharqiya health department.   The victims’ bodies were...
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Tawadros II to lead Pentecost mass Sunday

23 May 2015
The Coptic Orthodox Church is celebrating Pentecost on Sunday, the day of the establishment of the church in Christianity.   Pope Tawadros II will lead the service at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo.   Following the...
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