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Egypt signs three cooperation agreements with Kuwait

International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr
04 Dec 2016
International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr signed on Sunday three agreements of cooperation with Abdel Wahab Badr, general director of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development at a value of LE1.25 billion (US$135 million). The...
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Exclusive: Iraqi commanders examined strategy shift to avert Mosul war of attrition

Smoke rises during clashes in the town of Bashiqa, east of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul,... THAIER AL-SUDANI November 08, 2016 09:28am EST
 
02 Dec 2016
Facing brutal urban warfare in Mosul and with their push slowed by the presence of one million residents, Iraqi commanders examined changing strategy last week to help civilians leave to give the army a free hand to strike Islamic State...
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Tariffs for 364 commodities to increase

subsidized goods
02 Dec 2016
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has issued a presidential decree (number 538 for the year 2016) amending some of the customs tariffs previously in force (decree number 184 for the year 2013). Under the new decree, which was issued yesterday...
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Cold weather to continue Friday

01 Dec 2016
The unstable weather is expected to continue on Friday, according to the Egyptian Meteorology Authority (EMA). Low- and medium-level clouds will be seen nationwide leading to rains, according to EMA predictions. Citizens are advised to...
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Egypt achieves 84% in ICAO test

Cairo International Airport 
01 Dec 2016
Egypt passed the test of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) with a score of 84 percent, or 20 percent higher than the average score and 25 percent higher than Egypt's previous result in the same inspection test. The...
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Three killed, 43 injured in road accidents

30 Nov 2016
The Ministry of Health and Population announced on Wednesday the killing of three people and injury of 43 others in three separate traffic accidents in the governorates of Daqahlia and Beheira.   The first incident took place at Mit...
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LE70 million requested by education minister to print second term curricula

Education Minister al-Helaly al-Sherbiny
30 Nov 2016
The Minister of Education Al-Hilali Al-Sherbini has requested LE70 million from the Cabinet to print the second term's curricula, referring to increases in the price of paper and printing materials due to the flotation of the pound, an...
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Weather expected to get worse on Thursday

Bad weather over Alexandria city for the forth day in-a-raw, 9 January 2013.
30 Nov 2016
The bad weather is expected to get worse on Thursday, according to meteorologists. Heavy rains and thunder will continue to fall on northern coasts; Cairo and the Delta; north of Upper Egypt, Halayeb, central and northern Sinai. Floods are...
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Cairo governor launches “Capital without Carts” initiative

Carts on Cairo streets
30 Nov 2016
Cairo Governor Atef Abdel Hamid has launched a new initiative called “Capital without Carts”, which is being discussed with the Social Solidarity Fund. The Regional Union of Private Associations in Cairo (RUPAC) would...
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Building collapses in Gharbiya

Army forces help lift rubbles and extract victims of a collapsed building in Sharqiya
30 Nov 2016
A 3-storey building collapsed suddenly Tuessday in Tanta city, Gharbiya governorate. No victims were reported. The collapse may have been due to cracks on the first floor, which caused parts of the upper floors to give way. ...
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