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Muslims, Christians in Minya reconcile over sectarian violence

Families of 13 out of 21 Coptic Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State in Libya mourn their loss at the village of al-Owr, Minya
23 Jul 2016
Saturday saw the final session of reconciliation talks between Muslims and Christians of Abo Yaaqoub village, Minya, following about of sectarian violence earlier this month.  The governor of Minya, Major General Tareq Nassr, was due...
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Cairo police chief killed in car crash

23 Jul 2016
Cairo's chief of police, Major General Jamal Saaed died from injuries sustained in a car crash on Saturday morning, a security source from Cairo Security Directorate told Al-Masry Al-Youm.  According to the source, Saaed was...
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On first Friday of new gov't sermon policy, preachers go off script

23 Jul 2016
Preachers at Al-Azhar shunned the government decision that identical, government-approved sermons should be delivered in all mosques during Friday prayers, with President of Al-Azhar University Ibrahim al-Hodhod speaking yesterday on...
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"Youngest couple in the world" celebrate illegal child wedding in Dakahlia

23 Jul 2016
El-Maasara village, in the north west of Dakahlia governorate, celebrated long into the night following the wedding ceremony of a 12-year-old boy and his ten-year-old bride this weekend.  The marriage of Fares al-Saaed, a preparatory...
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Young Egyptians reach finals of ROV submersible competition in Texas

22 Jul 2016
Egyptian science and technology students have scored highly in an international competition to design, build and operate a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) capable of moving around and performing tasks underwater. Four teams of Egyptian...
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Three Egyptians killed in trawler fire at Libyan seaport

21 Jul 2016
Three Egyptians have been killed and several more injured after an explosion onboard a trawler in the port of Zawarah in Libya, located to the west of Tripoli. The explosion on the Libyan fishing vessel took place during maintenance work,...
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Russia lays down conditions for Egypt-bound flights to run again: Civil Aviation Ministry

20 Jul 2016
The Civil Aviation Ministry announced on Tuesday agreements reached with Russia in order for the flow of tourism from Russia to Egypt's touristic resorts to be resumed. In a three-day visit to Russia this week, Egyptian Minister of...
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British committee to check security measures at Cairo Airport

18 Jul 2016
A British security committee started inspections on Monday of security measures at Cairo International Airport. The company focused on the specific areas of passenger security checks and the treatment of cargo for flights heading to London...
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Egypt court rejects appeal for writer jailed for 'obscenity'

18 Jul 2016
An Egyptian court has rejected an appeal by an Egyptian author against a two-year prison sentence he was given on obscenity charges. Documents obtained Sunday show a decision the previous day by the court in Cairo's Abassia...
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EgyptAir resumes flights to Istanbul following attempted Turkish coup

17 Jul 2016
State airline EgyptAir resumed flights on Sunday to Istanbul, the company said in a statement, following a one-day halt after an overnight coup attempt in Turkey. Flight MS737 took off at 10:37 this morning heading to Ataturk international...
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