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Chief forensic dr denies claim that EgyptAir plane exploded

Forensic Medicine Authority chief Hesham Abdel Hamid
24 May 2016
Head of the Forensic Medicine Authority Hesham Abdel Hamid denied news circulated by media outlets, including the AP, that body parts of victims from the crashed Egypt Air plane indicated that the plane had exploded.     Media...
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Meeting between Sisi, Abbas, Netanyahu in Cairo soon: Israeli media

Sisi and Abbas
24 May 2016
Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth has revealed that Egypt is in the process of arranging a meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in attendance of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi...
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Egypt prosecutor seeks data from France, Greece on plane crash

24 May 2016
Egypt's public prosecutor formally requested data on the crashed EgyptAir plane from France and Greece on Monday, as the victims' remains began arriving at a Cairo morgue ready for DNA testing. EgyptAir flight 804 from Paris to...
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French airport security under scrutiny after EgyptAir crash

23 May 2016
Security at French airports, particularly Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, has come under intense scrutiny since the crash on Thursday of an EgyptAir plane en route from Paris to Cairo, with the loss of 66 lives. Both French President...
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Egypt sends robot submarine to help plane crash search

23 May 2016
Egypt has sent a robot submarine to join the hunt for an EgyptAir plane which crashed in some of the deepest waters of the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday. Ships and planes scouring...
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Five killed, 15 injured in Sohag road traffic accident

Road accidents
23 May 2016
Five people were killed and 15 injured on Sunday when a taxi collided and truck crashed in the Dar al-Salam district of the Sohag governorate. Dar al-Salam police station notified Sohag security chief Ahmed Aboul Fotouh of the incident,...
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Al-Azhar grand sheik to meet Pope at Vatican, resume relations

23 May 2016
Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb will arrive in Rome on Monday to meet with Catholic Pope Francis, the first meeting of the heads of the two religious institutions since relations were frozen in 2011. The meeting will be held at the...
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Egypt must work harder to revive tourism after EgyptAir crash: minister

23 May 2016
Egypt will have to work 10 times harder to revive its tourism industry, Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed said on Sunday, after a series of setbacks including the crash of an EgyptAir flight into the Mediterranean on Thursday. Rashed sought to...
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Mass prayer ceremony for EgyptAir victims planned for Monday

22 May 2016
Egyptian Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy has announced plans for a mass prayer ceremony to commemorate the victims of EgyptAir flight MS804, which disappeared over the Mediterranean on Thursday with the loss of 66 lives. The prayers will be...
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No theory should be ruled out regarding EgyptAir crash: President Sisi

22 May 2016
As the investigation into the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 continues, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has released new information on the search for the plane's black boxes and warned against drawing hasty conclusions about the cause...
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