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Egypt offered no solidarity in the attempted coup: Turkish Charge d’Affaires

24 Jul 2016
Turkish Charge D’affaires to Cairo, Ali Rıza Güney, said on Sunday his country regretted that Egypt did not condemn the foiled coup attempt and express solidarity with the Turkish people. He said the attempted military coup, which...
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Rights groups condemn Dakahlia child marriage, push for legal action

24 Jul 2016
Several groups defending child rights have condemned the marriage of a 12-year-old to a ten-year-old in Al-Maasara village, Dakahlia governorate this weekend, and threatened to sue those responsible. The head of the National Council for...
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EgyptAir Flight 804 broke up in midair after a fire: NY Times

23 Jul 2016
Evidence gathered in an investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea in May shows the plane likely broke up in midair after a fire near or inside the cockpit that quickly overwhelmed the crew, according to...
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Civil society absent amid sectarian tensions in Minya

22 Jul 2016
Civil society institutions stood with their hands tied, unable to calm down a broiling situation of sectarian strife that has been unfolding over the past years and recently grew in intensity in Minya, Upper Egypt. On Sunday, a family of a...
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EgyptAir finalizes deal for nine 737-800 passenger planes from Boeing

22 Jul 2016
EgyptAir has finalized a deal with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to buy nine Boeing 737-800 planes, the most up-to-date versions of the 737, in a deal worth around US$864 million, or LE9 billion. The purchase represents the resumption of a...
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Egypt, US vow to continue fight against Islamic State as coalition meets in DC

 
 
22 Jul 2016
Egypt and the United States have reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate on defeating the terror group Islamist State (IS), emphasizing the long history of Egypt-US cooperation on security issues within the MENA region and globally. Egypt...
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Egypt reacts angrily as Erdogan slams 'undemocratic' Sisi

21 Jul 2016
Egypt has reacted angrily to statements on Wednesday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticizing Egypt’s president for his lack of democratic credentials and his alleged killing of thousands of Egyptian citizens. Continuing...
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British security experts praise measures at Cairo International Airport

21 Jul 2016
A committee from Britain's air transport security department inspected the security measures at Cairo International Airport on Wednesday, with particular focus on British Airways flight no.154 heading to London, praising the high level...
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Humid weather on Friday, Cairo at 35 degrees centigrade

21 Jul 2016
Cairo will experience warm and humid conditions on Friday, with temperatures around 35 degrees centigrade, while Alexandria will be a cooler 31 degrees. Meanwhile, Upper Egypt will be very hot, with Qena at 41 degrees, Luxor at 41 and...
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Amr al-Shobky wins court battle to replace Mansour in parliament

Political analyst and former MP Amr al-Shobky
21 Jul 2016
Amr al-Shobky has won the right to represent the Dokki and Agouza constituency in parliament, replacing MP Ahmed Mortada Mansour, based on an official recount of votes cast in last year's parliamentary elections. In a judicial verdict...
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