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Metro ticket price officially doubled to LE2

Sadat Metro Station
24 Mar 2017
Transport Minister Hesham Arafat issued a decision doubling the metro ticket price to LE2 starting Friday. The Cabinet approved the decision after it reviewed the financial situation of the National Authority for Tunnels which suffers...
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Sisi ready to train Lebanese army: Hariri

Egyptian president Abde Fattah Al-Sisi meets with Prime Minister Saad al-Hariry
23 Mar 2017
In an interview with state-run news agency MENA, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said that he called on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to take part in training the Lebanese army; a request to which Sisi responded favorably during...
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Egypt court reopens corruption probe into Mubarak

23 Mar 2017
An Egyptian court ordered on Thursday a renewed corruption probe into ousted President Hosni Mubarak, who had been cleared for release after almost six years in detention, judicial officials said. The court ruling to reopen the...
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In photos: New statue discovered depicting Queen Tiye, King Amenhotep III's wife

New discovery of Queen T
23 Mar 2017
The European Archeological Mission has discovered an alabaster statue that they say probably depicts Queen Tiye, the wife of King Amenhotep III, during an excavation mission at Kom Al-Hitan in Luxor. “The statue of the queen was...
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Egypt, Al-Azhar condemn London’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years

latest photos from the scene of the incident outside UK parliament 
23 Mar 2017
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry and Al-Azhar University issued statements on Wednesday night “strongly condemning” the deadliest terror attack in central London in 12 years. British Police have arrested seven people in the...
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Ten army personnel killed in central Sinai

23 Mar 2017
Two improvised explosive devices (IED) exploded next to two army vehicles during a crackdown in central Sinai, resulting in the death of 3 officers and 7 soldiers, according to a statement by the military spokesperson Colonel Tamer al-...
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In photos: EgyptAir launches 2 flights with women-only crews for the first time

EgyptAir female only crew
22 Mar 2017
On Wednesday, EgyptAir organized flights piloted by all-female crews for the first time ever, with two flights departing from Cairo to Abu Dhabi and Kuwait. The first plane that took off was an Airbus 330 bound for Abu Dhabi, and was led...
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Egyptian woman to be first karate player in wheelchair in Middle East

Egyptian woman to be first karate player in wheelchair in Middle East 
22 Mar 2017
Is it possible to do karate in a wheelchair? At first glance, it may seem impossible especially as this kind of sports mainly relies on moving all body parts; but a young Egyptian woman named Eman Mourad succeeded...
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UK, US ban electronics as carry-on luggage on EgyptAir and other Arab airliners

Member of the Egyptian airport security check the screens of X-ray machines at the airport in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on November 9, 2015
22 Mar 2017
The UK government has announced an extensive carry-on ban on electronic devices on inbound flights from Egypt and another five countries, following a similar move by the United States earlier this week. The ban on phones, laptops and...
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Egypt raises multiple-entry visa fee, single remains unchanged

22 Mar 2017
The Cabinet approved raising the fees for 6-month multiple entry visa from US$25 to US$60, Egypt's Tourism Minister Yahya Rashed said during a press conference on Tuesday. In its meeting yesterday, the Cabinet...
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