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Egypt hires German firm to bore transport tunnels under Suez Canal

22 Nov 2014
Egypt will use machines made by a German firm to bore at least four tunnels under the Suez Canal, part of an $8 billion project to expand the waterway that the government hopes will raise revenues and foreign currency reserves. Unlisted...
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Ashour nails third World Open title

Ramy Ashour (pictured playing Nick Matthew in Australia in August 2011) kept alive his hopes of becoming the first Egyptian in nearly half a century to win the British Open title with a performance of athleticism and great artistry which carried him into the semi-finals. (AFP Photo/Andrew Dent).
21 Nov 2014
Ramy Ashour won one of the greatest World Open finals Friday when he saved a match point to triumph 13-11, 7-11, 5-11, 11-5, 14-12 against his Egyptian compatriot Mohamed El Shorbagy.Shorbagy, who has just become world number one for the...
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al-Sisi to meet Pope Francis Monday

Pope Francis I, Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina
21 Nov 2014
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday, religious news agency I.Media said, citing diplomatic sources. The meeting will be the first visit to the Vatican by an Egyptian leader in eight years...
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UN condemns acquittal of fatal FGM Egyptian doctor

21 Nov 2014
The United Nations in Egypt is deeply concerned by recent developments in the case of Soheir El-Batei, the victim of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) who died in June 2013, as a result of an illegal procedure, it said in a statement on...
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13,600 water bottles seized from two unauthorized companies

21 Nov 2014
Red Sea Supply police seized 13,600 bottles of drinking water from two companies unauthorized by the Health Ministry to sell their products. The Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday morning that the managements of the companies...
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Russian Foreign Ministry: Egyptian doctors tried to save Kuznetsov to the last moment

21 Nov 2014
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Egyptian doctors tried until the last minute to save the life of the Russian tourist, 39-year-old Yevgeni Kuznetsov, who fell into a coma and was taken to the hospital in Hurghada on 11...
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Worker commits suicide after losing wealth

Worker commits suicide after losing wealth
21 Nov 2014
A worker in 10th of Ramadan City tied a rope around his neck and jumped off the window of his apartment because he suffered financial problems. His relatives said he had inherited money and given it to certain people to invest but...
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People with special needs protest outside Cairo governorate headquarters, demand housing

21 Nov 2014
Dozens of people with special needs staged demonstrations outside the Cairo Governorate headquarters on Thursday to demand housing units.  They accused the headquarters of nepotism in distributing units. Mahmoud Hussein, a protester,...
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Egyptian Dervishes Band performs at El-Sawy Culture Wheel on Sunday

Band
21 Nov 2014
The Egyptian Dervishes dance band, led by Amer Al-Tony, is performing in the El-Sawy Culture Wheel on Sunday from 7pm to 9pm. Tony founded the band to show the world that Egypt has its own heritage and cultural identity.   Edited...
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Putin to visit Egypt early 2015

Russia's President Vladimir Putin gives his annual televised question-and-answer session in Moscow
 
21 Nov 2014
Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said President Putin is visiting Cairo in early 2015, as posted on the Russia Today website on Thursday.   The website quoted Bogdanov as saying that the visit is in response to the...
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