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Egypt trying to arrange Netanyahu-Abbas summit — report – The Times of Israel


The Times of Israel

Egypt trying to arrange Netanyahu-Abbas summit — report
The Times of Israel
According to a report Tuesday in the Yedioth Ahronoth daily, Egyptian diplomats have contacted their Israeli and Palestinian counterparts in a “significant” effort to arrange a Cairo meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian …

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Posted on 24 May 2016 | 6:46 am

Crashed EgyptAir flight did not swerve, says Egypt – Irish Times


Irish Times

Crashed EgyptAir flight did not swerve, says Egypt
Irish Times
The vanished EgyptAir Flight 804 did not swerve or lose altitude before it disappeared off radar, the head of Egypt's state-run provider of air navigation services has said. The comments by Ehab Azmy, head of the National Air Navigation Services
Egypt air crash: 2nd Canadian aboard plane ID'd as Medhat TaniousCBC.ca
EgyptAir crash: 'Plane did not change direction,' says senior Egyptian officialTelegraph.co.uk
Egypt looks to France to fill in last hours of EgyptAir Flight 804FRANCE 24
Thomson Reuters Foundation –The Straits Times
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Posted on 24 May 2016 | 5:52 am

Who is influencing Egypt: the elites or the masses? – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Who is influencing Egypt: the elites or the masses?
Al-Arabiya
People may believe that being part of the privileged social elite naturally leads to steering and influencing the less privileged members of society. Regrettably, this is not the case, at least not in Egypt where the ruling regime cleverly makes use of

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 4:15 am

Egypt Air Crash: Clock Ticking on Finding Downed Plane’s Black Boxes – NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com

Egypt Air Crash: Clock Ticking on Finding Downed Plane's Black Boxes
NBCNews.com
Five days after it is presumed to have gone down in the Mediterranean Sea, search teams continue to comb for clues in the fatal crash of Egypt Air flight 804. There is still no hard evidence of terrorism, and no claim of responsibility, and authorities
US Navy aids Egypt Air in the search for missing flightWJCL News

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Posted on 23 May 2016 | 10:43 pm

Why hasn’t Egypt taken a clear stance on Syria? – Al-Monitor


Al-Monitor

Why hasn't Egypt taken a clear stance on Syria?
Al-Monitor
Summary⎙ Print Since Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power two years ago, Egypt has repeatedly stated that it wants to preserve the Syrian state and army, but it has been vague when it comes to voicing an opinion on the regime itself.

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Posted on 23 May 2016 | 9:05 pm

Egypt’s former top auditor summoned for questioning – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Egypt's former top auditor summoned for questioning
Al-Arabiya
An Egyptian security official says Egypt's former top auditor, who was dismissed in March, has been summoned for questioning by the country's national security prosecutors over statements he made estimating the cost of corruption. Hesham Genena will be …
Egypt prosecution summons ex-top auditor for questioning over corruption reportAhram Online

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Posted on 23 May 2016 | 8:24 pm

Pope meets Egypt’s Grand Imam, sign of renewed interfaith relations – Africanews (press release)


Africanews (press release)

Pope meets Egypt's Grand Imam, sign of renewed interfaith relations
Africanews (press release)
Pope Francis met on Monday, May 23, the Grand Imam of Egypt's highest Islamic authority, Al-Azhar, looking to heal relations between the two faiths after all dialogue was frozen five years ago. Al-Azhar cut contacts with the Vatican in 2011 over what
Pope Meets With Egypt's Top Cleric 5 Years After Muslims Rebuked Catholic Church for Islamic Terror CommentsChristian Post
Pope, Egypt's top Muslim cleric reject violenceBusiness Standard

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Posted on 23 May 2016 | 6:04 pm

In Egypt, a Setback for Tourism Amid Signs of Hope – New York Times


New York Times

In Egypt, a Setback for Tourism Amid Signs of Hope
New York Times
LUXOR, Egypt — After five and a half years of misery, the people in Egypt's depressed tourism industry had reason for a bit of hope. The United Nations World Tourism Organization on May 11 chose Luxor to host two of its major gatherings later this

Posted on 23 May 2016 | 6:00 pm

EgyptAir Flight 804: The latest – CNN


Reuters

EgyptAir Flight 804: The latest
CNN
The head of Egypt's National Air Navigation Services Company is challenging that account. Administrative board chairman Mohi El-Din Azmi told Egyptian state-run media Al-Ahram on Sunday that the plane did not swerve or lose altitude before it …
Egypt prosecutor seeks data from France, Greece on crashed planeReuters
Egypt Official Says Plane Didn't Swerve, PlummetCBS Local
Egypt Sends Submarine To Look For Missing Flight MS804Huffington Post
NBCNews.com –Fox5NY –WSOC Charlotte
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Posted on 23 May 2016 | 2:19 pm

Israel returns ancient sarcophagus covers to Egypt – CNN


CNN

Israel returns ancient sarcophagus covers to Egypt
CNN
After clearing several bureaucratic procedures, the sarcophagus lids were handed over to Egyptian Ambassador Hazem Khairat at Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dore Gold, director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said he hoped the return
Israel returns sarcophagus covers to Egypt as relations warmPhilly.com
Israel says return of artefacts to Egypt shows relations warmingReuters
Israel returns to Egypt smuggled sarcophagus lidsThe Japan Times
The Times of Israel –Jerusalem Post Israel News
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Posted on 22 May 2016 | 11:04 pm

Egypt – BingNews

Egypt deploys sub to search for crashed jet in deep Mediterranean

“It is very, very important to us to establish the circumstances that led to the crash of that aircraft”, he said in comments broadcast live on Egyptian TV channels. “The investigation process involves multiple technical specialists, representing many …

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 12:03 am

Egypt Deploys Submarine in Hunt for Airliner Black Box

A robot submarine has joined the hunt for the missing EgyptAir plane which crashed in some of the deepest waters of the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board. That would place the black box locator beacons, which last for 30 days, on the edge of their …

Posted on 23 May 2016 | 11:59 pm

Egypt prosecutor seeks data on crashed plane from French counterpart

“So please, it is very important that we do not talk and say there is a specific scenario”, Mr Sisi said. A submarine is headed to the EgyptAir MS804 crash site in search of black boxes that might reveal more information about why the jetliner with 66 on …

Posted on 23 May 2016 | 11:58 pm

Egypt prosecutor seeks data on crashed plane from France, Greece

Egypt deployed a submarine on Sunday to search for the black box flight recorders of the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, according to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. “There is not one scenario that we can exclusively subscribe to.

Posted on 23 May 2016 | 11:52 pm

Egypt Finds Human Remains and Belongings From Plane Crash

A robot submarine has been sent to join the hunt for an EgyptAir plane that crashed into some of the deepest waters of the Mediterranean Sea last week with 66 people on board. Mr Sisi said there was “no particular theory we can affirm right now” for what …

Posted on 23 May 2016 | 11:50 pm

Egypt sends robot submarine to help plane crash search

Separately, the US Navy’s Sixth Fleet said one of its patrol aircraft supporting the search had spotted more than 100 pieces of debris positively identified as having come from an aircraft, and passed the data to the Egyptian Navy. “There was no turning to …

Posted on 23 May 2016 | 11:38 pm

ALERT! Egypt receives first shipment of 762 American Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles

On 12 May Egypt received the first shipment of armoured vehicles from the US. The US Embassy in Cairo featured an article on its official website on the details of the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, designed to protect soldiers from …

Posted on 23 May 2016 | 11:11 pm

Egypt prosecutor seeks data from France, Greece on crashed plane

CAIRO: 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 Cairo vanished …

Posted on 23 May 2016 | 8:55 pm

In Egypt, a Setback for Tourism Amid Signs of Hope

LUXOR, Egypt — After five and a half years of misery, the people in Egypt’s depressed tourism industry had reason for a bit of hope. The United Nations World Tourism Organization on May 11 chose Luxor to host two of its major gatherings later this year …

Posted on 23 May 2016 | 2:40 pm

Pope Meets With Egypt’s Top Cleric 5 Years After Muslims Rebuked Catholic Church for Islamic Terror Comments

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis met on Monday the grand imam of Egypt’s highest Islamic authority, Al-Azhar, looking to heal Vatican relations with the influential center of Sunni Muslim learning after dialogue was frozen five years ago. The 1,000-year-old …

Posted on 23 May 2016 | 8:48 am