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Egyptian army demolishes 69 tunnels under Gaza border – Press TV


Press TV

Egyptian army demolishes 69 tunnels under Gaza border
Press TV
The Egyptian army has destroyed dozens of entry points to tunnels under the border with the Gaza Strip, which has been subject to an Israeli blockade for the past eight years. Egypt's border patrol troops in the Sinai Peninsula ruined 69 entry points
Egypt discovers record-length smuggling tunnelAl-Monitor
Egypt destroys 69 entry points to Sinai tunnelsAnadolu Agency
Egypt's Fight Against Terror – OpEdEurasia Review
Strategy Page
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Posted on 18 April 2015 | 11:49 pm

Archbishop Welby in ‘visit of condolence’ for murdered Egyptian Christians – BBC News


BBC News

Archbishop Welby in 'visit of condolence' for murdered Egyptian Christians
BBC News
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has travelled to Egypt for a "visit of condolence" following the murders of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya. The group of migrant workers were kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic State (IS) militants in February.

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Posted on 18 April 2015 | 10:21 pm

Egypt’s GASC buys 300000 tonnes of wheat – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Egypt's GASC buys 300000 tonnes of wheat
Al-Arabiya
Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said on Saturday it had bought 300,000 tonnes of French, Russian and Romanian wheat in a tender for shipment between June 5 and June 15. Egypt, the world's biggest …

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Posted on 18 April 2015 | 9:22 pm

Kuwait finalises investment arm in Egypt – Daily News Egypt


Daily News Egypt

Kuwait finalises investment arm in Egypt
Daily News Egypt
“The general assembly of the holding company, with a capital of EGP 1bn, was finalised last week during a visit by Kuwaiti officials to Egypt,” the source told the Daily News Egypt, asking not to be named. The company's capital will be paid before the

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Posted on 18 April 2015 | 3:04 pm

Searching for the REAL Egypt – Express.co.uk


Express.co.uk

Searching for the REAL Egypt
Express.co.uk
I had come to Egypt for a beach holiday yet this was the real world, a contrast to the fairy tale Red Sea resorts that have magically sprung out of the sand in the last 30 years. Hurghada, where I was staying at the Makadi Spa Hotel, is modern and

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 9:54 am

Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport’s popularity grows – U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report

Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity grows
U.S. News & World Report
In this Friday, April 17, 2015 photo, Egyptian runners participate in Cairo's annual Half Marathon in the Heliopolis district in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, April 17, 2015. Cairo, a city of some 20 million people packed onto the banks of the Nile, with few
Egypt joggers defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity growsThe Times of Israel
Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhemNews24

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Posted on 18 April 2015 | 8:02 am

Divestment and Egypt – The Daily Princetonian


Jerusalem Post Israel News

Divestment and Egypt
The Daily Princetonian
An Egyptian-American activist, Mohamed Soltan, was recently sentenced to life in prison by an Egyptian court. His sin? Participating in a sit-in in protest of the 2013 ousting of Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected president of Egypt in
Arab world: Egypt's dangerous stalemateJerusalem Post Israel News
Turkey Nurtures Egypts Terrorist Muslim BrothersDaily Beast
Can America Stomach Egypt's PresidentThe National Interest Online
Reuters UK -Egyptian Streets
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Posted on 18 April 2015 | 4:38 am

Egypt stops Canadian resident from returning home at last minute – Toronto Star


Toronto Star

Egypt stops Canadian resident from returning home at last minute
Toronto Star
“Over the last few months Khaled has received confirmations from legal authorities in Egypt that he is cleared from all accusations, not under investigation and not banned from travel,” said Ahmad Attia. “The family and legal team had formally notified
Khaled Al-Qazzaz still not being allowed to leave Egypt for CanadaCBC.ca
Mississauga man detained in Egypt not allowed to leaveGlobalnews.ca

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 9:39 pm

Egypt condemned for upholding right to deport gay foreign nationals after … – The Independent


The Independent

Egypt condemned for upholding right to deport gay foreign nationals after
The Independent
Nicholas Piachaud, Amnesty's Egypt researcher, told The Independent: “It puts his life at risk and casts a long shadow over the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt. The ruling comes despite the fact that the United Nations Refugee Agency says …
Egyptian Court Upholds Right to Deport Gay ForeignersFrontiers Media (blog)

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 2:56 pm

Egypt court backs deportation of ‘gay’ Libyan man – The Guardian


The Guardian

Egypt court backs deportation of 'gay' Libyan man
The Guardian
According to Egyptian media reports, the judge held that the interior ministry had acted lawfully in order to “prevent the spreading of social ills.”. Egyptian authorities have accelerated arrests of LGBT people and those engaging in perceived
Egypt: Barring of Gay Man UpheldNew York Times
Egypt: Gay foreigners can be banned from entry or deportedPinkNews
Gay foreigners can be deported and banned from Egypt, top court rulesInternational Business Times UK
ABC News -GlobalPost (blog)
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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 7:06 pm

Egypt – Yahoo News Search Results

Editorial: Mr. Obama rewards Egypt’s repression with military aid

The U.S. reward for subsidizing the Sissi regime? An American citizen is sentenced to life in prison.

Posted on 15 April 2015 | 12:07 am

Egypt says discussed 'major military maneuver' in Saudi Arabia

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have discussed holding a "major military maneuver" in Saudi Arabia with other Gulf states, the Egyptian presidency said, after the two countries discussed the progress of a Saudi-led campaign against Shi'ite militias in neighboring Yemen. Egyptian naval and air forces are already participating in the campaign against Houthi militias in Yemen, and Cairo has said it would …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 9:54 pm

Egypt Court Upholds Ban on Libyan From Country for Being Gay

Egypt administrative court upholds decision banning Libyan student from country for being gay

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 6:39 pm

Egypt's Midor refinery seeks $400 million via IPO: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt's state-owned Middle East Oil Refinery (Midor) seeks to raise $400 million with an initial public offering (IPO) in the last quarter of 2015, three sources with direct knowledge of the process said on Tuesday. Midor, Egypt's largest oil refinery, plans to expand its output during the next two years. It provides around 25 percent of the petroleum products consumed by the …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:49 pm

Egypt upholds Islamist ex-presidential candidate's jail term: sources

Egypt's highest civilian court on Tuesday upheld a seven-year jail term for an Islamist politician and ex-presidential candidate convicted of falsifying official documents, his lawyer and judicial sources said. Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, a hardline Salafist Islamist, was one of many political figures arrested by the military after freely elected Islamist president Mohamed Mursi was toppled in 2013 …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 10:07 am

Egypt to import $3.55 bln worth of LNG in 2015-2016

Egypt will import around $3.55 billion worth of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the 2015-2016 financial year, an official at state-owned Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) said on Tuesday. Egypt moved closer to easing its chronic power shortages this month with the arrival of a floating import terminal marking the start of imports of super-cooled LNG. Egypt has exported LNG in the past …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 8:57 am

Egypt imposes life jail penalty for cross-border tunnel use

People who dig and use cross-border tunnels in Egypt could face a maximum penalty of life in jail, state news agency MENA said on Sunday, citing amendments to the penal code targeting activity in the frontier area near the Gaza Strip. Egypt declared a state of emergency in the border area last year after at least 33 security personnel were killed in attacks in the Sinai Peninsula, a remote but …

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 7:53 am

Attacks on troops in Egypt's Sinai kill at least 14

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — At least 14 people, mostly Egyptian policemen, were killed Sunday in separate operations when militants attacked a police station in the provincial capital of Egypt's northern Sinai, and detonated a roadside bomb against a passing armored vehicle, officials said.

Posted on 12 April 2015 | 7:04 pm

Two bomb attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 13, wound dozens

By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) – Two separate bomb attacks targeting security forces in Egypt's Sinai peninsula killed at least 13 people and wounded dozens on Sunday, the latest in a wave of violence in a region hit by an Islamist insurgency. Egypt's military said a roadside bomb detonated by militants killed six soldiers and wounded two others in an attack on an armored military …

Posted on 12 April 2015 | 4:27 pm

Attacks on troops in Egypt kill at least 14

EL-ARISH, Egypt – At least 14 people, mostly Egyptian policemen, were killed Sunday in separate operations when militants attacked a police station in the provincial capital of Egypt's northern Sinai, and detonated a roadside bomb against a passing armored vehicle, officials said.

Posted on 12 April 2015 | 2:57 pm

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Egyptian court sentences American to life in prison

Mohamed Soltan was working as a translator for journalists when he was among thousands of people detained after Mohamed Morsi, Islamist president, was toppled in 2013 and denies supporting the Muslim Brotherhood







Posted on 11 April 2015 | 6:38 pm

Egypt reverses visa on arrival ban for Britons

Egypt has reversed a decision forcing independent travellers to obtain a visa before arriving in the country







Posted on 2 April 2015 | 2:31 pm

Egyptian Museum reopens in Turin

The Egyptian Museum in Turin, the world’s second largest collection of Egyptian artefacts, reopened fully today following a €50 million renovation over five years







Posted on 1 April 2015 | 12:10 pm

Barack Obama lifts arms freeze on Egypt

US President releases military aid to Egypt that was suspended after the 2013 overthrow of the government, in an effort to boost Cairo’s ability to combat the extremist threat in the region







Posted on 31 March 2015 | 9:55 pm

Drink like an (ancient) Egyptian? Ancient beer vessels unearthed in Israel

The discovery of fragments of pottery vessels is the first sign of an Ancient Egyptian presence in the area







Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:52 pm

UK ‘will support Saudi-led assault on Yemeni rebels – but not engaging in combat’

British-built aircraft are being used in the campaign already, Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, confirms to the Telegraph







Posted on 27 March 2015 | 6:41 pm

Alps crash: The pilots who immolated themselves and their passengers

“Pilot suicide” is believed to explain five crashes in the last 20 years, including Germanwings Flight 9525







Posted on 26 March 2015 | 5:26 pm

Confusion mounts over Egypt visa rules

Travellers urge clarification over new visa rules after authorities give out conflicting messages regarding Sharm el-Sheikh







Posted on 25 March 2015 | 3:48 pm

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign ‘historic’ deal for Nile dam construction

Egypt signs deal agreeing to construction of dam in Ethiopia despite fears it could hamper flow of Nile, insisting that the countries have “chosen to trust” one another






Posted on 23 March 2015 | 5:32 pm

Egypt scraps visas on arrival for British travellers

Those travelling independently to Egypt will soon be expected to apply for a visa in advance and negotiate embassy bureaucracy






Posted on 18 March 2015 | 3:00 pm