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Egypt's Al-Azhar sets up kiosk in subway station to counter militancy

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Egypt's Al-Azhar sets up kiosk in subway station to counter militancy

- CAIRO: Two elderly sheikhs have set up shop at a kiosk in one of Cairo's busiest underground stations, ready to dole out religious advice to commuters queuing outside. It is the latest attempt by Al-Azhar university, Egypt's highest religious authority and one of the world's most eminent seats of Sunni Muslim learning, to touch base with the wider public and counter the appeal of militant Islam
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Egyptian endurance athlete sets new goals after cycling record

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Egyptian endurance athlete sets new goals after cycling record

- CAIRO: Not content with having been part of the fastest ever team to cycle across Europe, Egyptian endurance athlete Helmy Elsaeed is turning his attention to a challenge closer to home: and then potentially the Winter Olympics. In June, Elsaeed and four Swedish cyclists took 12 hours off the previous record time to complete the 6000km journey from northern Russia to western Portugal, raising money for autism charities along the way
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Egypt security forces kill four suspected militants - ministry

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Egypt security forces kill four suspected militants - ministry

- CAIRO: Egypt's security forces killed four suspected militants and arrested two others thought to have carried out an attack on a checkpoint south of Cairo earlier this month, an interior ministry statement said on Monday. Egypt has been battling an Islamic State-led insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula that has killed hundreds of soldiers and police officers since 2013. But attacks have increasingly moved into the mainland in recent months
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Twenty-six angry holidaymakers suing top travel firm First Choice after allegedly suffering severe illnesses in Egypt claim there was poo in the pool

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Twenty-six angry holidaymakers suing top travel firm First Choice after allegedly suffering severe illnesses in Egypt claim there was poo in the pool

- FURIOUS holidaymakers are suing a travel firm — claiming they were struck down with illness at a five-star beach resort because of poor hygiene. The group of 26, including honeymooners, say their holidays were ruined by gastroenteritis and other serious stomach upsets. Lawyers launching legal action for them against First Choice claim witnesses saw poo in a swimming pool at the Jaz Aquaviva hotel in Hurghada, Egypt
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Equity Chess Team Departs For Egypt

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Equity Chess Team Departs For Egypt

- The Equity Bank Chess Team left for Egypt to represent Kenya in the 2017 African Clubs Champions Cup in Cairo over the weekend. The team of 9 was flagged off by the Chess Kenya Federation Treasurer Gilbert Wandera to participate at the 10-day tourney. “This is the first time a Kenyan team is going for this championship and you will do well to bring honor to this country,” said Wandera
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Egypt court sentences 43 anti-government protesters to life - sources

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Egypt court sentences 43 anti-government protesters to life - sources

- CAIRO: An Egyptian criminal court sentenced 43 activists to life in prison on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a retrial of anti-government protesters who clashed with authorities in late 2011. Mass trials have been common since the army deposed Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Mursi in 2013 following nationwide demonstrations against his rule. Both local and international rights groups have repeatedly voiced criticism
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Family of Dublin man who died freediving in Egypt had just marked mother's death

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Family of Dublin man who died freediving in Egypt had just marked mother's death

- Stephen Keenan (39) died while going to the aid of another diver taking part in the adventure sport off the Red Sea resort of Dahab. The Glasnevin man is understood to have got into difficulty while helping a female freediver who was trying to dive the arch of the Dahab Blue Hole. Freediving involves diving to extreme depths on a single breath
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Egypt's Sisi vows to keep up Qatar blockade

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Egypt's Sisi vows to keep up Qatar blockade

- CAIRO: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday his government would keep up a blockade of Qatar by four Arab states over charges it supports terrorism, in defiance of international efforts to end the crisis. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar in June, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants in the worst crisis among Arab states in years, a charge that Doha denies
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Egypt claim clean sweep at World Junior Squash Championships in Tauranga

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Egypt claim clean sweep at World Junior Squash Championships in Tauranga

- Egypt have won both titles at the World Junior Squash Championship in Tauranga. It was the first time since 2013 that the African national completed the clean sweep, with Rowan El Araby winning the women's and Marwan Tarek the men's title. El Araby, 16, was runner-up in Poland last year, but became a champion in Tauranga on Monday with a dominant 3-0 (11-7 11-9 11-8) win against the tournament's top seed, countrywoman Hania El Hammamy
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Irishman who drowned off the coast of Egypt was an experienced diver

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Irishman who drowned off the coast of Egypt was an experienced diver

- Irishman who drowned off the coast of Egypt was an experienced diver A Dublin man (39) has died following a tragic free-diving accident in Dahab, Egypt.
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Largest military base in Middle East opens

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Largest military base in Middle East opens

- Al HAMAM, Marsa Matruh: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi, on Saturday attended the inauguration of the Mohammad Naguib Military Base, the Middle East’s largest military base, in Al Hamam city in the Mediterranean Sea Province of Marsa Matruh
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 Egypt kills 30 extremists in Sinai: military

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 Egypt kills 30 extremists in Sinai: military

- Egyptian forces have killed 30 extremists during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police, the military said Saturday. The Egyptian authorities are battling an insurgency by the Islamic State (IS) group in North Sinai that has killed hundreds of members of the security forces. The military did not specify to which group the 30 extremists belonged but described them as "extremely dangerous"
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Egypt court sentences 28 to death over 2015 prosecutor killing

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Egypt court sentences 28 to death over 2015 prosecutor killing

- A Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people over the 2015 killing of Egypt's top prosecutor and handed 15 others jail sentences of 25 years each. The court had in June recommended passing the death penalty to Egypt's top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, who can approve or reject the recommendation. The sentences, confirmed by the court in Saturday's hearing after the Grand Mufti's approval, can be appealed
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Egypt says it is 'shameful' that Qatar not held accountable at United Nations

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Egypt says it is 'shameful' that Qatar not held accountable at United Nations

- By Michelle Nichols. UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Egypt accused Qatar on Thursday of adopting a "pro-terrorist" policy that violated United Nations Security Council resolutions and described it as "shameful" that the 15-member body had not held Qatar accountable. Qatar's U.N. ambassador, Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani, rejected the "baseless accusations" made by Egyptian Deputy U.N. Ambassador Ihab Awad Moustafa after the Security Council adopted a resolution to renew sanctions on Islamic State and al Qaeda
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A salute to Egypt’s acclaimed female artists

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A salute to Egypt’s acclaimed female artists

- Green Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, Modernist Women of Egypt, highlights the role of women artists in the development of modern art in Egypt. The museum quality show features paintings by acclaimed artists Inji Efflatoun, Vessela Farid, Tahia Halim, Zeinab Abdel Hamid, Effat Naghi, Marguerite Nakhla, Gazbia Sirry, and Margo Veillon. The show focuses on the period between the 1950s and early 1970s, reflecting how the country’s socio-political environment in the early 20th century fostered the development of women artists
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Egyptian anchor suspended over heroin scene

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Egyptian anchor suspended over heroin scene

- By Ramadan Al Sherbini Cairo: An Egyptian media watchdog has suspended a controversial anchor for three months after she had appeared on her show pretending to sniff heroin. Shaima Jamal, the host of the anti-crime show “Al Mushagheba” (The Troublemaker) on private television station LTC, triggered an outcry when in a recent episode she opened a satchel containing white powder and started licking it
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  • Egypt's Al-Azhar sets up kiosk in subway station to counter militancy
    Egypt's Al-Azhar sets up kiosk in subway station to counter militancy

    , channelnewsasia.com

    CAIRO: Two elderly sheikhs have set up shop at a kiosk in one of Cairo's busiest underground stations, ready to dole out religious advice to commuters queuing outside. It is the latest attempt by Al-Azhar university, Egypt's highest religious authority and one of the world's most eminent seats of Sunni Muslim learning, to touch base with the wider public and counter the appeal of militant Islam
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Politics & Government

  • Egypt says it is 'shameful' that Qatar not held accountable at United Nations
    Egypt says it is 'shameful' that Qatar not held accountable at United Nations

    , sg.yahoo.com

    By Michelle Nichols. UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Egypt accused Qatar on Thursday of adopting a "pro-terrorist" policy that violated United Nations Security Council resolutions and described it as "shameful" that the 15-member body had not held Qatar accountable. Qatar's U.N. ambassador, Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani, rejected the "baseless accusations" made by Egyptian Deputy U.N. Ambassador Ihab Awad Moustafa after the Security Council adopted a resolution to renew sanctions on Islamic State and al Qaeda
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Sports

  • Oklahoma's Trae Young earns USA Basketball U19 invite
    Oklahoma's Trae Young earns USA Basketball U19 invite

    , oklahoman.com

    University of Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young was one of 28 players invited to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team training camp June 18-25 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Young will compete to try to earn a spot on the 12-man team that will represent the United States in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt, beginning July 1
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Business

  • Egypt investment bank gets brokerage licence
    Egypt investment bank gets brokerage licence

    , nation.co.ke

    Egypt-based investment bank EFG-Hermes has been licensed to operate a stockbroker unit in Kenya with an eye on an investment bank permit, targeting institutional and high net-worth investors from the Middle East. EFG had stated its intention to come into the Kenyan market earlier this year, later saying in June that its licence application with the Capital Markets Authority (CMA was at an advanced stage
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Health

  • Egyptian expert to train doctors
    Egyptian expert to train doctors

    , thehindu.com

    A two-day training programme on ‘Office Hysteroscopy’ is being organised by Padmasri Hospital on June 19 and 20. World-renowned hysteroscopy surgeon Osama Shawki from Cairo University, Egypt, will be training 150 gynaecologists from across India during the two-day ‘Continuous Medical Education (CME)’ programme. Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Dr Sudha Padmasri, medical director of Padmasri Hospitals, said ‘Office Hysteroscopy’ has brought in a revolutionary change in the field of gynaecology and the city was fortunate to host a training programme of Dr
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Society & Culture

  • Twenty-six angry holidaymakers suing top travel firm First Choice after allegedly suffering severe illnesses in Egypt claim there was poo in the pool
    Twenty-six angry holidaymakers suing top travel firm First Choice after allegedly suffering severe illnesses in Egypt claim there was poo in the pool

    , thesun.co.uk

    FURIOUS holidaymakers are suing a travel firm — claiming they were struck down with illness at a five-star beach resort because of poor hygiene. The group of 26, including honeymooners, say their holidays were ruined by gastroenteritis and other serious stomach upsets. Lawyers launching legal action for them against First Choice claim witnesses saw poo in a swimming pool at the Jaz Aquaviva hotel in Hurghada, Egypt
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Egyptian Copts killed by IS were ‘martyrs’
    Egyptian Copts killed by IS were ‘martyrs’

    , thehindu.com

    For the second day in a row, Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with Egypt’s Coptic Christians following an attack on a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims to a remote desert monastery. Pope Francis led thousands of people in prayer on Sunday for the victims, who Pope Francis said were killed in “another act of ferocious violence” after having refused to renounce their Christian faith
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Entertainment & Arts

  • A salute to Egypt’s acclaimed female artists
    A salute to Egypt’s acclaimed female artists

    , gulfnews.com

    Green Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, Modernist Women of Egypt, highlights the role of women artists in the development of modern art in Egypt. The museum quality show features paintings by acclaimed artists Inji Efflatoun, Vessela Farid, Tahia Halim, Zeinab Abdel Hamid, Effat Naghi, Marguerite Nakhla, Gazbia Sirry, and Margo Veillon. The show focuses on the period between the 1950s and early 1970s, reflecting how the country’s socio-political environment in the early 20th century fostered the development of women artists
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Education

  • Egypt hands Italy documents in student murder probe
    Egypt hands Italy documents in student murder probe

    , afp.com

    Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's prosecution said Wednesday it has handed over to Italian investigators documents requested by Rome to help the probe into the kidnapping and murder last year of an Italian student. Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Cambridge University PhD student, disappeared in central Cairo in January last year and his body, bearing signs of torture, was later found by the side of a road
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Travel & Recreation

  • 2 Ukrainian tourists killed, 4 others wounded in Egypt resort knife attack: Sources
    2 Ukrainian tourists killed, 4 others wounded in Egypt resort knife attack: Sources

    , straitstimes.com

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Two Ukrainian tourists were killed and four other tourists wounded by an attacker with a knife at an Egyptian holiday resort in Hurghada, though the motive for the attack was still under investigation, Egypt's Interior Ministry and security sources said on Friday (July 14). The ministry said a preliminary investigation showed the man appeared to have swum from a nearby public beach to access the holiday resort
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Law & Crime

  • Africa: Egypt court sentences 43 anti-government protesters to life: sources
    Africa: Egypt court sentences 43 anti-government protesters to life: sources

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    An Egyptian criminal court sentenced 43 activists to life in prison on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a retrial of anti-government protesters who clashed with authorities in late 2011. Mass trials have been common since the army deposed Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Mursi in 2013 following nationwide demonstrations against his rule. Both local and international rights groups have repeatedly voiced criticism
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Media & Information

  • KCB Chess team select players for African Club Championship in Egypt – Kass Media Group
    KCB Chess team select players for African Club Championship in Egypt – Kass Media Group

    , kassweekly.co.ke

    Kenya Chess defending champions KCB have today named six players and two officials who will represent the country during the African Clubs Champions Cup in Cairo Egypt from 23 July- 1 st August 2017. The team will depart the country on Sunday evening before participating in a series chess rounds aiming to dominate the chess championship. KCB Chess team manager Isaac Babu says the team has prepared adequately for the tournament envisaging to grab major honours
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Science & Nature

  • Who were the ancient Egyptians? Mummy DNA reveals surprising clues
    Who were the ancient Egyptians? Mummy DNA reveals surprising clues

    , abc.net.au

    Mummies from ancient Egypt have revealed another secret — some of them share very little of the sub-Saharan African ancestry that dominates the genetic heritage of modern Egyptians. Egypt key points Key points Genetic analysis done on 93 mummies that lived in an important centre in ancient Egypt Ancient genome from this area contains no sub-Saharan DNA that dominates the genetic profile of modern Egyptians It more closely resembles the genetic heritage of modern people from the Near East and Levant The discovery, published today in Nature Communications, suggests the African heritage evident in modern Egyptian populations may have been the result of the slave trade down the Nile in the past 1,500 years
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Motoring

  • Egypt raises fuel prices by up to 50 per cent under IMF loan deal
    Egypt raises fuel prices by up to 50 per cent under IMF loan deal

    , straitstimes.com

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt on Thursday (June 29) hiked fuel prices by up to 50 per cent to help meet terms of a US$12 billion IMF loan deal, a sharper rise than expected by many struggling with soaring living costs and a further test of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's popularity. Fuel price increases had been widely anticipated as part of Egypt's loan accord with the International Monetary Fund and Thursday's measures were the second rise since the government floated the pound currency in November
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