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Egypt's prime minister to seek medical care in Germany - cabinet

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Lebanon's Hariri in Egypt ahead of return home

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Lebanon’s Hariri meets Sisi in Egypt before leaving for home

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Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Cairo for meeting with Sisi - Egypt airport sources

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In Knesset, Egypt’s envoy urges Israel to seize ‘real opportunity’ for peace

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Arab League meets to discuss Iran ‘violations’

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Pop star arrested in Egypt for dancing in undies and eating a banana ‘suggestively’

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Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia tensions over dam flare up again
CAIRO (AP) -- Tensions between Egypt and upstream Nile basin countries Sudan and Ethiopia flared up again Thursday over the construction and the effects of a massive dam being built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile, the waterway's main tributary. A mostly desert nation of some 100 million people, Egypt fears the dam would reduce its vital share of the Nile waters and accuses Addis Ababa of not sufficiently cooperating on containing the dam's effects   Read More ...
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He deserved more chances – Hazard hails 'top player' Salah
The Egypt star deserved more opportunities at Chelsea, according to his former team-mate, who is nevertheless happy to see him doing well at Liverpool Chelsea star Eden Hazard labelled Mohamed Salah a "top, top, top player", saying the Liverpool forward did not get the chances he deserved at Stamford Bridge. The Egypt international, 25, is starring in his second spell in England, having struggled for game time across two seasons at Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in 2013-14 and 2014-15   Read More ...
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Meet the 95-year-old Australian dubbed 'Indiana Joan' accused of looting antiquities from Egypt
Cairo: Egypt is incensed at a 95-year-old Australian woman for looting precious antiquities. Perth woman Joan Howard — dubbed "Indiana Joan" — has been accused by a group of concerned Egyptian archaeologists of looting artefacts from Egypt, Jordan and Palestine. Earlier this month Mrs Howard gave an interview to in which she proudly detailed her adventures during the 1960s and early 1970s while her husband, Keith, travelled widely in the Middle East   Read More ...
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Egypt PM leaves country for medical treatment
CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's Prime Minister Sharif Ismail left the country Thursday for a three-week course of medical treatment and surgery in Germany amid speculation he would be permanently replaced in a cabinet shuffle. State television reported that during his absence Housing Minister Mostafa Madboly would stand in as premier on a temporary basis. The cabinet had said on Wednesday evening that Ismail would head to Germany for "three weeks" to get medical treatment   Read More ...
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Egypt’s GDP growth at 5.2% during first quarter of 2017-18 — planning minister
CAIRO Egypt’s gross domestic product growth in the first quarter of the 2017/2018 financial year climbed to 5.2 per cent from 3.4 per cent the previous year, the planning minister said on Wednesday. The country expects an economic growth rate of between 5 and 5.25 per cent in the current fiscal year ending in June 2018, Finance Minister Amr Al Garhy has said previously   Read More ...
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Egypt and Israel: Love your neighbor?
Israeli and Egyptian flags merged one into another were at the center of the stage, the president of Israel and others spoke about true friendship, true alliance, true hope. The festive ceremony that marked 40 years since Egyptian president Anwar Sadat’s visit to Israel was inspiring indeed.One small thing put a shade on an otherwise perfect event. Not even one guest from Egypt, apart from the honorable Ambassador Hazem Khayrat, was there to celebrate Sadat’s visit to Israel and the peace accord that followed   Read More ...
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Egypt police kill 3 Islamists in shootout: ministry
Egyptian police killed three alleged Islamist militants in a shootout and arrested nine belonging to the Lewaa al-Thawra group that assassinated an army general last year, the interior ministry said Thursday.Police have accused the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi of directing the group.In one of the raids in Beheira on a hideout used to make bombs the suspects opened fire as police approached, triggering a shootout in which three "Brotherhood terrorist elements" were killed, the ministry said   Read More ...
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Egypt PM leaves country for medical treatment
Cairo - Egypt's Prime Minister Sharif Ismail left the country on Thursday for a three-week course of medical treatment and surgery in Germany amid speculation he would be permanently replaced in a cabinet shuffle. The cabinet said on Wednesday evening that Ismail would head to Germany for "three weeks" for the treatment. He departed on Thursday, an AFP correspondent at Cairo airport said   Read More ...
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Egypt destroys 10 SUVs carrying arms on Libya border: army
Cairo - The Egyptian army destroyed 10 sports utility vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition on the Libyan border, it said in a statement on Wednesday. "The air force has dealt a new blow to smugglers and infiltrators across the border," preventing them from bringing weapons and ammunition into Egypt, army spokesperson Tamer al-Refai said in a statement posted on Facebook   Read More ...
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Egypt's prime minister to seek medical care in Germany - cabinet
CAIRO: Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail will travel to Germany on Thursday for medical treatment and surgery and is expected to be there for three weeks, the cabinet said in a statement on Wednesday. It did not specify the condition he would be treated for. The cabinet spokesman said the presidency would choose someone to perform the premier's duties in Ismail's absence   Read More ...
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Egypt detains 29 on charges they spied for Turkey
Cairo - Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention for two weeks of 29 suspected members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood on charges they spied for Turkey. A prosecution statement on Wednesday says the 29 illegally facilitated international calls made by people in Egypt through Turkish-based servers offered at discounted charges. The statement accuses them of then eavesdropping on the calls to gather information on conditions in Egypt that they passed onto Turkish intelligence   Read More ...
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Ancient Roman shipwrecks, stunning artifacts, discovered near Egyptian port
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered three Roman-era shipwrecks and other stunning ancient artifacts on the Mediterranean seafloor off the coast of Alexandria. Al Ahram reports that the discoveries were made in Alexandria’s Eastern harbor and Abu Qir Bay, during excavations by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities’ Underwater Archaeology Department and the European Institute of Underwater Archaeology. In a post on Facebook, Dr   Read More ...
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Praising Sadat, Egyptian Amb. reminds Egypt today is led by man of vision
Egyptian Ambassador Hazem Khairat reminded his colleagues from Israel and around the world that, inasmuch as former president Anwar Sadat was a man of courage and vision, Egypt today is also being led by a man of courage and vision.Khairat was speaking at a ceremony co-hosted at the President’s Residence by President Reuven Rivlin and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to mark the 40th anniversary of the historic arrival of Sadat in Jerusalem   Read More ...
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NPCC signs deal with Petrojet of Egypt
Dubai: The National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), part of Senaat Abu Dhabi, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Petrojet of Egypt to partner and cooperate for identification and execution of new projects in Egypt and wider region. The MoU was signed by Aqeel A. Madhi, managing director and CEO of NPCC and Salah Esmail, chairman and managing director of Petrojet, in the presence of senior members of the management team, at Adipec in Abu Dhabi   Read More ...
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Egypt detains 29 people who allegedly spied for Turkey
CAIRO: Egypt's public prosecutor ordered 29 people to be detained for 15 days pending an investigation into accusations they spied for Turkey and joined a "terrorist" group, his office said Wednesday.   Read More ...
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Egypt: Hasaballah, the People's Music
Filmmaker: Karim Midhat. More than 150 years ago, a musician started a band in Cairo's Mohammed Ali Street, a hub for Arab musicians, belly dancers and instrument makers, near the opera house, cinemas and theatres. Mohammad Hasaballah's brass band became so popular that it gave birth to an entire musical genre, which still resonates with Egyptians today. Hasaballah was a clarinet player in a military band at the time of Abbas Helmi, a Khedive of Egypt under the Ottoman Empire   Read More ...
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Egyptian popster arrested for racy video of banana-eating
CAIRO — Egyptian police arrested a pop singer known as Shyma after she appeared in a music video in lingerie while suggestively eating a banana, officials said. The racy video for her song “I Have Issues” had led to complaints, police officials said, adding she is suspected of “inciting debauchery.” In the video, the hitherto little-known singer appears in a mock classroom licking an apple and appearing to mimic fellatio on a banana in front of a chalkboard scrawled with “Class #69” and the letters “vag   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri in Egypt ahead of return home
CAIRO (AFP) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri stopped in Egypt for talks on Tuesday on his way back from France to his country, which is reeling from his surprise resignation amid an escalating regional crisis. Minutes after Hariri landed in Cairo, small groups of supporters took to the streets of central Beirut in noisy convoys, honking, cheering and waving flags with the colours of the premier's Future Movement   Read More ...
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Cyprus, Egypt, Greece pledge closer cooperation on migration
Cyprus, Egypt and Greece are to step up efforts to tackle illegal migration across the eastern Mediterranean and hone their anti-terrorism tactics.Sisi said Egypt, Cyprus and Greece are "conscientious" in their efforts to restore stability in the volatile region and to deal with emerging crises in neighboring countries.The 2,000 megawatt cable, known as the EuroAfrica Interconnector, will stretch nearly 1,600 kilometers from Greece to Egypt through Cyprus   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri meets Sisi in Egypt ahead of return home
Lebanon’s Hariri meets Sisi in Egypt ahead of return home Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri briefly stopped Tuesday in Egypt for talks on his way back from France to his country, which is reeling from his surprise resignation amid an escalating regional crisis. Hariri’s media office said he met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has sought to defuse the tensions between Hariri’s sponsors in Saudi Arabia and the powerful Lebanese Hezbollah and its Iranian patrons   Read More ...
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Lebanon’s Hariri meets Sisi in Egypt before leaving for home
CAIRO (AFP) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri briefly stopped in Egypt on Tuesday (Nov 21) for talks on his way back from France to his country, which is reeling from his surprise resignation amid an escalating regional crisis. Hariri’s media office said he met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has sought to defuse the tensions between Hariri’s sponsors in Saudi Arabia and the powerful Lebanese Hezbollah and its Iranian patrons   Read More ...
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The Latest: Putin calls Israeli PM, Egypt's president
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Syrian president Assad's visit to Moscow (all times local): The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has also called the leaders of Israel and Egypt to discuss Syria. Tuesday's conversations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi followed Putin's calls with President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman. They come a day after Syrian President Bashar Assad's surprise visit to Russia for talks with Putin   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri in Egypt amid resignation crisis at home | IOL News
Cairo — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Egypt on Tuesday and went straight into talks with the Egyptian president who, together with France's leader, is reportedly trying to mediate a way out of the crisis in Lebanon that would involve rolling back Hariri's resignation. Hariri, who flew in from Paris, resigned in a televised message on Nov. 4 from Saudi Arabia, a highly unusual move that raised suspicions he may have been forced to step down by his Saudi patrons as part of Riyadh's escalation against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah   Read More ...
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Saad Hariri meets with Egyptian president in Cairo: next stop Lebanon?
After mysterious Saudi stay, Hariri said he'd 'declare my political stance' Wednesday in Lebanon Related Stories Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Egypt on Tuesday and went straight into talks with the Egyptian president who, together with France's leader, is reportedly trying to mediate a way out of the crisis in Lebanon that would involve rolling back Hariri's resignation   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri leaves Cairo for Lebanon - Egypt airport sources
CAIRO (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4, left Cairo for Lebanon on Tuesday after a brief meeting with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian airport sources said on Tuesday. Hariri announced his resignation during a visit to Saudi Arabia but has yet to return home. He has said he will clarify his position once he returns to Lebanon   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo
CAIRO- Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on November 4, met Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for talks in a brief Cairo stopover before a planned return to Lebanon, Egypt state media said on Tuesday.Hariri had been in Paris since Saturday when he met French President Emmanuel Macron. He has said he will return to Lebanon by Wednesday for the country's Independence Day celebrations, where he said he will clarify his position   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri in Egypt amid resignation crisis at home
CAIRO (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Egypt on Tuesday and went straight into talks with the Egyptian president who, together with France's leader, is reportedly trying to mediate a way out of the crisis in Lebanon that would involve rolling back Hariri's resignation. Hariri, who flew in from Paris, resigned in a televised message on Nov. 4 from Saudi Arabia, a highly unusual move that raised suspicions he may have been forced to step down by his Saudi patrons as part of Riyadh's escalation against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri in Egypt ahead of return home
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (R) is greeted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi upon his arrival in Cairo Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (R) is greeted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi upon his arrival in Cairo (AFP Photo/) Cairo (AFP) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri stopped in Egypt for talks on Tuesday on his way back from France to his country, which is reeling from his surprise resignation amid an escalating regional crisis   Read More ...
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Group urges Egypt, UAE to reveal prisoner's whereabouts
Cairo - An international rights group is urging Egypt and the United Arab Emirates to reveal the whereabouts of an Egyptian prisoner who has disappeared, apparently after serving his prison sentence in the Emirati capital. Human Rights Watch says that Mosaab Ahmed Abdel Aziz was to be released on October 20 but that his family was told he was deported to Egypt   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo
CAIRO (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as prime minister on Nov. 4, has arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian state news agency MENA and Hariri's press office said on Tuesday. Hariri had been in Paris since Saturday when he met French President Emmanuel Macron. He has said he will return to Lebanon by Wednesday for the country's Independence Day celebrations   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo
Hariri had been in Paris since Saturday when he met French President Emmanuel Macron. He has said he will return to Lebanon by Wednesday for the country’s Independence Day celebrations. His surprise resignation in the announcement from Riyadh triggered a political crisis in Lebanon and drew his country deeper into a regional power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Hariri arrived at Cairo International Airport, where he was received by Egypt’s health minister, Lebanese ambassador to Cairo and Egypt’s ambassador to Beirut, his press office said   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri in Egypt amid resignation crisis at home
CAIRO (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Egypt on Tuesday for talks with the Egyptian president who, together with France's leader, is reportedly trying to mediate a way out of the crisis in Lebanon that would involve rolling back Hariri's resignation. Hariri, who flew in from Paris, resigned in a televised message on Nov. 4 from Saudi Arabia, a highly unusual move that raised suspicions that he may have been forced to step down by his Saudi patrons as part of Riyadh's escalation against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Cairo for meeting with Sisi - Egypt airport sources
CAIRO: Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as prime minister on Nov. 4, has arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian airport sources said on Tuesday. Hariri had been in Paris since Saturday when he met French President Emmanuel Macron. He has said he will return to Lebanon by Wednesday for the country's Independence Day celebrations   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Cairo for meeting with Sisi: Egypt airport sources
CAIRO (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as prime minister on Nov. 4, has arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian airport sources said on Tuesday. Hariri had been in Paris since Saturday when he met French President Emmanuel Macron. He has said he will return to Lebanon by Wednesday for the country’s Independence Day celebrations   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri heading to Egypt amid political tensions
PARIS (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri headed from France to Egypt on Tuesday, a French official said, as Lebanon awaits his return and clarity about his political future. Earlier in the day, Hariri apparently went for a morning jog, leaving his residence in a high-end Paris neighborhood wearing a sweatshirt, running shoes and shorts — despite the 9 C (48 F) temperature   Read More ...
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Lebanon's Hariri heading to Egypt amid political tensions
PARIS (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri headed from France to Egypt on Tuesday, a French official said, as Lebanon awaits his return and clarity about his political future. Earlier in the day, Hariri apparently went for a morning jog, leaving his residence in a high-end Paris neighborhood wearing a sweatshirt, running shoes and shorts — despite the 9 C (48 F) temperature   Read More ...
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Egypt confirms Sisi to meet Lebanon's Hariri
Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will on Tuesday meet Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Cairo confirmed, before the premier returns to Lebanon to face the political crisis over his resignation. Hariri, who is currently in Paris, had already announced on Twitter that he would be visiting Egypt for the meeting ahead of his planned return home for Lebanon's Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Group urges Egypt, UAE to reveal prisoner's whereabouts
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group is urging Egypt and the United Arab Emirates to reveal the whereabouts of an Egyptian prisoner who has disappeared, apparently after serving his prison sentence in the Emirati capital. Human Rights Watch says that Mosaab Ahmed Abdel Aziz was to be released on Oct. 20 but that his family was told he was deported to Egypt   Read More ...
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Lebanon premier heading to Egypt amid political tensions
PARIS (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri left France on Tuesday for Egypt, a French official said, as Lebanon awaits his return and clarity about his political future. But first, Hariri went for what appeared to be a morning jog. He left his residence in a high-end Paris neighborhood wearing a sweatshirt, running shoes and shorts — despite the 9 C (48 F) temperature   Read More ...
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Group urges Egypt, UAE to reveal prisoner's whereabouts
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group is urging Egypt and the United Arab Emirates to reveal the whereabouts of an Egyptian prisoner who has disappeared, apparently after serving his prison sentence in the Emirati capital. Human Rights Watch says that Mosaab Ahmed Abdel Aziz was to be released on Oct. 20 but that his family was told he was deported to Egypt   Read More ...
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