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Egyptian government pledges support for AfCFTA’s activities

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi reiterated on Sunday his country's support for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which commenced earlier this month. ...
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UAE to reopen borders with Qatar after diplomatic row ends

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dpa/GNA – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will reopen its land, sea and air borders with Qatar starting from Saturday after an agreement...
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3 killed, 17 wounded in bus-truck crash in southern Egypt

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At least three people were killed and another 17 were wounded on Tuesday in a bus-truck crash on a desert road of Aswan...
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Gulf leaders meet for Saudi summit set to end long-running row

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dpa/GNA - Gulf leaders were meeting Tuesday in Saudi Arabia for their annual summit, a day after a major breakthrough was achieved in...
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Revenues of Egypt’s Suez Canal hit US$5.61 billion in 2020

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The revenues of Egypt's Suez Canal reached 5.61 billion U.S. dollars in 2020, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Osama Rabie said on...
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Egypt licenses Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

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Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Saturday that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese drugmaker Sinopharm has been officially licensed for emergency use...
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Egypt postpones school exams until after mid-year vacation over COVID-19 concerns

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The Egyptian government on Thursday decided to postpone the first-term exams in all schools including universities until after the mid-year vacation over concerns of...
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China and Egypt sign letter of intent for COVID-19 vaccine cooperation

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Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang signed the letter, on behalf of the National Health Commission of China, with Mohamed Hassani, Egyptian assistant minister...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

China-developed COVID-19 vaccine effective, safe — Egyptian official

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The China-developed anti-coronavirus vaccine Egypt has received is effective, safe and easier to use, an Egyptian official said. "I am more convinced of the...
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JUST IN: Road accident kills 12, wounds 5 in southern Egypt

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At least 12 people were killed and five wounded on Sunday in a microbus-lorry crash in the south of Egypt, a medical source told...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

G20 leaders pledge ‘affordable, equitable access’ to vaccines

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Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies on Sunday pledged "affordable and equitable access" to vaccines against the coronavirus as the global...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Egypt eyes reopening trilateral talks on Ethiopia’s Nile dam

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Egypt looks forward to taking part in the next round of trilateral talks with Ethiopia and Sudan on an Ethiopian dam built on their...
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Egypt celebrates 118th anniversary of renowned Cairo museum

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Egypt celebrated late on Tuesday the 118th anniversary of the establishment of the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo. Held at the museum in Tahrir Square,...
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Interview: Xi’s remarks at Paris Peace Forum embody true meaning of “global solidarity,” says...

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The remarks of Chinese President Xi Jinping at the third Paris Peace Forum on global cooperation against COVID-19 and the necessity of boosting world...
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A day late, Saudi leaders congratulate Biden on election win

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Saudi King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammed, strong allies of US President Donald Trump, have congratulated his rival on his election win,...

Al-Sissi loyalists expected to dominate final stage of Egypt polls

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Egyptians were voting on Saturday in the second and final stage of legislative election expected to produce a parliament dominated by loyalists of President...
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United Arab Emirates to end leniency in punishing ‘honour killings’

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The United Arab Emirates said Saturday that it is cancelling "lenient" punishments of so-called "honour killings" as part as of the biggest overhauls of...
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi attends the Egyptian-Ethiopian relations and common interests bilateral meeting at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, March 24, 2015. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is in Ethiopia for a two-day official visit. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Egypt’s president renews state of emergency for 3 months

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has issued a decree for renewing the state of emergency nationwide for three months starting Monday, state-run Ahram...
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Calls for boycott of French products grow after Macron’s remarks

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Calls to boycott French goods have gained momentum in Muslim countries in response to French President Emmanuel Macron's support for cartoons depicting Islam's...
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Voter apathy to triumph in Egypt’s parliamentary elections

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Egypt is set to hold its parliamentary polls later this month to elect 568 lawmakers for a five-year term, more than two months after...
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Arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader may lead to group collapse – experts

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The outlawed Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood group is heading towards full disintegration after the recent arrest of its Acting Supreme Guide Mahmoud Ezzat and the...
Egyptian soldiers patrol near the sites attacked on Jan. 29, in Arish, North Sinai Province, Egypt, on Jan. 31, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday strongly condemned Thursday's terrorist attacks in Sinai, Egypt, of which the death toll rose to 33. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Egyptian army says 77 terrorists killed in North Sinai

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The Egyptian army announced on Sunday that its forces have recently killed 77 terrorists in the country's restive North Sinai Province. In...
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Egypt confirms 103 new COVID-19 cases, 97,340 in total

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Egypt confirmed on Sunday 103 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total cases registered in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic to 97,340,...
President of France Emmanuel Macron (R) and President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L)

Egypt and France FMs discuss regional crises

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Egyptian and French foreign ministers discussed on Sunday regional crises including the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as well as the latest developments in war-torn Libya and...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Egypt reports 111 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since April 10

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Egypt reported on Thursday 111 new COVID-19 infections, the lowest daily cases since April 10, raising the total number registered in the country since...
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Iraq’s COVID-19 cases cross 190,000 mark; Morocco re-tightens preventive measures amid surge of infections

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Iraq's total COVID-19 cases surpassed 190,000 on Thursday as the pandemic continued to rage. Meanwhile, Morocco reimposed strict preventive measures in major cities to...
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Egyptian medical team arrives in Beirut to help injured victims

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A team of 21 Egyptian surgeons and doctors arrived in Beirut airport on Saturday to help with the treatment of those injured in the...
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9 killed as truck collides with minibus in Egypt

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At least nine people were killed and seven others wounded as a truck collided with a passenger minibus Sunday on a highway in...
A trapped worker calls for help from the rubble of a collapsed building in Pathumthani province, central Thailand, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. A six-story building under construction on the outskirts of Thailand's capital collapsed Monday, killing a number of workers and trapping several others underneath the rubble, police said. (AP Photo) THAILAND OUTThe Associated Press

8 people killed in building collapse in Egypt’s Delta city

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At least eight persons were killed after a five-storey building collapsed in the Egyptian Delta city of Mahala, state-run Ahram newspaper reported on Friday. According...
People wearing face masks are seen on an airplane from Cairo to Hurghada, Egypt, on June 18, 2020. Egypt reported on Thursday 1,218 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total cases registered in the country since mid-February to 50,437, said Egyptian Health Ministry. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Egypt registers 511 new COVID-19 infections cases amid decline of new infections, deaths

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Egypt recorded on Saturday 511 new COVID-19 infections, taking the total cases registered in the country since mid-February to 91,583, said the Egyptian Health...