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Egypt’s president vows support for Sudan’s stability

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday vowed support for progress and stability of Sudan, the presidency office said in a statement. Bassam Radi, spokesperson...
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Egypt reports 347 new coronavirus cases, tally surpassing 10,000

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Egypt's total number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 10,093 after 347 new infections were recorded on Tuesday. Meanwhile, 11 patients died from...
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Moody’s rating of Egypt’s credit reflects confidence in economy

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Keeping Egypt's credit rating at B2 with a stable outlook reflects confidence in Egypt's economy to cope with the COVID-19 crisis, said the country's...
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Egypt confirms 348 new cases, 7 deaths of COVID-19

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Egypt reported on Monday 348 new cases and seven deaths of COVID-19, raising the total infections registered in the country to 6,813 including 436...
A Sudanese man is seen wearing a face mask in Khartoum, Sudan, on March 14, 2020. Sudan's Health Ministry on Friday announced the death of a Sudanese citizen infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)

Egypt sends medical aid to Sudan for fight against COVID-19

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Egypt sent on Monday four military planes loaded with medical supplies and medicines to Sudan to help the neighboring state with its battle against...
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Egypt’s parliament approves extending state of emergency for 3 months

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Egypt's parliament, House of Representatives, approved on Monday a presidential decree extending the state of emergency in the country for three more months starting...
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Egypt’s Suez Canal revenues up to US$1.91 billion in Jan. – April 2020

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Egypt's Suez Canal revenues rose to 1.91 billion U.S. dollars in the first four month of 2020 from 1.87 billion dollars during the...
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Egypt tries to balance between fighting coronavirus, maintaining economy

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by Mahmoud Fouly The Egyptian government is trying to strike a balance between implementing precautionary measures to fight COVID-19 pandemic and gradually...
A man wearing mask walks on a street in Tehran, Iran, on March 7, 2020. The novel coronavirus has claimed 194 lives in Iran, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced Sunday. Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the ministry, said the total number of the confirmed cases now stands at 6,566, of whom 2,134 have recovered. Tehran records 1,805 cases of infection, the highest number among the country's provinces, followed by Qom with 685 cases and Mazandaran with 620 cases. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Turkey’s confirmed cases exceed 110,000; Iran registers over 90,000 cases in total

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Turkey on Sunday reported 2,357 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the country to 110,130. Meanwhile, Iran has registered 90,481 cases after...
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Egypt’s COVID-19 infections rise to 4,534 with 317 deaths

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Egypt confirmed on Sunday 215 new cases and 10 deaths of COVID-19, raising the total number of cases registered in the country to 4,534,...
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Mideast countries continue anti-coronavirus efforts as Muslim holy month of Ramadan starts

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Turkey on Saturday reported 2,861 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the country to 107,773, while Iran has registered 89,328 cases after...
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Egypt releases 4,011 inmates on Sinai Liberation Day

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Egyptian Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that 3,778 inmates were pardoned and 233 released on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of Sinai Liberation...
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Egypt reports 227 new COVID-19 cases, 4,319 in total

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Egypt recorded on Saturday 227 new COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths, bringing fatalities of the pandemic in the country to 307. ...
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Egypt sets daily record with 232 new COVID-19 cases

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Egypt's daily tally of COVID-19 infections set a new record with 232 cases on Thursday, raising the total to 3,891, the Egyptian Health Ministry...
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Egypt resumes nighttime curfew for Ramadan

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Egypt will resume a nighttime curfew during the holy fasting month of Ramadan to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa...
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Egypt’s non-petroleum exports rise by 2 percent in first quarter

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Egypt's non-petroleum exports increased by 2 percent year on year to 6.73 billion U.S. dollars during the first quarter of 2020, the country's External...
A visitor is seen inside the Step Pyramid in Saqqara necropolis, Giza province, Egypt, March 5, 2020. Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly inaugurated on Thursday the Step Pyramid of Djoser in the Saqqara necropolis near the capital Cairo, after the completion of its restoration. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Egypt’s PM orders closure of parks, beaches to curb COVID-19 in coming holidays

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Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly ordered on Wednesday the full closure of all public parks, beaches and other gathering places during the coming holidays...
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Egypt’s PM expresses condolences to COVID-19 victim’s family

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Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Sunday expressed condolences to the family of a COVID-19 victim, the Egyptian cabinet said in a statement. ...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

COVID-19 cases in Iran surpass 71,000 as Turkey’s confirmed cases near 57,000

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Iran on Sunday reported 1,657 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 71,686 in the country, while Turkey's confirmed cases climbed to 56,956. ...
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’s COVID-19 cases mount to 2,065 with 159 deaths

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Egypt's Health Ministry confirmed on Sunday 126 new cases and 13 new deaths of COVID-19, raising the total number of cases registered in the...
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Egypt distributes free face masks amid COVID-19 outbreak

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The Egyptian armed forces started distributing free face masks to citizens in public places to curb the spread of COVID-19, an Egyptian official said...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

COVID-19 infections top 70,000 in Iran as Turkey confirms over 52,000 cases with speeding...

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As COVID-19 sweeps the Middle East, the two worst-hit countries in the region both suffer relentless spread, but witness different trends. In...

Egypt reports 145 new cases of COVID-19, 11 new deaths

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Egypt reported on Saturday 145 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 new deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to...
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Egypt’s top prosecutor orders investigation into protest of COVID-19 victim’s burial

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Egyptian Public Prosecutor Hamada al-Sawy on Saturday ordered an investigation after citizens attempted to prevent the burial of a doctor who died from COVID-19,...
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Egypt announces financial stimulus package to cushion COVID-19 impact

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced on Tuesday a package of financial stimulus to limit the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak on the...
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Egypt pledges support for Italy in confronting COVID-10 pandemic

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that his country is ready to provide Italy with the possible support to confront the coronavirus pandemic. ...
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Coronavirus cases in Egypt nudge 1,000

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Egypt confirmed on Friday eight COVID-19 deaths and 120 new cases, the largest daily figures since the outbreak of the infectious disease in the...
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World Bank provides US$7.9 million to Egypt to fight COVID-19

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The World Bank decided to provide Egypt 7.9 million U.S. dollars to fund emergency response activities to the coronavirus outbreak in the country, a...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Iran’s COVID-19 cases surpass 30,000; Turkey reports fast rise in infections

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Iran on Friday announced 144 new deaths from COVID-19 and 2,926 new cases of infection. Meanwhile, Turkey's number of COVID-19 infections kept rising fastly...
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Online cultural events entertain home-bound Egyptians amid coronavirus pandemic

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by Marwa Yahya Cairo Opera House organized an online concert on Thursday by famed Egyptian composer and pianist Omar Khairat amid a...