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Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit (C) attends an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, on Feb. 1, 2020. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said here on Saturday that his authority informed the Israeli and U.S. sides that it will "cut all relations" with them over the recently released U.S. peace plan. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Arab League chief blames Israel for escalation of violence

Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul-Gheit has blamed Israel for the recent escalation of violence and urged the United Nations Security Council to intervene. "During...
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US-led alliance reports attack on military base in Iraq

An air attack targeted a military base hosting international forces in western Iraq, causing no casualties, a US-led alliance fighting Islamic State militants said...
People wearing masks walk on the street in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 7, 2020. Turkey reported 1,185 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 238,450, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Egypt and Turkey to hold talks to mend ties

Egypt and Turkey are to hold talks on Wednesday to resolve long-running tensions between the two rival countries. The talks to be held over two...

Toll in latest Egyptian train derailment rises to 23

The death toll in a weekend train derailment near Cairo has reached 23, according to Egyptian prosecutors. Earlier, the Health Ministry had said 11 people...
18 April 2021, Egypt, Sandahur: A man inspects the damaged wagons of a passenger train that derailed at the village of Sandahur near Banha in Qalyubia Governorate. Eight carriages of the train derailed injuring at least 109 people, according to figures released by local authorities. Photo: Sayed Hassan/dpa

Ministry confirms 11 dead and 98 injured in train derailment in Egypt

A passenger train on Sunday derailed near Cairo, killing 11 people, the Egyptian Health Ministry said, in what is the latest in a series...

Passenger train derails in Egypt, 15 injured

(dpa) - A passenger train has derailed in northern Egypt, injuring 15 people, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, less than a month after...
FILED - A boy observes two tugboats taking part in the refloating operation carried out to free the "Ever Given" container ship while it was stuck in the Suez Canal last month. The Suez Canal is ready to accept an out-of-court settlement with a massive container ship that blocked the vital waterway for almost a week last month, an Egyptian official has said. Photo: Samuel Mohsen/dpa

Suez Canal OK with out-of-court settlement after Ever Given backup

(dpa) – The Suez Canal is ready to accept an out-of-court settlement with a massive container ship that blocked the vital waterway for almost...
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Egyptian archaeologists hail discovery of 3,000-year-old ‘lost city’

(dpa) – An expedition of Egyptian archaeologists has unearthed a 3,000-year-old "lost city" in present-day Luxor, a discovery that is being described as one...
Cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal freed A worker waves the Egyptian flag as the "Ever Given" container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation, sails with tugboats through the Suez Canal, after it was fully freed and floated. Egypt's Suez Canal Authority announced that the stranded massive container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week, has been fully dislodged and successfully floating in the canal. (best quality available) Photo: -/Suez Canal Authority/dpa

Experts begin investigation into Suez Canal blockage

(dpa) – A team of experts on Wednesday started an investigation into what caused a huge container ship to block the Suez Canal for...
A ship sails along the waterway of the Suez Canal after the resumption of the navigation traffic following the partial refloating of the "Ever Given", a container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation. The state-run Suez Canal Authority (SCA) reported that eight tugboats are trying to shift the Panamanian supertanker after it ran aground in the southern end of the Suez Canal and blocked the traffic in both directions. The ship turned sideways in the Canal, while on route from China to Rotterdam, due to reduced visibility that resulted from a dust storm hitting the area, according to SCA. Photo: Ahmed Shaker/dpa

Hope rises for Suez reopening after massive ship partially refloated

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dpa/GNA - A container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week was partially refloated on Monday, raising hopes that...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Ethiopia’s unilateral actions over disputed Nile dam to result in negative repercussions – Egypt

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Ethiopia's unilateral actions over the filling and operation of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will have "massive negative repercussions," Egypt's Minister of...
27 March 2021, Egypt, Suez: A general view of "Ever Given", a container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation which is currently stuck in the Suez canal, during a tugging attempt to re-float it. The state-run Suez Canal Authority (SCA) announced that nearly 17,000 cubic meters of sand have been dredged around the ship after navigation through the Suez Canal has been temporarily suspended until the full refloating of the Panamanian massive cargo vessel which ran aground on Tuesday in the southern end of the Suez Canal and blocked the traffic in both directions. The ship turned sideways in the Canal, while on the route from China to Rotterdam, due to reduced visibility that resulted from a dust storm hitting the area, according to SCA. Photo: Fadell Dawod/dpa

Egypt races to free supertanker from banks of Suez as vessels reroute

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dpa/GNA – The pressure is mounting on Egypt to dislodge a massive container ship which has blocked the Suez Canal since Tuesday, as...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Egypt and United States diplomats discuss efforts to revive talks over Ethiopia’s Nile dam

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Egypt's Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Hamdi Sanad Loza held talks on Saturday with U.S. special envoy for Sudan Donald Booth on efforts...
A ship sails along the waterway of the Suez Canal after the resumption of the navigation traffic following the partial refloating of the "Ever Given", a container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation. The state-run Suez Canal Authority (SCA) reported that eight tugboats are trying to shift the Panamanian supertanker after it ran aground in the southern end of the Suez Canal and blocked the traffic in both directions. The ship turned sideways in the Canal, while on route from China to Rotterdam, due to reduced visibility that resulted from a dust storm hitting the area, according to SCA. Photo: Ahmed Shaker/dpa

Suez Canal halts shipping as efforts continue to refloat stuck vessel

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dpa/GNA - Egypt on Thursday announced the full suspension of shipping in the Suez Canal, where efforts are under way to refloat a...
A ship sails along the waterway of the Suez Canal after the resumption of the navigation traffic following the partial refloating of the "Ever Given", a container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation. The state-run Suez Canal Authority (SCA) reported that eight tugboats are trying to shift the Panamanian supertanker after it ran aground in the southern end of the Suez Canal and blocked the traffic in both directions. The ship turned sideways in the Canal, while on route from China to Rotterdam, due to reduced visibility that resulted from a dust storm hitting the area, according to SCA. Photo: Ahmed Shaker/dpa

Efforts under way to refloat grounded container in Suez Canal

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dpa/GNA – Tug boats are trying to refloat a container ship that ran aground in the Suez Canal on Tuesday, disrupting the traffic...
21 March 2021, Syria, Atarib: A Syrian man receives medical attention after he was injured in a shelling that was allegedly carried out by Syrian government forces on a hospital in the town of Atarib, located in the western countryside of Aleppo Province. At least five civilians were reportedly killed in the attack, while several others were wounded. Photo: Anas Alkharboutli/dpa

Five civilians killed as rockets hit hospital in Syria’s Aleppo

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dpa/GNA – At least five civilians were killed after a shelling by Syrian government forces hit a hospital in western Aleppo on Sunday,...
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Qatar’s minimum wage for migrant workers comes into effect

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dpa/GNA - Legislation setting a minimum wage for migrant workers came into effect in Qatar on Saturday, as part of major changes to...
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Vaccines raise hope as COVID-19 continues to ravage Middle East

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Iraqi nurse Safaa al-Din Kareem compares the China-donated Sinopharm vaccine as a "lifesaving guard" for the war-torn country. "The vaccine came at the right time,"...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Egyptian president and Sudanese FM discuss disputed Nile dam

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held talks on Tuesday with visiting Sudanese Foreign Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) built on...
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Egypt approves Sputnik V vaccine for emergency use

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The Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA) approved Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in Egypt, the country's drug regulator said in a statement...
Photo taken on Sept. 6, 2020, at the special area for public health and epidemic prevention of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services shows inactivated COVID-19 vaccines developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm). (Photo by Weng Qiyu/People’s Daily Online)

Egypt and Arab League receive 1st batch of China-aided COVID-19 vaccines

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The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines provided by China for Egypt and the General Secretariat of Arab League arrived here early Tuesday. ...
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Egypt begins mass Covid-19 vaccination with shots for medical workers

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dpa/GNA - Egypt kicked off its long-awaited Covid-19 vaccination campaign on Sunday, as the Arab world's most populous country continues to record daily...
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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...