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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...
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Egypt approves US$200 million job-creation loan from World Bank

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday ratified a loan of 200 million U.S. dollars from the World Bank to create more job opportunities...
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 coronavirus death toll surpasses 2,000; Chinese-built lab inaugurated to improve Iraq’s testing capability

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Iran's death toll from COVID-19 passed 2,000 on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a new lab built by China was inaugurated in Iraq to help it cope...
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Egypt’s COVID-19 cases hit 456 with 21 deaths

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The Egyptian Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that the total discovered cases of locals and foreigners infected with COVID-19 have reached 456 so far,...
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Egypt confirms 13 new COVID-19 cases

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Egypt announced on Friday that 13 new cases were tested positive for COVID-19 inside the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to...
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)

Death toll from coronavirus in Iran passes 500, as most Mideastern countries report rise...

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The death toll from COVID-19 passed 500 in Iran on Friday, while most countries in the Middle East reported rise in the number of...
The 52nd and 53rd Beidou Navigation Satellite System satellites take off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province, on Dec 16, 2019. Photo by Zou Sen from People’s Daily Online

Egypt to use Chinese institution’s satellite launching stations

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The Egyptian government has approved the request of the county's space agency to contract with a Chinese institution for using its satellite launching stations. The...
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Iran frees 70,000 prisoners amid raging COVID-19 epidemic

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Iran on Monday announced the release of 70,000 prisoners in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while some countries in the Middle...
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)

2nd Iranian lawmaker dies of COVID-19, while some countries in Mideast take new precautionary...

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An Iranian lawmaker died of COVID-19 infection on Saturday as the epidemic claimed 21 more lives in the country. Several countries in the Middle...
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Egypt confirms 3rd case of novel coronavirus

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Egypt's Health Ministry and the World Health Organization said in a joint statement Thursday that an Egyptian citizen was tested positive for the novel...
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)

Arab FMs reject voice opposition against Ethiopia’s dam project

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Arab foreign ministers on Wednesday expressed their rejection of harming Egypt's historical rights to the Nile River water by the construction of the Grand...
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Egypt inaugurates Step Pyramid after full restoration

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Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly inaugurated on Thursday the Step Pyramid of Djoser in the Saqqara necropolis near the capital Cairo, after the completion...
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Egypt army says executes top terrorist

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The leading Islamist terrorist Hesham al-Ashmawy, who has been convicted of orchestrating several high-profile attacks, was executed on Wednesday, Egypt's armed forces said in...
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Abdelmounaim Bah appointed as CAF Acting General Secretary

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Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Tuesday that Abdelmounaim Bah was appointed as the organization's Acting General Secretary. "Following discussions by...
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, U.S. presidents discuss ways to settle Nile Dam dispute

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday discussed over the phone the latest developments in resolving the dispute over...
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 desire to fill controversial dam contradicts international laws – Sameh Shoukry

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that Ethiopia cannot start filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) until "an agreement is reached with the...
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 rejects Ethiopia’s justification for not signing Nile dam deal

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Egypt on Sunday rejected Ethiopia's recent statement justifying its absence from the talks over its giant Nile River dam project and its decline to...
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)

U.S.-sponsored talks on Nile dam bring no deal

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As Egypt announced Saturday it has signed in Washington a U.S.-sponsored agreement regarding Ethiopia's controversial giant dam, Ethiopia expressed disappointment over the move that...
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 calls for immediate cease-fire in northwestern Syria

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Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit on Saturday called for "immediate cease-fire" between all warring parties in northwestern Syria, the Cairo-based pan-Arab organization said...
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 inks U.S.-sponsored Nile dam deal despite Ethiopia’s absence

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Egypt signed in Washington a U.S.-sponsored agreement regarding Ethiopia's giant dam built on the Nile River and urged Ethiopia and Sudan to follow suit,...
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)

Nile talks stalemate as Ethiopia rejects U.S.-sponsored deal

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As Egypt announced Saturday it had signed in Washington a U.S.-sponsored agreement on Ethiopia's controversial giant dam, as Ethiopia expressed disappointment over the...
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Egypt’s only COVID-19 case leaves hospital after quarantine, negative test

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Egypt's only announced case of COVID-19, known as the novel coronavirus, was discharged from hospital after the quarantine period was over and the case...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Egypt committed to Nile dam talks in Washington despite Ethiopia’s retreat

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Egypt is committed to the course of negotiations sponsored by the United States and the World Bank regarding on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...
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Initiative for planting 1 million trees raises Egyptians’ awareness of sustainable development

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by Marwa Yahya Under the theme "fruitful trees, fruitful life," an Egyptian engineer has made enormous efforts after he launched an initiative...
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Egypt and Huawei plan ICT training for talented students

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Egypt's Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chinese corporation Huawei have discussed plans to provide training to develop the skills of Egyptian...
This file photo shows ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak at a court in Cairo.

Egypt holds military funeral for former president Mubarak

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Egypt held a military funeral on Wednesday for the country's former president Hosni Mubarak who died on Tuesday at the age of 91. ...
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Egypt’s Suez Canal revenues hit US$5.8 billion in fiscal year 2018-19

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The revenues of the traffic fees of Egypt's Suez Canal reached 5.8 billion U.S. dollars in the fiscal year 2018-2019, said the canal's authority...
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EgyptAir delays resumption of flights to China

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EgyptAir, the flag carrier of Egypt, said on Wednesday it would postpone the resumption of flight to and from China for "technical restrictions." ...
Photo taken on Feb. 8 shows workers busy with production of medical protective supplies in a workshop of a local company in Xiantao, central China’s Hubei Province. (Hou Linliang/People’s Daily)

China combats coronavirus crisis professionally

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China is combating the COVID-19 outbreak professionally and effectively, Egyptian experts said during a forum held on Tuesday in Egyptian capital Cairo. ...