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20.08.2018
19:42 Ahram OnlineEgypt prosecutors refer six policemen to trial for torture of citizen in Cairo police station

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19:42 Ahram OnlineEgyptAir to increase flights to Egyptian holiday destinations in celebration of Eid Al-Adha

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05:43 IsraelNationalNews.ComEgypt tightens control of the internet

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi signs new law tightening the government's control of the internet.

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19.08.2018
23:20 BBCCoptic monks charged with bishop's murder in Egypt

Two Coptic Christian monks will stand trial in Egypt after a bishop was found bludgeoned to death.

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20:09 ReutersEgyptian monks sent to trial over killing of bishop

Two Christian monks have been sent to trial over the killing of a bishop in an Egyptian desert monastery last month, Alexandria's public prosecutor said on Sunday.

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19:59 Jerusalem PostEgyptian monks sent to trial over killing of bishop

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17:50 BBCEgyptAir hijack: Cyprus extradites suspect Seif al-Din Mustafa

An Egyptian man who diverted a plane to Cyprus is sent home after a two-year extradition battle.

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16:44 Telegraph.co.ukEgyptians to face jail for accessing banned websites 

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14:35 Aljazeera.NetCyprus extradites EgyptAir hijacker who took photos with hostages

Seif Eddin Mustafa was transferred to Egyptian custody and flown back to Cairo late on Saturday, authorities said.

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10:24 IsraelNationalNews.ComReport: Tension between Palestinian Authority and Egypt

Tension mounts between Egypt and Palestinian Authority after PA Chairman Abbas refuses to accept proposed Hamas-Israel peace agreement.

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01:58 BBCEgypt internet: Sisi ratifies law tightening control over websites

New laws means websites can be blocked if deemed a security threat, but critics say they crush dissent.

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00:13 ReutersCyprus hands Egyptian plane hijacker over to Cairo - statement

Cyprus has handed over to Cairo an Egyptian man who hijacked an airliner to the island in 2016 using a fake explosive belt, Egypt's state prosecutor said on Saturday, after a court ruling cleared the way for his extradition.

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18.08.2018
20:25 Aljazeera.NetEgypt's Sisi signs new law tightening government control online

Law imposes hefty fines, up to five years in prison for those who administer websites deemed to harm national interests.

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19:01 ReutersFor some Egyptians, camels make a bigger and better Eid sacrifice

Muslims often slaughter sheep at the annual Eid al-Adha "feast of the sacrifice" which falls next week, but some Egyptians are thinking bigger.

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16:31 BBCAncient Egypt: Cheese discovered in 3,200-year-old tomb

A new study says a substance found in broken jars by archaeologists is 3,200-year-old cheese.

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13:52 NewYork TimesMurder Mystery in Ancient Monastery Reverberates in Coptic Church

The death of Bishop Epiphanius, found in a pool of blood, has exposed simmering tensions in the cloistered world of Egypt’s ancient desert monasteries.

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11:54 NewYork TimesArchaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Cheese in an Egyptian Tomb

The cheese was found in a tomb that had been thought lost to shifting sands until it was rediscovered in 2010.

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17.08.2018
20:17 ReutersHigher living costs, fees force many Egyptians to drop haj plans

Mahmoud Aouni has always wanted to make the haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, an important religious duty for all Muslims, but says he might never be able to do so now because of Egypt's economic woes.

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15:38 IsraelNationalNews.ComChief of Staff: 30% uptick in Bedouin recruitment in one year

Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and other senior officers met with representatives of the Druze and Bedouin communities.

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15:36 Telegraph.co.ukScientists find 'world's oldest cheese' in a 3,300-year-old Egyptian tomb, but you can't eat it 

www.telegraph.co.uk for the latest news from the UK and around the world.

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14:31 Ahram OnlineEight killed in road accident in Egypt's Red Sea governorate

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01:40 BBCAncient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed

Forensic examination of a mummy shows the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe, scientists say.

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16.08.2018
22:55 Ahram OnlineEgypt's Sisi discusses solutions for Libya, Syria conflicts with France's Macron

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22:34 Ahram OnlineEgypt's Sisi discusses solutions for Libya, Syria conflicts with France's Macron

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21:41 Ahram OnlineMediation efforts in Gaza and Yemen conflicts: A Dual focus for Egypt

Gaza and Yemen emerge as Egypt’s major political and security concern in the weeks leading up to the UN General Assembly, set to convene next month in New York

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20:59 Ahram OnlineEgypt's tourism on the right track, says Colliers International

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20:05 ReutersEgypt finalizing details of long-term Hamas-Israel truce: source

Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live.

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19:23 Ynet.Co.ilIsraeli official confirms Egypt intelligence head meeting with Netanyahu

The head of Egyptian intelligence, Abbas Kamel, visited Israel as a guest of National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat. He met in Tel Aviv with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Shin Bet Director Argaman to discuss long-term ceasefire deal with Hamas.

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18:40 Jerusalem PostEgyptian source confirm head of Egyptian intelligence visits Tel Aviv

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17:58 IsraelNationalNews.ComReport: Egypt offers Israel direct negotiations with Hamas

PA sources say Egypt seeks to have Israeli, Hamas delegations in the same building during cease-fire negotiations.

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16:12 Ahram OnlineEgypt's Sisi approves USAID grant to improve water services

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14:06 Ahram OnlinePre-qualification for Grand Egyptian Museum complex facilities management extended

Construction work on the first phase of the Grand Egyptian Museum is scheduled to be completed by end of 2018 and the museum opened in the first quarter of 2019

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13:55 Ahram OnlineEgypt's railway introduces mobile application for ticket booking

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09:38 Ynet.Co.ilEgypt's intel head said to have met Israeli officials in Tel Aviv

Al-Hayat newspaper reports that Abbas Kamel visited the city on Wednesday in a bid to flesh out the final details of an Egyptian-brokered long-term ceasefire with Hamas after months of daily skirmishes; Palestinian official says deal deal may be signed on Friday.

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07:19 IsraelNationalNews.ComReport: Egypt's intelligence chief visited Israel

Arab newspaper reports Egypt's intelligence chief visited Tel Aviv to discuss Gaza agreement.

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15.08.2018
21:45 Ahram OnlineEgypt's central bank expected to keep interest rates steady despite Turkish lira crisis: Analysts

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18:14 ReutersIsrael lets food, commercial goods back into Gaza as Egypt seeks truce

Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a sign of an easing of tensions as neighboring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian enclave's dominant armed faction.

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16:59 Ahram OnlineEgypt's unemployment rate drops to 9.9% in Q2 of 2018: CAPMAS

The unemployment rate was 10.6 percent in the first quarter of 2018

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13:32 L.A. TimesThe Human rights situation in Egypt is getting worse. Could withholding American military aid help?

The pattern over the last five years has been consistent: The U.S. withholds military aid from Egypt, citing human rights concerns, only to eventually release the funds before any substantial improvement.
The first time was under President Obama’s administration in 2013. The United States suspended...

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13:32 L.A. TimesEgypt's summertime escape: White sand beaches and designer cocktails, but no room for the public

Kiki’s Beach Bar offers cool breezes and $14 designer cocktails. But good luck getting in — unless you’re famous, or, better yet, know someone who works the door.
But exclusivity, of course, is a draw for Cairo’s junior beau monde, which on Thursday afternoons this time of year decamps north to...

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11:34 ReutersIsrael lets food, goods back into Gaza as Egypt pushes truce

Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a sign of an easing of tensions as neighboring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian enclave's dominant armed faction.

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14.08.2018
20:24 Aljazeera.NetEgypt arrests 13 on anniversary of 2013 'Rabaa massacre'

Alleged Muslim Brotherhood members arrested including some who had been sentenced in absentia to 10 to 15 years in jail.

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19:01 Ahram OnlineEgypt's prosecution detains 6 'terrorist elements' over failed church attack

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16:25 Ahram OnlineEgyptian, international football legends to play friendly, says former Egypt striker Mido

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16:04 Ahram OnlineEgyptian, international football stars to play friendly, says former Egypt striker Mido

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11:12 Aljazeera.NetEgypt: Five years since 'Rabaa massacre'

Half a decade after deadly crackdown of supporters of ex-president Morsi, human rights activists still call for probe.

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09:46 Aljazeera.NetEgypt marks five years since 'Rabaa massacre'

Human Rights Watch said attack on a sit-in protest of Mohamed Morsi supporters in Cairo in 2013, was 'the largest mass killing in Egypt's modern history'.

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13.08.2018
22:58 IsraelNationalNews.ComIsrael to build new towns for Bedouin, disabled

Cabinet approves towns in the Galilee and the Negev to serve Bedouin and disabled populations.

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22:04 ReutersIsraeli PM Netanyahu met Egypt's al-Sisi to discuss Gaza: Channel Ten News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret summit with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt in May to discuss a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Israel's Channel Ten News said on Monday.

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20:41 ReutersEgypt voices concern over Red Sea security after Houthi attack

Egypt's president said on Monday Cairo was deeply concerned about security in the Red Sea following an attack by Yemen's Houthis on two oil tankers that forced Saudi Arabia to suspend crude shipments temporarily through the strait of Bab al-Mandab.

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20:31 Jerusalem PostEgypt voices concern over Red Sea security after Houthi attack

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20:20 NewYork TimesLens: A Portrait of an Egyptian Neighborhood Breathing Toxic Dust

A photo essay by Mohamed Mahdy shows what it’s like when your next-door neighbor is a cement factory that belches toxic dust.

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20:01 Ahram OnlineRemembering Egyptian economist and Marxist thinker Samir Amin

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15:37 ReutersEgypt raid kills six suspected militants, interior ministry says

Egyptian security forces killed six suspected militants in a raid on a house on the outskirts of Cairo, an interior ministry statement said on Monday.

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15:16 Aljazeera.NetEgypt: Rights group demands probe of 2013 'Rabaa massacre'

Human Rights Watch wants international inquiry into killing of Mohamed Morsi supporters during sit-in protest in Cairo.

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14:09 Ahram OnlineEgypt police kill six terrorists in shootout in Cairo's 6 October City: Ministry

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13:48 Ahram Online5 members of same family killed in Upper Egypt building collapse

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12:00 Ahram OnlineEgypt court sentences 3 to death in Ansar Al-Sharia case

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12:00 Ahram OnlineEgypt police reveal identity of bomber behind failed attack on Qalioubiya church

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02:22 IsraelNationalNews.ComEgypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life

Egyptian court sentences Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide to life in prison on accusations of inciting violence.

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12.08.2018
21:29 ReutersEgypt arrests seven alleged militants tied to failed church bombing

Egyptian security forces have arrested seven alleged militants suspected of involvement in a foiled church bombing outside Cairo on Saturday, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

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17:22 Jerusalem PostCourt jails Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader for life

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17:21 ReutersCourt jails Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader for life: sources

The head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and other leaders of the banned group were sentenced to life in prison on Sunday, judicial sources said, on charges of incitement to murder and violence during protests five years ago.

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16:24 Ahram OnlineEgypt's Real Estate Tax Authority releases booklet outlining conditions for exemption

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15:00 ReutersEgyptian forces kills 12 suspected militants in Sinai: agency

Egyptian security forces have killed 12 suspected militants in raids on their hideouts in north Sinai, state news agency MENA reported on Sunday, the latest in a campaign to uproot armed Islamists behind a wave of violence in the area.

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14:51 Jerusalem PostEgyptian forces kills 12 suspected militants in Sinai, state news says

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14:10 Ahram OnlineEgypt's police forces kill 12 'terrorists' in shootout in North Sinai's Al-Arish city

Police forces received information that a group of “terrorist elements” were using an area of deserted land as a hideout, an interior ministry statement read

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12:25 Aljazeera.NetAl Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein spends 600th day in Egyptian prison

Hussein has been jailed in Cairo without charge since December 2016 after returning from Qatar to visit his family.

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10:12 Aljazeera.NetAl Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein spends 600th day in Egyptian jail

Qatar-based network demands release of its journalist, who has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail.

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10:04 IsraelNationalNews.ComBedouin woman shot in suspected 'honor killing'

Divorced Bedouin mother of 7 shot outside her house in suspected 'honor killing.'

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01:18 BBCEgypt: Defrocked monk charged with killing Coptic bishop

Egyptian Bishop Epiphanius was found dead at his monastery in a case that shocked the Coptic Church.

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11.08.2018
20:40 ReutersFormer monk held on charges of killing bishop at Egyptian monastery

Egypt's public prosecutor has detained a disgraced monk on charges of killing a bishop at a desert monastery, his lawyer said on Saturday, in a case that has rocked the Coptic community, the Middle East's biggest Christian minority.

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16:51 ReutersEgypt security forces thwart church bombing: state television

Egyptian security forces have thwarted a suicide bomb attack on a church just outside of Cairo, state television said on Saturday.

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15:59 Ahram OnlineCORRECTED: 26 tourists rescued from sinking boat off Egypt's Hurghada

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15:59 Ahram OnlineBREAKING: Egyptian police foil bomb attack on church north of Cairo, casualties unknown

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15:27 ReutersEgypt security forces thwart bombing of church: state television

Egyptian security forces have thwarted an attempted attack on a church just outside of Cairo, state television said on Saturday.

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10.08.2018
21:49 BBCHala Shiha: Egyptian actress returns without the hijab

Egyptian actress Hala Shiha, who retired in 2005, marks her comeback on social media.

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21:39 Ahram OnlineEgypt's Zamalek say taking Arab tournament seriously

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20:27 Ahram OnlineEgypt's real estate tax countdown begins

On Thursday, the finance ministry extended the deadline to pay the real estate tax from 15 Aug to 15 Oct to alleviate crowding at tax offices. This Ahram Weekly report was published a day before the extension was announced

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19:45 Ahram OnlineUpper Egypt's Sohag National Museum set to open after 29 years under 'Pharaoh's curse'

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15:37 Ahram OnlineEgypt central bank dismisses reports it planned to freeze accounts over unpaid real estate taxes

A CBE official said an investigation has been launched to uncover the source of the false report

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09.08.2018
21:58 Ahram OnlineMulti-pronged development in Egypt’s Sinai

Ahmed Eleiba reports on the role played by the Armed Forces to develop Sinai

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17:24 Ahram OnlineOperation Sinai 2018: Paving the way for development

The state continues to try to strike a balance between combating terrorism and developing Sinai

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13:40 Ahram OnlineEgypt's economy has improved after applying reforms: Central bank governor

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13:40 Ahram OnlineEgypt finance ministry extends deadline for payment of real estate tax

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09:13 IsraelNationalNews.ComEgypt seals deal for Israeli gas import

In a massive deal affecting both diplomacy and economics, Egypt has signed an agreement to begin importing Israeli gas starting next year

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05:29 Jerusalem PostReport: Egypt trying to obtain ceasefire in Gaza deterioration

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08.08.2018
14:55 Ahram OnlineEgypt PM inaugurates 41st meeting of AACB in Sharm El-Sheikh

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06:08 IsraelNationalNews.ComEgypt backs Saudi Arabia in row with Canada

Egypt says it stands in solidarity with Saudi Arabia against foreign interference in its domestic affairs.

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00:54 ReutersEgypt says it supports Saudi Arabia in rights row with Canada

Egypt said on Tuesday it supported Saudi Arabia in a political row with Canada, and stood in "solidarity" with the Gulf Arab kingdom against foreign interference in its domestic affairs.

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00:45 Jerusalem PostEgypt says it supports Saudi Arabia in rights row with Canada

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07.08.2018
20:25 Ahram OnlineEgyptAir flight makes emergency landing in Dublin after passenger suffers health problems

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19:21 NewYork TimesNonfiction: The Failure of Egypt’s Revolution

David D. Kirkpatrick’s “Into the Hands of the Soldiers” describes the heady days when democracy seemed a possibility in Egypt.

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06.08.2018
16:58 Ahram OnlineUPDATED: Nine injured in a car explosion in Egypt's Giza

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14:28 ReutersIsraeli minister says Egypt bears equal responsibility for Gaza

Egypt bears as much responsibility for the Gaza Strip as Israel does, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Monday, in remarks that could upset Cairo as it tries to avoid being drawn back into the Palestinian enclave while brokering truce talks there.

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13:34 ReutersCar explodes in central Cairo, injuring 13 people

A car exploded in central Cairo on Monday after colliding with a microbus, injuring 13 people, the Egyptian health ministry said.

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11:36 ReutersCar explodes in central Cairo, cause unclear

An explosion destroyed a car near a bridge in central Cairo on Monday after a collision, a health ministry spokesman said.

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11:28 Jerusalem PostExplosions heard in Cairo after vehicle catches fire in Cairo

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10:10 ReutersVehicle catches fire in Cairo, explosion heard

A vehicle caught fire near a bridge in the Egyptian capital Cairo, state television said on Monday.

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05.08.2018
22:52 Telegraph.co.ukCzech man dies after Red Sea shark attack off Egyptian coast

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