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Hariri goes to Egypt and Kuwait before returning to Beirut

French sources said Saad Hariri will travel to Egypt and Kuwait before returning to Beirut. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri went to Paris on Friday at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron from Riyadh. According to his French sources, he is to travel to Egypt...

Egypt is building the world’s largest solar power station

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has completed a $ 653 million loan package to finance the construction of 13 solar power plants near Aswan, southern Egypt. And decides to be part of the world's largest solar farm. The program...

New ancient mummy in Egypt

The Egyptian authorities stated that an ancient mummy was found in the Coptic monastery. The Ministry of Antiquities of Egypt told about the discovery of the ancient Egyptian mummies of the Hellenistic period, in the Coptic monastery of Dair el Banat in the Fayum oasis. According...

8 civilians, 2 soldiers killed in IS-linked militants ambush in Egypt

Eight civilians and two soldiers have been killed in an ambush by militants affiliated with the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Press TV reports. Security officials said militants from the Velayat Sinai terrorist group, previously known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, ambushed a...

Hamas hands over Egypt border crossing to Palestinian Authority control

Hamas hands over Egypt border crossing to PA as part of reconciliation agreement -- The Islamist group Hamas on Wednesday began handing control of the Gaza Strip’s border crossings with Israel and Egypt to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Reuters reported, citing witnesses. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/925622097661038592 The move...

Egyptian Air Force strikes militants shelter in southwestern Cairo, reports

Egypt's air force struck a blow to the shelter of militants. As a result of the attack, the "large number of terrorist elements" responsible for the killing of 16 policemen on October 20, 2017, was destroyed, Egyptian state television reported. According to him, the Air...

Egyptian police arrested 12 suspected militants

Egyptian police have arrested 12 suspected militants in the southwestern province of Fayoum near Cairo. The Interior Ministry said the militants were members of the Hasm movement linked with outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Police also seized 13 weapons and two explosive devices. The arrests came a few...

In Egypt, death toll from security forces, Hasm militant group clashes rises to 54

The death toll from a shootout between security forces and a militant group known as Hasm in Western Egypt has risen to at least 54. 20 police officers and 34 conscripts were killed in the gun battle which erupted after government troops were attacked en...

Egypt, militants clashes left at least 58 security forces dead

In a shootout with militants, in the west of Egypt, 58 security forces were killed, reported on early Saturday law enforcement agencies of the country. According to preliminary data, among the dead are 23 officers and 35 conscript soldiers. According to the Rossiya 24 television channel,...

16 Egyptian policemen killed in shootout with terrorists near Cairo

At least sixteen police officers were killed in a shoot-out during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt's Western desert, two security sources said on Friday, as reported Reuters. A number of terrorists were also killed in the shootout, a security official was...

24 militants, 6 soldiers killed in attacks on military outposts in Sinai

At least 24 militants and six soldiers were killed on Sunday in attacks on military outposts in North Sinai, reported Reuters citing the Egyptian military saying in a statement. The statement did not give details, but security and medical sources said about 20 members of...

Hundreds of people killed or injured in Egypt army checkpoint attack — reports

The Arab media reported Sunday evening that several people were killed and hundreds injured in an attack on an Egyptian army checkpoint in northern Sinai, reported Reuters adding that the report has yet to have been confirmed by officials. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/919619368731971585 https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/919617767845912577 Egyptians security and medical officials say...

Gunmen attack in checkpoint in Sinai, Egypt killed 6 soldiers

Six Egyptian soldiers were killed on Friday when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula where Egypt is fighting an insurgency, reported Reuters citing an army statement as saying. “Armed terrorists attacked one of the security checkpoints in Arish city, using handbombs and firearms,”...

Egypt extends state of emergency for 3 months

Egypt has extended a state of emergency for another three months, starting Friday, Reuters said, citing a statement published by the official gazette on Thursday. Cairo first imposed the state of emergency in April after two church bombings killed at least 45 people. It was...

Egypt sentences 13 militants to death over terror charges

An Egyptian court sentenced on Sunday 13 members of a disbanded militant group to death over charges of involvement in terrorist attacks on security forces, official MENA news agency reported. Giza Criminal Court referred the files of 13 members of Ajnad Misr, known as "Soldiers...

Civil rights activists called UNESCO to reject the candidacy of Egypt’s nominee to head the organization

A group of civil rights activists have called on UNESCO to reject the candidacy of Egypt's nominee to head the organization. They allege Moushira Khattab has been complicit in Cairo’s violations of the UN agency’s principals. Six Egyptian rights groups accuse Khattab of being silent...

Bodies of 21 Egyptian Christians killed by Islamic State in Libya recovered, reports

The bodies of 21 Egyptian Christians killed by Islamic State in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte have been recovered, the attorney general's office said on Friday. The bodies were found in the same orange jumpsuits the victims were wearing when they were filmed being...

7 people arrested in Egypt after raising rainbow flag at concert

Egyptian police arrested seven people on Monday after they were seen raising a rainbow flag at a concert, security sources said, in a rare public show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the conservative Muslim country.

US will consider resuming halted military aid to Egypt — Trump

The United States, which last month decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million over human rights concerns, will consider resuming some suspended military assistance, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday. Asked if he would restart military...

Egyptian, Saudi warplanes take part in joint war games

Warplanes from allies Egypt and Saudi Arabia have begun joint war games that are coinciding with separate drills between Egypt and both the US and Russia. Thursday’s announcement by Egypt’s official MENA news agency says the Saudi-Egyptian games are being held in Egypt and will...

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