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Israeli foreign minister arrived in Egypt for Gaza ‘permanent ceasefire’ talks

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi arrived in Cairo on Sunday to discuss with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry the establishment of a “permanent ceasefire” between Israel and Hamas, the group that governs the besieged Gaza Strip. Ashkenazi tweeted in Arabic, English and Hebrew that his Cairo trip is “the first formal visit of an Israeli […]

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11 dead, 98 injured after train derails in Egypt

Eleven people were killed and 98 injured after a train derailed near Egypt’s Toukh city, north of Cairo on Sunday. More than 50 ambulances were dispatched by the Ministry of Health to rescue the injured from the crash. The Egyptian Railways Authority said it was still investigating why the train, which was heading from Cairo […]

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Egypt parades royal mummies through Cairo on way to new museum

A grand parade of 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies in special capsules across the capital Cairo on Saturday to a new museum home where they can be displayed in greater splendour. The convoy transported 18 kings and four queens, mostly from the New Kingdom, from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square to the […]

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Egypt: 20 killed, 24 injured as massive fire engulfs Cairo cloth factory

At least twenty people died and twenty-four others were injured on Thursday in a clothing factory fire on the eastern outskirts of the Egyptian capital. The cause of the blaze, which ripped through the four-storey plant in Obour, an outlying district of the greater Cairo area, was not immediately known, according to a statement released […]

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Egypt to cut highway across the pyramids plateau raising concerns

Egypt is building two highways across the pyramids plateau outside Cairo, reviving and expanding a project that was suspended in the 1990s after an international outcry. The Great Pyramids, Egypt’s top tourist destination, are the sole survivor of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the plateau is a UNESCO world heritage site. The […]