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Egypt sends building equipment to begin Gaza reconstruction

Reuters
Egypt has sent a convoy of engineers and building equipment to Gaza to begin reconstruction in the Palestinian enclave after the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Egyptian state television reported on Friday. Dozens of bulldozers, cranes and trucks flying Egyptian flags lined up along the border to begin crossing into the Gaza......

UK adds seven countries to travel “red list”, including Egypt, Sri Lanka

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Britain added seven countries, including Egypt and Sri Lanka, to its “red list” of destinations that require hotel quarantine on return to England on Thursday, in a review that also saw Portugal move from “green” to “amber”. No countries were added to the quarantine-free green list. The full list of......

Egypt lifts coronavirus restrictions from June 1, cabinet says

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Egypt will lift restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including easing the early closure of shops and restaurants, from Tuesday, the cabinet said. Since May 6, stores, malls and restaurants had to close by 9 p.m. after a rise in infections. read more Egypt imposed strict measures......

Israel and Hamas agree Gaza truce, to be monitored by Egypt

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Israel and Hamas will cease fire across the Gaza Strip border as of 2 a.m. on Friday (2300 GMT on Thursday), the Palestinian Islamist faction and Egyptian state TV said, bringing a potentially tenuous halt to the fiercest fighting in years. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said his security......

Egypt sends ambulances to pick up wounded from Gaza

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Palestinians gather as rescuers search for victims at the site of a destroyed house in the aftermath of Israeli air strikes, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza City, on May 15, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem Egypt sent 10 ambulances into Gaza on Saturday to pick up casualties of Israeli......

France to sell Egypt 30 fighter jets in $4.5 bln deal -report

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France is in advanced talks to sell 30 Rafale fighter jets to Egypt, a government source said on Monday, in a 3.75 billion euro ($4.5 billion) deal which investigative website Disclose said could be sealed as soon as Tuesday. President Emmanuel Macron said in December he would not make the......

Egypt projects 7.1% increase in debt financing needs in 2021/22

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FILE PHOTO: A view of the city skyline and River Nile from Cairo tower building in the capital of Cairo, Egypt December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/File Photo CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt expects its debt financing needs to rise by 7.1% to 1.068 trillion Egyptian pounds ($68.1 billion) in the......

Artist Creates Humorous And Fun Comics About Ancient Egypt (136 Pics)

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Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in ancient Egypt? Well, Tut Comics can show you exactly that with a humorous twist.  Tut Comics create fun and entertaining illustrations showing characters living in ancient Egypt, interacting with Gods like Ra, Bastet, Anubis, and many more. The characters......

Qatar National Bank’s Q1 net profit falls 7% as provisions climb

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DUBAI, April 11 (Reuters) – Qatar National Bank (QNB) , the biggest lender in the Gulf, said on Sunday its first quarter net profit fell by 7% from a year earlier to 3.3 billion riyals ($906 million) as it booked 1.4 billion riyals in “precautionary” loan loss provisions. The bank’s......

Egypt postpones tender for license to make cigarettes – sources

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A man smokes a Cleopatra cigarette, produced by Eastern Company SAE, at a cafe in Cairo, Egypt, on October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s has postponed a tender for a licence to manufacture conventional and electronic cigarettes, two sources in companies selling tobacco there......

Suez canal ends shipping backlog: statement

Reuters
CAIRO (Reuters) – Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said that all 422 ships stranded by the grounding of the giant container ship Ever Given passed through the canal by Saturday, ending the backlog caused by the blockage. Reporting by Moamen Said Atallah; writing by Mahmoud Mourad; editing by John Stonestreet Source......

Suez Canal shipping backlog to end on Saturday – canal authority

Reuters
CAIRO (Reuters) – The last ships stranded by the grounding of a giant container vessel in the Suez Canal should pass through the waterway on Saturday, according to the canal authority, which said an investigation into the incident would report its findings soon. Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal......

Suez Canal shipping backlog to end on Saturday – canal authority

Reuters
CAIRO (Reuters) – The last ships stranded by the grounding of a giant container vessel in the Suez Canal should pass through the waterway on Saturday, according to the canal authority, which said an investigation into the incident would report its findings soon. Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal......

Majestic Cairo parade as Egyptian mummies move museum

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CAIRO (Reuters) – A grand parade will convey 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies in specially designed capsules across the capital Cairo on Saturday to a new museum home where they can be displayed in greater splendour. The convoy will transport 18 kings and four queens, mostly from the New Kingdom,......

Egypt mummies to pass through Cairo in ancient rulers’ parade

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“The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has done its best to make sure that the mummies have been stabilised, conserved, and are packed in a climate-controlled environment,” said Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To......

Suez Canal says close to clearing backlog after ship dislodged

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A container ship sails at the Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt March 31, 2021. Suez Canal Authority/Handout via REUTERS CAIRO (Reuters) – The Suez Canal said on Friday it was close to clearing a backlog of shipping that built up when a giant container ship was grounded in the waterway.......

Take Five: Spring in the step

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1/ SPRING MEETINGS FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund logo is seen inside the headquarters at the end of the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington, U.S., October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo Financial policymakers from around the globe are preparing to convene — virtually of course — for the springtime......

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