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  • Egyptian visual artist Nadia Serry has been awarded first prize at the fifth International Art Biennale in Ecuador.The winning work, The Nile River, is composed of two oil paintings: The Eternal Nile and The Nile flood.Egyptian ambassador to Ecuador Medhat El-Meligy and his wife both attended the award ceremony, which took place at the People’s Assembly hall.Upon receiving the prize from
  • The number of tourists visiting Egypt decreased by 20.5 percent in June 2014 compared with June 2013, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), Egypt’s official statistical agency.In its monthly report for June tourism statistics issued Monday, CAPMAS indicated that 785,652 tourists had visited Egypt in June 2014 compared to 988,573 tourists in June
  • Egypt will push ahead with plans to build its first nuclear power plant in Dabaa, Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean coast, and the military’s Engineering Authority is actively overseeing the project’s infrastructure construction, said Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) advisor Ibrahim El-Osery.The authority is carrying out the infrastructure of the Dabaa nuclear project, securing
  • AFPRussian President Vladimir Putin urged the EU on Monday to show "common sense" and not to engage in mutually destructive sanctions, in his first reaction to the threat of additional punitive measures over Ukraine."I hope that common sense will prevail, ... that we will work together normally and that we and our partners will not cause harm by poking at one another," Putin was quoted as saying
  • Six militants were killed and ten arrested in North Sinai late Sunday, state news agency MENA reported.Security sources said the raid targeted areas of South Rafah.  Egyptian security forces have stepped up their attacks against militants, especially in the Sinai Peninsula, after attacks targeting police and soldiers escalated following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July
  • ReutersThe Central Bank of Egypt governor Hisham Ramez said Sunday that Egypt's foreign reserves in August stayed close to their July level of $16.736 billionRamez added that "The foreign reserves are stable at the same level as the month of July almost"The reserves started falling sharply after a 2011 uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. But they began climbing last year when Gulf Arab
  • A border guard was killed and 3 other military personnel injured in a car accident in a mountainous part of Wadi Al-Gedid governorate on Sunday afternoon, state agency MENA reported. Conscript Amr Ahmed, 20, was killed and two other conscripts and an officer were injured in an accident that occurred while they were tracking a number of smugglers in the Al-Farafa area in Egypt's western desert.The
  • Egyptian authorities re-opened the Salloum border crossing between Egypt and Libya to allow the movement of a wide range of goods and to allow the passage of Egyptian truck drivers on Sunday, state-owned news agency MENA reported. According to MENA news agency, Egypt opened the border for the movement of goods after requesting that Libyan authorities guarantee the safety of the truck drivers.The
  • The key suspect in the kidnapping of a number of security personnel last year was killed by security forces in North Sinai on Sunday, a police official told Reuters' Aswat Masriya.In May 2013, armed assailants kidnapped seven police and army recruits in North Sinai to demand that the families of the kidnappers, who were arrested on charges related to militant bombing attacks, be released. The
  • Cairo University will not allow any politically affiliated student groups on campus in the new academic year, university head Gaber Nassar said on Sunday.In statements to MENA agency, Nassar said that student groups would be dissolved if they were used for any political or partisan activities.The new academic year starts on 11 October in public universities. The start date, originally scheduled
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Egypt will push ahead with plans to build its first nuclear power plant in Dabaa, Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean coast, and the military’s Engineering Authority is actively overseeing the project’s infrastructure construction, said Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) advisor

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AFPRussian President Vladimir Putin urged the EU on Monday to show "common sense" and not to engage in mutually destructive sanctions, in his first reaction to the threat of additional punitive measures over Ukraine."I hope that common sense will prevail, ... that we will work together normally and

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Egypt's national team coach Shawky Gharib has expressed satisfaction over the Pharaohs' 1-0 win against Kenya in Aswan in their last warm-up before facing Senegal in the Nations Cup qualifiers 5 September."I am 100 percent happy about my team technically, physically and even ethically after only

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AFP Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad swore in his new government on Sunday, saying security and reconstruction would be top priorities and urging ministers to tackle corruption.The new government, appointed earlier this week after Assad's June re-election, takes office as the death toll

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The number of tourists visiting Egypt decreased by 20.5 percent in June 2014 compared with June 2013, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), Egypt’s official statistical agency.In its monthly report for June tourism statistics issued Monday, CAPMAS

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Egyptian visual artist Nadia Serry has been awarded first prize at the fifth International Art Biennale in Ecuador.The winning work, The Nile River, is composed of two oil paintings: The Eternal Nile and The Nile flood.Egyptian ambassador to Ecuador Medhat El-Meligy and his wife both attended the

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