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  • Egypt SISThe Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour said that a program for developing vocational training centers, affiliated to the department of productivity sufficiency, has been adopted.In a statement released, Abdel-Nour said that the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) would provide $25 million as a loan to support the program, within the framework of continuous
  • The Egyptian security forces have found an explosives-loaded car in Giza, just hours after a car bomb in the same area denoted accidently, killing three suspected militants.The first bomb detonated while the car was driving in Al-Saf in Giza.Police tightened security in the area, foiling another car bomb attack and arresting the suspected militant inside.Egypt has witnessed an upsurge in attacks,
  • Egyptian all-time leading scorer Hossam Hassan will succeed Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ as Zamalek’s new coach, club board member Ahmed Mortada Mansour announced early on Wednesday.“We have reached an agreement with Hossam Hassan to take charge of the team starting from the new season,” he told reporters after a meeting between the former Egyptian star and Zamalek’s
  • APA 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody battle will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its effort to reclaim it for Egypt.U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said Tuesday that the Department of Justice will take no further legal action to reclaim the funeral mask of Lady Ka-Nefer-Nefer, a noblewoman who died in 1186 B.C.The mask,
  • Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan will resume their tripartite talks on an Ethiopian multi-billion dollar hydroelectric dam on the Nile in late August, an Ethiopian official said Tuesday."The negotiations will resume on August 26-27," Fekahmed Negash, director-general of boundary and trans-boundary rivers at Ethiopia's Water Ministry, told Anadolu Agency.Cairo and Khartoum had earlier accepted a proposal
  • A bomb-laden car has exploded in Giza, killing three suspected militants, a security source told state news agency MENA.The source said the bomb probably detonated accidently while the car was driving in Al-Saf town in Giza. Investigations are ongoing to identify the bodies.Egypt has witnessed aa upsurge in attacks, mainly targeting security forces and installations, since the ouster of Islamist
  • Egypt’s health minister said Tuesday that the ministry’s crisis management department had no reports of casualties or injures during the first two days of Eid El-Fitr.Adel El-Adawy’s announcement came amid unverified reports Monday that three people were killed in clashes that broke out during protests by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in the Nile Delta
  • A new shipment of food and medical aid provided by the Egyptian army reached the Rafah border crossing on its way to Gaza, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported.MENA quoted an official at the governorate of North Sinai where Rafah is located saying the Egyptian Red Crescent is coordinating with its Palestinian counterpart to deliver the aid.The Egyptian army said on Sunday it would continue to
  • Egypt's state news agency MENA said army forces killed seven militants and arrested four in an operation against terrorist activity in North Sinai. MENA reported the deaths occurred in an exchange of fire. Army spokesman Mohamed Samir said five motorcycles used by militants were destroyed and one privately owned vehicle missing license plates used by militants in attacks was
  • Egypt has topped the wheat importers' list from Russia in its agricultural season 2013/14 that ended last June, state's news agency MENA reported on Tuesday.MENA cited the Russian Agriculture Ministry when it stated that Egypt's imports recorded 19 percent of the total of Russia's wheat exports that amounted to 18.3 million tonnes.Turkey comes in the second following the most populous Arab
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The Egyptian security forces have found an explosives-loaded car in Giza, just hours after a car bomb in the same area denoted accidently, killing three suspected militants.The first bomb detonated while the car was driving in Al-Saf in Giza.Police tightened security in the area, foiling another

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Egyptian all-time leading scorer Hossam Hassan will succeed Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ as Zamalek’s new coach, club board member Ahmed Mortada Mansour announced early on Wednesday.“We have reached an agreement with Hossam Hassan to take charge of the team starting from the new

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Ammon NewsA draft of US Secretary of State John Kerry's ceasefire proposal that was shown to Israeli officials on Friday called for the opening of Gaza-Israel border crossings and ensuring "the economic livelihood" of Palestinians in the Strip, an Israeli newspaper reported Sunday.The document,

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Egypt SISThe Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour said that a program for developing vocational training centers, affiliated to the department of productivity sufficiency, has been adopted.In a statement released, Abdel-Nour said that the Islamic Development Bank (IDB)

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APA 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody battle will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its effort to reclaim it for Egypt.U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said Tuesday that the Department of Justice will take no further legal action

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