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Syria withdraws reports of missile attack on Shayrat airbase

Hours after the Syrian Arab News Agency reported that a missile attack on Shayrat airbase took place, the Syrian military said on Tuesday that a false alarm activated the base’s areal defences. The Syrian military rejected the reports of an attack, which described it as another “aggression” and reported that the Syrian Air Defence Force …

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Sameh Shoukry heads to Burundi to discuss Nile water

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry headed to the Burundian capital Bujumbura on Tuesday to discuss bilateral relations with officials and ways to strengthen them, as well as to discuss a number of issues of common concern. The visit comes within the framework of Egypt’s special interest in supporting and strengthening its relations with …

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Egyptian special forces head to Bahrain for military training

A group of Egyptian special forces headed to Bahrain on Saturday to participate in a joint military drill, dubbed Khaled Bin Al-Waleed 2018, with Bahraini counterparts, according to a statement from the Egyptian Armed Forces. This came as part of the joint exercises plan between the armed forces of both countries. The training will last …

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Al-Sisi heads to Saudi Arabia to attend 29th Arab Summit

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi headed on Saturday to Dammam, Saudi Arabia to attend the 29th Arab League Summit, which is scheduled to kick off on Sunday. The summit, titled Arab Reunification, will discuss several issues that will be at the forefront of discussions, including the situations in Palestine and Syria, as well as the Libyan …

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Egyptian government discusses next steps regarding GERD

The higher committee on Nile waters, headed by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, held a meeting on Tuesday to review outcomes of a meeting in Khartoum and discuss next steps regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Last week, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry headed to Khartoum to attend a meeting with Sudanese and Ethiopian …

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Portuguese president visits Cairo to meet Al-Sisi, discuss enhancing economic ties

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa arrived to Cairo on Wednesday at the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who visited Lisbon in 2016, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported. The visit, which is scheduled to last three days, will include several meetings with Al-Sisi and other officials, among them Prime Minister Sherif …

Fatma Lotfi

Modest changes made to controversial user data article in Uber, Careem law

A joint committee of the Egyptian Parliament applied amendments regarding some disputed articles of a bill to regulate the operations of ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem, local media reported on Tuesday. The committees of transportation, communication, national security, and economic affairs approved in principle a law submitted by the cabinet on the regulation of passenger …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Sudan meetings will iron out GERD differences: Ethiopian ambassador

Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt Taye Atske-Selassie said that the nine-party ministerial meetings which began in Sudan on Wednesday will iron out the differences between Sudan, Egypt, and his country regarding the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The Sudan meetings will be held over two days with the participation of ministers of water resources …

Hagar Omran