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Muslim pilgrims throw pebbles at pillars during the "Jamarat" ritual, the stoning of Satan, in Mina. (AFP PHOTO/ FAYEZ NURELDINE)

Death toll among Egyptian pilgrims rises to three

The Egyptian Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday the death of the third Egyptian pilgrim in Saudi Arabia, as a result of a cardiac arrest. The Head of the Egyptian Medical Pilgrimage Mission Mohamed Shawki, said that Shawqia Shehta, an Egyptian pilgrim died as a result of a cardiac arrest at the General Heraa Hospital …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian, Iranian weightlifters climb the ladder after Russian champion stripped of Olympic medal

After the International Olympic Committee re-analysed the blood samples of some athletes, it discovered that Russia’s weightlifter Apti Aukhadov had been using banned substances at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Aukhadov was stripped of the silver medal he received in the weightlifting 85kg clean and jerk category in 2012. At the time, Egyptian weightlifter Tarek …

Maya Nawar