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EgyptAir plane wreckage found in Mediterranean after 66 people feared dead

EgyptAir plane wreckage found in Mediterranean after 66 people feared dead

May 20, – Search teams spotted personal belongings of passengers and parts of the Airbus A320 about 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, the army said. The Egyptian military found wreckage including seats and luggage Friday from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, as investigators tried to unravel […]

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Massive fire in downtown Cairo kills 3, injuries 91

Massive fire in downtown Cairo kills 3, injuries 91

May 09, – The fire started shortly after midnight inside the six-story Hotel Andalusia in the populous and dilapidated Ataba neighborhood. The flames quickly spread to at least three adjacent buildings, including a warehouse, according to an Interior Ministry statement carried by the state-run MENA news agency. A massive fire engulfed a hotel and several […]

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Gunmen kill 2 Egyptian policemen at checkpoint

Gunmen kill 2 Egyptian policemen at checkpoint

Jan 24, – Another two policemen were wounded in the attack near the town of Fakous in the Nile Delta province of Sharkiya north of Cairo, they said. Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a checkpoint in Egypt Sunday, killing two policemen and a bystander, security officials said on the eve of the anniversary […]

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Drive-by shooting kills 4 Egyptian police near Cairo

Drive-by shooting kills 4 Egyptian police near Cairo

Nov 28, –Masked gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a security checkpoint near Saqqara, said police Maj. Gen. Khaled Shalaby. The tourist site is home to the 4,600-year-old Step Pyramid. No one immediately claimed the attack. A drive-by shooting killed four Egyptian police near a famed historic site on the outskirts of Cairo on […]

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At least 40 die in 2 days in Egypt over sweltering heatwave

At least 40 die in 2 days in Egypt over sweltering heatwave

Aug 11, – The Health Ministry says that 19 people died Monday when temperatures reached around 40 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) in the country’s north. The ministry says the heatwave killed 21 people Sunday. Egyptian health authorities say at least 40 people have died in the last two days amid a scorching heatwave hitting […]

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21 dead as cargo ship hits party boat north of Cairo

21 dead as cargo ship hits party boat north of Cairo

Jul 23, – Five of the party were rescued from the river but at least six were still missing early on Thursday. At least 21 people celebrating an engagement were killed on the Nile north of Cairo late Wednesday when a cargo ship hit their chartered boat, medical and security sources said. Security sources said […]

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Egypt temporarily opens Gaza border crossing in sign of thaw with Hamas

Egypt temporarily opens Gaza border crossing in sign of thaw with Hamas

Jun 13, – For the first time in three months, Palestinians are allowed to enter and exit the Gaza Strip following Egypt’s decision to open the Rafah border crossing. Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing, allowing Palestinians to travel in and out of the coastal enclave. Cairo’s decision to open the border for three […]

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26 killed, 28 injured as train crashes into mini-bus, truck in Egypt

26 killed, 28 injured as train crashes into mini-bus, truck in Egypt

Nov 18, – The head of the Egyptian Railway Authority said the drivers ignored warning lights and chains blocking entry to the crossing, and tried to go across the tracks. At least 26 people were killed in Egypt when a train ploughed into a truck and a mini-bus at a railway crossing early Monday, the […]

November 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Oct 21, –  Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said in a statement on Monday that the attack on Sunday night was a “callous and criminal act.” He says such attacks will “not succeed in sowing divisions between the nation’s Muslims and Christians.” Egypt’s interim prime minister has condemned an attack outside a Cairo Coptic church that […]

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Egypt: Attack on army convoy kills 2 soldiers

Egypt: Attack on army convoy kills 2 soldiers

Oct 04, – The official says attackers opened fire at the convoy of mostly military trucks towing tanks and other armored vehicles on Friday morning on the road between the Suez Canal city of Ismailia and Cairo. An Egyptian security official says gunmen have attacked an army convoy east of Cairo, killing two soldiers. He […]

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