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Tag Archives: Egypt

Egypt court orders execution of 8 over terror

CAIRO: An Egyptian military court ordered the execution of eight suspect terrorists over involvement in deadly attacks against the Egyptian armed forces, state-run news website reported. The military court in Ismailia province northeast of Cairo also sentenced 32 other defendants to 25 years in jail and two defendants to 15 ...

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Egypt to help Tanzania build huge dam on Rufiji River

CAIRO: An Egyptian leading construction company has won a tender to design and build a huge dam on Tanzania’s Rufiji River, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement on Sunday. The government-run Arab Contractors has been assigned to build Stiegler’s Gorge dam considered by Tanzania as one of the most ...

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Egypt court confirms 20 death sentences over police killings

CAIRO: An Egyptian court Monday upheld death sentences for 20 Islamists convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest after the military overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. “The verdict is final and cannot be appealed,” a judicial official said. On August 14, 2013, a month after Morsi was ...

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Egyptian accused of hijacking extradited from Cyprus

CAIRO: An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from the Mediterranean island to his homeland after a two-year extradition battle, officials said Sunday. Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, 61, allegedly used a fake suicide belt to seize an EgyptAir airliner from ...

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Egyptian zoo paints donkey to look like a zebra

LONDON: An Egyptian zoo on Tuesday refuted claims that it painted black stripes on a donkey to make it look like a zebra after a photo of the animal went viral on social media, BBC reported. Student Mahmoud Sarhan uploaded the images on her Facebook account after visiting Cairo’s International Garden ...

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Egypt court hands down 75 death sentences

CAIRO: An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced to death 75 Islamists, including Muslim Brotherhood leaders, and referred what was the largest single case of capital punishment convictions to the country’s top religious authority. Egyptian law requires the grand mufti to be consulted on death sentence cases, although his opinion is not ...

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Egypt to offer citizenship to foreigners for $400,000 deposit

CAIRO: Egypt is offering citizenship to foreigners who deposit at least 7 million Egyptian pounds ($392,000) and then hand it over to the Treasury after five years, an amendment passed by parliament on Monday said. Egypt has been looking to boost its finances and draw back foreign investment that fled ...

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Egypt sentences former Morsi advisor to life

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced a former advisor to toppled president Mohamed Morsi along with 13 other people to life in prison for belonging to an illegal group. Abdullah Shehata was an economic advisor to the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president, who was democratically elected in 2012 following the overthrow of longtime ...

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17-year-old girl passes away just after her wedding

AL-MANSOURA: A 17-year-old girl died apparently of a heart attack only two hours after her wedding in Egypt’s Al Mansoura city. According to the groom, his bride Samah Al Nahas had exhausted due to a hectic wedding party, which drained all her energy. She also did not sit down and ...

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FIFA World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

MOSCOW: With the second round of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting ...

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