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The Interior Ministry announced the elimination of two terrorist cells comprised of 16 members in Arish, who were armed with firearms and explosives according to a statement Tuesday. The National Security Sector monitored the two terrorist cells as they were planning to carry out a series of terrorist attacks against vital installations and prominent figures … Continued The post Security forces eliminate 16 terrorists in Arish: Interior Ministry appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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An alliance of protest and opposition organizations is demanding civilians head a new Sovereign Council which is meant to oversee a three-year transition towards democracy. But the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) protest group said the army was still insisting on directing the transition and keeping a military majority on the council. “Civilian power means that … Continued The post Sudan protest group makes strike call with talks deadlocked appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Seven of Egypt’s most prominent startups will represent the country in the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in The Hague in Netherlands to run from June 3 until June 5, according the US Embassy in Egypt. During their participation, these startups’ representatives will have the opportunity to meet with 1,000 entrepreneurs coming from across the … Continued The post Seven startups to represent Egypt globally in 2019 GES appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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The OECD on Tuesday cut its forecast for the world economy, urging governments to resolve their trade disputes as the latest flare-up in the China-US trade war threatens to crimp global growth. “Governments must act urgently to reinvigorate growth that benefits all,” the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said as it pared back its … Continued The post OECD cuts global growth forecast as US-China tensions rise appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Bayer’s public relations headaches over its mammoth takeover of Monsanto intensified Tuesday, as a scandal about “watch lists” of pro- or anti-pesticides figures kept by the US group snowballed across Europe. The German group said the lists covered politicians, journalists and others across seven European countries and in Brussels. Bayer’s admission adds to the company’s … Continued The post Monsanto kept ‘watch lists’ in seven EU countries: Bayer appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Secretary General of South Sinai Governorate Nader Ashmawy on Sunday evening discussed an offer by a Chinese company specialized in Monorail train projects to implement one in Sharm el-Sheikh, Masrawy news website reported. Videos of their work and countries in which it have previously implemented projects were shown during a meeting with representatives of the … Continued The post South Sinai officials discuss offer for Monorail train in Sharm el-Sheikh appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera on Sunday announced its decision to suspend two of its journalists “over violations of its editorial guidelines” for an Arabic-language video about the Holocaust. “Al-Jazeera completely disowns the offensive content in question,” said Yaser Bishr, executive director of the broadcaster’s digital division. “Al-Jazeera would not tolerate such material on any of the … Continued The post Al-Jazeera suspends two journalists over ‘Holocaust denying’ video appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Gunmen in Libya deliberately cut off the main water pipeline to Libya’s besieged capital Tripoli, potentially affecting some 2 million people the United Nations said on Monday. Libya’s internationally recognized government blamed the blockage on forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, which have been trying to capture Tripoli. Blockage may be a war crime UN Humanitarian Coordinator … Continued The post Tripoli’s water supply cut-off by Haftar forces appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Five years ago, British street artist Banksy adorned the side of a once uninspiring white brick building in Bristol with the familiar image of a girl gazing out solemnly. The dank courtyard beneath the stencil has, like many other spots the mysterious artist has decorated in his purported home city in southwest England, become one … Continued The post Banksy’s home city an urban canvas for elusive artist appeared first on Egypt Independent.