Egypt

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Marsa Alam International Airport received on Thursday Swiss International Air Lines’ first flight from Geneva after commencing the operation of Geneva-Marsa Alam flights as part of Egypt’s efforts to promote tourism to the south of the Red Sea. The airport received the Swiss airplaine carrying 121 passengers and used a water cannon to spray water … Continued The post Marsa Alam Airport receives first Geneva-Marsa Alam flight by Swiss Air Lines appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia say 35 pilgrims have been killed in a bus crash near the Muslim holy city of Mecca. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday that four others were injured in the crash. The agency, quoting police in Saudi Arabia’s Medina province, said the crash happened … Continued The post Bus near Saudi holy city of Mecca crashes, killing 35 people appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” and a 4,500-year-old peace treaty — the world’s oldest — represent opposite poles in the eternal human struggle between the propulsion to war and the desire for peace. They are among 135 priceless manuscripts, books, documents and other items on display at a new exhibit near Geneva, housed in the sprawling basement … Continued The post Swiss exhibit catalogues draw of war, desire for peace appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) — Humanitarian groups in northeastern Syria are scrambling to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of people as rapidly shifting battle lines make it increasingly difficult to reach them. Nearly all foreign aid workers have been evacuated because of security concerns, and there are fears that local staff could face reprisals, either … Continued The post Aid groups scramble to reach Syrians as battle lines shift appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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  • 23 hours ago

Britain and the European Union reached a new divorce deal Thursday that could allow Brexit on October 31, but faced immediate opposition among MPs in London — who could still block it. The deal was sealed just hours before a summit of EU leaders that is expected to endorse the text, but it must pass … Continued The post Britain and EU strike Brexit deal but MPs cry foul appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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  • 24 hours ago

Mansoura Prosecution in Daqahlia governorate investigated on Wednesday the murder case of Al-Metwali Ibrahim, 19, after Ibrahim’s older brother Mohammed, 20, and a woman named Amena tortured him in the village of Telbana. Mohammed and Amena published a video clip showing they chained Metwali’s hands and legs with restraints and hit him with a stick, asking … Continued The post Mansoura Prosecution investigates torture and murder of young man appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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US President Donald Trump has dispatched his deputy Mike Pence to Turkey to demand a ceasefire in Syria, as Ankara rebuffed international pressure to curb its deadly offensive against Kurdish forces. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Wednesday that Turkey’s operation — which has been facilitated by the withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria … Continued The post US demands Syria ceasefire but Turkey defiant appeared first on Egypt Independent.