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Google on Thursday revealed Egypt’s top internet searches in 2019 in a list that included the most searched songs, celebrities, and hot topics of the year. “Egyptian Premier League Matches” topped Egypt’s searches. The organization was established in 1948, with 2018-2019 marking the 60th session of the league. “Thanaweya Amma Grades” was the second most … Continued The post Google releases Egypt’s top searches list for 2019 appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Egyptian football star and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was recently listed among the highest-paid athletes of 2019 by the American magazine Forbes, with the player’s earnings valued at US$25.1 million. The list takes into account the athletes’ salaries, rewards, and sponsorship contracts.  Salah ranked 98th on the top 100 list, with Argentinian star and Barcelona player … Continued The post Forbes lists Mo Salah among highest-paid athletes appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Meteorologists predict mild weather across Egypt on Saturday and dusty winds in the country’s north, with temperatures expected to grow colder at night.  Temperatures predicted for the following cities are: 19C in Cairo, 19C in Alexandria, and 22C in Qena, Luxor, and Aswan. Meanwhile, mist is predicted across the northern regions of the country in … Continued The post Mild weather across Egypt for Saturday appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Iraq’s top Shia Muslim cleric on Friday condemned recent killings of anti-government protesters and urged full state control over the use of weapons in the country following one particular deadly attack by masked gunmen in Baghdad. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani rarely weighs in on politics except in times of crisis but holds … Continued The post Iraq’s top Shia cleric condemns protester killings and calls for gun controls appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Liverpool star and Egyptian football icon Mohamed Salah recently joined his fellow Reds on a heartwarming Christmas visit to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, greeting the staff, patients and their families and handing out Liverpool goodies, including bags and signed autographs. Led by Jurgen Klopp, the Reds headed to the hospital right after a training session … Continued The post Mo Salah joins Liverpool squad for Christmas visit to children’s hospital appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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BEIJING (AP) — Expectations for a U.S.-Chinese trade truce rose Friday, though Beijing accused Washington of unfairly attacking its economy and said a settlement to their costly, 17-month-old conflict must be “mutually beneficial.” A senior Trump administration official said an announcement regarding China would take place on Friday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity … Continued The post China says trade deal with US must be ‘mutually beneficial’ appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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A former Algerian prime minister who served under deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected president of the protest-wracked country after a vote marred by unrest and low turnout, results showed on Friday. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, 74, took 58.15 percent of the vote, trouncing his four fellow contenders without the need for a second-round runoff, electoral commission … Continued The post Bouteflika-era PM elected president of protest-hit Algeria appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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MADRID (AP) — Officials from almost 200 countries scrambled on Friday to reach an agreement at a U.N. climate meeting in Madrid amid growing concerns that key issues may be postponed for another year. With the prospect of overtime looming, negotiators were poring over revised drafts, aiming to salvage a presentable deal on international carbon … Continued The post Crunch time at climate talks amid discord on carbon markets appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Prominent Brazilian fashion model Adriana Lima and Scottish singer Calvin Harris paid a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza on Wednesday, while accompanied by Egyptian archeologist Zahi Hawass and Founder of Art D’Egypte Nadine Abdel Ghaffar, who gave them an inside look at the historical secrets of Egypt’s most remarkable landmark. In a Facebook post … Continued The post Model Adriana Lima and singer Calvin Harris visit Giza’s Pyramids appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Four people were killed and two others were injured on Friday in a house fire in Armant al-Hait, west of Luxor. Head of Luxor Security Directorate Major General Ayman Rady received notification from the Armant Police Station that a fire had broken out in a two-story house made of mud bricks, in the Armant al-Hait … Continued The post Four killed, two injured in Luxor fire appeared first on Egypt Independent.