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'someone's Trying To Ratchet Up Tensions' - Iraqi Military On Baghdad Strike

CAIRO (Sputnik) - Yahya Rasul Abdullah, a spokesman for Iraq's military, has warned about attempts to destabilise the country, in a comment to Sputnik on Monday, after last weekend’s rocket strike on Baghdad.
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Egyptian Forces Kill 12 Suspected Militants In Raids

Egypt's interior ministry said security forces killed 12 suspected militants during raids Monday near Cairo. A ministry statement linked the militants to Hasm, an armed affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, and said authorities found explosives,...
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Yemeni Houthis Plan To Attack Some 300 Targets In Saudi Arabia, Uae - Reports

CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Yemeni Shia Houthi rebels are going to attack some 300 critical infrastructure facilities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, local media reported on Sunday.
Related topics: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates

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Second Bomb Attack In Months Targets Tourists Near Egypt's Pyramids

On Sunday a terror attack targeted a bus full of tourists near the Giza Pyramids outside the Egyptian capital of Cairo, officials said. The blast wounded at least 16 people, with no initial reports that anyone died in the explosion. Egyptian...
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Gna Suspends Operations Of 40 Foreign Companies In Libya, Including French Total

CAIRO (Sputnik) - Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has suspended the operations of 40 foreign companies, including France's Total multinational oil concern.
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My House In Cairo

Peter Hessler writes about his family’s home in Cairo, Egypt, which he calls the spiderweb building, and connecting with its occupants from prior generations.
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Egypt Says Ancient Cemetery Found At Giza Famed Pyramids

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered part of an ancient cemetery near the country's famed pyramids on the Giza plateau just outside Cairo.
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Egyptian Navy Receives 3rd Of 4 Type 209 Submarines Ordered In Germany - Reports

CAIRO (Sputnik) - The third diesel-electric submarine of the Type 209 project, built by Egypt's order in Germany, was transferred to the Egyptian Navy on Friday, the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported.
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Over 340 Killed, 1,652 Injured Since Start Of Lna Offensive On Tripoli - Who

CAIRO (Sputnik) - As many as 345 people were killed and 1,652 more were injured since the beginning of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) offensive on Tripoli, which is controlled by the UN-backed Government of National Accord...
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Escalated Clashes In Libya Pose Threat To Oil Production – National Oil Corp.

CAIRO (Sputnik) – The escalated hostilities in Libya may result in reduction of oil production and fuel shortages in the country, Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanalla said.
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Egyptian Woman Brutalized In Arab Spring Protest Continues Rights Campaign

In 2011, when protests began in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, Hend Nafea was a college student in Banha, north of Cairo. As she saw the images of young people demanding an end to the three-decade rule of Hosni Mubarak, she knew she had to take...
Related topics: Protests, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak

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Egypt’s Era Of Hope Has Ended

Eight years ago, Egypt was the beacon of hope for the Arab world. Now it is a cautionary tale. Protesters in Sudan and Algeria have learned to distrust the promises made by their militaries, because so many of those made in Cairo have since been...
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Sudan Military Council Vows To Hand Over Exec Power To Civilian Bodies - Reports

CAIRO (Sputnik) - Sudan's transitional military council said Thursday it plans to hand over executive powers to civilian structures, Al Arabiya reported Thursday.
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Some 90% Of Egyptians Approve Extension Of Sisi's Presidential Term - Official

CAIRO (Sputnik) — Voters in a national referendum in Egypt supported by a majority vote the amendments to the country's constitution, which included the extension of incumbent President Abdel Fattah Sisi's presidential term, National Elections...
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Libya's Lna: Trump-haftar Talks Show Us Recognizes Lna's Role In Anti-terrorism

CAIRO (Sputnik) – The recent talks between US President Donald Trump with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), show the US recognition of the LNA's role in fighting terrorism, the LNA spokesman, Ahmed...
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S Sudan’s President Backs Sudan Transition Military Council Set Up - Reports

CAIRO (Sputnik) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has dispatched a delegation to Khartoum, sending a message of support to the Sudanese transition military council, which has been established to govern the country in the wake of the overthrow...
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Haftar's Army Refutes Involvement In Recent Rocket Attack On Tripoli

CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, told Sputnik it was not responsible for a rocket attack on the Libyan capital Tripoli as it was claimed by local media.
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Sudan's Civilian Gov't To Decide If Bashir To Be Handed Over To Icc – Council

CAIRO (Sputnik) - A civilian government in Sudan will decide whether to hand ex-President Omar Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC), a member of the ruling military council said on Tuesday.
Related topics: Sudan, Egypt, International Criminal Court, Military

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African Union Threatens To Suspend Sudan After Coup

CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) has threatened to suspend Sudan in the wake of last week's coup, calling on the military to hand over power to a transitional civilian-led political authority.
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Algerian Foreign Minister To Visit Moscow For Russia-arab-league Forum - Reports

CAIRO (Sputnik) - Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum will depart to Moscow on Monday in order to take part in the upcoming ministerial session of the Russian-Arab Cooperation forum, held by Russia and the Arab League, local media reported.
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