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US delays nearly $200 million in military aid to Egypt

The Trump administration is delaying nearly $200 million in military aid payments to Egypt pending human rights improvements. Under US law, the secretary of state must certify that Egypt is meeting human rights conditions or determine that it is in the US national interest to release the money. US officials …

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Egypt blocks access to website of group supporting media

Egypt has blocked internet access to the website of an international media watchdog that provides support for journalists and champions media freedoms. Reporters Without Borders, also known under its French acronym RSF, said on Thursday that users in Egypt have been unable to access its website since August 14. RSF …

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Girl, 7, scarred for life after suffering chemical burns from a temporary henna tattoo

A 7-year-old girl has been left with horrific scars after suffering chemical burns from a temporary henna tattoo she got at a posh hotel salon while on holiday with her family. Madison Gulliver visited Egypt on holiday with her family and they stayed at a plush hotel in Hurghada. The family …

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At least 36 dead, 100 injured after two trains collide in Egypt

More than two dozen people have been dead after two trains collided in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Some 36 people are dead and more than 100 injured. One of the trains was travelling from Port Said and the other from Cairo, Ahram Online said, before they crashed. Egypt’s railway authority said an express train had …

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Doctors in Egypt open surgical-themed restaurant

A group of doctors in Egypt have taken their medical skills outside of the operating room, and into the kitchen. United by a love for food, more than ten full-time doctors decided to pool their resources and invest in a fast-food restaurant, which offers high quality food to local residents …

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Two female presenters suspended in Egypt for ‘immoral’ TV discussions

Two popular Egyptian television presenters have been suspended by the country’s media union for discussions on their programmes last week that were deemed immoral. According to state news agency  on Tuesday, the two presenters – Reham Saeed and Doaa Salah – have been suspended for three months and can appeal the …

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