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3 hrs ago | The Free Dictionary

The Aswan High Dam

The Aswan Dam is an embankment dam situated across the Nile River in Aswan , Egypt . Since the 1950s, the name commonly refers to the High Dam .


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8 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

Water main break closes part of King St. in Alexandria

A water main break has closed down a portion of King Street Tuesday morning, Alexandria police said. FROM VA AMERICAN Water main break closes part of King St. in Alexandria ALEXANDRIA, Va.


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12 hrs ago | WYFF-TV Greenville

Survivors: 'Laughing' smugglers kill migrants

Witnesses say as many as 500 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea when human traffickers intentionally sunk their boat, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday. The survivors -- both Palestinian men from Gaza who were rescued separately after days in the water clinging to flotation aids -- said they had packed into a boat in Egypt's port of Damietta in Egypt and left on September 6. They estimated at least 400 men and women, in addition to as many as 100 children, were on board.


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12 hrs ago |

Egypt tourism could fully recover in 2015

Egypt's tourism industry, battered by three years of political upheaval, violence and street protests, could fully recover by the end of next year if regional turmoil does not spread to the Arab world's biggest country, the tourism minister said. While Egypt is by no means wholly stable, Hisham Zaazou said that he hoped tourist numbers would rise by up to 10 per cent this year, and recover to pre-uprising levels of 14.7 million visitors in 2015.


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14 hrs ago | American Reporter

Brasch Words'Following Orders' is No Defense for Cold-Blooded Murder

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 3, 12:50 p.m. PST -- With some 47 million people living in poverty, 50 million without health insurance, millions jobless and millions more underemployed, President Barak Obama could be less circumspect and more passionate about stimulating our economy. We need urgent measures for these urgent times.


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18 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Middle EastSix Egyptians Killed in Gaza Border Town Bomb

Six Egyptian police officers were killed and two others wounded by an explosive planted underground near the Gaza border town of Rafah in the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, in the second such attack in the town in recent weeks. According to an Egyptian security official the bomb was hidden under the asphalt of a highway in an area called Wadi Halfa, reports Al Jazeera .


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19 hrs ago | The First Post

Egypt celebrates new Suez Canal with stamp of Panama Canal

The Egyptian Minister of Communications, Atef Helmy, has halted the production of stamps to commemorate the Suez Canal extension after discovering they mistakenly feature an image of the wrong waterway - the Panama Canal. "This stamp is fake; our official postage stamps haven't been released yet," a member of the Postal Authority told the Cairo Post .


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19 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Coptic Christians clash with police in Egypt

In this Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 file photo, a youth looks from a Coptic Christian church in the Waraa neighborhood of Cairo. On Tuesday, Sept.


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21 hrs ago | Egypt Today

1409 et FECourtesy of: Ma7sool ProductionsDate: 18/08/2014

A group of Egyptians have hit the road to uncover Egypt's rich and diverse cuisine, documenting the people, traditions, challenges and issues they see along the way. With plans to pitch their flagship travel-adventure-food series to major TV networks, Ma7sool Productions aims to showcase what the country hardly knew it had.


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Yesterday | TrekEarth

Exterior of the Temple of Dendur

The exterior of the Temple of Dendur. Ruins reassembled, at least: the Temple of Dendut is an Egyptian temple that's not quite as old as it may seem.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Times of Israel

Broken Spring, by Mark Lavie

The only American-Israeli Orthodox Jewish reporter in Cairo, gives a close-up view of how Egypt's people lost their struggle for freedom, how the West misjudged events during Arab Spring, how Egypt's Jewish community withered and died, and why Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking never goes anywhere. While we reporters obsess about Egypt's politics and struggles between protesters and the military, and I write about how friendly Egyptians are to me and to each other, there is a much larger and arguably more important scenario playing out every day in every place - routine degradation of women.


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Egypt: Mehleb Launches New Road to Farafra Oasis

Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb launched on Sunday a new 90-kilometre road to the Farafra Oasis in the southern New Valley governorate. The road would connect the Farafra Oasis to the Ain Dala region and the Siwa Oasis.


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Insight Vacations Unveils Egyptian Itineraries

Insight Vacations is thrilled to release their exciting new Egyptian itineraries , set to launch in January 2015 . Insight has a legacy of bringing travelers to Egypt spanning more than three decades, and after careful monitoring Insight is celebrating the peaceful completion of elections with an improved selection of itineraries exploring this historically-rich destination .


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Greenwich Citizen

Egypt says will boost security at tourist sites

In this Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 photo, Egyptian Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazoua talks to journalists at the U.N. World Tourism Organization conference in Cairo.


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Egypt's second Suez Canal plan sparks concerns

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old waterway to boost the country's economy. But critics worry about the funding and the timing of such a mega project.


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CU Independent

Daily life in ISIL's wake: A letter from Luxor, Egypt

A family sits at a market square in front of Luxor Temple on Aug. 29, 2014 in Luxor, Egypt. Alison Noon is a 2014 graduate of the University of Colorado and a former managing editor of


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Ma'an News Agency

43 Palestinian migrants detained near Alexandria

Egyptian border authorities in Alexandria on Sunday stopped a ship that was carrying over 150 undocumented migrants, including 43 Palestinians, security sources said. Police apprehended 156 migrants, including 43 Palestinians, 39 Egyptians, 35 Sudanese, 16 Somalians, 18 Syrians, and 5 Comorans, at Abi Qeer shore.


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Egypt: Egypt's Irrigation Minister to Visit Ethiopia

Egypt's irrigation minister, Hossam Moghazi, said on Sunday that he will pay a visit to Ethiopia next week for the opening of the first meeting of a national committee which includes 12 water experts from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan. Moghazi's statements came in a meeting with journalists in Alexandria, Egypt in the presence of the Head of Cooperation at the Delegation of the European Union, Diego Escalona.


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Kerry: Countries willing to aid against ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry closed a trip to the Middle East saying countries "in the region" and "outside the region" are prepared to engage in military assistance against ISIS and "in actual strikes if that is what it requires." Critics have said Kerry's efforts to build an international coalition of Arab and European nations to fight ISIS were struggling.


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Al Jazeera

Egypt hunger strikes gain momentum

As Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi heads to New York next week for the UN General Assembly, he leaves behind a country with a growing movement of hunger strikers calling for the release of detainees jailed under a controversial Protest Law. Several political parties and journalists began a symbolic nationwide hunger strike on Saturday to demand the release of detainees held for violating a law enacted last year that has been criticised by both domestic and international human rights groups, as well as prominent political figures, as curtailing peoples' right to protest.


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