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Key events in 2015

Paris (AFP) – Here is a panorama of world events in 2015: – January – – 7-9: FRANCE – Seventeen people are slaughtered in attacks in Paris on the satirical…

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Egypt hires consultancy to check airport security after Russia crash

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt has hired global consultancy Control Risks to review security at its airports after the crash of a plane carrying Russian holidaymakers that killed…

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Egypt rejects Europe plea for release of Irish-Egyptian teen

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has rejected a plea from the European Parliament to release an Irish-Egyptian teenager detained during a pro-Islamist protest in Cairo two years ago, & the Foreign…

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World Bank approves $1 billion loan to Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — The World Bank Group announced on Thursday a $1 billion loan to Egypt, the first installment of an $8 billion financing plan to assist the country carry…

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Britain PM rules out ban on Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

London (AFP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday ruled out banning Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood yet said the group had a "highly ambiguous relationship with violent extremism" & was…

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British PM rules out ban on Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

London (AFP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday ruled out banning Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood yet said the group had a "highly ambiguous relationship with violent extremism" & was…

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Journalists behind bars: 2015 report highlights China, Egypt

NEW YORK (AP) — China, Egypt & Iran top the list of the world's leading jailers of journalists in a new annual report by the New York-based Committee to Protect…

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Amnesty urges Egypt to free boy family says was abused by police

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt must immediately release a 14-year-old boy who says he was sexually abused in detention by police using a wooden stick & bring his alleged torturers to…

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Security concerns delay world squash contest in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian Squash Federation says the world men's team championship, which was to start after this month in Cairo, has been indefinitely postponed because countries withdrew over…

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Statue of Liberty inspired by Arab woman, researchers say

The Statue of Liberty, a symbol of democracy & freedom that has greeted countless immigrants to US shores, was inspired by a project representing an Arab woman guarding the Suez…

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