Tag Archives: Cairo

29Apr/17

Pope Francis calls for unity as he leads Mass in Cairo stadium

Pope Francis calls for tolerance and blesses Egypt as one of the earliest nations to embrace Christianity, as he leads mass in Cairo’s Air Defense Stadium.
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21Mar/17

U.S. restricts carry-on electronics from 10 airports, mainly in Middle East

Donald Trump’s administration imposes a ban on passengers carrying electronics larger than cell phones aboard flights coming to the United States from 10 airports in eight countries, including Turkey.

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29Mar/16

Egypt says treating plane hijacking as a “real threat”

Egypt’s Civil Aviation Minister says authorities have yet to identify “equipment” from the hijacker of an EgyptAir flight that was diverted to Cyprus, but that the incident is being treated as “real threat” nonetheless.

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15Dec/15
A pushcart vendor’s desperate act galvanizes the Arab world

Five years since spark that started ‘Arab Spring’

It was five years ago that a vegetable-seller in Tunisia set himself alight, igniting weeks of demonstrations that led to the unseating of long-time ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali – and setting off a chain of uprisings across the region.

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07Nov/15

Russian plane broke up in mid-air after noise, crash investigators say

A Russian plane which crashed in Egypt last week was flying on auto-pilot and appeared to break up in mid-air after a sudden noise but it is too soon to conclude exactly what brought it down, the lead investigator says.
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31Oct/15

File footage of plane of Russian Kogalymavia, whose airliner crashed in Egypt

File footage shows a plane of Russian airline Kogalymavia, which operates under the name Metrojet, whose airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew reportedly crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.

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07Sep/15

Egyptian billionaire offers to buy Island for refugees

Egyptian billionaire offers to buy an island from Greece or Italy to house refugees fleeing war in the Middle East.

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24Aug/15

Wars improve air quality in the Middle East

MAINZ, GERMANY, CAIRO, EGYPT, ATHENS, GREECE, ANBAR PROVINCE, IRAQ, ALEPPO, SYRIA
(REUTERS, SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – Amid the increase in death, displacement and overall chaos in the Middle East over the past five years, Professor Jos Lelieveld of the Max-Planck Institute, says he has spotted one area where statistics indicate a decrease. He says, air pollution has declined significantly.
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