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Reasons behind the eventual withdrawal of Kuwait from PGCC

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: After several years since the beginning of Syria crisis, the Persian Gulf Arab states are changing their policies towards this county, and following the move of UAE and Bahrain, Kuwait will soon expand its relations…

Egypt's Sisi confirms military cooperation with Israel against Sinai fighters

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SHAFAQNA- Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in an interview confirmed for the first time that Cairo's military are cooperating with Israel against armed groups in the northern Sinai. Excerpts from the interview released by CBS over…

Photos: Opening of the largest Middle Eastern Church in Egypt

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SHAFAQNA- Egypt's president opened the largest Middle Eastern church on Sunday. According to Al-Youm al-Saba, Spokesman for the Egyptian Orthodox Copts Church announced that the opening ceremony of the largest church in the Middle East was…

Video: An Egyptian artist creates masterpieces using his mouth to paint

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SHAFAQNA- This Egyptian artist creates masterpieces using his mouth to paint.

Egypt to open world’s biggest mosque in new capital early 2019

SHAFAQNA- The mosque, named El Fattah El Aleem Grand Mosque, is one the major giant facilities in Egypt, built on a space of 59 feddans. It was fully built by Egyptian construction firm Arab Contractors in 22 months, under the supervision of…

Imam Ali's (A.S) Holy Shrine visited by Catholic Clerks, Scientists, and Researchers from around the world

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali Network: A group of catholic clerks, scientists and researchers specialized in Islamic studies had the honor of visiting the Imam Ali (PBUH) Holy Shrine. The employees of the Public Relations Department received them hospitably…

EGYPTIAN QURANIC SCHOOL IN LUXOR: AN ELITE CENTER WITH MOST BASIC FACILITIES

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SHAFAQNA- In Egypt, although there are new centers and schools in the field of teaching Quran and the use of modern technology in this field, there are still traditional schools that teach the children in a very simple and primitive way. According…

Egypt, EU sign $155m to stimulate job creation, control migration

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SHAFAQNA- Egypt and the European Union have signed two cooperation agreements worth almost $155 million to create jobs and tackle illegal migrations. The signing was attended by Egyptian Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr and Director-General…

Egypt: Cemetery Workers sold human parts to Medical schools

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SHAFAQNA- Some local sources reported yesterday that a number of traders in Egypt’s Sayeda Zeinab neighbourhood have confessed that they had sold skulls and human body parts to medical schools. The police station in the local town said the…
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Beijing is launching a mini-Marshall Plan for the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- As President Xi Jinping impels China to take a more active role internationally, the Middle East is becoming one of its key staging grounds. Beijing is launching a mini-Marshall Plan for the Middle East and North Africa. China and…

Egypt’s foreign exchange reserves rose to $44.46bn in September

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SHAFAQNA- Egypt’s net foreign reserves rose to 44.46 billion U.S. dollars in September, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced in a statement. The country’s net foreign reserves rose to $44.459 billion at the end of September 2018,…

2018 Nansen Refugee Award dedicated to South Sudanese Surgeon

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SHAFAQNA- The only functional hospital in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State runs by Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, serving more than 200,000 people, including 144,000 refugees. Evan Atar Adaha, head surgeon and medical director at a remote hospital…

An Egyptian woman activist jailed for speaking out on sexual harassment

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SHAFAQNA- An Egyptian woman human rights defender, Amal Fathy, who has already spent 141 days in prison, has been convicted for posting a Facebook video decrying sexual harassment and criticizing the Egyptian to two-year jail sentence. Amal…

'Arab NATO' is A Destructive Plan for Arab Countries

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SHAFAQNA- US President Donald Trump will split Arab countries with an effort to make a new coalition, Raialyoum newspaper wrote in an analysis of US plan to make an ‘Arab NATO’ in the Middle East. Arabian author and analyst Abdel Bari…

Photos: Raas Al-Hussein (P) Mosque in Cairo

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SHAFAQNA - The Al Hussein Mosque is one of the most sacred Islamic sites in Egypt and famously known for it’s housing the oldest complete manuscript of the Holy Qu’ran. It’s location is also in an immensely popular street of Cairo…

You need to try Egyptian halal street-food startups now

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Ahmed Gabr: In the Middle East and Africa region, Egypt is the second only to Saudi Arabia  for consumer spending on eating out, with almost 12 per cent of the total value of the food-and-beverage industry in 2016.…

Al-Azhar: harassment of women is religiously forbidden and should be punished

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SHAFAQNA- Egypt’s top Sunni Muslim authority, Al-Azhar, has issued a statement expressing harassment of women is religiously forbidden and should be punished 'regardless of the context or conditions'. Al-Azhar, which has huge influence…

Egypt's Plan to build Mosques with Contemporary Islamic Architecture

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA: The country is building new mosques and restoring some old ones based on the contemporary Islamic architecture, Egypt’s Awqaf minister said. According to al-Ahram daily, Mohamed Mokhtar Goma said the ministry is also planning…

How different countries celebrate Eid al-Adha?

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SHAFAQNA - Eid al-Adha, also known as "Feast of Sacrifice" or "Big Eid", is an Islamic religious festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to follow God's command to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event. This…

Egypt tourism surge in 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Tourism is showing rise again in Egypt, with 50 percent surge in bookings during the first half of 2018, following several years violence in the country in the aftermath of the 2011 Revolution. Egypt started to become a premier…

Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth

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SHAFAQNA- This is the story of British born Dr Kate Godfrey-Faucett and her incredible journey from Christianity to Shia Islam via Sunnism.Kate is a Chartered psychologist & psychotherapist with specialist training and experience in working…

Women challenge social standards in Egypt by practicing Parkour on the streets

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SHAFAQNA - A group of women in Egypt collect at a park in a Cairo once a week , climbing up wall surfaces and jumping about in the strenous physical technique known as Parkour to form the first professional Parkour team in Egypt, while also…

IMF warns of wider unrest across the Middle East due to job crisis

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SHAFAQNA - The International Monetary Fund has warned of unemployment crisis among young people in The Middle East and North Africa risks fuelling wider unrest across the region, so countries in the region must accelerate economic reforms to…

Egypt wants to impose taxes on tech giants' profits

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SHAFAQNA - The Egypt unveiled plan to impose taxes on profits of tech giants including Facebook and Google. The Egyptian parliament last month approved the organisation of the press and information draft law, which states that no website…

Sale of France arms to the Middle East doubled

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SHAFAQNA - According to a government report, French arms sales to the Middle East doubled in 2017, despite pressure from lawmakers and rights groups on President Emmanuel Macron to prevent weapons from entering the countries conducting a bloody…

Egypt to construct Middle East’s largest petrochemical complex

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SHAFAQNA - Egypt government said to sign a deal to build the largest petrochemical complex in the Middle East , worth $11 billion. Head of the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) Mohab Mamish (representing the government)…

10 Muslim World Cup facts you should know

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : Russia 2018 is a record-breaking World Cup for the Muslim world, with seven Muslim-majority nations taking part this year, the most since the start of the games in 1930. To celebrate this, here are…

Egypt’s present account narrows to $5.3 bln as tourism rises

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SHAFAQNA - According to data from the Egyptian Central Bank, Egypt’s present account deficit narrowed to $1.93 billion from $3.1 billion for the third quarter of the 2017-18 fiscal year as as tourism revenues improved. According to Egypt…