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Egypt Announces Its First Cases Of Omicron Variant, 3 People Tested Positive

Dec 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

According to the Health Ministry, two of the infected are asymptomatic while the other is exhibiting mild symptoms. All three of them are kept in isolation at a Cairo Hospital.

Sudan: Tribal Violence Kills 24 In Darfur Region, Says Aid Group

Dec 06, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The fighting grew out of a financial dispute late Saturday between two individuals in a camp for displaced persons in the Kreinik area in West Darfur province, said Adam Regal, the spokesman for the General Coordination for Refugees and Displaced in Darfur.


UN Envoy Urges Sudan Paramilitary Leader To Show Restraint

The U.N. envoy, Volker Perthes, met late Friday with Gen. Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, a coup leader seen as close to Sudan's strongman, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan.

Sudan: Emergency Declared After PM Abdalla Hamdok Arrested

Oct 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan announced that he was dissolving the country’s ruling Sovereign Council, as well as the government led by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.


Sudanese Protesters Call For Dissolving Of Joint Government

The demonstrations were organised by political parties and rebel groups that were part of the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change, an umbrella group that led the uprising against al-Bashir.

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20 September, 2021

Islamic State Claims 8 People Including Taliban Fighters Killed In Attacks In Jalalabad Of Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

The claim, published late Sunday on the militant group's media arm, the Aamaq news agency, signals a growing threat to the Taliban by their long-time rivals.


23 August, 2021

Egypt Shuts Gaza Border Amid Friction With Hamas

Associated Press (AP)

The officials said the closure was connected to Cairo's efforts to broker a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.


09 August, 2021

Good News For Tourist: Russia Resumes Flights To Egyptian Resorts After 6 Years

Associated Press (AP)

The local branch of the Islamic State group said it downed the plane over Sinai in October 2015, shortly after the aircraft took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.


05 August, 2021

Sudanese Court Sentences 6 To Death For Killing Protesters

Associated Press (AP)

Sudan has been on a fragile path to democratic rule since the ouster of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, following four months of mass protests.


27 July, 2021

Residential Building In Cairo Collapses, One Dead

Associated Press (AP)

The incident occurred on Tuesday and authorities have opened an investigation, the state-run MENA news agency reported.


20 July, 2021

Muslims Mark Eid-Al-Adha Holiday In Shadow Of Pandemic

Associated Press (AP)

Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” is typically marked by communal prayers, large social gatherings and, for many, slaughtering of livestock and giving meat to the needy


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18 July, 2021

Egypt Releases Two Activists And Journalist Amid US Concerns Over Detentions

Associated Press (AP)

On Saturday, state security prosecutors ordered the release of the three pending ongoing investigations into charges against them


05 July, 2021

Suez Canal Says Deal Reached To Free Seized Vessel

Associated Press (AP)

The Suez Canal Authority said on Sunday, July 4, 2021, that it had reached a deal to resolve a financial dispute with the owners of a massive container ship that had stopped the vital canal earlier this year for over a week.


05 June, 2021

US Envoy Alleges Yemeni Rebels Not Trying To Reach Cease-Fire

Associated Press (AP)

Tim Lenderking said the Iranian-backed Houthis bear the major responsibility for refusing to engage meaningfully on a cease-fire


27 February, 2021

Indian Men's Skeet Team Wins Bronze Medal In ISSF World Cup

PTI

The Indians beat the Kazakhstan team 6-2 in the bronze medal match. They could have made it to the finals too, but lost a shoot-off to the Russian 6-5


25 February, 2021

Shotgun World Cup: India Skeet Shooters In Line For Medals In Team Events

PTI

Mairaj and Angad shot scores of 70 and 67 each to end in 21st and 28th positions, respectively, in the individual competition


28 November, 2020

CAF Champions League, Zamalek 1-2 Al Ahly: Late Kafsha Stunner Settles 'Final Of The Century'

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Al Ahly left it late to beat fierce Cairo rivals Zamalek in the CAF Champions League final with Mohamed Magdi Kafsha the hero


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20 July, 2019

AFCON 2019: Algeria Beat Senegal 1-0 To Win 2nd Africa Cup Of Nations Title

IANS

Baghdad Bounedjah scored the lone goal at Cairo International Stadium to give Algeria their second continental trophy


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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