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Egypt has lifted restrictions put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic, despite a rise in infections.

Saudi police this week were filmed dragging a visibly distressed Egyptian man stranded in the kingdom amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Iran raises its coronavirus death toll to 19

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Iran raises its coronavirus death toll to 19

Iranian state television reported Wednesday that 19 people have been killed by the new coronavirus amid 139 confirmed cases in the country so far.

Arab airlines suspend China flights over coronavirus fears

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Arab airlines suspend China flights over coronavirus fears

As China continues to face global isolation over growing coronavirus fears, a number of Arab airlines joined dozens of countries in suspending ...

Eight killed in Egypt after chaotic day of flooding

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Eight killed in Egypt after chaotic day of flooding

Egyptians took to social media to criticise the government's lack of preparedness.

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EgyptAir slams 'illogical' British Airways suspension of Cairo flights

The vice-chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company has criticised British Airways after it suspended flights to Cairo on Saturday, saying the decision was 'without a logical reason'.

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Sudan protesters block airport runway to stop Saudi plane

Travelers bound from Port Sudan to Jeddah were delayed when protesters tried to block their plane from taking off.

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EgyptAir cancels flights to Sudan as nationwide strike begins

Egypt's national carrier cancelled its flight to Sudan on Monday citing 'ongoing events' in the country where a nationwide strike began on ...

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Deadly 2016 EgyptAir flight 'should have never taken off'

The latest report by France’s Organisation of Safety Investigations says the aircraft from the deadly 2016 plane crash should have never taken ...

Egypt 'expels' former New York Times Cairo bureau chief

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Egypt 'expels' former New York Times Cairo bureau chief

Egypt on Monday detained and deported former New York Times Cairo Bureau Chief David Kirkpatrick. Egypt is one of the world's biggest jailers of ...

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Egyptian to face trial over hijacking plane to Cyprus

Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, accused of hijacking a plane more than two years ago and diverting it to Cyprus will face trial on a string of ...

<em>EgyptAir</em> publisher apologises over bizarre Drew Barrymore article

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EgyptAir publisher apologises over bizarre Drew Barrymore article

'We apologise for any misunderstanding that might be interpreted as an offence to the great artist,' said the publisher after the strange ...

<em>EgyptAir</em> stands by bizarre Drew Barrymore 'interview'

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EgyptAir stands by bizarre Drew Barrymore 'interview'

Egypt's national airline has given its backing to a writer criticised for her article about an alleged interview with actress Drew Barrymore, ...

Egypt airline prints cringe-worthy 'fake' interview with Drew Barrymore

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Egypt airline prints cringe-worthy 'fake' interview with Drew Barrymore

EgyptAir's in-flight magazine has been met with online derision over an almost certainly fake 'interview' with Drew Barrymore.

Fire likely cause of 2016 <em>EgyptAir</em> crash: French investigation

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Fire likely cause of 2016 EgyptAir crash: French investigation

French investigators said a cockpit fire likely caused the 2016 EgyptAir MS804 crash, contradicting Egyptian authorities who said ...

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Egypt, Russia resume flights halted after 2015 Sinai crash

Egypt and Russia resumed direct flights Thursday, more than two years after they were suspended in the wake of a bombing that brought down a Russian passenger plane over Sinai.

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Russia and Egypt resume flights, after bomb fears suspension

A two-year suspension of flights between Russia and Egypt due to the bombing of a carrier by IS has ended.

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Russian flag carrier resuming flights to Egypt in February

Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot can start flying again from Moscow to Cairo from the end of February, Chief Executive Officer of the Russian flag ...

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Egypt’s female flight attendants denounce 'fat-shaming' lawmaker

The union of Egyptian flight attendants has angrily responded to criticism by a lawmaker of the weight and age of some female attendants ...

New security measures for US flights take effect

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New security measures for US flights take effect

All incoming flights to the United States will be subject to new security screening procedures before take-off and security interviews from ...

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US 'willing to negotiate' between Iraqi Kurdistan and Baghdad

The US State Department said it would be willing to negotiate between the conflicting Iraqi Kurds and Baghdad if requested, amid rising tensions ...

All foreign flights to Iraqi-Kurdish capital to stop Friday All foreign flights to Iraqi-Kurdish capital to stop Friday

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All foreign flights to Iraqi-Kurdish capital to stop Friday

All international flights to the Iraqi-Kurdish capital Erbil will be suspended from Friday following orders from Baghdad after the Kurdish ...

Foreign airlines suspend Kurdistan flights after Baghdad ban

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Foreign airlines suspend Kurdistan flights after Baghdad ban

International airlines have begun suspending flights to the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region after Iraqi civil aviation authorities issued a ban ...

British ban on <em>EgyptAir</em> cabin laptops lifted

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British ban on EgyptAir cabin laptops lifted

Passengers flying with EgyptAir from Cairo to Britain will again be allowed to carry personal electronic devices in aircraft cabins.

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