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Egypt minister set to sign deal to resume Russian flights: agencies

CAIRO Egypt's aviation minister will travel to Russia to sign protocol agreements as early as Friday to allow the resumption of Russian flights that were suspended after the 2015 bombing of a tourist jet, Egyptian sources and Russia's minister said on Thursday.

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Putin says Russia ready 'in principle' to resume direct passenger flights to Egypt

CAIRO Russia is ready in principle to resume direct passenger flights to Egypt and an agreement is expected to be signed in the near future, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday.

World, Dec 11 2017

Russia's Putin, Egypt's Sisi to sign nuclear power station deal - Kremlin

CAIRO Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will sign an agreement on Monday about the construction of a nuclear power station in Egypt and supplies of nuclear fuel, according to a document provided by the Kremlin.

World, Dec 11 2017

Egypt's Sisi invites Palestinian president to Cairo to discuss Trump's Jerusalem move

CAIRO Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Cairo on Monday to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a presidential statement said on Sunday.

World, Dec 10 2017

Egypt's Coptic Church rejects meeting with Pence over Jerusalem move

CAIRO Egypt's Coptic Church has rejected a meeting requested by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his visit later this month in protest against Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, MENA state news agency reported on Saturday.

World, Dec 09 2017

Egyptian Muslim leader rejects meeting with U.S. Pence over Jerusalem: statement

CAIRO One of Egypt's top Muslim leaders, the Imam of Al Azhar mosque, rejected a meeting requested by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in protest against a U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Al Azhar said in a statement on Friday.

World, Dec 08 2017