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Turkey and Egypt start dialogue after  long crisis in relations

Closer ties between Turkey and Egypt will make a significant contribution to regional peace and development, senior Turkish officials have said underlining the positive atmosphere in recent "frank and in-depth" diplomatic talks to mend ties broken over a decade

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Foreign tourists stuck in ancient fortress near Borjomi

According to the Georgian Emergency Management Service, tourists from Great Britain and Egypt were stuck in the mountains near Borjomi, in the ancient fortress of Gogias Tsikhe. It is clarified that foreign tourists decided to climb the …

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Where Northern Sea Route leads Russia

Russia defines the Northern Sea Route as a shipping lane from the Kara Sea to the Pacific Ocean, specifically running along the Russian Arctic coast from Kara Gates strait between the Barents Sea and the Kara Sea, along Siberia, to the Bering Strait. According to Eurasian Times, Moscow seems to be slowly and steadily playing its geopolitical game in the Arctic, by emphasizing the importance of the accessibility to Arctic ports and further developing the shipping lanes of the Northern Sea Route (NSR), connecting the Pacific and Atlantic.With the active support of China in this game, Russia is now wooing Japan and South Korea, with the obvious aim of weakening the US plans in the construct of the Indo-Pacific

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Egypt confiscates Suez-blocking ship

An Egyptian court has ruled that the Ever Given container ship be seized until its owner pays $900 million to the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) in compensation for blocking the critical waterway for almost one week, the Shorouk News newspaper …

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Another tanker briefly runs aground in Suez Canal

Another ship has briefly run aground in the Suez Canal, an informed source said. "Indeed, the ship ran aground a little, but the incident is over and the ship is already underway," the source said, adding that it would take …

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Why Turkey is wooing Egypt

Turkey may be seeking a way to ease its economic turmoil by wooing Egypt for more business and bilateral trade. Egyptian economists and Turkish affairs experts say Ankara’s recent efforts to reset relations are meant to help counterbalance …

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How pandemic will impact Ramadan-2021

For the second successive year, Muslims will mark the holy month in the midst of coronavirus.  While many have found ways to adapt to the "new normal" and the rollout of vaccines has helped stymie the rise in cases in some …

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Suez Canal reopens for traffic

Traffic has resumed in Egypt's Suez Canal after a stranded container ship blocking it for nearly a week was finally freed by salvage crews. Tug boats honked their horns in celebration as the 400m-long Ever Given was dislodged on …

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Egypt's Suez Canal: Why does its closure matter?

The Suez Canal has played a major role in world affairs for many decades now. Ownership of the canal has been an important symbol of sovereignty for Egyptians since it was first nationalised by President Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1956, while the …

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Turkey’s normalization paradigm: Israel, Egypt, Gulf

“Normalization” is the buzzword around Turkey’s foreign policy this year and finally it seems that some results have been achieved. Turkish officials recently revealed that talks between Turkey and Egypt were underway regarding the restoration of ties and energy-related cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean

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Egypt moves ahead with purchase of Russian arms despite US warnings

Russia officially announced on Feb. 25 that Egypt had received five Sukhoi Su-35 advanced combat aircraft. The Russian Khabarovsk Krai region’s official media agency stated that the most important achievement of the military factory in the region was delivering the five Su-35 fighter jets to Egypt, out of the 24 jets that were agreed upon, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Al-Monitor informs

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Egypt plans to order 10 mln Sputnik V doses from Russia

Egypt plans to purchase 10 mln doses of the Sputnik V vaccine from Russia at the first stage, the Egyptian Drug Authority informed, cited by the Ad-Dustour news portal. It was reported earlier that Egypt had registered the Russian …

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Egypt registers Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

The Egyptian Drug Authority has registered the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, press service of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) reports. "Egypt, the most populated country in the Middle East, with the population …

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Russian flights to Egyptian resorts to resume in March?

Direct flights from Russia to the Egyptian Red Sea resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada will resume in March after more than five years, the head of Egypt’s civil aviation authority said. Flights to the two popular tourist …

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