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Egypt Today's international news wrap-up - FILE PHOTO

Egypt Today's international news wrap-up - FILE PHOTO

CAIRO – 12 December 2017: Egypt Today brings you the latest top of the hour news from around the world over the past 24 hours in this round-up.

Middle East

We discussed regional matters affecting both countries: Sisi


Abdel Fatah al-Sisi

emphasized the eagerness of Egypt and Russia to cooperate in regional matters affecting the national security of both countries in a way that restores security and stability in the Middle East and secures a better future for its people

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President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi receives his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, December 11, 2017 – Press Photo

Russian-Egyptian flight protocol to be signed this week

Russian Minister of Transport

Maksim Sokolov

said on Monday that Russia is ready to sign a protocol with Egypt to resume direct passenger flights from Russia to Egypt this week.

Russian Minister of Transport Maksim Sokolov – File Photo

70 Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli forces


health authorities said more than 70 people were wounded on Monday in clashes with Israeli forces during protests against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli troops following a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in the West Bank village of Beita, near Nablus May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Putin to Bashar: Russia to pullout military forces from Syria

Russian TASS News Agency revealed that President

Vladimir Putin

met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during his visit to Russia’s Hameymim air base in Syria on Monday morning to pullout military forces from Syria.

Russian Presidential Valdimir Putin- Press and Information Office/TASS

Earthquake hits western Iran, where hundreds died last month



hit western Iran on Monday, the region where an earthquake last month killed at least 530 people, state media reported.

A man reacts as he looks at a damaged building in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah, Iran. REUTERS/Tasnim News Agency


Turkey, Russia will meet to finalise S-400 defence deal next week

Turkish and Russian officials will meet to finalise Turkey's S-400 surface-to-air missile systems deal in the coming week, Turkish President

Tayyip Erdogan

said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: Russian S-400 air defence mobile missile launching systems drive during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia, May 7, 2015. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Catalan protesters clash with police over 'plunder' of religious artefacts

Protesters clashed with police trying to reclaim disputed religious artefacts from a museum in


on Monday, in the latest display of tension between Catalan separatists and Spain's central government ahead of a December 21 election, Daily Mail reported.

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures during a news conference at Madrid's Moncloa Palace August 3, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera

May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal

Prime Minister

Theresa May

will hail “a new sense of optimism” in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week “to move forwards together” to discuss future trade ties.

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at a news conference at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Libya, Italy to set up operations room to tackle migrant smuggling

Libya’s U.N.-backed government agreed with Italy on Saturday to establish a joint operations room for tackling

migrant smugglers

and traffickers as part of efforts to curb migrant flows towards Europe, according to a statement.

Migrants are seen on a capsizing boat before a rescue operation by Italian navy ships "Bettica" and "Bergamini" (unseen) off the coast of Libya in this handout picture released by the Italian Marina Militare on May 25, 2016. Marina Militare/Handout via RE

United States

New York suspect had no criminal record in Bangladesh

Akayed Ullah, the man suspected of trying to bomb

New York

City's Port Authority, had no criminal record in Bangladesh and last visited his home country in September, Bangladesh's police chief told Reuters on Monday.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference outside the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal following reports of an explosion, in New York City, U.S. December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid “There was a stampede up the stair

U.S. embassy in Cairo warns citizens of fake accounts


U.S embassy

in Cairo issued a disclaimer on Monday warning citizens from fake accounts on social media that are releasing false news, clarifying that the embassy has only one website where all security warnings are posted.

The U.S. embassy in Cairo – File Photo


Rebels kill 15 peacekeepers in Congo

Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian


peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on the organisation in recent history.

Peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) patrol in their armoured personnel in the streets of the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, December 20, 2016. RE

6,000 IS jihadists could return to Africa, AU warns

Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for


(IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union's top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat.

© AFP | The Islamic State group has lost vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria



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