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    Egypt ranked 83rd out of 141 in tourism competitiveness: WEF
    Nov11

    Egypt ranked 83rd out of 141 in tourism competitiveness: WEF

    By Maydaa Abo El-Nadar Egypt was ranked 83rd out of 141 countries worldwide, in the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) for 2015. In the 2011 index Egypt was ranked 75th out of 139 countries, dropping 10 places to reach 85th out of 140 countries in the 2013 index. The UAE managed to go up from 30th place...

    Military jet crashes in Ukraine, killing pilot
    Nov11

    Military jet crashes in Ukraine, killing pilot

    NNA – A Soviet-designed Su-25 jet aircraft crashed in south-eastern Ukraine on Wednesday during a training exercise, killing its pilot, the Ukrainian military said. The incident took place at ar …read more Source: National News...

    Russia set to retaliate against IS after plane bombing, complicating Syria intervention
    Nov11

    Russia set to retaliate against IS after plane bombing, complicating Syria intervention

    “They know they will have to respond. It is not pleasant, but that is the price it pays for its intervention in Syria.” former Israeli ambassador to Russia and Ukraine tells Post. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    US Congress, White House square off over Guantanamo
    Nov11

    US Congress, White House square off over Guantanamo

    The US Congress has voted overwhelmingly in favor of legislation that extends the ban on transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay to facilities in America, challenging President Barack Obama’s renewed push to close the prison before he leaves office in January of 2017. Only three senators voted against the legislation, with 91 casting...

    Full court hearing over captured alleged Russian soldiers starts in Kiev
    Nov11

    Full court hearing over captured alleged Russian soldiers starts in Kiev

    A court in Ukraine has started hearing the case of two Russian nationals captured during fighting in the east. …read more Source:...

    Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield
    Nov10

    Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will counter NATO’s U.S.-led missile defense program by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. Putin told defense officials that by developing defenses against ballistic missiles Washington aims to “neutralize” Russia’s strategic nuclear...

    Britain’s Cameron appeals to EU reform doubters at home, abroad (Updated)
    Nov10

    Britain’s Cameron appeals to EU reform doubters at home, abroad (Updated)

    By Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper British Prime Minister David Cameron appealed to doubters at home and in other EU capitals on Tuesday to embrace his attempt to reform the 28-member bloc as a chance to boost prosperity rather than writing it off as ‘Mission Impossible’. Cameron, under pressure after overseeing what critics see as a...

    Egypt’s GASC receives offers in wheat tender- traders
    Nov10

    Egypt’s GASC receives offers in wheat tender- traders

    Lowest offer in Egyptian state buyer GASC’s wheat purchase tender which closed on Tuesday was USD197.50 per tonne free on board (FOB) for Ukrainian wheat, traders said. …read more Source:...

    British diplomats warn UK foreign policy in crisis
    Nov10

    British diplomats warn UK foreign policy in crisis

    The UK is suffering a crisis of “confidence” in its foreign policy, former British diplomats, intelligence officers and academics have warned, the Guardian reported yesterday. The crisis left the UK “sidelined in Syria, ineffective in Ukraine, unwilling in Europe and inimical towards refugees,” the report said. In the report entitled “UK losing...

    UK warns against travel to 6 Middle East countries
    Nov10

    UK warns against travel to 6 Middle East countries

    Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia and Iraq are amongst 18 countries which the UK Foreign Office says British travellers should avoid, a new map has shown. Daesh’s presence in the Middle East has contributed greatly to the list of countries which are classed unsafe for travel. The British government discourages travel to: Iraq Libya Mauritania...

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