Sun, 09 May 2021

CAIRO -- At least 11 people were killed and 98 others were wounded in a train derailment on Sunday in the Delta city of Toukh, north of the Egyptian capital Cairo, the Egyptian Health Ministry said.

A total of 60 ambulances have been sent to the scene and the wounded have been transferred to three public hospitals, the ministry said in a statement. (Egypt-Train Derailment-Casualties)

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BAGHDAD -- Five rockets on Sunday struck an Iraqi military air base in Iraq's Salahudin province north of capital Baghdad, wounding two security members, the Iraqi military said.

A statement by the media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) said that the rockets were fired from al-Dojama, an area located across the Tigris River in the neighboring Diyala province, and landed on the Balad Air Base, some 90 km north of Baghdad. (Iraq-Military Base-Rockets)

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KHARTOUM -- Sudan on Sunday called on African countries to support the efforts in reaching comprehensive and satisfactory solutions to all parties regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Sudan's Foreign Minister Mariam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi on Sunday held a virtual meeting with Ambassadors of African Union (AU) Member States accredited to Sudan, said Sudan's foreign ministry in a statement. (Sudan-African Countries-Nile Dam)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel and Greece have signed their "largest ever" security procurement deal, the Israeli defense ministry said on Sunday.

The agreement, signed in Athens on Friday, includes the establishment and operation of a 5.4 billion shekels (about 1.65 billion U.S. dollars) training center for the Hellenic Air Force over a period of 22 years. (Israel-Greece-Security Procurement)

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