Mohamed Salah with the UEFA Champions League trophy - FILECAIRO, 15 June 2019:The Egyptian King, Mohamed Salah, celebrates his 27th birthday on June 15. He has a stunning career in Europe and played a major role in the Egypt national team’s successes in recent years. Salah has gained acclaim in European football in the past years.“My first successes were at the same time my family had to make sacrifices. When I played in the first team in Egypt, I said ‘why didn’t you play in Europe? I compared myself with a big club and a big league like the Premier League,” he said, according to ‘Liverpoolecho’ website.
Libyan National Army (LNA) members, commanded by Khalifa Haftar, pose for a picture as they head out of Benghazi to reinforce the troops advancing to Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya April 7, 2019. TRIPOLI, June 15 (MENA) - Troops of the Libyan National Army are still controlling Tripoli international Airport after repelling an attack carried out by factions affiliated with the Government of National Accord (GNA), Al Arabiya channel reported on Saturday.Military sources with the GNA said that its troops entered the southern edge of the airport a month after a wide-scale operation launched to recapture it.The sources added that troops of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar are still taking over most of the airport, yet, it vowed that the forces of the UN-backed government would continue their operation in an attempt to retake control over the whole strategic airport.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and members of the National Football Team pose for a group photo at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. June 15, 2019. Press PhotoCAIRO - 15 June 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi visited early on Saturday the National Football Team in the Air Defense Stadium while training for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be held in Egypt on June 21 - July 19.The president wished the team members good luck, and asserted his confidence that they realize the heavy responsibility they shoulder. They also gave him as gift a T-shirt having the signatures of all of them.The president has also checked the facilities and arrangements at the stadium whose efficiency was being raised to host the tournament’s matches. )Tazkarti is a ticket marketplace with a mission to provide a safe and secure marketplace for ticket buyers to find and purchase event tickets on the secondary market.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg delivers remarks on foreign policy and national security, in Bloomington, Indiana, U.S., June 11, 2019. Democrat Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss to Trump in 2016 was in part attributed to a decline in black voter turnout for the first time in 20 years.Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke and U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren will be in attendance on Saturday.The Black Economic Alliance was launched last year ahead of the 2018 midterm congressional elections, when it endorsed 26 candidates in House of Representatives, Senate and gubernatorial races. The group has pivoted to policy development, said founding director Akunna Cook.“This forum is a part of that. “We wanted to make sure we were able to help mold and shape the conversation.”
Participants listen to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is seen on screens, during the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mukhtar KholdorbekovDUSHANBE (Reuters) - Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show “positive signals”, the Iranian president said on Saturday as tensions with the United States escalated over tanker attacks in the Gulf region.Iran stopped complying in May with some commitments in the 2015 nuclear deal that was agreed with global powers, after the United States unilaterally withdrew from the accord in 2018 and ratcheted up sanctions on Tehran.“Obviously, Iran cannot stick to this agreement unilaterally,” President Hassan Rouhani told Russian, Chinese and other Asian leaders at a conference in Tajikistan.His comments follow rising tensions with Washington, which has accused Tehran of carrying out Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route at the mouth of the Gulf. Tehran has denied having any role.Rouhani did not refer to this week’s tanker incident in his speech to the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, behind held in the Tajik capital Dushanbe.“It is necessary that all the sides of this agreement contribute to restoring it,” he said, adding that Iran needed to see “positive signals” from other signatories to the pact, which include Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany.He did not give details on what actions Iran would take or say what positive signals Tehran wanted to see.Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would adhere to the agreement and urged other signatories to follow suit.“We believe that the only sensible decision is for all deal participants to honor commitments,” Putin told the conference.Tehran said in May that Iran would start enriching uranium at a higher level, unless world powers protected its economy from U.S. sanctions within 60 days.Washington has ratcheted up pressure on Iran, saying it wants to prevent Tehran developing a nuclear bomb, rein in its ballistic missile program and end what the it calls Iranian meddling in the Middle East.Tehran has said its nuclear program is peaceful and will not be stopped, says its missile work is for defense and accuses the United States of destabilizing the region.France and other European signatories to the nuclear deal that aimed to curb Iran’s nuclear work, have said they wanted to save the accord, but many of their companies have canceled deals with Tehran, under pressure from the United States.
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"Whistles are part of the game, the fans want us to win and play well, so that's why they jeer," said the match-winner, whose goals papered over the cracks of an at times disjointed performance. "We always want their support but we're focused on the objective, which is the match," Coutinho told Brazil's SportTV. "Whistles or cheers, the important thing is to stay focused and get the win. "Brazil made a bright start and predictably dominated the early possession and chances.But surprisingly their greatest threat came from set-pieces with Coutinho's corner delivery causing panic in the Bolivian backline.Bolivia's goalkeeper Carlos Lampe made an instinctive block from a Roberto Firmino flick that came straight at him.And a few minutes later, towering center-half Thiago Silva was left unmarked eight yards out to meet another Coutinho delivery, but he inexplicably headed well wide.The pitch at the Morumbi stadium wasn't helping flowing football, with Bolivia in particular struggling to string passes together. "If you want to qualify (for the knock-out stages) you have to attack a little more," admitted Villegas.And Coutinho's corners continued to present Brazil with their best chances, as Marquinhos headed straight at Lampe from seven yards with 15 minutes left.The game had slowed to almost walking pace when substitute Everton scored a sensational third, cutting in from the left wing before firing an unstoppable shot into the far corner with Lampe rooted to the spot.
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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he talks to the media on South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., before his departure to Camp David, December 16, 2017. We also need to broaden our support for this international situation,” he told reporters.OIL, INSURANCEOil prices rose about 1% on Friday, reflecting the jitters. Insurance costs for ships sailing through the Middle East have jumped by at least 10% after the attacks, ship insurers said.U.N. An initial report that Kokuka Courageous was struck by a torpedo was dismissed by a source familiar with the issue. The crew from Kokuka Courageous were picked up and handed to a U.S. Navy ship on Thursday.
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AFP/File / Bertrand GUAYCAIRO, 15 June 2019: Former Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo returned to the club in the same position replacing Antero Henrique, the French champions announced on Friday.The former PSG and AC Milan midfielder left the Parisian outfit in 2013 after resigning amid a scandal in which he pushed a referee in a Ligue 1 match.He worked for Milan in the same capacity last season but stepped down due to a disagreement with the side's board. "This club has been so important to me in my football career and in my life. I had really emotional moments here both as a player in the late 90s and more recently as sporting director," the 1994 World Cup winner said in a statement. "I come back to Paris full of energy to rejoin this club that I deeply respect," he added.The Brazilian is back at a club which won the French title last year but failed to reach further than the last 16 of the Champions League and saw the world's most expensive Neymar suspended for hitting a fan after defeat in the French Cup final. "His return, with his enthusiasm and talent, will bring the club into a new ambitious cycle and I am sure that this reunion will bring happiness to the Parc des Princes, which has always kept 'Leo' in its heart," PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi said.Henrique, 51, left his role by mutual consent earlier in the day having seen his relationship with head coach Thomas Tuchel become strained.He joined PSG in 2017 and oversaw the signings of forwards Neymar and KylianMbappe but had been left disappointed by recent transfer windows.
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Eden Hazard – Real Madrid official websiteEden Hazard – Real Madrid official websiteCAIRO, 14 June 2019: Real Madrid's Eden Hazard has spoken of winning the Golden Ball and expected royal deals this summer, as well as the offensive duo with Frenchman Karim Benzema.Real Madrid announced on Friday the signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea for €88.5 million plus add-ons. Real Madrid described the deal as the most important signing since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.Hazard was officially presented as a Real Madrid player in front of a reported 50,000 fans at the Bernabeu. Now, it's an honour to be at Real Madrid and I can't wait for the season to get underway. Now I have to show my quality on the pitch”.PHOTO: Hazard 2Caption: Eden Hazard – Real Madrid official website“I was lucky enough to speak to Modric through Kovacic. I have come here to give my best for Real Madrid and I hope the fans will be happy”.“I've spoken to him a lot about Real Madrid.
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Raneem El Welily gets creative during her clash with Nour El Tayeb ©PSA World Tour/TwitterCAIRO, 14 June 2019: The final round of the CIB International Squash Championship, organized by the Wadi Degla club in Mall of Arabia on 6 October, will kick off on Friday.Three Egyptian Champions qualified for the Finals; Wadi Degla's & World number 1, Raneem El Welily, Al Ahly & World number 4, Karim Abdelgawad, World's 8, Mohamed Abu El Ghar.Raneem El Welily is set to meet France’s Camille Serme, World number 3. While, Mohamed Abu El Ghar will face Karim Abdelgawad in the Men's Final game.CIB Squash Championship, organized by Wadi Degla club, is considered one of the Platinum championships, with prize money of 162 thousand dollars for men and the same for women. The tournament witnesses the participation of Eight World ranked players from Men & Women.The tournament takes place at Mall of Arabia, Sheikh Zayed City in Giza.
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Youth & Sports min. The match took place at Borg El Arab stadium. "I met only Salah & Elneny because I have already met all the players before," Sobhy started his talks to Filgoal website. "I thanked Salah as he spent his personal vacation in Egypt, El Gouna which was useful for the Egyptian tourism in a big way," Sobhy said.The AFCON starts on June 21 and ends on July 19. The tournament takes place with the participation of 24 teams in six groups for the first time in the history of the African competition.Egypt plays in Group A alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
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Egypt national team - FILECAIRO, 14 June 2019: The Egyptian national team retreated one place in the FIFA rankings for the countries before the start of the African Cup of Nations.Egypt ranked 58th in FIFA rankings and came eighth among the African countries.Belgium maintained its position on top of the rankings while Senegal continued its domination on the African teams.Senegal is in the 22nd place before Tunisia, Africa’s second, which occupies the 25th place.Nigeria, Africa’s third, is in the 45th place, while Morocco comes in the 48th position.The Pharaohs beat Tanzania in a friendly game on Thursday night in their preparation for the 2019 AFCON.Egypt's only goal came through Ahmed El Mohamady's header after he received Ahmed Ayman Mansour's cross well. The match took place at Borg El Arab stadium.The AFCON starts on June 21 and ends on July 19. The tournament takes place with the participation of 24 teams in six groups for the first time in the history of the African competition.Egypt plays in Group A alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
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Photo courtesy of maxpixelCairo - 14 June 2019: The United Arab Emirates announced on Friday that they will be sending their first Arab astronaut to Mars in coordination and cooperation with Arab countries led by Egypt and Saudi Arabia.Director General of the United Arab Emirates Space Agency Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi affirmed that the mission will be within two months for scientific and research purposes.Ahbabi added that the UAE will build and launch an Arab satellite at a cost of AED 100 million, noting that the project is expected to serve the Arab countries and provide data and will act as a platform for learning as well as collective work.Earlier this year, the UAE launched the first Arab Space Coordination Group, he said, pointing out to the importance of Arab cooperation in the space field to serve the coming generations.Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) enjoy solid relation. The UAE was among the top Arab states that scrambled to support Egypt’s economy after the June revolution and had offered great financial support.Egyptian exports to the UAE have increased significantly during the first half of 2017 to hit $1.204 billion, up from $1.126 billion during the same period of 2016, marking a seven percent increase.The UAE is ranked first on the list of countries that have established investments in the Egyptian market with $6.2 billion in total investment, distributed over 868 projects in the fields of communication, banking, real estate, tourism and information technology.
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FILE- 18-year-old Egyptian student Mariam MoustafaCAIRO – 14 June 2019: Mariah Fraser, 20yrs British girl, was sentenced to eight months in prison on Friday over attacking Egyptian student Mariam Moustafa. On March 14, Mariam lost her life.“Four months before the accident, two of the same 10 women assaulted my daughter in the street for no specific reason. We went to the police station and issued an official complaint; however, nothing happened,” Mariam's mother said in a video.She added that when the 10 women saw Mariam in the street walking alone, they attacked her once again and dragged her about 20 meters.“She managed to get up and run towards one of the buses, but they went after her and started to beat her again. Just one man tried to defend her, but no one else tried to interfere,” the mother said.In a statement issued on March 2, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said they are following all of the case’s updates.Mariam was born in Italy, and according to Italian local media, Italy's prosecution addressed its counterpart in the U.K. to join the investigation's proceedings. The Italian Foreign Ministry described the crime as “brutal”, adding that the Italian ambassador to the United Kingdom “is personally following the case in cooperation with his Egyptian counterpart.”
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Meteorologists predict that mild temperatures will continue for Saturday in the northern parts of Egypt as well as in Lower Egypt and Cairo. Hot temperatures are expected for Upper Egypt during the daylight. Maximum temperatures expected for the following cities are 29C in Alexandria, 35C in Cairo, 38C in Qena, 38C in Luxor and 39C in Aswan. Mist will impact visibility in the northern parts of the country until northern Upper Egypt. Winds will be northwesterly and moderate throughout the country.
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