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Egypt, Qatar Sign Agreements to Boost Cooperation During State Visit


Egypt and Qatar signed three memomoranda of understanding, including one between the two nations’ sovereign wealth funds, the Egyptian presidency said Wednesday during a two-day trip by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Doha.

Israeli Officer, Two Palestinian Militants Killed in Shootout

Associated Press (free)

Palestinian gunmen opened fire on Israeli troops near a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, killing an Israeli army officer, the Israeli military said. Palestinian officials said that troops killed the gunmen.

Egypt’s President Heads to Qatar on First Visit as Rift Healed

Associated Press (free)

Egypt’s president travelled Tuesday to Qatar on his first visit to the gas-rich nation amid warming ties after years of frayed relations following the Egyptian military’s overthrow of an Islamist president backed by Doha.

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Fire Erupts at Oil Well in Iran, Officials Blame Sabotage

Associated Press (free)

Fires ripped through an oil well in southwestern Iran on Tuesday, state TV reported, blaming “unknown” saboteurs for causing the blaze.

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