2 killed, 3 wounded in Egypt attack near Luxor — MENA

Google map showing the location of Esna in Egypt.
Updated 04 August 2017
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2 killed, 3 wounded in Egypt attack near Luxor — MENA

ESNA, Egypt: A policeman and a civilian were killed and three people wounded in an attack on a patrol in Esna, south of Luxor late on Thursday, the official news agency MENA reported an Interior Ministry source as saying.
Authorities arrested one of the armed perpetrators who fled the scene after the shooting, MENA said.
No further details were immediately available.


Syria’s Assad plans Crimea visit, in talks about passenger flights — agencies

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Syria’s Assad plans Crimea visit, in talks about passenger flights — agencies

  • The trip is tentatively slated in April next year
  • A Crimean delegation visited Syria this week

MOSCOW: Syrian President Bashar Assad has tentative plans to visit Crimea in April 2019 and is in talks about starting regular passenger flights between Syria and the Black Sea peninsula, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.
The agencies cited members of a Crimean delegation visiting Syria this week, which includes the Russian-backed prime minister of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov.
Crimea has been under Western sanctions since it was annexed from Ukraine by Russia in 2014.
Russia is a key ally of Assad in Syria’s seven-year long conflict and the leaders of two other Russia-backed breakaway regions, Georgia’s South Ossetia and Abkhazia, also visited Damascus this year.