Articles tagged "egypt"

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Violent cyclone hits Middle East, at least 21 dead in Egypt's worst storm in 40 years

An unusually intense cyclone hit parts of the Middle East with very heavy rain and strong winds, starting with Egypt on March 12, 2020, before moving onto other neighboring countries. The worst affected was Egypt where it was described as the country's worst...

March 16, 2020

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Worst storm since 1994 hits Egypt, causing widespread flooding and sandstorms -- at least 20 casualties

A powerful cyclone began affecting Egypt on Thursday, March 12, 2020, causing widespread flooding and sandstorms in which at least 20 people lost their lives, authorities confirmed late Friday. Widespread damage has been reported, as well as water and power supply...

March 13, 2020

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Very rare cyclone over the Middle East, state of emergency declared in Egypt

A powerful storm developing over Egypt on Thursday, March 12, 2020, is expected to move northeast posing threats to other Middle Eastern countries, including Jordan, Israel and Saudi Arabia. This is a very rare severe weather system, capable of producing very heavy...

March 12, 2020

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Heavy rains hit Egypt, causing severe flooding and major traffic disruptions

Heavy rains pounded many parts of Egypt, including capital Cairo, on Monday, February 24, 2020, causing severe floods and major traffic disruptions. Authorities have decided to suspend classes in schools and universities nationwide on Tuesday, from Alexandria in the...

February 25, 2020

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Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

The most serious locust outbreak in decades is spreading across East Africa after recent massive floods, posing a threat to food security in some of the world's vulnerable countries. In India, Iran and Pakistan numerous Desert Locust swarms have been present...

January 20, 2020

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Rare snow blankets Sinai peninsula, Egypt

Snow fell on a mountainous area in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Friday, January 10, 2020, in one of the area's rare winter snowfalls. A cold front passed through Egypt last week, with temperatures in the Sinai mountains plummeting to freezing, while...

January 13, 2020

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Heavy rains wreak havoc across capital Cairo, killing 8, Egypt

Heavy rains pounded parts of Cairo (population 9.5 million) prompting schools to cancel classes on October 23, 2019. The rains also produced floodwaters that blocked many major roads and caused massive traffic jams. Eight people have died, including four children,...

October 24, 2019

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Unusually intense sandstorm sweeps over Egypt

An unusually intense sandstorm swept over Egypt this week and peaked on January 16, 2019, severely reducing visibility and air quality. The conditions started improving on January 17. It's unusual to see such severe sandstorms in January, residents said. The...

January 18, 2019

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Severe flash flooding hits Egypt, at least 17 dead

Heavy rainfall since October 26 has caused severe flash flooding in parts of Egypt, claiming lives of at least 17 people by October 28. There were almost 50 reported injuries so far. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed. In a 24-hour period between October 27 and...

October 29, 2016

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Hot and humid summer in Egypt: Heat wave claims 87 lives, 1 205 people hospitalized

Another 11 people died on August 13, as the heat wave in Egypt intensified it's grip during the last couple of days. The death toll now rose to 87, Egypt's health ministry reports.The heat wave that was sweeping the countries of Middle East since last July, has

August 14, 2015

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Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories

Recent research testifies archeological records of droughts in Ancient Egypt during the demise of Egypt's old kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time. A study of ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta provides

August 24, 2012