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Category - Middle East

27
Feb

Cairo: Deadly fire at train station

At least 25 people were killed and 50 injured when a locomotive smashed through the buffer stop at Cairo’s main train station on Wednesday, causing an explosion and a fire, state television and witnesses said Twenty people were killed and 40 others injured in a fire at Egypt’s busiest railway station Wednesday morning, the country’s […]

14
Feb

Jordan: Balqa Governorate: explosion

AMMAN — Three people were killed and eight others were injured on Thursday in two consecutive explosions that took place in a deserted area in Wadi Al Azraq area of Balqa Governorate, 29km west of Amman. Two security officers were among the victims, while the third was a citizen who was working in the area […]

14
Feb

Yemen: Avoid All Travel: warning for Canadians

YEMEN – AVOID ALL TRAVEL Avoid all travel to Yemen, as the security situation has deteriorated significantly and foreigners are at extreme risk. Commercial means to exit the country are limited to departures from Aden and Seiyun. If you are currently in Yemen, seek safe shelter and remain there unless you can identify safe means […]

28
Dec

Egypt: Giza Pyramids: roadside bomb

CAIRO — A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday in an area near the Giza Pyramids, killing two Vietnamese tourists and wounding 12 others, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said in a statement. It said the bus was travelling in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids when the crude roadside bomb, concealed by a wall, […]

22
Oct

UAE: form needed for personal medications

All tourists and residents entering the UAE will now need approval to bring personal medicines across the border, the Ministry of Health has announced. However, it’s easy to get permission – all it takes is a simple online form, and it’s completely free. To bring personal medicines to the UAE, a doctor’s prescription, passport or […]

12
Jul

Egypt: Cairo Airport: explosion

Cairo Airport explosion: Flights suspended after ‘huge blast in fuel storage station’ Initial reports suggested a plane had caught fire at Cairo Airport, but security sources have confirmed the blast was reportedly in a fuel storage area A huge explosion has been heard at Cairo Airport and flights are suspended amid reports a fuel storage […]