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04/12/2018

Exclusive: The Pope of Hope Egypt’s Tawadros II on status of Copts, regional politics and Saudi reforms

CAIRO: It was July 21, 1969, and Neil Armstrong had just taken mankind’s first steps on the moon. In Egypt, 16-year-old Wagih Subhi Baqi Sulayman was transfixed by the achievement. More in hope than in any expectation of a reply, he wrote to the US astronaut asking for an autograph. A few weeks later, to the young man’s surprise, an envelope arrived containing a signed, color photo of the moon landing. Nearly 50 years later, while the hair is a little more gray, Wagih’s eyes remain very much on celestial matters. Of course, nobody refers to him by his birth...


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23/04/2019

Saudi Arabia executes 37 prisoners for terrorism crimes

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23/04/2019

Greco-Roman era tomb unearthed in Aswan

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23/04/2019

Sri Lankan cricketer narrowly escapes deadly church blasts

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23/04/2019

Daesh claims responsibility for Sri Lanka attacks; 321 dead

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23/04/2019

Suspected Sri Lanka suicide bomber caught on camera entering church

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UN says war has set back Yemen's development by 20 years

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