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Kuwait’s Ammar Al-Tamimi wins 2016 Khoozestan Squash Open

Pakistani player Tayyab Aslam, ranked 65th internationally, was the one expected to win the 2016 Khoozestan Squash Association Shahid Daghayeghi Open. However, Kuwait’s Ammar  Al-Tamimi, ranked 118th internationally, provided the upset when he was named the champion of the tournament, which concluded its events on 16 December. Aslam exited the tournament at the semifinals after …

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Al-Ahly wins the 2016 FIBA Africa Basketball Club Championship

The Egyptian club Al-Ahly took home the top price at the 31st edition of the FIBA Africa Basketball Club Championship on 16 December. It was not an easy win. Al-Ahly managed to snatch the gold medal from Angola’s Recreativo do Libolo thanks to the difference of two points. The final match ended with a score …

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Meet Yara Shalaby: first to cross from Taba to Aqaba by kayak

Ferries that transport passengers from Taba in Egypt to Aqaba in Jordan are fairly common; however, it was Egypt’s Yara Shalaby, along with her husband and three friends, who were the first to kayak from Taba to Aqaba, and back, with the help of Orascom Hotels and Developments. Can you introduce yourself to the readers? …

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Ammar Al-Tamimi qualifies for Khoozestan squash championship quarterfinals

Kuwait’s Ammar El-Tamimi qualified to the quarterfinals of the the Khoozestan Squash Association Shahid Daghayeghi Open, as the championship’s first round came to an end in Iran’s city of Avhaz. El-Tamimi defeated Iran’s Navid Maleksabet with a score of 3-0 (11-7/11-8/11-9). Iraq’s Hasanain Dakheel and Mohamed Ferman Hasan exited the tournament in the first round, …

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Automotive industry strategy: governmental support, private sector concerns

As the parliament is still reviewing the automotive industry strategy, the private sector has voiced a number of concerns regarding the strategy’s content and implications, while the governmental sector and entities affiliated to the government appear to support the strategy wholeheartedly. Ahmed ElKhadem, managing director of EIM, the agent of Kia motors in Egypt, highlighted …

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Iran hosts second squash championship in December

The 2016 Khoozestan Squash Association Shahid Daghayeghi Open began on Tuesday, hosted in the Iranian city of Ahvaz. The championship will be played over four days, with the finals to be held on 16 December. Kuwaiti’s Ammar Altamimi is participating in the championship, and is expected to be the runner-up. Mohamed Ferman Hasan from Iraq …

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Ministers, business community review means to stimulate local automotive industry in opening session of Egypt Automotive Summit

The executive director of the third round of the Egypt Automotive Summit, Mohamed Aboul-Fotouh, announced several topics which participants will be discussing. Topics on the agenda at the summit include facilitating the export of spare parts, competition with foreign companies, local feeding industry experiments, and the role of banks in financing feeder industry experiments. “We …

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Al-Ahly wins 2016 Women Arab Clubs Volleyball Championship

Al-Ahly won the 2016 Women Arab Clubs Volleyball Championship, after the team defeated Algeria’s Al-Mogamaa with a score of 3-0 on Sunday at the Cairo Stadium. The match’s scores were 25-15/25-18/25-17, leading to Al-Ahly winning the gold. In the first round of the championship, Al-Ahly defeated Morocco’s Al-Difaâ, with a score of 3-0 (25-12/25-8/25-12), and …

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Egyptian taekwondo champions bring home 2 silver medals

Egyptian taekwondo champions, Hedaya Malak and Seif Eissa, collected two silver medals at the 2016 WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. In the women’s under-57kg competition, Great Britain’s Jade Jones snatched the gold medal from Malak, who came in second place, winning silver. Bronze went to South Korea’s Ah-Reum …

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Mazen Gamal wins 2016 PSA Valencia Squash Championship

Egypt’s Mazen Gamal snatched the 2016 PSA Valencia Squash Championship’s title from his compatriot Karim El-Hammamy earlier this month in Spain. Gamal won the final match against El-Hammamy, with a score of 3-1 (9-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-5). Gamal and El-Hammamy were not the only Egyptians participating; Shehab Essam also qualified to the semifinals but exited …

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Eastern Company organises Golden Cleopatra International Chess Championship

Under the auspices of the Egyptian Chess Federation, presided over by Hesham Elgendy, the Eastern Company is organising and sponsoring the Golden Cleopatra International Chess Championship, which will be held from 13 to 21 December. This prestigious championship dates back to 1997. This year’s championship will take place at the Mundial Hall at the company’s …

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Indonesia intends to attract tourists from the Middle East

The Indonesian tourism authority of Yogyakarta, affiliated to the Indonesian ministry of tourism, is intending to promote tourism to the city in the Middle East, especially Egypt, at the beginning of 2017. To achieve this plan, the authority is waiting for the approval of the city’s governor. The plan includes visiting Middle Eastern countries and showcasing …

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‘Downtown Cairo Geneva Run’: where sports meets history across borders

The “Downtown Cairo Geneva Run”, an event organised through the cooperation of the Cairo governorate, Cairo Runners, and the Embassy of Switzerland, took place on 2 December and witnessed thousands of participants join in to hit the pavement of Cairo’s downtown streets. The 4km run began at 7am at Abdeen Square, and winded through the …

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Egypt’s women champions continue victories in the world of squash

Egypt’s Nada Abbas won the 2016 London Squash Open, which came to an end on 4 December. Abbas defeated England’s Julianne Courtice in the final match with a score of 3-2 (8/11, 11/4, 11/7, 12/14, 11/6). The victory comes one day after the Egyptian women’s squash national team won the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash …

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Egypt comes out on top at 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship

Egypt’s national women’s squash team surprised the world on Saturday when it won the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship in France. This is the third time for the women’s team to win the championship. The team first won in 2008, and then won a second time in 2012. This year’s victory came after Egypt …

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Egypt collects 9 medals at Sahl Hasheesh Triathlon

Egyptian athletes obtained nine medals at the 2016 Sahl Hasheesh Triathlon, which was organised by TriFactory LLC, on Friday. The first race in the morning saw Egyptians Khaled Essam, Omar Magdy, and Mohamed Gaber win gold, silver, and bronze respectively in the male race, while Egyptian Basmala El-Salamony won gold in the women’s competition, followed …

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Egypt continues to dominate Women’s World Team Squash Championship

On Wednesday, the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship held the third round of the first group, in which Egypt defeated Mexico with a 3-0 victory. Raneem El Welily beat Mexico’s Nayelly Hernandez, 3-0 (11-9/11-6/11-2); Nouran Gohar won against Diana Garcia, 3-0, (11-6/11-6/11-5); and Omneya Abdel Kawy defeated Diana Anguiano, 3-0, (11-5/11-4/11-8). On Tuesday the …

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WSF honors squash champion Omneya Abdel Kawy

The WSF is honouring Egyptian squash champion Omneya Abdel Kawy for her tenth time participating in the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championships. Abdel Kawy is currently competing in the championship, which is taking place in Paris, France. Abdel Kawy’s first time participating in the competition was in 1998, which took place in Stuttgart, Germany. …

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3 Egyptians win Creative Sports Award

Egypt took a good share home from the 2016 Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award. Egypt’s Ahmed Helmy Mohamed Kora won the prize dedicated to Arab referees. As Hedaya Malak was the first Arab woman to win an Olympic medal in taekwondo, and Sarah Samir was the first Arab woman to win an …

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Egyptian women’s squash team defeats India 

The Egyptian team started its journey at the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship in France by winning against India 3-0. The Egyptian team is composed of four players: Nour El-Sherbiny, ranked first internationally; Nouran Gohar, ranked third internationally; Raneem El-Welily, ranked fourth internationally; and Omneya Abdel Kawy, ranked eighth internationally. The championship’s first group …

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Squash champion Fares Mohamed Dessouki wins 2016 CCI International JSW ISC

Fares Mohamed Dessouki defeated his Egyptian compatriot Mohamed Abouelghar in the finals of the 2016 CCI International JSW Indian Squash Circuit in Mumbai, netting him his second PSA World Tour title. Abouelghar had qualified to the semifinals after defeating another Egyptian player, Mohamed Reda, in the quarterfinals with a score of 3-1 (6-11/12-10/3-11/6-11). Dessouki qualified …

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TriFactory celebrates first Egyptian team to take part in Ironman race

At the Great Cairo Library on Saturday, TriFactory celebrated Egypt’s first ever full team of triathletes successfully taking part in the Ironman race in October in Barcelona. The team consisted of 20 athletes, 17 of whom managed to finish the race. Ayman Haky, founder of TriFactory, and one of the athletes who participated in the …

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Egyptian, Iranian weightlifters climb the ladder after Russian champion stripped of Olympic medal

After the International Olympic Committee re-analysed the blood samples of some athletes, it discovered that Russia’s weightlifter Apti Aukhadov had been using banned substances at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Aukhadov was stripped of the silver medal he received in the weightlifting 85kg clean and jerk category in 2012. At the time, Egyptian weightlifter Tarek …

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