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During the last weeks of March, we witnessed a new development in the attempted thawing of relations between Egypt and Turkey.  Ayman Nour [Ayman Nūr], head of “al-Sharq” television network, announced that he had met with representatives of the Turkish government to discuss “toning down” criticism...
UNESCO announced that an Egyptian team from the University of Alexandria won the international competition to rebuild the al-Nūrī Mosque Complex in Mosul, Iraq.  The team was led by Professor of Architecture Dr. Ṣalāḥ al-Harīdī and included eight other Egyptian architects.
The last three years have seen a deterioration in relations between Egypt and Qatar ever since Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, and Manama cut diplomatic, trade, and economic ties with Doha and closed the borders with it. 
Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sāmiḥ Shukrī signed the “al-ʿUlā Statement” in which Arab Gulf states restored relations with Qatar during the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) 41st Summit in al-ʿUlā, Saudi Arabia. 
Egypt hasn’t officially commented yet on the agreement that the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister al-Shaykh Aḥmad al-Nāṣir announced to reopen the borders between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.  However, prominent Egyptian media commentators didn’t seem to welcome the news about the breakthrough between Qatar on...
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