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CAIRO — Egypt launched Saturday the first phase construction of its new administrative capital project east of Cairo, said Housing Minister Moustafa Madbouly.

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“Four construction companies have been mandated to implement the infrastructure of the new capital,” Madbouly was quoted by official MENA news agency as saying. (Egypt-Capital-Construction)
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DAMASCUS — The Syrian warplanes on Saturday struck positions of the Islamic State in the countryside of the recently-captured Palmyra city in central Syria, as the ground forces uncovered a mass grave burying the bodies of at least 40 people, state news agency SANA said. (Syria-IS-Grave)
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ISTANBUL — Protests broke out on Saturday in the western Turkish town of Dikili over government’s plan to build camps there for migrants to be returned from Greece under a deal with the EU, Turkish media reported.

Hundreds of Turks, including those visiting Dikili, workers and shop owners, staged a rally in the town of some 45,000 to say no to the establishment of refugee camps, the Hurriyet daily said. (Turkey-Protest-Migrants)
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BAGHDAD — A total of 52 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Saturday in airstrikes and clashes with security forces fighting to liberate a town in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, while the troops repelled an attack by extremist militants in Salahudin province, security sources said. (Iraq-IS) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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