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No Sign of EgyptAir Plane Technical Problems Before Takeoff: Sources

By Lin Noueihed and Tim Hepher CAIRO/PARIS, May 25 – The EgyptAir jet that disappeared last week did not show technical problems before taking off from Paris, sources within the Egyptian investigation committee said late on Tuesday. The sources said the plane did not make contact with Egyptian air traffic control, but Egyptian air traffic controllers

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Leading Arab Journalist Dies Aged 92

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, Feb 17 – Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the Arab world’s best known political commentator, died on Wednesday at age 92, Egyptian state television reported. The leading Egyptian journalist rose to prominence as editor in chief of Egypt’s Al-Ahram, widely regarded as the newspaper of record in the Arab world during his tenure.

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