` Israel’s Embassy in Cairo suffers as result of a home-made bomb which appeared to target a police vehicle ‘

#AceWorldNews A home-made explosive was detonated outside of Israel’s embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, according to Security sources cited by Egypt’s state newspaper Al-Ahram.

The bomb appeared to target a police vehicle near the embassy rather than the structure itself, and did not result in any injuries.

The embassy was last the target of a serious attack on September 11, 2011, when protesters entered the compound, trapping six staff members inside for several hours and ransacking documents.


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` Emergency `Alert ‘ as the town of `St. Catherine in Sinai ‘ was hit by a Flood ‘

#AceWorldNews says sixteen people have been killed in two weather-related bus accidents following Egypt’s heavy rain, which has caused floods and damage in several regions, Al-Ahram News on-line reported.

The deadly incidents occurred in Minya governorate in Upper Egypt, near the resort town of Hurghada on the Red Sea.

Authorities declared an emergency alert as the town of St. Catherine in Sinai was hit by a flood. Residents of the town are reportedly in a state of panic, with the flooding expected to reach its main market area.


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#AceWorldNews says Egypt’s outgoing housing minister Ibrahim Mahlab…

#AceWorldNews says Egypt’s outgoing housing minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, told state-run Al-Ahram newspaper Tuesday that he had been asked to form a new government.

Mahlab is a civil engineer who was an official in deposed President Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party, Reuters reported.

Army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is expected to run for the presidency, was the defence minister in the country’s government that resigned Monday.

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