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CAIRO -- Egypt's first electrified light rail transit (LRT) system jointly built by Chinese and Egyptian companies started its trial run on Sunday.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi took the first ride of the LRT at its inauguration ceremony, which was also attended by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang. (Egypt-China-LRT-Trial Run)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani said Sunday that the time and venue of a new round of talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal are being finalized, according to the official IRNA news agency.

"The negotiations in Doha took place within a pre-determined framework," Bagheri Kani said, adding that "the time and venue of next negotiations are being finalized in the exchanges" between Iran and the European Union (EU). (Iran-Nuke Talks)

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CAIRO -- Two women were killed after being attacked by a shark south of Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Hurghada, the Egyptian Environment Ministry confirmed on Sunday.

"We offer our sincerest condolences to the families of the two victims," said Egyptian Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad. (Egypt-Shark Attack-Victims)

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AMMAN -- An investigation showed the main cause of the gas leak incident in Aqaba port was the lack of conformity of the metallic cable to the weight of the cargo, which resulted in the break of the cable, said Jordanian Interior Minister Mazen Farrayeh on Sunday.

Speaking during a press conference in Amman, Farrayeh said the case has been referred to the prosecutor general. (Jordan-Gas Leak) Enditem

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