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Just as Egypt's revolution took the world by surprise, so did President Mohamed Morsy's unexpected assertion of presidential power so soon after he came into office.

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Official: Yemeni militants infiltrated Egypt before Rafah attackupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 22:35:00

Ten Yemeni militants infiltrated Egyptian soil two months ago and trained local Jihadi cells in the Sinai peninsula, a security official said Friday.

Egypt's Morsy: 'Imperial' president or step forward for revolution?updated: Mon Aug 13 2012 13:09:00

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy's surprising move to amass substantially more power has triggered demonstrations on both sides and accusations that he is effectively anointing himself with "imperial" authority.

Egypt's Morsy 'retires' military brassupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 13:09:00

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy has removed the country's top two military officers.

Egypt president's tricky game of powerupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 11:54:00

The new President of Egypt is taking the concept of getting work done in the first 100 days in office very seriously.

Egypt's push to stop militantsupdated: Sun Aug 12 2012 12:03:00

CNN's Ian Lee reports on the 2nd Mechanized Infantry and its charge of strengthening Egypt's most dangerous border.

Source: 11 Palestinians arrested in Egypt's Sinai areaupdated: Sat Aug 11 2012 08:45:00

Eleven Palestinians have been arrested in the past two days in Egypt's Sinai area, where clashes have erupted in recent days between militants and security forces, a senior Egyptian security official said Saturday.

Egyptian prank show exposes anti-Israeli sentimentupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 20:47:00

Ayman Kandeel grabs the producer of a television network and smacks the lanky young man, cursing angrily.

Punches, politics on Egyptian prank showupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 20:47:00

An Egyptian TV show tells celebrities they're on Israeli TV and provokes them to see their reactions. Some were intense.

Violence flares again in Egypt's North Sinaiupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 09:29:00

Masked gunmen on motorbikes fired at a police station in North Sinai early Friday in the latest in a string of violent acts in the area, a police official who is not authorized to speak to the media told CNN.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 05:37:00

This week Marketplace Middle East focuses on the relationship between Israel and the "new" Egypt.

North Sinai violence flares againupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 00:04:00

Masked gunmen on motorbikes fired early Friday at a police station in North Sinai in the latest in a string of violent acts in the area, a police official who is not authorized to speak to the media told CNN.

Gunmen attack checkpoints, cement factory in Egyptupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 11:44:00

Masked gunmen launched six simultaneous attacks in Egypt's North Sinai early Wednesday, wounding a police officer and a civilian, said Gen. Ahmed Bakr, head of North Sinai security.

Egypt launches airstrikes in Sinai after troop massacreupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 11:27:00

Clashes intensified in Egypt's North Sinai early Wednesday as Egyptian forces launched aerial strikes on militants in response to a series of attacks by masked gunmen on military checkpoints.

Egyptian soldiers shot dead at checkpointupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 11:27:00

Armed extremists kill 15 Egyptian policemen, then try to infiltrate Israel, as CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

Egypt's president condemns deadly attack in Sinaiupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 11:23:00

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy condemned an attack on an army checkpoint near the border with Gaza that killed at least 15 Egyptian soldiers and wounded nine others, and he vowed Monday "to capture those who conducted this traitorous attack on our sons."

Farmers' crops struggle in droughtupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 07:25:00

Christine Romans reports from Iowa on the struggles faced by farmers in one of the worst droughts in 50 years.

New TV channel run exclusively by fully veiled womenupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 10:03:00

After graduating from the mass communication department of Cairo University, Heba Seraq-Eddin couldn't find a job. Potential employers turned her down, she says, because of her veil. Heba wears the niqab, the black fabric that covers her whole face, except for the eyes.

'Veiled TV' makes debut in Egyptupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 10:03:00

CNN's Ian Lee reports on a new Egyptian TV station run exclusively by fully veiled women.

Egypt names new prime ministerupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 09:46:00

In a surprising move, Egypt's president tapped a young, relatively unknown water minister Tuesday to form a new government.

Tomatoes thrown at Clinton's motorcadeupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 09:46:00

Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday.

Former Egyptian spy chief Suleiman laid to rest in Cairoupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 10:51:00

The funeral for Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former spy chief, took place amid tight security Saturday, attended by several thousand mourners, politicians, religious scholars and military leaders.

Egyptian kidnappers release American hostages, official saysupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 12:35:00

Kidnappers in Egypt have released two Americans and their Egyptian tour guide, a security official said.

Family of man abducted in Egypt talksupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 12:35:00

Family and friends of an American pastor, abducted in Egypt, talk to Randi Kaye and make a public plea for his return.

Protests as Clinton holds meetings in Egyptupdated: Sun Jul 15 2012 16:15:00

Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday and shouted, "Monica, Monica, Monica" as she left the newly reopened U.S. Consulate in Alexandria.

Clinton meets with Egypt's new presidentupdated: Sat Jul 14 2012 22:26:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday urged Egypt's first democratically elected leader to "assert the full authority of the presidency."

Report: Egypt steps up efforts to free kidnapped American tourists updated: Sat Jul 14 2012 17:45:00

Egyptian security services in North Sinai are intensifying efforts to get a pair of kidnapped Americans and their tour guide released, state media reported Saturday.

American tourists kidnapped in Egypt, official saysupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 11:52:00

Two American tourists and their guide were kidnapped Friday in the Sinai region of Egypt, authorities said.

Sinai chaos threatens Israel-Egypt stabilityupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 09:27:00

Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by some 30 Bedouin tribes, has long been a lawless land that serves as a buffer between Egypt and Israel. But it is now drawing comparisons to the ungoverned tribal regions of Pakistan as networks of Bedouin tribes, Sinai's criminal elements and radical Islamists have begun to capitalize on Egypt's post-revolution security vacuum by increasingly engaging in drug and arms smuggling, human trafficking and terrorism. The escalating lawlessness in the Sinai risks turning the region into a powder keg.

Political theater, angry crowds in Egyptupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 09:27:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports on political infighting in the Egyptian government and its impact on the new democracy.

Who's running Egypt?updated: Tue Jul 10 2012 09:14:00

Egypt's parliament reconvenes despite a warning from the country's military rulers. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Stage set for showdown over Egypt's parliamentupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 21:16:00

Egypt's highest court said Monday its ruling that dissolved parliament was "final and binding," despite the efforts of the nation's newly elected president to override the mandate and call lawmakers back into session.

New Egypt president takes on military over parliamentupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 20:32:00

Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi is looking at ways to return lawmakers to office after parliament was dissolved, his spokesman said Monday, putting the new leader on a likely collision course with the country's powerful military only days after he was sworn in.

Egypt swears in new presidentupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 20:32:00

Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as the first democratically-elected president in Egypt.

Israel's Peres to Egypt's Morsi: Peaceupdated: Sun Jul 01 2012 11:37:00

Israel's President Shimon Peres wrote to congratulate Egypt's newly inaugurated President Mohamed Morsi and to emphasize the importance of peace between the countries, Peres's office said Sunday.

New president: Egypt turns page to new eraupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 10:36:00

Mohamed Morsi was sworn in Saturday as Egypt's first democratically-elected president, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation that is economically strapped and lacks a working government.

Egypt's president-elect promises to put power in hands of the peopleupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 14:13:00

Egypt's president-elect, Mohamed Morsi, told a packed Tahrir Square on Friday that the people are the source of his authority as the country's first democratically elected leader.

Journalist attacked in Tahrir Squareupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 11:51:00

Stripped of clothes, sexually assaulted, a young journalist manages to escape Tahrir Square. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

UK journalist assaulted in Tahrir Square: 'Please make it stop'updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 11:51:00

Amid the celebrations that greeted the declaration of a winner in Egypt's first freely elected presidential vote, a British student journalist was being sexually assaulted by a mob in Tahrir Square.

Egypt's new president to pick woman, Christian VPsupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 22:08:00

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will appoint a woman as one of his vice presidents and a Christian as another, his policy adviser told CNN.

Like 'Obameter,' the 'Morsi Meter' tracks Egyptian president's promisesupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 10:17:00

Inspired by a U.S. fact-checking website, a group of Egyptian activists has created the Morsi Meter, aimed at holding the new Egyptian president to his promises.

Mohamed Morsi elected Egypt's presidentupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 09:52:00

Mohamed Morsi of the Freedom and Justice Party, is declared winner of Egypt's presidential election.

Morsi new Egyptian presidentupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 22:36:00

A member of the Muslim Brotherhood responds to the election of Mohamed Morsi as president of Egypt.

Morsi's presidential victory draws congrats, guidance on Egypt's directionupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 22:36:00

The announcement Sunday that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi had won Egypt's historic presidential election spurred emotional celebrations from Cairo to Gaza, as well as more subdued congratulations from around the world.

Egypt's new president: U.S.-educated Islamistupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 21:40:00

The first leader in Egypt's history to win a democratic election is a study in contrasts: a strict Islamist educated in southern California, who vowed to stand for women's rights yet argued for banning them from the presidency.

Egypt announcing election results Sundayupdated: Sat Jun 23 2012 11:57:00

Egypt's election commission says it will announce election results Sunday, June 24. CNN's Jon Mann and Ian Lee report.

Tensions soar as Egypt awaits election resultsupdated: Sat Jun 23 2012 11:57:00

Tensions soared in Egypt as an entire nation awaited presidential election results that are now expected to be announced Sunday afternoon.

Egypt remains on edge during wait for election resultsupdated: Sat Jun 23 2012 00:40:00

As Egypt's generals warned of potential chaos, thousands of civilians jammed Tahrir Square late Friday, eager to learn results of last week's runoff election and see the country move away from military rule.

Egypt's political waiting gameupdated: Sat Jun 23 2012 00:40:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports that thousands of people fill Tahrir Square, waiting for the results of the election.

Top Egypt official resigns after clashesupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 21:13:00

Muslims and Christians alike say Egypt's generals have to go following clashes that left at least 25 dead on Sunday.

Why Mubarak's death wouldn't change Egypt's futureupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 12:39:00

He held power over his country for more than 30 years, and his ouster last year was seen as a sign that the Arab Spring could bring unlikely revolutions to the Middle East. But if Hosni Mubarak were to die soon -- as some close to him suggest could happen -- it would probably have little impact on the country's future, experts said Wednesday.

Egypt leadership in limboupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 09:30:00

Egypt's military continues to hold on to power despite their elections. Should the U.S. continue providing aid to Egypt?

Both presidential candidates claim victory in Egyptupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 18:25:00

Thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday night to protest what they call a coup by Egypt's military rulers and show their support for the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate.

The legacy of the Egyptian revolutionupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 16:48:00

What has changed in Egypt more than a year after protestors in Tahrir Square ousted Hosni Mubarak?

Militant Palestinian group behind Israel attack, Egypt official saysupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 21:04:00

A Palestinian terrorist group claimed responsibility Monday for the attack on an Israeli border fence construction site that left one worker and three attackers dead, according to a North Sinai intelligence officer.

Egyptians vote abroad in historic voteupdated: Sun Jun 17 2012 23:56:00

Egyptian expats take part in the first post-revolution presidential election. CNN's Jim Clancy reports.

Ahmed Shafik: Egypt's 'counter-revolutionary candidate'updated: Sat Jun 16 2012 01:21:00

Ahmed Shafik was Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister. Now he hopes to become Egypt's first democratically elected president.

Military shuts down Egypt's parliamentupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 12:47:00

Egypt's military council formally dissolved parliament Friday, in line with a ruling from the nation's top court, and ordered the building to shut its doors, state media said.

Is U.S. fiddling while Egypt burns?updated: Fri Jun 15 2012 12:47:00

Egypt dissolves parliament and the military gains full authority. Foreign affairs expert says the U.S. stands idly by.

The smallest victims of the Greek crisisupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 12:36:00

The number of orphans increases along with poverty rates in Greece. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

A wild election weekend for Egypt, France and Greeceupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 12:36:00

It's a very busy year in elections around the world, from revolutionary political shifts in the Middle East to economic woes driving voters to polls across Europe. And that's not even counting the Romney vs. Obama faceoff in the U.S.

In Egypt, revolutionaries left in the cold on a hot June dayupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 10:53:00

Outside Egypt's top court in Cairo, protest leader Hussein Abdel Rahman wears a sash around his collared shirt emblazoned with a zucchini. The judiciary, he says, has transformed into what the green vegetable means in colloquial language: corruption, nepotism, favoritism.

Egypt's presidential runoff to go ahead despite concernsupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 09:14:00

Egypt's presidential runoff begins Saturday, even as the country teeters on the edge of renewed chaos after a court ruling that dissolved the country's parliament and raised questions about whether the country's military will relinquish power.

Opposing views on ruling in Egyptupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 20:45:00

Former presidential candidate Amr Moussa and historian Khaled Fahmy discuss on the Egyptian Supreme Court's ruling today.

Egypt takes to Tahrir in political fightupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 12:20:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the return of protesters to Tahrir Square where they are angry over new politicians.

This month on Inside the Middle Eastupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 06:38:00

This month, Inside the Middle East celebrates its 100th episode with a special look at education, focusing on the ways Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates are developing their future generation of leaders.

Trial of NGO workers set to resume in Egyptupdated: Tue Jun 05 2012 06:38:00

The trial of nongovernmental organizations accused of operating illegally in Egypt is slated to resume Tuesday as the case fuels a diplomatic rift between the United States and Egypt.

Demonstrators angry at Egypt runoff candidates plan more protestsupdated: Sat Jun 02 2012 10:53:00

Demonstrators angry that ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak's former premier will face off against a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's presidential runoff have called for more protests Tuesday.

Egypt lifts unpopular emergency lawupdated: Sat Jun 02 2012 10:50:00

Egypt's emergency law -- which was in place for more than 30 years -- has been lifted, a spokesman for the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said Thursday.

Egyptians angry over runoff candidatesupdated: Sat Jun 02 2012 10:50:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports many Egyptian voters don't like either presidential candidate in the runoff election.

For Mubarak, once Egypt's strongman, a long fall from graceupdated: Sat Jun 02 2012 06:50:00

A 30-year ironclad rule undone by an 18-day revolution saw its epilogue Saturday -- with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ordered to spend the rest of his days behind bars.

Egypt awaits verdict for fallen dictatorupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 16:01:00

Hussein Gomaa Hussein was only 31 when he died. It was 2 in the afternoon on a late January day. A bullet pierced his chest as he protested the regime of Hosni Mubarak on the streets of Cairo.

Kidnappers free U.S. tourists in Egypt's Sinai region, official saysupdated: Thu May 31 2012 08:55:00

Two American tourists kidnapped Thursday in Egypt's Sinai region have been released, an official in South Sinai said.

Americans kidnapped at gunpoint in Egyptupdated: Thu May 31 2012 08:55:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on two American tourists who were kidnapped at gunpoint in Egypt's Sinai region.

Promise of Arab Spring eluding Egypt?updated: Tue May 29 2012 21:57:00

After the first competitive elections in Egypt's history, many Egyptians find themselves straddling the divide between the deposed regime of Hosni Mubarak and its 84-year-old Islamist adversary, the Muslim Brotherhood. Polarization has long been a problem for Egypt. Now there is more of it than ever.

Egypt set for runoff amid protestsupdated: Tue May 29 2012 21:57:00

Demonstrators call for more protests in Cairo as Egypt prepapres for a presidential runoff. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Protests erupt as runoff set for Egypt's presidential electionupdated: Mon May 28 2012 22:27:00

New protests erupted in Egypt's capital after news that ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak's former premier will face off against a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood in the country's presidential runoff.

Jimmy Carter observes Egyptian voteupdated: Sat May 26 2012 20:22:00

Former president Jimmy Carter describes his concern about restrictions on Egypt elections, but why he's hopeful.

Islamist, old guard candidates in Egypt stump for hearts and mindsupdated: Sat May 26 2012 20:22:00

Two distinctive Egyptian presidential candidates, one representing resurgent Islamists and the other a weathered veteran of the country's old guard, began maneuvering Saturday for wider political support ahead of an expected runoff next month.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood predicts run-off presence as votes are countedupdated: Fri May 25 2012 03:56:00

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood predicted Friday that its presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi will contest a run-off vote with former regime figure Ahmed Shafik, as counting in the country's landmark election got under way.

Anti-immigration protest turns violent in Tel Avivupdated: Fri May 25 2012 01:43:00

A racially charged demonstration against the Israeli government's handling of immigration from Africa turned violent Wednesday night as protesters attacked foreign workers, shattered car windows and vandalized a shop owned by a Sudanese migrant.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Thu May 24 2012 06:41:00

IN FOCUS: Egypt's Economic Concerns Egypt's revolution struck a hammer blow to the nation's economy. More than a year later, the outlook is starting to look more positive with holidaymakers returning to the country. But some in the tourism industry remain worried. They fear the growing influence of Islamists in the government may lead to strict rules like the ban of alcohol. MME takes a closer look at Egypt's wine-making industry. FACETIME: Adel Ali, Air Arabia CEO The UAE is home of the region's first low-cost airline -- Air Arabia. Operations began in 2003 and now other low-cost carriers have come onto the market. Air Arabia now has a fleet of 30 planes despite high fuel costs. MME sat down with the CEO, Adel Ali. Marketplace Middle East airs weekly at the following times (all GMT):

The religious pragmatist who might be Egypt's next president updated: Wed May 23 2012 19:44:00

Abdelmonen Abol Fotoh, an independent moderate Islamist candidate for the Egyptian presidency, and one many tip to become the country's first freely elected leader, if he gets through this week's first round of voting, has been a busy man these last weeks.

Egypt's revolution: 'We fell in love, but it was a trick'updated: Wed May 23 2012 07:36:00

A leather-faced Egyptian fruit seller said it best: "The revolution was like a beautiful woman. She charmed us, and we fell in love with her and killed the tyrant to marry her, but she was just a trick -- another burden to add to our heavy load, and we are falling out of love."

Egypt prepares to pick a presidentupdated: Wed May 23 2012 07:36:00

Egyptians prepare to vote in their first presidential election since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, as Ben Wedeman reports.

Will post-Mubarak Egypt shut women out?updated: Wed May 23 2012 03:57:00

CNN's Hala Gorani reports that since the revolution in Egypt, some say the plight of women has worsened.

Egypt elections: 'Women need a champion'updated: Wed May 23 2012 03:57:00

The one thing that Egyptians know for certain is that their next president is not a woman. That is because there are no female candidates contesting the presidential elections.

Amre Moussa: A Mubarak holdover makes his caseupdated: Wed May 23 2012 02:50:00

Amre Moussa sweeps through chaotic crowds in Egypt's Beheira province, hailed in the pandemonium by his supporters as "ar-rayis," the president.

Hamdeen Sabahy, a champion for Egypt's dispossessedupdated: Wed May 23 2012 02:30:00

Hamdeen Sabahy, a leftist dark-horse candidate for Egypt's presidency, is a passionate proponent for the teeming nation's poor and an ideological devotee of the late firebrand nationalist leader Gamal Abdel Nasser.

Egyptians to vote in historic presidential electionupdated: Tue May 22 2012 22:30:00

Egyptians are expected Wednesday to begin voting in an historic presidential election, capping for some the popular uprising that toppled longtime leader Hosni Mubarak more than a year ago.

Islamist Abdelmonen Abol Fotoh appeals to broad spectrum in Egyptupdated: Tue May 22 2012 18:03:00

Moderate Islamist Abdelmonen Abol Fotoh has gathered support from the left and the right since he was ousted from the Muslim Brotherhood over his decision to run for the Egyptian presidency.

Old politics joins new in Egyptupdated: Tue May 22 2012 17:53:00

The crowd of farmers in the Nile Delta's Sharqiya Province cheered loudly whenever the neatly groomed candidate came out with a new promise.

Egypt's military must stop torturing detaineesupdated: Tue May 22 2012 08:54:00

As Egyptians prepare for their milestone presidential election this week, thousands of activist youths who spearheaded the revolution -- the very ones who made the election possible -- will not be casting a vote. Instead, they are in prison, facing military trials.

Egyptians abroad start voting in presidential election updated: Fri May 11 2012 06:11:00

Egyptians living abroad began voting at diplomatic missions worldwide Friday in what is considered the nation's first free and fair presidential election in modern history.

Egypt's historic presidential debateupdated: Fri May 11 2012 06:11:00

Leading candidates square off in Egypt's first presidential debate, as Ben Wedeman reports.

After 'Arab Spring', what now for Egypt?updated: Thu May 10 2012 23:45:00

Will Egypt be able to turn around its government and economy after the fall of Mubarak? Ian Lee looks for answers.

2 presidential candidates face off in Egypt's first such televised debateupdated: Thu May 10 2012 23:45:00

The two leading candidates to become Egypt's next president after Hosni Mubarak squared off for hours Thursday and into Friday in the nation's first such televised debate, just two weeks ahead of the country's election.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Thu May 10 2012 11:56:00

IN FOCUS -- Egypt's economic woes and the ripple effect With less than three weeks before presidential elections, Egypt remains entrenched in chaos. A spate of recent violence has left the country politically unstable and the continuing power struggle is making a bad economy worse. MME takes a look at the growing economic woes facing Egypt.

As repression in Egypt grows, U.S. must back fair voteupdated: Mon May 07 2012 08:14:00

That the road from revolution to a new Egypt is arduous and twisting comes as no surprise. But few expected that today, one month from presidential elections, Egypt would be moving toward more repression and less accountability than under the deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak.

Saudi ambassador returns to Egyptupdated: Sat May 05 2012 21:29:00

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Egypt returned to Cairo on Saturday after tensions briefly spurred the kingdom to pull its envoys and shutter its missions, Saudi state media reported.

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