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Illegal immigration from Egypt to Europe down to almost zero: IOM chief

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General António Vitorino said on Saturday that the rate of illegal immigration from Egypt to Europe has decreased over the past months to almost zero, thanks to effective measures taken by the Egyptian government.

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Syrians in Egypt fear new restrictions signal worse to come

The closure of a popular Syrian-owned restaurant in the east Alexandria neighborhood of Asafra over what an employee in the Alexandria governor’s office claimed to be “health code violations” has renewed fears among Syrians of tighter restrictions on their businesses in Egypt. It has also sparked a new wave of hostility …

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Yemenis Fleeing the ‘Forgotten War’ Find Themselves Forgotten in Cairo

“On September 10, after four months of trouble in Egypt from dealing with residency, to travel dates and prison, I left Egypt at dawn,” writes Ameen Taky, a 32 year old former furniture salesman from Yemen, in a post on his personal Facebook page. In a series of 27 statuses, …

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Al-Sisi discusses illegal immigration, combating human trafficking with EU Migration Commissioner

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with the European Commissioner for Migration, Citizenship and Home Affairs, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Egypt, Ivan Surkos, and Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, in a meeting on Tuesday.

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