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Egypt convicts Israelis, Ukrainian for arms smuggling

By Shaimaa Fayed / Reuters CAIRO: Two Israelis and a Ukrainian were sentenced to life in prison by an Egyptian court on Monday on charges of smuggling a machinegun and ammunition across the Israeli border into Egypt, a court source said. The Ukrainian and one of the Israelis are in Egyptian custody, while the other defendant …


Weapons smuggled into Egypt from Libya increase

By AP CAIRO: Egyptian security officials say thousands of weapons are being smuggled into the country across the Libyan border. They say residents of southern Egypt, where extended families often accumulate large arsenals to protect property and settle feuds, are the main buyers. The officials said Monday that 576 weapons including modern sniper rifles were …


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