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EGP 1.9bn in Verna sales in 2015

The Hyundai Verna topped the list of best-selling Korean cars, achieving sales of EGP 1.9bn throughout 2015, selling 21,000 units. The Verna is considered the cheapest Korean car in Egypt. Meanwhile Hyundai’s Elantra increased to second place, overtaking the Hyundai ix35. The Elantra achieved sales estimated at approximately EGP 1.1bn for 6,801 cars sold, while …

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Future of ‘Islamic State’: Not merely religion

By James M Dorsey and Mushahid Ali As the threat from “Islamic State” (also known as IS or ISIS or by its Arabic acronym of Daesh) continues to grow, US-led coalition forces have intensified their aerial attacks on IS militants and strategic installations in Syria and Iraq, in a concerted effort to destroy and degrade the …

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Has ISIS reached Sinai?

By Khaled Okasha Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis (ABM) officially announced their allegiance to ISIS and their recognition of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi as the Amir of all Muslims this week, with both groups exchanging support via web pages affiliated with jihadist organisations. Forming an even more serious a concern, ISIS sent ABM a new target map to implement …

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