Eastern Desert


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Eastern Desert

also Arabian Desert
A desert of eastern Egypt between the Nile Valley and the Red Sea. Porphyry, granite, and sandstone found here have been used as building materials since ancient times.
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Noun1.Eastern Desert - a desert in Egypt between the Nile River and the Red Sea
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Great Arabian Desert, Arabian Desert - a desert on the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia
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But Nicola leaves, going to south of Egypt's eastern desert, looking for the gold in the heart of the mountains.
Located in the south-easternmost region of the Eastern Desert, Sukari mine is the first large-scale modern gold mine in Egypt, with a base case production rate of about 500,000 ounces per annum, according to the official website of Centamin.
In a statement published on the ministry's official Facebook page, it announced that the project aims to preserve the rare petroglyphs in far sites, including Sinai and the Eastern Desert.
An SDF commander in Deir el-Zor told the Associated Press his troops have redirected their battles away from the river for now to fight Daesh militants deeper in the eastern desert.
Earlier in Ramadan, the airline distributed goodwill parcels to less fortunate families in the eastern desert and southern Jordan, in cooperation with the Social Development Ministry.
A military source, meantime, reported that the Syrian and Russian fighter jets carried out a number of combat flights over ISIL's positions and movements in the Eastern desert of Hama, killing and wounding a number of them and destroying a major part of their military hardware.
A field source told SANA that the army unitdestroyed a fuel tanker loaded with stolen fuelfor ISIS terrorists in the village of al-Aslahawhich was coming from the eastern desert.
Dubai's Damac is working with a Canadian company on bringing an outdoor synthetic ice rink, made out of plastic, to the Middle Eastern desert of the UAE in three years, an official has said.
For government forces, the recapture of Palmyra, following a three-week campaign by Syrian government forces backed by intensive Russian air strikes, opens up much of Syria's eastern desert stretching to the Iraqi border to the south and Daesh heartland of Deir al-Zor and Raqqa to the east.
On August 14, 2014, the world met Mohammed Emwazi, a Londoner, when the Islamic State published a video of him in the Middle Eastern desert killing American journalist James Foley, and spouting militant company lines.
The US-Arab coalition has for the first time struck IS bases in the eastern desert of Homs province," Abdel Rahman said, adding that the positions were in the area of Al Hammad, east of ancient city Palmyra.

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