CAIRO -- At least 41 people were killed and 12 injured in a massive fire that broke out in a Coptic church in Egypt's Giza Province on Sunday, the Egyptian Health Ministry said.
The accident took place in Abu Sifin church in the Imbaba neighborhood, according to the ministry. (Egypt-Church Fire-Casualties)
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KHARTOUM -- At least 52 people were killed and 25 injured during the torrential downpours across Sudan, authorities said Sunday.
Among the victims were 19 reported in the North Kordofan State in central Sudan, the National Council for Civil Defense said on its website. (Sudan-Torrential Rain-Death Toll)
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ADEN -- Yemen's internationally-recognized government announced on Sunday that four of its soldiers were killed by the Houthi rebel militia despite the ongoing truce brokered by the United Nations(UN) in the war-ravaged country.
According to a statement released by the Aden-based government, the Iranian-backed Houthi militia committed 235 violations of the UN armistice in eight provinces in the past three days. (Yemen-Truce-Violation)
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RIYADH -- Saudi oil giant Aramco announced on Sunday its second quarter net profit increased by 90 percent year-over-year to 48.4 billion U.S. dollars, setting a new quarterly record for the company since its initial public offering in 2019.
Thanks to increased oil prices, volumes sold, and refining margins, Aramco's half-year net income also reached a new high of 87.9 billion U.S. dollars, up from 47.2 billion U.S. dollars a year earlier, according to financial figures released by the company. (Saudi Arabia-Aramco-Net profit)