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World - International
5/21/2023 4:23:31 PM
US President Joe Biden said Sunday that ties between Washington and Beijing should thaw 'very shortly', after the United States shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon this year.

Egypt - Tourism
5/2/2023 3:04:53 PM
After a two-day halt due to wind conditions, 60 vibrantly coloured hot air balloons returned to Luxor's skies on Tuesday, giving the 1,600 tourists from around the world a breathtaking view of the city's famous landmarks and picturesque landscapes.

World - International
3/9/2023 3:03:37 PM
The United States and China, already at loggerheads over multiple issues from Taiwan to semi-conductors, have seen relations nosedive since Washington shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon that overflew the US.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Focus
2/21/2023 9:39:00 PM
The recent shooting down of an alleged Chinese spy balloon over the US has drawn renewed attention to the increasing use of this traditional technology for espionage and other purposes.

World - International
2/20/2023 10:34:03 AM
A delegation of U.S. lawmakers met with the head of Taiwan's legislature on Monday as part of a five-day visit to the self-ruled island that comes as U.S.-China relations remain tense after weeks of trading accusations over a spy balloon.

World - International
2/18/2023 11:11:14 PM
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Saturday with China’s top diplomat Wang Yi in the first high-level contact between the two countries since the U.S. shot down an alleged Chinese spy balloon two weeks ago, a senior U.S. official said.

World - International
2/18/2023 8:33:14 PM
China's top diplomat on Saturday renewed Beijing's criticism of the United States for shooting down what Washington says was a Chinese balloon, arguing at a conference in Germany that the move doesn't point to U.S. strength.

World - International
2/18/2023 11:59:03 AM
​Wafting across the United States and into the attention of an alarmed national and global public, a giant Chinese balloon has changed Americans' awareness of all the stuff floating in the air and how defense officials watch for it and respond.

World - International
2/16/2023 12:50:52 PM
China's ceremonial parliament has accused American lawmakers of trampling on the sovereignty of other nations after the U.S. passed a measure condemning a suspected Chinese spy balloon's intrusion into U.S. airspace.

World - Region
2/15/2023 10:07:33 PM
Ukraine said Wednesday its aerial defense units had detected half a dozen balloons, apparently launched by Russia, over the capital Kyiv and shot down most of them.

World - International
2/15/2023 2:21:20 PM
China said Wednesday it will take measures against U.S. entities related to the downing of a suspected Chinese balloon off the American East Coast.

Egypt - Tourism
2/15/2023 2:07:28 PM
Egypt’s civil aviation authorities cancelled on Wednesday the Luxor hot-air balloon rides due to strong wind, Ahram Arabic news gate reported.

World - International
2/13/2023 12:24:00 PM
China on Monday said more than 10 U.S. high-altitude balloons have flown in its airspace during the past year without its permission, following Washington's accusation that Beijing operates a fleet of surveillance balloons around the world.

World - International
2/12/2023 8:00:54 PM
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are holding joint exercises in the South China Sea at a time of heightened tensions with Beijing over the shooting down of a suspected Chinese spy balloon.

World - International
2/11/2023 10:59:11 AM
The United States on Friday blacklisted six Chinese entities it said were linked to Beijing's aerospace programs as part of its retaliation over an alleged Chinese spy balloon that traversed U.S. airspace.

World - International
2/9/2023 6:45:37 PM
China’s balloon that crossed the United States was equipped to collect intelligence signals and was part of a huge, military-linked aerial spy program that targeted more than 40 countries, the Biden administration said Thursday, outlining the scope and capabilities of the huge balloon that captivated the country's attention before the U.S. shot it down.

World - International
2/9/2023 1:17:03 PM
China said Thursday it refused an offer of a call with the US defense chief because of Washington's "irresponsible" decision to shoot down an alleged surveillance balloon last week.

World - International
2/8/2023 8:50:18 PM
The United States on Wednesday said it has been in touch with allies over a global "fleet" of Chinese espionage balloons similar to the one shot down last week by the US Air Force.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
2/8/2023 8:26:00 PM
The shooting down of an alleged Chinese spy balloon by the US this week has led to the postponement of an important US-Chinese meeting.

Egypt - Tourism
2/8/2023 6:25:40 PM
The civil aviation authorities cancelled on Wednesday 50 hot-air balloon rides that were scheduled to carry 700 tourists of various nationalities in Luxor over bad weather.

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