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Asyut

(äsyo͞ot`), city (1986 pop. 272,986), E central Egypt, on the Nile. An industrial and trading center and also the seat of a university, it is famed for pottery, carved bone and wood, leatherwork, and silk shawls. Nearby is the Asyut Barrage, which helps regulate the Nile's flow and impounds water for irrigational use. Asyut was the ancient Greek city of Lycopolis and later a station of the caravan trade. The city has a large Coptic Christian population, although many have left.
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Located about 10 kilometres from Assiut, on the west bank of the Nile River, the monastery is not only one of the most unique monasteries in Egypt, but is also believed to be one of the most important religious and touristic attractions in the governorate of Assiut.
Gabir Al Desouky, the chairperson of the EEHC, said that a contract was signed for the tanks of the west Cairo and Assiut plants with Hilal Construction Company for a value of E[pounds sterling]98 million.
Investment in the Assiut Refinery will increase production of petroleum products to meet Upper Egypts growing demands, while maintaining important environmental standards," said Nagi Abd El-Ghaffar Kassab, chairman of ASORC.
Company chief executive Osama Bishai said, "We are proud of our continued leadership in the development of Egypt's power sector and are pleased to continue working on Assiut and West Damietta power plants following the milestones achieved at both sites.
The Egyptian contractor was a part of the consortium that completed the construction of Assiut and West Damietta plants in the third quarter of 2015.
A, an operating unit of Technip SA (Paris:TEC), announced on Monday that it has finalised a joint agreement with Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Assiut Oil Refining Company (ASORC) for the modernisation project of the Assiut refinery, Upper Egypt.
The verdict session was held amid tight security in Assiut, some 350 kilometres south of Cairo, a source said.
She died in a hospital in the southern city of Assiut, the statement on the official MENA news agency said.
The increase was led by significant passenger pick-up on routes serving Dubai, Beirut, Amman, Jeddah, Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut and Sohag, said a media statement.
Summary: Jazeera Airways has grabbed leading market shares on routes serving Beirut, Amman, Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut, Luxor, Sohag, Dubai and Bahrain.
Abdel Akhir Hammad, spiritual leader of Gam Islamiya, gestures as he speaks during an interview with Reuters in Assiut.
SUSPECTED Islamists shot dead three protesters in the southern city of Assiut last night, taking to four the number of people killed on a day of massive protests demanding the removal of Egypt's president.