Iran and Egypt to resume flights

Egypt and Iran have agreed to resume direct flights between their capitals for the first time in three decades.

Following talks in Egypt, officials said 28 weekly flights would resume between Cairo and Tehran, but did not specify when they would begin.

Ties broke down in 1980 in the wake of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and Egypt's recognition of Israel.

Ties remain strained, but Iranian media said the move could be a prelude to the resumption of formal ties.

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