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Higher pay, lower prices top wish list for Egyptians

THE unseated Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi left the Egyptian economy in shambles. Foreign reserves were depleted. Foreign investment dried up. Those were the darkest days literally with constant electricity blackouts. That said, since 2013, the government has without a doubt made progress. Foreign reserves are now at their highest …

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Sisi vows to avenge martyrs

CAIRO, Nov 26, (Agencies): The scale of the bloodshed was vastly higher than past militant attacks but the Egyptian government response the same: three days of mourning, reassuring messages in the media that things are under control, and the president promising vengeance. The identical pattern in the aftermath of Friday’s …

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Toll in mosque carnage rises to 305 – Warplanes strike militant hideouts ISMAILIA, Egypt, Nov 25, (Agencies): Egypt on Saturday said an attack on a mosque by militants in the country’s troubled region of northern Sinai has killed 305 worshippers, including 27 children, a dramatic increase in the death toll …

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As Egypt targets gays, band reluctantly bears flag – Mashrou’ Leila sees music as a goal in itself

NEW YORK, Nov 18, (AFP): The symbol of solidarity brought a harsh backlash. As Lebanese rockers Mashrou’ Leila played in Cairo, fans hoisted in the air rainbow flags, the global emblem of gay equality. The open-air festival on Sept 22 passed peacefully. But as pictures of the flags spread, Egyptian …

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Sisi ‘redlines’ Gulf

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Nov 9, (Agencies): Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has re-affirmed that security of Arab and Gulf states is inseparable from Egypt’s national security. “Any threat to the Gulf is a threat to Egypt,” the Egyptian president said during a meeting with representatives of Egyptian, Arab and foreign media …

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Amir condoles on Egypt attack

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah sent Saturday a cable of condolences to the President of Egypt Abdelfattah el-Sisi over the death and injury of a number of Egyptian policemen in Wahat area in Giza. In the cable, His Highness the …

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Losers Egypt back in CHAN

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 16, (AFP): Egypt will compete at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco, despite being eliminated in the qualifying competition two months ago. The Egyptians lost 4-2 on aggregate to Morocco, who are now automatic competitors in the 16-team event having replaced Kenya as hosts. This opened …

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UAE, Egypt share unbreakable bonds

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s recent two-day visit to Abu Dhabi to hold talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was a testament to the brotherly relations between our two countries and peoples. Our leaders are unfailingly hospitable to guests but the mutual warmth and respect exuded by the Egyptian …

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Two German women stabbed to death – Kuwait condemns Egypt attacks HURGHADA, Egypt, July 15, (Agencies): Police on Saturday questioned the suspected jihadist who stabbed to death two German women and wounded four others at a Red Sea beach resort, adding to the woes of Egypt’s hobbled tourism industry. Judicial …

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Saudi Arabia bans imports of Egyptian strawberries

Ban effective from July 11, due to pesticide residues CAIRO, June 18, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia is banning imports of Egyptian strawberries due to pesticide residues, said Abdel Hamid al-Demerdash, the head of Egypt’s Agriculture Export Council, the latest such ban to hit Egypt as it struggles to revive its economy. …

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