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Hosni Mubarak is innocent … forgive them O President

“I WAS born and brought up in Egypt. I will continue living in it and I will be buried in its land. I will never leave it.” — This was the response of Hosni Mubarak to the harshest kind of threats launched against him with the aim of forcing him …

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KFAED inks 2 loan agreements with Egypt worth over KD 18mn – Two projects to be financed

KUWAIT CITY, March 18: A grant agreement was signed today in Cairo between the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, whereby the Kuwait fund provide a grant in the amount of one hundred thousand Kuwaiti Dinars (KD 100,000), (equivalent to five …

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Law used to jail Egyptians draws scrutiny – Rights, opposition groups argue 1914 law invalid

CAIRO, Feb 5, (RTRS): Rights activists are trying to force President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to throw out a law used by his government to imprison thousands of Egyptians and sentence hundreds to death by arguing that it was overturned as far back as 1928. Over the past three years, judges …

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Amir offers condolences on terror attack – Eight policemen killed in Egypt

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences Tuesday to Egyptian President Abdelfatah el-Sisi after a terrorist attack against security forces in Egypt’ New Valley Governorate. His Highness the Amir prayed for the security personnel killed in the attack …

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Gulf backbone of Arab Nation

IN truth, I cannot help thinking there is an architect with a plan to weaken Egypt and create distance between Egyptians and the peoples of the Arabian Gulf. I fear that this plot is working and, if we are not careful, will soon near completion. I can only speculate on …

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Court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia – ‘Tiran, Sanafir sovereign Egyptian territories’

CAIRO, Jan 16, (AFP): Egypt’s top administrative court upheld on Monday a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that sparked rare protests. The government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi had appealed against a lower court ruling in June …

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Amir condoles on Sinai attack – Militants kill 12 in Egypt

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences on Monday to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, expressing his deepest sympathies over the victims of an attack on a security checkpoint in Sinai province. In his cable, His Highness the Amir …

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With tourists scarce, Egyptians ‘struggle’ to maintain heritage

CAIRO, Jan 3, (AFP): With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage. From Alexandria on the Mediterranean to the Great Pyramid of Giza — the last of the Seven Wonders of the World — and …

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No chicken, no cafes: Egyptians scrimp as prices leap

CAIRO (AP) — Money had already been tight as food and electricity bills climbed for weeks. So Ashraf Mahrous, a 45-year-old civil servant, warned his wife, “Black days are ahead,” when Egypt floated its pound and hiked fuel prices this month. Mahrous is now looking for a side job. Rising …

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Egypt passes new law clamping down on rights groups

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian parliament on Tuesday approved a new law regulating non-governmental organizations that gives security agencies extensive power over the financing and activities of NGOs and rights groups. Rights organizations condemned the law as one of Egypt’s most repressive ever on civil society, saying it would effectively …

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