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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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Fish vendor victim of alleged police abuse – Egypt sentences scribe union head to two years’ jail

CAIRO, Nov 19, (Agencies): While riding his horse-drawn cart, an Egyptian street vendor was allegedly seized, beaten, and tortured to death by the Egyptian police, according to his family and lawyer — the latest in a string of reports of police brutality that have triggered public outrage. The 53-year-old Magdy …

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Remarkable increase in Egyptians’ remittances

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: Money exchange companies in Kuwait recorded a remarkable increase in Egyptians’ remittances over the last few days, owing to the official announcement that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will grant $12 billion loan to Egypt, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed the total amount of …

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El-Sisi … and measures on how to fish

VERY few are the medicines which do not taste bitter and they are the ones necessary for a body to recover from ailment. The pain which came with recent economic measures adopted by Egypt’s government are overdue remedial steps, given that it would have been more suitable if such steps …

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Bitterness as Egypt rolls out economic reforms

Cairo, Oct 26, 2016 (AFP) -Facing a weeks-long shortage in a country already restless with rising prices, Egyptian authorities this week raided a Twinkies snack cake factory and confiscated its sugar stocks — all 2,000 tonnes. The raid Sunday on Edita Food Industries, one of Egypt’s largest producers, came as …

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Egyptian troops kill 19 militants N. Sinai

CAIRO, Oct 17 (KUNA) — The Egyptian army said Monday its troops killed 19 “Takfiris” (Islamist militants accusing other fellow Muslims of blasphemy) and destroyed 31 arms caches and terrorist hotbeds in North Sinai Governorate. The ongoing military operation targeting terrorist and criminal elements led also to the destruction of …

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12 Egyptian soldiers killed

EL-ARISH, Egypt, Oct 14, (AP): Suspected Islamic militants in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula attacked an army checkpoint on Friday, killing 12 soldiers and wounding eight, according to security and medical officials. The officials said the attack took place about 80 kms (50 miles) east of the Suez Canal, near the town …

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