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Moody's: Egypt economy still recovering from 2011 uprising

2017-09-20 18:33

An international credit rating agency says Egypt's economy has started to improve but has yet to recover from the 2011 uprising and the years of unrest that followed

US report: Egypt falls short on rights, Sinai monitor access

2017-09-20 10:08

A damning Trump administration report says Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant US monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt says it will host 'reorganisation' of Libyan army

2017-09-19 18:01

Egypt says that it will host the reorganisation of Libya's army, currently an eastern-based force led by General Khalifa Hifter

Egypt plans to plug budget gaps with more foreign debt

2017-09-18 21:02

Egypt's Finance Minister says the country will face a $10 to $12 billion budget shortfall for the current 2017-18 fiscal year, and plans expanded foreign debt issuance to overcome it

Egypt court upholds life sentence against Morsi

2017-09-16 19:30

A top Egyptian court has upheld a life sentence for ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in a case revolving around state documents leaked to Qatar, a judicial official says.

Egyptian, Saudi warplanes take part in joint war games

2017-09-15 09:57

Warplanes from allies Egypt and Saudi Arabia have begun joint war games that are coinciding with separate drills between Egypt and both the United States and Russia.

Egypt acknowledges secret arrest of rights lawyer

2017-09-14 10:04

Egypt has acknowledged the detention of a human rights lawyer who went missing on his way to a UN conference on forced disappearances, accusing him of disseminating fake news

Rights group slams Egypt's 'nationalisation' of media

2017-09-13 19:45

An international media rights group has voiced alarm over Egypt's "nationalisation" of once-independent outlets

Egypt: 2 conscripts, 5 militants killed in northern Sinai

2017-09-13 14:34

Egypt's military says two conscripts and five militants have been killed in a shootout at a military checkpoint in restive northern Sinai Peninsula.

Arab feud over Qatar boils over at Cairo meeting

2017-09-13 09:25

A Qatari diplomat says "dogs" backed by "some regimes" are waging a media campaign against his country, a thinly veiled jab at Gulf countries that drew a sharp rebuke at an Arab League meeting

 

Egypt court orders detention of 24 minority Nubians 15 days

2017-09-20 17:00

A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the detention of 24 Nubians for 15 days pending investigation for participating in an unauthorised protest earlier this month shortly after they were ordered released

Egypt releases 24 Nubians arrested for protesting

2017-09-20 06:17

A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the release of 24 Nubians arrested for participating in a protest earlier this month

Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks

2017-09-19 11:26

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office says.

Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detention

2017-09-18 19:58

A lawyer says an Egyptian criminal court has acquitted an Irish-Egyptian who has been detained for four years on a slew of charges, including murder, arson and illegal possession of weapons

Egypt court sentences 7 to death over links to ISIS

2017-09-16 17:59

Egyptian court sentences seven people to death over links to the Islamic State group in Libya.

Egypt president expects inflation to fall by half in 2018

2017-09-14 20:01

Egypt's president says he expects the country's inflation rate to fall by more than half in 2018, forecasting an improving economy after years of political unrest.

Two Egypt soldiers, 6 jihadists killed in 'foiled' attack

2017-09-13 20:45

Egypt's military has said two soldiers and six jihadists were killed in a "foiled" suicide bombing in Sinai, days after the Islamic State group staged a large scale attack in the peninsula.

Egypt prosecutors order detention of slain Italian's lawyer

2017-09-13 17:15

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention for 15 days of a lawyer who assisted the family of an Italian graduate student killed under suspicious circumstances during a police crackdown in Cairo

Egyptian lawyer linked to slain Italian arrested in Cairo

2017-09-13 10:40

A rights group says Egyptian authorities have arrested a lawyer who assisted the family of an Italian graduate student killed under suspicious circumstances during a police crackdown in Cairo.

Report: Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

2017-09-12 18:49

Egypt's defense minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

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