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Inspection battle threatens Egypt's wheat supply

CAIRO Wheat shipments to Egypt, the world's largest buyer, are being disrupted by a dispute involving government inspectors angered by a ban on the expenses-paid foreign trips they once enjoyed to approve cargoes at their ports of origin.

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U.N. condemns anti-gay crackdowns in Egypt, Azerbaijan, Indonesia

GENEVA Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia have all unjustly arrested dozens of people during anti-gay crackdowns in recent weeks, subjecting many to mistreatment in custody, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

Palestinian rivals Hamas, Fatah agree to complete Gaza handover by Dec. 1: statement

CAIRO Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah on Thursday agreed to complete the handover of administrative control of Gaza to a unity government by Dec. 1, a statement from Egypt's state information service said.

World, Oct 12 2017

Ceasefire deal sealed for rebel pocket near Damascus

CAIRO/BEIRUT A ceasefire deal for a Syrian rebel enclave south of Damascus was reached on Thursday, brokered by Cairo and Moscow, Egyptian state media said.

World, Syria Oct 12 2017

Egypt extends state of emergency for three months starting Friday: official gazette

CAIRO Egypt has extended a state of emergency for another three months, starting Friday, the official gazette said on Thursday.

World, Oct 12 2017

Arab rivalries exposed as Egypt targets Qatar in UNESCO vote

PARIS Arab states may want their turn at the helm of UNESCO, but the barbs hurled by Egypt at rival candidate Qatar during the vote highlights the fractious geopolitics paralyzing the workings of the U.N. cultural agency.

World, Oct 11 2017