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RPT-NEWSMAKER-Veteran diplomat set to guide Algeria's transition after protests

Mar 13 2019

CAIRO, March 12 Lakhdar Brahimi, the veteran diplomat who is expected to steer Algeria's political transition after mass protests, has won respect from foreign leaders and his country's political elite during his long career.

Veteran diplomat set to guide Algeria's transition after protests

Mar 12 2019

CAIRO Lakhdar Brahimi, the veteran diplomat who is expected to steer Algeria's political transition after mass protests, has won respect from foreign leaders and his country's political elite during his long career.

British PM May says deal within grasp, Brexit delay won't solve crisis

Feb 25 2019

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt Prime Minister Theresa May said a timely exit for Britain from the European Union is "within our grasp" and insisted on Monday that delaying Brexit would be no way to solve the impasse in parliament over the departure. | Video

Sisi defends death penalty at summit with Europe

Feb 25 2019

SHARM EL-SHEIKH Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi defended the death penalty at a summit between Arab and European states on Monday, saying the two regions had "two different cultures".

Arab League, EU seek synchrony on regional crises in first summit

Feb 24 2019

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt Arab and European states sought common ground on security threats and regional crises including Yemen, Syria and Libya on Sunday at their first joint summit held in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. | Video

High turnout, low expectations for first EU-Arab summit

Feb 22 2019

CAIRO/BRUSSELS Egypt will host the first joint summit of Arab League and European Union leaders starting on Sunday, a gathering overshadowed by internal divisions in both alliances and last-minute talks on Brexit.

Egypt plugs hub status as Shell, Eni, Exxon win energy concessions

Feb 12 2019

CAIRO Royal Dutch Shell, Eni, BP and Exxon Mobil were among the winners in one of Egypt's largest ever oil and gas exploration tenders on Tuesday, as the country looks to sustain an investment upswing spurred by major discoveries.

Egypt to see gas boost from BP fields, Zohr as Cairo returns to export market

Feb 11 2019

CAIRO Egypt's gas output will get a boost this year as the country's huge Zohr field nears peak production and with $1.8 billion in investment from BP, officials said on Monday, as Egypt returns to export markets and positions itself as a regional hub.

Aid effort brings little relief for migrants trapped in Libya

Jan 31 2019

CAIRO A bigger presence of relief agencies, U.N. workers and diplomats in Libya has done little to ease the plight of migrants abused in detention centers and blocked from crossing the Mediterranean, migrants and aid workers say. | Video

Macron tells Sisi human rights go together with stability

Jan 28 2019

CAIRO French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that he told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a trip to Cairo that stability and security could not be separated from human rights. | Video

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