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Aidan Lewis

UPDATE 2-France agrees to 1.8 bln euros in financing for Egypt

Jun 13 2021

CAIRO, June 13 France said on Sunday it would provide Egypt with some 1.8 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in financing for projects including the Cairo metro, power generation and water management, in what officials called a major boost to bilateral cooperation.

Sudan clears final hurdle for debt relief at Paris conference

Jun 10 2021

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Analysis: Gaza truce shifts focus to Egypt's regional role

May 30 2021

CAIRO Egypt's work to broker and secure a truce in the Gaza Strip this month has thrust it into the diplomatic spotlight, prompting top-level reengagement from Washington and overshadowing moves by several Arab states to normalise ties with Israel.

Amid dispute, Suez Canal blames ship's grounding on speed, rudder

May 27 2021

ISMAILIA, Egypt The container ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal in March was struggling to steer because of its high speed and the size of its rudder, and could have chosen not to enter the waterway in bad weather, the canal authority's head told Reuters.

U.S., Egypt working closely to reinforce Gaza ceasefire, Blinken says

May 26 2021

CAIRO/GAZA (Reuters) -Egypt and the United States said they would work together to reinforce a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Cairo and Amman on Wednesday on a regional tour.

WHO appeals for humanitarian pause to gain access to Gaza

May 20 2021

CAIRO World Health Organization officials called on Thursday for a humanitarian pause in Israel's bombardment of Gaza to allow access for aid as the health system in the Palestinian enclave faces critical shortages.

WHO appeals for humanitarian pause to gain access to Gaza

May 20 2021

CAIRO (Reuters) -World Health Organization officials called on Thursday for a humanitarian pause in Israel's bombardment of Gaza to allow access for aid as the health system in the Palestinian enclave faces critical shortages.

WHO appeals for humanitarian pause to gain access to Gaza

May 20 2021

CAIRO (Reuters) -World Health Organization officials called on Thursday for a humanitarian pause in Israel's bombardment of Gaza to allow access for aid as the health system in the Palestinian enclave faces critical shortages.

Egypt's road building drive eases jams but leaves some unhappy

May 17 2021

CAIRO At weekends, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is often driven out to a road construction site in Cairo where he is pictured surveying stretches of recently poured asphalt and being briefed by workers. | Video

Traffic in Suez Canal resumes after stranded ship refloated

Mar 30 2021

ISMAILIA, Egypt Shipping was on the move again late on Monday in Egypt's Suez Canal after tugs refloated a giant container ship which had been blocking the channel for almost a week, causing a huge build-up of vessels around the waterway. | Video

World News

Biden pointedly asks Putin about cyberattacks at summit

GENEVA (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday how he would feel if someone carried out a ransomware attack on Russian oil pipelines, a pointed question during their summit that illustrated the breadth of their disagreements.