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Ali Abdelaty

Instructions from headquarters: Islamic State's new guerrilla manual

May 24 2019

CAIRO After losing territory, Islamic State fighters are turning to guerrilla war - and the group's newspaper is telling them exactly how to do it.

Saudi crown prince discusses regional developments with Pompeo: ministry

May 18 2019

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's crown prince discussed regional developments, including efforts to strengthen security and stability, in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Saudi Media Ministry tweeted on Sunday.

Islamic State airs video purporting to be leader al-Baghdadi

Apr 30 2019

CAIRO Islamic State's media network on Monday published a threatening video message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in what would be his first appearance since declaring the jihadists' now-defunct "caliphate" five years ago. | Video

Egypt's poor bear brunt of crackdown on farmland building

Nov 28 2018

IKYAD DIJWI, Egypt In the home he shared with 11 relatives, Mohammed Abd al-Hamid had no room to start a family. But since he put up a house on a nearby field in 2016, he has paid $4,500 in fines for building on agricultural land. | Video

Egypt says cheap new drug 'Strox' threatens its youth

Nov 20 2018

CAIRO For years, Mostafa Mahmoud struggled to pay for his expensive drug addiction, spending much of his meagre income on hashish. A few months ago, he switched to a cheaper way to get high which he says is pushing him to his death.

Higher living costs, fees force many Egyptians to drop haj plans

Aug 17 2018

CAIRO Mahmoud Aouni has always wanted to make the haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, an important religious duty for all Muslims, but says he might never be able to do so now because of Egypt's economic woes.

South Sudan government and rebels reach peace deal

Aug 06 2018

CAIRO The president of South Sudan and head of the country's main rebel group signed a final cease fire and power-sharing agreement on Sunday and hailed a new longed-for era of peace in the country. | Video

Egypt hikes fuel prices in IMF-backed austerity drive

Jun 16 2018

CAIRO Egypt has raised gasoline prices by up to 50 percent, the oil ministry said on Saturday, under an IMF reform plan calling for austerity measures that have made life tougher for ordinary Egyptians.

Sisi sworn in for second Egyptian presidential term amid crackdown on critics

Jun 02 2018

CAIRO Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in for a second term as Egyptian president on Saturday amid a crackdown on his opponents, after a landslide victory in a March election in which all serious opponents had withdrawn. | Video

Rare display of public anger erupts as Cairo hikes metro fares

May 12 2018

CAIRO Dozens of Egyptians have protested at Cairo metro stations in a rare display of public discontent as the government tightens spending and pushes austerity measures, according to posts on social media.

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