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Ali Abdelaty

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amid a crackdown on his opponents, after a landslide victory in a March election in which all serious opponents had withdrawn.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.

Egypt's middle class faces hardship as austerity bites

Mar 21 2018

CAIRO Teacher Abdelrahman Ali wonders if he will be able to afford diapers for the second child his wife is expecting. He can no longer put meat on the dinner table and has to borrow money from his mother-in-law as hard times bite in Egypt.

Ex-military chief of staff to run in Egyptian presidential election

Jan 11 2018

CAIRO Former military chief of staff General Sami Anan will run in Egypt's upcoming presidential election, the party he leads said on Thursday, days after the most serious potential challenger to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pulled out.

Egypt's Sisi calls on military chief to secure Sinai in three months

Nov 29 2017

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday ordered his military command to use all force necessary to secure the Sinai peninsula within the next three months following a militant attack on a mosque that killed more than 300 people.

Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo

Nov 21 2017

CAIRO Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on Nov. 4, met Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for talks in a brief Cairo stopover before a planned return to Lebanon, Egypt state media said on Tuesday.

Qatar can weather boycott, foreign investors won't leave: Qatar Petroleum CEO

Jun 20 2017

DUBAI Qatar can stay under a "blockade forever" as it is well prepared and its oil and gas industries will not be affected, the chief executive of Qatar Petroleum said on Tuesday, referring to an economic boycott imposed by several other Arab countries.

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