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Coronavirus prompts major pre-emptive Egyptian wheat buying spree

Sep 14 2020

CAIRO/DUBAI Leading global wheat buyer Egypt has raised purchases by almost 40 percent year on year in the first two months of its buying season, with its supply ministry still instructed to keep six months of strategic reserves in response to COVID-19.

UPDATE 2-Egypt sets up commodities exchange for wheat, oils, sugar and rice

Sep 09 2020

CAIRO, Sept 9 Egypt on Wednesday announced the formation of a commodities exchange which will initially trade wheat, oils, sugar and rice beginning in the first half of 2021.

Egypt's Sisi wins parliamentary approval for possible Libya intervention

Jul 20 2020

CAIRO Egypt's parliament gave President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi the green light for possible military intervention in Libya by approving the deployment of armed forces abroad to fight "terrorist groups" and "militias".

Egypt's Sisi wins parliamentary approval for possible Libya intervention

Jul 20 2020

CAIRO Egypt's parliament gave President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi the green light for possible military intervention in Libya by approving the deployment of armed forces abroad to fight "terrorist groups" and "militias".

UPDATE 3-Egypt's Sisi wins parliamentary approval for possible Libya intervention

Jul 20 2020

* U.S. says crisis exacerbated by presence of foreign forces (Adds quote, eastern Libyan parliament, details, background)

UPDATE 2-Egypt's Sisi wins parliamentary approval for possible Libya intervention

Jul 20 2020

* U.S. says crisis exacerbated by presence of foreign forces (Adds U.S. and U.N. comment, eastern Libyan official)

Egyptians struggle to return to work even as lockdown lifts

Jul 20 2020

CAIRO Actors at the Sitara theatre had just started their production of "Beauty and the Beast" when the coronavirus pandemic hit Egypt and brought their show to a grinding halt.

Egypt offers new Libya plan as Haftar offensive collapses

Jun 06 2020

CAIRO Libya's internationally recognised government attempted new advances on Saturday against the forces of retreating eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, who stood by in Cairo as his ally, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, proposed a ceasefire.

Unfazed by coronavirus, Egypt's farmers harvest their wheat

Apr 30 2020

KAFR ZIADA, Egypt Egyptian farmers have begun to harvest their wheat without the coronavirus disruptions hitting other growers globally, and with a plea from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to sell the government as much of their crop as possible.

Egypt to halt flights from Thursday to stem spread of coronavirus

Mar 16 2020

CAIRO Egypt will halt all air traffic at its airports from Thursday until March 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Monday.

World News

Analysis: Biden would face uncertain path to detente with wary Iran

Joe Biden plans to scrap what he calls the "dangerous failure" of President Donald Trump's maximum pressure policy on Iran should he win the U.S. election, but after years of confrontation his diplomacy-first approach to a historic Middle East foe could prove an unforgiving challenge.