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UPDATE 3-Traders say Egypt delays wheat payment guarantees, ministry dismisses criticism

Dec 05 2018

* Cairo prioritises spending on bread subsidies (Adds Supply Ministry statement)

Sisi's hot potato: Egyptians hit back after remarks on austerity

Nov 07 2018

CAIRO/DUBAI Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke daily at the World Youth Forum in the resort of Sharm al-Sheikh this week, touching on topics from Syria's reconstruction to religious tolerance - but it was a remark about potatoes that most stirred the pot.

Militants kill seven Christians returning from baptism in Egypt

Nov 02 2018

CAIRO Gunmen killed at least seven Christians who were returning from baptizing a child at a Coptic monastery in Egypt on Friday, officials said - the most serious attack on the minority in more than a year.

Egypt's central bank expected to keep key rates unchanged: Reuters poll

Jun 27 2018

CAIRO Egypt's central bank is expected to keep its key interest rates unchanged at its next monetary policy meeting, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday, following sharp increases in fuel and electricity prices that are expected to edge inflation upwards.

Forking out: Egyptians angered by new austerity after Eid feast

Jun 20 2018

CAIRO Many Egyptians hoped to ignore their economic hardship as they celebrated the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Instead, they were told they will have to tighten their belts even more.

In survival mode, Egypt's last permitted Islamists back Sisi

Mar 28 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt Egypt's last permitted Islamist party is backing former military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for a second presidential term, a quirk of electoral politics that reflects the precarious state of the country's Islamists.

In survival mode, Egypt's last permitted Islamists back Sisi

Mar 28 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt Egypt's last permitted Islamist party is backing former military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for a second presidential term, a quirk of electoral politics that reflects the precarious state of the country's Islamists.

Sisi's only challenger lays low ahead of Egyptian election

Mar 19 2018

CAIRO Days ahead of Egypt's presidential election, Moussa Mostafa Moussa, the only candidate standing against incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is avoiding the limelight.

After turmoil at home, Egypt struggles to revive power abroad

Mar 15 2018

CAIRO When Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman chose Egypt for his first official trip abroad since becoming crown prince, Cairo draped its streets with banners declaring the two countries to be "the beating heart" of the Middle East.

Egypt military says 53 militants killed in week-long offensive

Feb 15 2018

CAIRO Egypt's military and police forces have killed 53 Islamist militants and arrested 680 suspects in a week-long offensive to crush insurgents that is focused on the Sinai Peninsula, a military spokesman said on Thursday.

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