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Ola Noureldin

Egypt seeks new markets, boosts security as tourism drops

Oct 24 2016

CAIRO Egypt hopes to encourage tourists from new markets like China, Japan and Ukraine, a year after Russia and Britain suspended flights to the land of the Pyramids, the country's tourism minister said.

Egypt completes long-delayed 4G mobile license deals

Oct 16 2016

CAIRO Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat Misr signed licensing agreements on Sunday for the operation of 4G mobile broadband networks in Egypt in deals that will allow the country to introduce long-delayed high speed telecoms services.

Egypt's solar power upset clouds outlook for foreign investors

Aug 04 2016

CAIRO, Aug 4 When Egypt announced plans to develop renewable power in 2014, investors piled in, drawn by year-round sunshine and chronic electricity shortages. Two years on, many projects have stalled, hitting confidence among foreign investors Egypt sorely needs.

Islamic State names new leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram

Aug 03 2016

CAIRO Islamic State has named a new leader of Boko Haram, the Nigerian militant group which last year swore allegiance to it.

Egypt's first woman rally driver shows desert racing not for men only

May 19 2016

CAIRO When Yara Shalaby got lost in the desert during her first race, she felt she had handed victory to all those who had mocked her decision to become Egypt's first woman rally driver.

Egypt to shut prominent NGO that documents alleged rights abuses: security sources

Feb 17 2016

CAIRO Egyptian authorities have ordered the closure of a prominent local non-governmental organization that documents alleged human rights abuses and treats torture victims, the NGO and security sources said on Wednesday.

Egypt orders arrest of Facebook administrator after unfaithful wives comments

Feb 16 2016

CAIRO Egypt's top prosecutor has ordered the arrest of a Facebook page administrator whose assertion on a popular television talk show that a third of married women in the conservative country are unfaithful caused a social media uproar.

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