Patrick Markey

Middle-class Egypt adapts to survive as austerity bites

Dec 15 2017

CAIRO Swapping new cars for cheaper models, cutting back on pricy supermarket shopping and giving up holidays abroad, middle-class Egyptians are finding strategies to stay afloat after a currency reform a year ago sent their living costs soaring.

Putin, Egypt's Sisi discuss restart of flights, sign nuclear deal

Dec 11 2017

CAIRO Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday, agreeing to resume civilian flights which Moscow halted more than two years ago after militants bombed a Russian tourist jet over the Sinai.

Gunmen in Egypt mosque attack carried Islamic State flag, prosecutor says

Nov 25 2017

CAIRO Gunmen who attacked a mosque on Friday in Egypt's North Sinai brandished an Islamic State flag as they opened fire through doorways and windows, killing more than 300 worshippers, including two dozen children, officials said on Saturday. | Video

Mindestens 235 Tote bei Anschlag auf Moschee auf dem Sinai

Nov 24 2017

Kairo Bei einem Anschlag auf eine Moschee im Norden der ägyptischen Halbinsel Sinai haben Extremisten während des traditionellen Freitagsgebets mindestens 235 Menschen getötet und 109 weitere verletzt.

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies push for unity against Iran, Hezbollah meddling

Nov 19 2017

CAIRO Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers criticized Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday, calling for a united front to counter Iranian interference.

Egypt Western Desert attack exposes front outside Sinai

Nov 07 2017

CAIRO A deadly attack on the police in Egypt's Western Desert claimed by a new militant group risks opening up another front for security forces far beyond the remote northern Sinai, where they have battled a stubborn Islamic State insurgency since 2014.

Egypt on track for year-end IMF payment, but 32 percent inflation a worry

Sep 26 2017

CAIRO Egypt has made a "good start" to its reform programme despite seeking waivers for missing targets in June and a deeper-than-expected currency depreciation, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

Paris hand-shakes on Libya peace deal mask deep fractures

Jul 28 2017

CAIRO/TRIPOLI Standing beside French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris this week, Khalifa Haftar, the most powerful military leader in eastern Libya, was smiling when he shook on a deal with the country's prime minister for a ceasefire and Spring elections.

Rights group calls for probe into Libyan forces after execution video shown

Jul 24 2017

CAIRO Libya officials should investigate and dismiss forces involved in atrocities, a human rights group said on Monday, after a video appeared on social media purportedly showing a military unit executing 20 suspected militants.

Libyan premier, rival eastern commander to meet in Paris: source

Jul 23 2017

CAIRO The head of Libya's U.N.-backed government will hold talks in Paris this week with a powerful military commander who has so far rejected his authority, a diplomatic source said.

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