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Kushner meets with Egypt, Qatar leaders about Mideast plan

WASHINGTON White House adviser Jared Kushner met separately on Thursday with the leaders of Egypt and Qatar, two in a series of meetings Kushner has held in the Middle East over a much-anticipated U.S. plan for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Egypt changes key government posts for Sisi's second term

CAIRO Egypt appointed a new government on Thursday, replacing several key ministers as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pushes ahead with tough economic reforms and seeks to improve security.

World, Jun 14 2018

U.S. official eyes Israel's Egypt border for Mexico wall ideas: radio

JERUSALEM U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen inspected Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt on Tuesday for ideas for the U.S. border with Mexico, where President Donald Trump has pledged to build a wall, Israel Radio reported.

World, Mexico, Israel Jun 12 2018

Egypt arrests leave few vocal critics of Sisi

CAIRO A smiling Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appeared on state television last month to pardon more than 330 prisoners, saying it was an act of clemency ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. This week, he pardoned another 712.

World, United Nations, Jun 08 2018

Egypt's Sisi appoints housing minister as acting premier: state-run media outlet

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly as acting prime minister on Thursday and tasked him with forming a new cabinet, the state-run Ahram Gate news website said.

World, Jun 07 2018

Egyptian President Sisi pardons 712 prisoners

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 712 prisoners, the state news agency MENA said on Wednesday, and security sources said many of those freed were youth jailed for anti-government protests.

World, Jun 06 2018