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  • A ship passes through the Suez Canal near Port Said
    Egypt's Suez Canal March revenues rise 8.5 pct year-on-year Reuters - Fri, 18 Apr, 2014

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Revenue from Egypt's Suez Canal rose 8.5 percent to $441.9 million in March from $407.4 million in the same month a year ago, Egypt's state … More »Egypt's Suez Canal March revenues rise 8.5 pct year-on-year

    A ship passes through the Suez Canal near Port Said

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Revenue from Egypt's Suez Canal rose 8.5 percent to $441.9 million in March from $407.4 million in the same month a year ago, Egypt's state information portal said late on Thursday. February revenues stood at $339.3 million, the lowest in four years. The waterway, the fastest shipping route between …

  • A trader uses his mobile phone at the Egyptian stock exchange in Cairo
    Egypt central bank to keep interest rates on hold -survey Reuters - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014

    Egypt's central bank will keep interest rates on hold next Thursday as it balances the need to fight inflation while supporting the currency and stimulating an economy … More »Egypt central bank to keep interest rates on hold -survey

    A trader uses his mobile phone at the Egyptian stock exchange in Cairo

    Egypt's central bank will keep interest rates on hold next Thursday as it balances the need to fight inflation while supporting the currency and stimulating an economy battered by more than three years of upheaval, a Reuters poll showed. Annual urban consumer inflation remains high despite slowing for three consecutive …

  • Egyptian court jails 119 Mursi supporters Reuters - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014

    An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohamed Mursi to three years each in prison on Wednesday in connection with … More »Egyptian court jails 119 Mursi supporters

    An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohamed Mursi to three years each in prison on Wednesday in connection with protests last October against his overthrow, judicial sources said. More than 50 people were killed in the October 6 protests called by Mursi's supporters, …

  • Former Egypt finmin released hours after arrest in France: source Reuters - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014

    Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali was released following his arrest in Paris on an international warrant over corruption charges from his time … More »Former Egypt finmin released hours after arrest in France: source

    Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali was released following his arrest in Paris on an international warrant over corruption charges from his time in Hosni Mubarak's government, a judicial source said on Wednesday. French police released Boutros Ghali hours after he was arrested at the request of Interpol …

  • Egyptian Finance Minister Boutros Ghali speaks at U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington
    Former Egypt finance minister released hours after arrest in France: source Reuters - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014

    Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali was released following his arrest in Paris on an international warrant over corruption charges from his time … More »Former Egypt finance minister released hours after arrest in France: source

    Egyptian Finance Minister Boutros Ghali speaks at U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington

    Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali was released following his arrest in Paris on an international warrant over corruption charges from his time in Hosni Mubarak's government, a judicial source said on Wednesday. French police released Boutros Ghali hours after he was arrested at the request of Interpol …

  • Tourists walk at an empty beach at the coast of the Red Sea of El-Gouna in Hurghada
    Egypt's tourism revenue drops by 43 pct in Q1: official Reuters - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014

    Egypt's tourism revenues dropped 43 percent in the first quarter of 2014 to $1.3 billion, Adela Ragab, the country's economic adviser to the Minister of Tourism, … More »Egypt's tourism revenue drops by 43 pct in Q1: official

    Tourists walk at an empty beach at the coast of the Red Sea of El-Gouna in Hurghada

    Egypt's tourism revenues dropped 43 percent in the first quarter of 2014 to $1.3 billion, Adela Ragab, the country's economic adviser to the Minister of Tourism, told Reuters on Wednesday. The tourism sector, which has been damaged by the political instability that followed a popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni …

  • In Upper Egypt, police avert eyes from ethnic bloodshed Christian Science Monitor - Tue, 15 Apr, 2014

    As the crowd bayed outside Noura's house, a paramedic pointed to his body bag, motioning for her to get in. “He said it was the only way to smuggle me out alive," … More »In Upper Egypt, police avert eyes from ethnic bloodshed

    As the crowd bayed outside Noura's house, a paramedic pointed to his body bag, motioning for her to get in. “He said it was the only way to smuggle me out alive," she recalls. For two days last week, bands of young people fought openly in the streets of Aswan in Upper Egypt, using knives, Molotov cocktails, and automatic …

  • The sun sets on the minarets and the Great Pyramids of Giza in Old Cairo
    Egypt limits air conditioning in mosques as power shortages worsen Reuters - Tue, 15 Apr, 2014

    Egypt, facing the worst energy shortages for years, has set limits for electricity use at mosques as part of government efforts to ease the impact of power cuts … More »Egypt limits air conditioning in mosques as power shortages worsen

    The sun sets on the minarets and the Great Pyramids of Giza in Old Cairo

    Egypt, facing the worst energy shortages for years, has set limits for electricity use at mosques as part of government efforts to ease the impact of power cuts already affecting homes and factories. The religious endowments minister has ordered mosques not to run air conditioners before May 15 and after that date to use …

  • A general view of an electricity company in Cairo
    Egypt battles energy crunch with ban on too-cold air conditioners Reuters - Mon, 14 Apr, 2014

    Egypt, grappling with an energy crunch, will enforce a ban on the production and import of air conditioners that can be set lower than 20 degrees Celsius, aiming … More »Egypt battles energy crunch with ban on too-cold air conditioners

    A general view of an electricity company in Cairo

    Egypt, grappling with an energy crunch, will enforce a ban on the production and import of air conditioners that can be set lower than 20 degrees Celsius, aiming to reassure citizens and industry hit with power cuts and fuel shortages. The failure of successive governments in Cairo to develop sound energy policies has …

  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews collect water to make matza during the Maim Shelanoo ceremony at a mountain spring, near Jerusalem, Sunday, April 13, 2014. The water is used to prepare the traditional unleavened bread for the high holiday of Passover which begins Monday.(AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
    Israel prepares for Passover, holiday that celebrates exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago The Canadian Press - Mon, 14 Apr, 2014

    JERUSALEM - Smoke wafted through the air in Jerusalem on Monday morning as Jews burned scraps of bread and added the final touches to weeks of meticulous preparations … More »Israel prepares for Passover, holiday that celebrates exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews collect water to make matza during the Maim Shelanoo ceremony at a mountain spring, near Jerusalem, Sunday, April 13, 2014. The water is used to prepare the traditional unleavened bread for the high holiday of Passover which begins Monday.(AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

    JERUSALEM - Smoke wafted through the air in Jerusalem on Monday morning as Jews burned scraps of bread and added the final touches to weeks of meticulous preparations for Passover, the holiday in which the biblical story of the Exodus of the Jewish people from ancient Egypt is retold. Israel sealed off the West Bank, barring …

  • Egypt arrests alleged 'terrorist' who fought in Syria Reuters - Sun, 13 Apr, 2014

    Egypt has arrested a veteran of the Syrian civil war on suspicion of planning terrorist acts inside Egypt, the state news agency reported on Sunday. The Egyptian … More »Egypt arrests alleged 'terrorist' who fought in Syria

    Egypt has arrested a veteran of the Syrian civil war on suspicion of planning terrorist acts inside Egypt, the state news agency reported on Sunday. The Egyptian prosecutor's office in Suez City ordered the arrest of Wael Ahmed Abdel Fattah for 15 days, MENA reported, adding that he was suspected of working with Islamist …

  • A man holds his smart card and some coins at a bakery in Port Said
    Egypt to introduce smart card for subsidised bread by July Reuters - Sun, 13 Apr, 2014

    Egypt will introduce a smart card system for subsidised bread nationwide by July, in an attempt to curb corruption and smuggling, Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi … More »Egypt to introduce smart card for subsidised bread by July

    A man holds his smart card and some coins at a bakery in Port Said

    Egypt will introduce a smart card system for subsidised bread nationwide by July, in an attempt to curb corruption and smuggling, Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi said on Sunday. "The new system will ... save the subsidies allotted for bread, which cost 22 billion Egyptian pounds ($3.15 billion) a year, from being wasted …

  • A general view of an electricity company in Cairo
    Preventing summer blackouts in Egypt is "impossible" -minister Reuters - Sat, 12 Apr, 2014

    Egypt's minister of electricity and renewable energy said that the government will not be able to prevent power cuts this summer, an acknowledgment of the severe … More »Preventing summer blackouts in Egypt is "impossible" -minister

    A general view of an electricity company in Cairo

    Egypt's minister of electricity and renewable energy said that the government will not be able to prevent power cuts this summer, an acknowledgment of the severe energy crunch facing the most populous Arab country. "Eliminating blackouts and reducing loads this summer is impossible," Mohamed Shaker said in comments published …

  • Egypt violence kills three; group names suicide bomber Reuters - Fri, 11 Apr, 2014

    By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - Two members of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed in an exchange of gunfire with Egyptian security forces in the Nile Delta on Friday, … More »Egypt violence kills three; group names suicide bomber

    By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - Two members of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed in an exchange of gunfire with Egyptian security forces in the Nile Delta on Friday, the Interior Ministry said, and the Islamist group said another of its supporters was shot dead in Alexandria. Attacks on the security forces have become …

  • Two Brotherhood members killed in Egypt shoot out - MENA Reuters - Fri, 11 Apr, 2014

    Two members of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed in a shoot out with security forces in the Nile Delta north of Cairo, the state news agency reported on Friday. … More »Two Brotherhood members killed in Egypt shoot out - MENA

    Two members of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed in a shoot out with security forces in the Nile Delta north of Cairo, the state news agency reported on Friday. The MENA news agency said they were part of a group that had opened fire on police on a road between the cities of Tanta and al-Mahalla al-Kubra in the Nile Delta …

  • File photo of a masked student throwing a Molotov cocktail at riot police and residents during clashes outside Cairo University
    Egypt's Tahrir Square dream fades as Sisi builds power Reuters - Fri, 11 Apr, 2014

    By Samia Nakhoul CAIRO (Reuters) - In a courthouse near Cairo, a peremptory message hangs above the judge presiding over one of a series of trials involving Egypt's … More »Egypt's Tahrir Square dream fades as Sisi builds power

    File photo of a masked student throwing a Molotov cocktail at riot police and residents during clashes outside Cairo University

    By Samia Nakhoul CAIRO (Reuters) - In a courthouse near Cairo, a peremptory message hangs above the judge presiding over one of a series of trials involving Egypt's briefly powerful and now almost impotent Muslim Brotherhood. A metal cage held 33 members of the Brotherhood - outlawed as a terrorist organization after …