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  • Egyptian army soldiers with a tank stand guard in front of the main gate at the Borg El Arab "Army Stadium" before the Egyptian Premier League derby soccer match between Al-Ahly and El Zamalek in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria
    Egypt says militant leader killed in shootout: army statement Reuters - 13 hours ago

    Egyptian armed forces killed a leading member of the country's Islamic State affiliate in a shootout outside his North Sinai home, the army spokesman said in a statement … More »Egypt says militant leader killed in shootout: army statement

    Egyptian army soldiers with a tank stand guard in front of the main gate at the Borg El Arab "Army Stadium" before the Egyptian Premier League derby soccer match between Al-Ahly and El Zamalek in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria

    Egyptian armed forces killed a leading member of the country's Islamic State affiliate in a shootout outside his North Sinai home, the army spokesman said in a statement on Saturday. Selim Suleiman al-Haram, identified in the statement as a leader of the militant group known as Sinai Province, was asked to turn himself …

  • Egypt clinch record-equalling eighth African title Reuters - Fri, 31 Jul, 2015

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt claimed a record-equalling eighth title at the Men's African Nations Volleyball Championship by beating Tunisia in straight sets in Cairo … More »Egypt clinch record-equalling eighth African title

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt claimed a record-equalling eighth title at the Men's African Nations Volleyball Championship by beating Tunisia in straight sets in Cairo on Thursday. The home team, coached by former Italy manager Angelo Frigoni, won 26-24 25-18 25-21 to claim their sixth consecutive African title, a run that …

  • People and vehicles are seen caught in a traffic jam in front of the Central Bank of Egypt's headquarters in downtown Cairo
    Egypt central bank keeps benchmark rates unchanged: statement Reuters - Fri, 31 Jul, 2015

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's central bank kept its benchmark interest rates unchanged at a monetary policy committee meeting on Thursday. The overnight deposit … More »Egypt central bank keeps benchmark rates unchanged: statement

    People and vehicles are seen caught in a traffic jam in front of the Central Bank of Egypt's headquarters in downtown Cairo

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's central bank kept its benchmark interest rates unchanged at a monetary policy committee meeting on Thursday. The overnight deposit rate remained 8.75 percent and the overnight lending rate was steady at 9.75, the bank said in a statement.

  • Egypt clinch record-equaling eighth African title Reuters - Thu, 30 Jul, 2015

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt claimed a record-equaling eighth title at the Men's African Nations Volleyball Championship by beating Tunisia in straight sets in Cairo … More »Egypt clinch record-equaling eighth African title

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt claimed a record-equaling eighth title at the Men's African Nations Volleyball Championship by beating Tunisia in straight sets in Cairo on Thursday. The home team, coached by former Italy manager Angelo Frigoni, won 26-24 25-18 25-21 to claim their sixth consecutive African title, a run that …

  • Electricity pylons and power transmission lines are seen at western desert road near Minya governorate, south of Cairo
    Egypt raises electricity prices for mid-to-high household usage Reuters - Thu, 30 Jul, 2015

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt raised electricity prices on Thursday for mid-to-high household usage by an average of 19 percent for the 2015/2016 fiscal year, the electricity … More »Egypt raises electricity prices for mid-to-high household usage

    Electricity pylons and power transmission lines are seen at western desert road near Minya governorate, south of Cairo

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt raised electricity prices on Thursday for mid-to-high household usage by an average of 19 percent for the 2015/2016 fiscal year, the electricity ministry said. The government began raising electricity prices last year as part of a five-year plan to reduce subsidies. Low-end household consumption …

  • Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, speaks to the media in front of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters until Aug. 2. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Nariman El-Mofty
    Key dates in the case of Mohamed Fahmy, Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt The Canadian Press - Thu, 30 Jul, 2015

    A verdict expected for Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy was postponed Thursday, prolonging the legal saga that has seen him stand trial on widely denounced terror … More »Key dates in the case of Mohamed Fahmy, Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt

    Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, speaks to the media in front of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters until Aug. 2. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Nariman El-Mofty

    A verdict expected for Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy was postponed Thursday, prolonging the legal saga that has seen him stand trial on widely denounced terror charges. Fahmy obtains his Canadian citizenship before leaving the country to pursue a career in journalism, which sees him cover stories for major media outlets …

  • U.S. to deliver eight F-16 aircraft to Egypt Reuters - Thu, 30 Jul, 2015

    The United States will deliver eight F-16 Block 52 aircraft to Egypt within the next two days, the U.S. embassy in Cairo said in a statement on Thursday, part of … More »U.S. to deliver eight F-16 aircraft to Egypt

    The United States will deliver eight F-16 Block 52 aircraft to Egypt within the next two days, the U.S. embassy in Cairo said in a statement on Thursday, part of a military package that had been unfrozen earlier this year. The statement said Washington would deliver four more F-16s to Egypt this autumn. Despite U.S. lawmakers' …

  • A cargo ship is seen crossing through the New Suez Canal
    Work on Egypt's New Suez Canal complete, project overseer says Reuters - Wed, 29 Jul, 2015

    ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Work on Egypt's New Suez Canal is complete, Suez Canal Authority Chairman Mohab Mameesh said in a news conference on Wednesday. He … More »Work on Egypt's New Suez Canal complete, project overseer says

    A cargo ship is seen crossing through the New Suez Canal

    ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Work on Egypt's New Suez Canal is complete, Suez Canal Authority Chairman Mohab Mameesh said in a news conference on Wednesday. He was speaking before the project's formal inauguration, scheduled for Aug. 6. "We have finished work on time and even before the specified time," …

  • Gunmen in Egypt kill guard outside Niger embassy Reuters - Wed, 29 Jul, 2015

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen shot dead a security guard outside the embassy of Niger in Cairo early on Wednesday morning, the Egyptian interior ministry … More »Gunmen in Egypt kill guard outside Niger embassy

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen shot dead a security guard outside the embassy of Niger in Cairo early on Wednesday morning, the Egyptian interior ministry said in a statement. Gunmen in a car opened fire on guards outside the embassy of the Western African republic at around 1:00 a.m., the ministry said. Security …

  • An employee counts money in a bank in Cairo
    Egypt's central bank to hold rates amid inflation concern: survey Reuters - Tue, 28 Jul, 2015

    By Eric Knecht CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's central bank is expected to keep interest rates on hold on Thursday with inflation still in double digits, despite lower … More »Egypt's central bank to hold rates amid inflation concern: survey

    An employee counts money in a bank in Cairo

    By Eric Knecht CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's central bank is expected to keep interest rates on hold on Thursday with inflation still in double digits, despite lower global commodity prices. Four of five economists surveyed by Reuters said they expected the bank's monetary policy committee (MPC) would keep its overnight rates …

  • Fire at Egypt furniture factory kills 19: health ministry Reuters - Tue, 28 Jul, 2015

    CAIRO (Reuters) - A fire at a furniture factory in Egypt left 19 dead on Wednesday, the health ministry spokesman said. The fire in El Obour, a city about 35 kilometres … More »Fire at Egypt furniture factory kills 19: health ministry

    CAIRO (Reuters) - A fire at a furniture factory in Egypt left 19 dead on Wednesday, the health ministry spokesman said. The fire in El Obour, a city about 35 kilometres (22 miles) northeast of Cairo, also left 22 people wounded, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Kerry hosts State Department ceremony to release "The 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report" in Washington
    Kerry heads for Egypt and the Gulf to discuss Iran deal, ISIS Reuters - Mon, 27 Jul, 2015

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against … More »Kerry heads for Egypt and the Gulf to discuss Iran deal, ISIS

    U.S. Secretary of State Kerry hosts State Department ceremony to release "The 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report" in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he will head to Southeast Asia, where countries share U.S. concerns about China's pursuit of territorial claims. Kerry will …

  • El Zamalek players react after conceding a second goal during their Egyptian Premier League derby soccer match against Al-Ahly at Borg El Arab "Army Stadium"
    Zamalek on brink of league title in Egypt Reuters - Mon, 27 Jul, 2015

    Cairo club Zamalek are on the brink of winning the championship in Egypt and ending the long-standing dominance of their arch-rivals Al Ahli. The aristocratic club, … More »Zamalek on brink of league title in Egypt

    El Zamalek players react after conceding a second goal during their Egyptian Premier League derby soccer match against Al-Ahly at Borg El Arab "Army Stadium"

    Cairo club Zamalek are on the brink of winning the championship in Egypt and ending the long-standing dominance of their arch-rivals Al Ahli. The aristocratic club, known as the White Knights, need one point from their last two games of the season to bring back a competitive edge to their rivalry with Al Ahli, who won …

  • Traders work at the Egyptian stock exchange in Cairo
    Egypt's Pioneers plans IPO of real estate developer Rooya: CEO Reuters - Mon, 27 Jul, 2015

    By Ehab Farouk CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Pioneers Holding is seeking an initial share offering of real estate developer Rooya worth at least one billion Egyptian … More »Egypt's Pioneers plans IPO of real estate developer Rooya: CEO

    Traders work at the Egyptian stock exchange in Cairo

    By Ehab Farouk CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Pioneers Holding is seeking an initial share offering of real estate developer Rooya worth at least one billion Egyptian pounds ($128 million), Pioneers' chief executive said Monday. Pioneers, which specialises in market research and brokerage services but also has investment arms …

  • A woman walks near sacks filled with wheat are seen in the inaugural warehouse of Egypt’s new nationwide wheat storage system, designed by U.S. based Blumberg Grains, in Alexandria
    Egypt may extend tolerance for higher moisture French wheat beyond August Reuters - Sun, 26 Jul, 2015

    Egypt's state grain buyer the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) is studying an extension of the decision to accept French wheat with higher moisture … More »Egypt may extend tolerance for higher moisture French wheat beyond August

    A woman walks near sacks filled with wheat are seen in the inaugural warehouse of Egypt’s new nationwide wheat storage system, designed by U.S. based Blumberg Grains, in Alexandria

    Egypt's state grain buyer the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) is studying an extension of the decision to accept French wheat with higher moisture levels beyond the end of August, the state news agency MENA reported on Sunday. Egypt, one of the world's largest wheat importers, has been accepting French …

  • Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, listens to his lawyer, Khaled Abou Bakr during his retrial in a courtroom, of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 1, 2015. Fahmy's long-running legal battle is about to hit its climax.A Cairo court is expected to deliver a verdict Thursday for the Canadian journalist being tried on widely denounced terror charges and as the day approaches, Fahmy is hoping for the best but bracing for the worst. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Amr Nabil
    Mohamed Fahmy, Canadian journalist detained in Egypt, braces for verdict The Canadian Press - Sun, 26 Jul, 2015

    Mohamed Fahmy's long-running legal battle is about to hit its climax. A Cairo court is expected to deliver a verdict Thursday for the Canadian journalist being … More »Mohamed Fahmy, Canadian journalist detained in Egypt, braces for verdict

    Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, listens to his lawyer, Khaled Abou Bakr during his retrial in a courtroom, of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 1, 2015. Fahmy's long-running legal battle is about to hit its climax.A Cairo court is expected to deliver a verdict Thursday for the Canadian journalist being tried on widely denounced terror charges and as the day approaches, Fahmy is hoping for the best but bracing for the worst. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Amr Nabil

    Mohamed Fahmy's long-running legal battle is about to hit its climax. A Cairo court is expected to deliver a verdict Thursday for the Canadian journalist being tried on widely denounced terror charges and as the day approaches, Fahmy is hoping for the best but bracing for the worst. "In order to survive I have to think …