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  • Tilt towards military unbalances Egypt's ultra-conservative Salafists Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    When Egyptian military leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made a televised address last July to announce the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, he was flanked by a coterie … More »Tilt towards military unbalances Egypt's ultra-conservative Salafists

    When Egyptian military leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made a televised address last July to announce the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, he was flanked by a coterie of the country’s most powerful religious figures. Less expected was the third religious leader: Galal el-Morra, a prominent member of Egypt’s Salafist movement, …

  • A general view shows construction activity on the Grand Renaissance dam in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz region
    Paying for giant Nile dam itself, Ethiopia thwarts Egypt but takes risks Reuters - 7 hours ago

    By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile's waters, … More »Paying for giant Nile dam itself, Ethiopia thwarts Egypt but takes risks

    A general view shows construction activity on the Grand Renaissance dam in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz region

    By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile's waters, and may help transform one of the world's poorest countries into a regional hydropower hub. By spurning an offer from Cairo for help financing the project, …

  • A supermarket seller stands near an emergency light during power outage at his shop in Cairo
    Billions needed to upgrade Egypt's power grid as summer crunch looms Reuters - 10 hours ago

    By Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt needs to find at least $5 billion to invest in its dilapidated power grid, a government official told Reuters, highlighting … More »Billions needed to upgrade Egypt's power grid as summer crunch looms

    A supermarket seller stands near an emergency light during power outage at his shop in Cairo

    By Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt needs to find at least $5 billion to invest in its dilapidated power grid, a government official told Reuters, highlighting a major challenge for the next president as the country faces the risk of worsening blackouts this summer. Energy is a politically explosive issue in Egypt, …

  • Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage Reuters - 11 hours ago

    By Stephen Kalin and Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last … More »Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

    By Stephen Kalin and Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year, he assumed it was a twin of an ancient masterpiece he had examined in Egypt a quarter of a century earlier.     The reality was an even more remarkable …

  • DoD photo of U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaking with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdul Fatah al-Sisi while on an official visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    U.S. to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, relaxing hold on aid Reuters - 13 hours ago

    By Phil Stewart and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it will deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, relaxing a partial … More »U.S. to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, relaxing hold on aid

    DoD photo of U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaking with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdul Fatah al-Sisi while on an official visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    By Phil Stewart and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it will deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, relaxing a partial suspension of aid imposed after Egypt's military ousted President Mohamed Mursi last year and cracked down violently on protesters. U.S. Defense Secretary …

  • Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour attends the 25th Arab Summit in Kuwait City
    Egypt issues law barring challenges to state deals Reuters - 21 hours ago

    Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour on Tuesday approved a law that would restrict the right to challenge state business and real estate deals to only the government, … More »Egypt issues law barring challenges to state deals

    Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour attends the 25th Arab Summit in Kuwait City

    Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour on Tuesday approved a law that would restrict the right to challenge state business and real estate deals to only the government, its involved institutes and business partners, a presidency statement said. The law, long-waited by businessmen and investors, is meant, according to the …

  • Egypt's SODIC posts 2013 net loss of $64 million Reuters - Tue, 22 Apr, 2014

    Egyptian property developer SODIC swung to a net loss of 447.1 million Egyptian pounds ($64 million) last year, due to one-off items including a write-down on its … More »Egypt's SODIC posts 2013 net loss of $64 million

    Egyptian property developer SODIC swung to a net loss of 447.1 million Egyptian pounds ($64 million) last year, due to one-off items including a write-down on its investments in Syria, managing director Ahmed Badrawi told Reuters on Tuesday. The company had made a net profit of 257 million pounds a year earlier. The one-off …

  • A farmer harvests wheat on a field in El-Menoufia
    Egypt estimates local wheat crop at 9 million tonnes Reuters - Mon, 21 Apr, 2014

    Egypt estimates its local wheat crop at 9 million tonnes, according to a state newspaper that cited a government report, lower than the 9.5 million tonnes the Agriculture … More »Egypt estimates local wheat crop at 9 million tonnes

    A farmer harvests wheat on a field in El-Menoufia

    Egypt estimates its local wheat crop at 9 million tonnes, according to a state newspaper that cited a government report, lower than the 9.5 million tonnes the Agriculture Minister had predicted. Traders surveyed in a Reuters poll estimated this year's crop at around 7 million tonnes, in line with the previous harvest. …

  • FILE -- In this Thursday, May 24, 2007 file photo, Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe arrives for the screening of the film "Ocean's Thirteen," at the 60th International film festival in Cannes, southern France. The head of Egypt’s censorship board says he has resigned after the country’s prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring Haifa Wehbe to be shown. Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said he stopped the film from being shown in response to calls from the National Council for Motherhood and Childhood and “to preserve the morals of our children.” In the film, Lebanese sex symbol Haifa Wehbe has a young boy infatuated with her character. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
    Head of Egypt's censorship board resigns after dispute over showing bombshell's steamy film The Canadian Press - Sat, 19 Apr, 2014

    CAIRO - The head of Egypt's censorship board has resigned after the country's prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring a sultry Lebanese singer … More »Head of Egypt's censorship board resigns after dispute over showing bombshell's steamy film

    FILE -- In this Thursday, May 24, 2007 file photo, Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe arrives for the screening of the film "Ocean's Thirteen," at the 60th International film festival in Cannes, southern France. The head of Egypt’s censorship board says he has resigned after the country’s prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring Haifa Wehbe to be shown. Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said he stopped the film from being shown in response to calls from the National Council for Motherhood and Childhood and “to preserve the morals of our children.” In the film, Lebanese sex symbol Haifa Wehbe has a young boy infatuated with her character. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

    CAIRO - The head of Egypt's censorship board has resigned after the country's prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring a sultry Lebanese singer to be shown. Ahmed Awad, undersecretary to the culture minister and head of the censorship authority, told The Associated Press on Saturday that he had submitted …

  • 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 …