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Yields on Egypt's three-month treasury bills dropped while those on its nine-month bills rose at Sunday's auction, data from the Finance Ministry showed.   The average yield on Egypt's 91-day bill dropped to 11.392 percent from 11....
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it was ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of an international coalition to fight against Islamic State.   Asked if the UAE was ready to send troops if need be, Minister of State for...
Nabil Shurafa's travel agency in Gaza was once packed with clients booking flights to London, Paris, New York or cities across the Arab world. These days, he's lucky if anyone comes in, as so few people can get out.   The posters of the...
The Egyptian pound continued to weaken on the black market on Sunday, piling more pressure on the central bank to devalue the currency even as the official rate against the dollar remained unchanged at an auction.   Egypt, which heavily relies...
As she walks along a dirt road in central Malawi, Louise Abale carries her precious maize wrapped in a brightly colored cloth and balanced on her head.   Because of drought in Malawi and across southern Africa the grain has doubled in price in...
As oil and gas companies cut ever-deeper into the bone to weather their worst downturn in decades, boards have adopted contrasting strategies to lead them out of the crisis.   Crude prices have tumbled around 70 percent over the past 18 months...
The National Bank of Egypt's investment arm has expressed an interest in CI Capital, a subsidiary of Commercial International Bank (CIB) which has accepted a LE1 billion Egyptian (US$128 million) bid from Orascom Telecom and Technology (OTMT)....
More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.   Brazil is investigating the potential link...
The family of an Iranian-British former BBC journalist who was detained last week in Tehran were told on Saturday that he was in the capital's Evin prison, a friend told Reuters.   Bahman Daroshafaei, 34, a translator and former BBC Persian...
Hollywood’s directors named Alejandro Inarritu the best film director of 2015 for “The Revenant” at a gala ceremony on Saturday, helping focus the race for the Oscars.   The Directors Guild of America (DGA), the leading...