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Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in Sunday’s run-off election, which is seen as the final step to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising ousted Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Preliminary results were...
Military planes loyal to Libya's recognised government attacked on Sunday an opposing force that is seeking to seize the country's two biggest oil ports, officials said. The advancing force, which is allied to a rival government based in...
 Egypt has sufficient wheat supply to last until late April, just after the government will begin buying wheat from the local harvest, the supplies minister said in a statement on Sunday. Khaled Hanafi said the government would start procuring...
Revenues from the Suez Canal fell by 8 percent to $442.8 million in November from $482.3 million in October, Egypt's state information website said on Sunday. The fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia is one of Egypt's main sources...
Milagros Diaz has been rolling cigars for 48 years, so long she cannot even smell tobacco anymore, and she is thrilled that the U.S. market is finally opening up for her handmade Cuban "habanos". Since U.S. President Obama announced on...
Short, snappy and focussed on two priorities - reviving sagging investment in Europe and standing firm towardsRussia, the first European Union summit under new leadership was a demonstrative break with the past. Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime...
The Egyptian pound held steady at a central bank dollar sale on Sunday but weakened on the unofficial market. The bank offered $40 million and said it had sold $37.8 million at a cut-off price of 7.1401 pounds to the dollar, unchanged from its last...
Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said. Rafah is the only major crossing between impoverished Gaza, home to 1.8...
Tunisians vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after the uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a...
A strong rebound by Gulf stock markets looks set to slow on Sunday as the outlook for oil prices remains cloudy, but the panic which engulfed stocks earlier this month is unlikely to return. Gulf bourses surged on Thursday, with Saudi Arabia up 8.9...