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Yields rise on Egypt's three, nine-month t-bills in weekly auction

04 Dec 2016
Yields on Egypt's three- and nine-month Treasury bills rose at an auction on Sunday, central bank data showed.   Yields on the 91-day bill increased slightly to an average of 18.240 percent from 18.186 percent at the last sale on...
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Court starts hearings in judge's case, accused of possessing 68 kg cannabis

An unidentified man makes a cannabis cigarette at a house in London
04 Dec 2016
Suez Criminal Court on Sunday started hearings into the case of a judge who was arrested in possession of 68 kg of cannabis last month. The court witnessed tightened security measures today, and photojournalists were not allowed to use...
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Hamas radio: 3 bodies recovered from flooded Gaza tunnel

A Palestinian tunnel worker adjusts a lamp inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip, 19 July 2013
04 Dec 2016
Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of three Palestinians who went missing in a smuggling tunnel between Gaza and Egypt.   Search efforts were still ongoing Sunday for a fourth who is still missing.   The Al-Aqsa Radio,...
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Egypt FM says Washington visit targets talks with new administration

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
04 Dec 2016
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has said that his visit to the US targets following up on bilateral ties between the two nations; adding that the meetings he held with Congressmen and others showed the close nature of ties between Cairo and...
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Egypt sharply increases customs duties as it seeks to curb imports

04 Dec 2016
Egypt has sharply raised customs duties on more than 300 goods, to 60 percent for many items, to encourage domestic production and curb a ballooning trade deficit, part of a broader government effort to reform the ailing economy.  ...
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Joint Greek-Egyptian military aeronautical exercise on Thursday

 Gamal Abdel Nasser navy ship, the first-ever French Mistral helicopter carrier to Egypt
04 Dec 2016
Troops from the Egyptian airforce and navy left Egypt to participate in the joint Greek-Egyptian military aeronautical exercise Medusa 2016, the state-run MENA news agency reported on Sunday.   The joint maneuvers will be held from...
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Father kills 10-year old daughter in Qalyubia

child rape
04 Dec 2016
A father assaulted his 10-year old daughter in Qalyubia province, beating and burning her until she passed away. He put the body in a black plastic bag and then threw it in the garbage dump. Residents in Khosous city found the body and...
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Doctors' Syndicate deputy head released on bail

Doctors Syndicate undersecretary, activist Mona Mina
04 Dec 2016
Egyptian prosecution released the deputy head of the Doctor's Syndicate Mona Mina on LE1,000 bail yesterday. Mina was being interrogated over statements she made related to the reuse of medical supplies in hospitals.   Mina's...
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Egypt refers two officials to court for migrant boat capsizing

04 Dec 2016
Egypt has referred two maritime inspection officials to trial for their role in the capsizing of a migrant ship that led to the death of over 200 earlier this year, state news agency MENA reported on Saturday.   A boat carrying about...
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Egypt army foils terrorist attack in northern Sinai

A helicopter flies overhead as soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
 


 
 

 
03 Dec 2016
Army troops foiled a terrorist attack on Saturday morning targeting Abou Tawela check point, south of Sheikh Zuwaid city in northern Sinai.   Both sides exchanged fire at the check point. Three armed militias were killed and...
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