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FACTBOX-How big is Egypt's new Zohr gas find?

Natural gas field in the Mediterranean
01 Sep 2015
The Zohr natural gas field discovered off Egypt by Italy's Eni is the largest found in the Mediterranean and at a potential 30 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas is almost twice as large as the Leviathan field off Israel.   The...
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Egypt's Zohr gas re-writes Israel's happy ending

Pipes are seen at Dominion's Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay in this picture taken February 5, 2014. Dominion D.N, an American energy company long focused on U.S. markets, hopes to begin an expansion worth billions of dollars at its Cove Point complex on Chesapeake Bay later this year. REUTERS/Tim Gardner
 


 
 

 
31 Aug 2015
Egypt's historic gas discovery threatens to sink Israel's fledgling gas export bonanza, which was counting on deals with Cairo to get it off the ground. Italian oil company Eni stunned markets on Sunday after declaring the...
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More than 2,500 to observe parliamentary elections

31 Aug 2015
Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections, slated for October 18, will be observed by more than 2,500 local and foreign observers, the coordinator of a joint local and foreign alliance of NGOs monitoring the electoral process has said...
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Judge responds to British ambassador's criticism against Al Jazeera journalists' verdict

31 Aug 2015
President of the South Cairo Criminal Court Hassan Farid responded to the British ambassador to Cairo's criticism of a court verdict sentencing Al Jazeera Channel reporters to prison.   The defendants are not journalists and are...
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Russia offers Egypt 33-year financing of nuclear plant: Newspaper

site for Egypt's planned nuclear reactor in Dabaa, Marsa Matrouh
31 Aug 2015
Russia has offered to facilitate financing over a period of 33 years to Egypt for its first nuclear-powered, electricity-generating plant, a newspaper has reported.   Russia has also proposed to build the nuclear plant, the...
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IS burns four Iraqi Shiite fighters alive

An Iraqi boy reacts over the coffin of his father, who was killed during battles agains ISIS
31 Aug 2015
The Islamic State group strung up four Iraqi Shiite fighters with chains and burned them alive, according to footage posted online, the latest gruesome execution video from the jihadists. The victims -- identified as fighters in the pro-...
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Egypt's market gains LE10 bn on Monday, EGX30 jumps 2.8%

31 Aug 2015
Egypt's market jumped during Monday's session, after Italy's Eni announced a potentially huge natural gas discovery off the country's coast, according to Reuters.   The benchmark EGX30 index surged 2.79 percent, to 7,...
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EGAS: Investment in Eni mega gas field in Egypt to reach $7 bn

Natural gas field in the Mediterranean
31 Aug 2015
Total investment in a large gas field discovered by Eni off Egypt's coast is expected to reach $7 billion, Egypt's state gas company said on Monday. "With the full completion of development for the field, investments will (...
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NGO: Dozens of Egyptians ‘forcibly disappeared’

31 Aug 2015
Dozens of Egyptians have been forcibly disappeared after being secretly detained by security forces, an Egyptian NGO has said.   In a Sunday statement, the Egyptian Coordination of Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) said that 124 people have...
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Mubarak-era politician Ezz allowed to run in parliamentary elections

31 Aug 2015
Egypt’s High Elections Commission (HEC) has said that steel tzar Ahmed Ezz is entitled to run in the parliamentary elections set for October 18.   HEC spokesperson Omar Marawan told the satellite channel MBC Masr that “the...
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