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Sisi approves launch of US$1.5 bln Saudi program to develop Sinai

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has issued a decree approving the memorandum of understanding signed between Egypt and Saudi Arabia over...

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HRW criticises placement of over 1,500 people in Egypt on terror list

International watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticised the placement of hundreds of Egyptians on a terror list, in an official...

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Unemployment rate among women exceeds 25%: Labour minister

Minister of Labour Mohamed Saafan said in press statements on Thursday that the unemployment percentage among women exceeds 25%, "which...

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12 Red Sea islands protesters released on bail

A Cairo court judge decided Wednesday to release 12 individuals who were arrested for protesting at the Press Syndicate earlier...

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Egypt offers Khaliji investors plots of lands seeking hard currency

The Housing Ministry Tuesday offered land plots for Khaliji investors for sale against US dollarsover the upcoming three months, in...

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Moody's expects 4% economic growth for Egypt in 2017

Moody's Investor Service expects that Egypt's economy will grow by 4% in 2017, and the growth rate will increase 4.5%...

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Cabinet creates protests-free zone around vital facilites

Egypt's cabinet decided to keep 800 square metres in the vicinity of vital facilities as a "safe zone," where no...

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Eight policemen, five terrorists killed in two attacks in northern Sinai

Eight policemen, one citizen and five armed persons were killed in two separate attacks against security checkpoints in northern Sinai,...

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Egyptian pound strengthens: around 18 per dollar in banks

The Egyptian pound remained steady at around 18 per US dollar in most banks on Sunday. The dollar was sold...

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Egypt's Sisi ratifies law establishing first ever media workers’ syndicate

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified on Wednesday a law that establishes a media workers’ syndicate, expanding the scope of...

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Egypt's foreign reserves rise to US$24.265 bln at end-December

Egypt's net foreign reserves rose to US$24.265 billion at the end of December from US$23.058 billion at the end of...

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'April 6' youth movement co-founder Ahmed Maher released from prison

Activist Ahmed Maher has been released Thursday, three days after he ended two prison terms. Maher, co-founder of the "April...

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Court sentences two policemen to prison for sexually assaulting a woman

Cairo Criminal Court sentenced on Monday two policemen to prison on charges of sexually assaulting a woman in a patrol...

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Orange to pay Telecom Egypt LE49 mn for "Connecting Israeli Phone Calls"

The Economic Court in Egypt issued, on Sunday, a provision requiring Orange Egypt (previously named "Mobinil") to pay LE49.1 million...

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