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Egypt's Tahrir Square dream fades as Sisi builds power

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 03:39
By Samia Nakhoul CAIRO (Reuters) - In a courthouse near Cairo, a peremptory message hangs above the judge presiding over one of a series of trials involving Egypt's briefly powerful and now almost impotent Muslim Brotherhood. A metal cage held 33 members of the Brotherhood - outlawed as a terrorist organization after the army last July deposed Mohamed Mursi, the elected president who ruled in ...

Egypt, why to go now

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:55
Turmoil in Egypt has triggered a sharp fall in tourist numbers, but it is still safe, and if you go now you'll have its treasures all to yourself The sun is soft and warm as I write this. It hangs delicately a little way above the westerly line of palms, mango and guava trees. The waves beat a rhythm against the steel hull, ropes creak occasionally as they hold back two massive sails filled by a ...

Egypt: Animal video evidence in terror trial

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:53
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors presented their first evidence Thursday to back up charges that three journalists from Al-Jazeera television and their co-defendants participated in terrorism, playing to the court an assortment of videos found in their possession. They included news clips about an animal hospital with donkeys and horses, and another about Christian life in Egypt.

Egypt woman professor targets young in bid to save Brotherhood

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:58
By Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - With a spare bed always ready for friends on the run, Wafaa Hefny is not your average English literature professor. In her spare time, the 47-year-old veiled academic is trying to save the Muslim Brotherhood, the outlawed group that Egypt's army-backed authorities brand a "terrorist group", by ensuring it remains committed to peaceful change and rejects ...

Egypt woman professor targets young in bid to save Brotherhood

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:55
* Egypt's army-backed government has banned Brotherhood * Hefny fears young could become radicalised, violent * Hefny is granddaughter of Muslim Brotherhood founder By Michael Georgy CAIRO, April 10 (Reuters) - With a spare bed always ready for friends on the run, Wafaa Hefny is not your average English literature professor. In her spare time, the 47-year-old veiled academic is trying to save ...

Egypt's core inflation quickens to 9.9 pct yr/yr in March

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:34
Egypt's annual core inflation, which strips out subsidised goods and volatile items including fruit and vegetables, increased to 9.9 percent in March from 9.7 percent in February, the central bank said on Thursday. Egypt's economy has been hit by three years of political turmoil since the 2011 uprising that swept veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak from power, leaving foreign investors and tourists ...

Egypt: Animal Video Evidence In Terror Trial

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:08
Egypt: Animal video evidence in terror trial

Egypt's core inflation quickens to 9.9 pct yr/yr in March

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:00
Egypt's annual core inflation, which strips out subsidised goods and volatile items including fruit and vegetables, increased to 9.9 percent in March from 9.7 percent in February, the central bank said ...

Egypt Set to Approve Law on Sexual Harassment

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 05:51
Egypt has introduced a draft law that for the first time defines and includes punishment for sexual harassment amid an alarming increase in attacks on women. A 2013 UN study found that 99.3% of Egyptian women have suffered some form of sexual harassment up to and including been sexually assaulted. There is no specific law in Egypt condemning sexual harassment although three articles in the penal ...

Egypt continue progress in April FIFA rankings

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 05:39
Egypt advances to 24 in the world, second in Africa, and first among Arab countries in latest FIFA rankings

Egypt to resume African Union membership after roadmap implemented: AU chief

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 05:29
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says Egypt plays a vital role in the Arab and African regions

Egypt's Citadel Capital says rights issue fully subscribed

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 03:44
Egypt's Citadel Capital has finalised its equity capital increase to a total of 8 billion Egyptian pounds ($1.15 billion) with its 3.64 billion-pound ($522 million) rights issue fully subscribed, it said on Wednesday. Two months ago the private equity firm said it had completed a 3.7 billion-pound programme of buying additional stakes in companies in which it has investments to give it majority ...

Egypt urban annual inflation steady at 9.8 pct in March vs February

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 03:36
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's annual urban consumer inflation rate stood at 9.8 percent in March, unchanged from February, the country's official statistics agency CAPMAS said on Thursday. Annual inflation had reached its highest rate in nearly four years in November but has been falling back since then. Egypt's M2 money supply rose 17.02 percent in the year to the end of February, the central bank ...

Egypt: freediving in the Red Sea

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:06
The clear blue waters of Egypt's Red Sea give Richard Fleury the chance to test his freediving skills and, on deck, learn yoga techniques to help him dive deeper The SS Thistlegorm ranks among the world's top 10 shipwrecks. Blown in half by a German bomber in 1941, the second world war supply ship sank near Ras Muhammad on Egypt's Sinai peninsula. Thousands of scuba divers come every year to ...

Egypt welcomes US designation of Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis as terrorist

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:05
Egypt's foreign ministry says that they will 'prove' that the militant group has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt to announce steps on subsidy reform before next month's election: minister

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:11
TUNIS (Reuters) - Egypt will announce major steps towards subsidy reform ahead of next month's presidential election, the country's minister of planning said on Wednesday.

Egypt to announce steps on subsidy reform before next month's election: minister

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:35
By Aziz El Yaakoubi TUNIS (Reuters) - Egypt will announce major steps towards subsidy reform ahead of next month's presidential election, the country's minister of planning said on Wednesday. The more we delay them, the more the costs get higher," Ashraf al-Arabi told Reuters during a visit to Tunisia. After the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, already high energy subsidy costs ...

Egypt arrests former Al-Jazeera freelance journalist, accusing him of inciting violence

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:23
Egypt's state news agency is reporting that authorities in the Suez Canal area have arrested a journalist for allegedly inciting and taking part in violence.

Egypt arrests former Al-Jazeera freelance reporter

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:02
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency is reporting that authorities in the Suez Canal area have arrested a journalist for allegedly inciting and taking part in violence.

Egypt's Solvency Crisis

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:34
Egypt is experiencing a deep economic crisis. The country's foreign currency reserves are less than half of what they were before the January 2011 uprising, threatening Egypt's ability to pay for food and fuel.