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Egypt's official news agency: Bomb explosion on Cairo bridge wounds 2 policemen

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 03:08
Egypt's official news agency says a bomb blast on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo has wounded two policemen.

Egypt to hold annual talks with IMF after presidential elections

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:35
Egypt has previously stalled on signing a $4.8 billion IMF loan, which would require passing economic reforms and likely spark controversy

Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:05
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, his campaign said in a statement.

Egypt to raise electricity prices before election: minister

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:50
Egypt plans to boost electricity prices for the richest 20 percent of its citizens before the presidential elections at the end of May, as the country has no time to waste in starting reforms, the planning minister said.

Egypt: Electricity Price Hikes Shock Rich as Further Reforms Floated

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:42
Egypt's interim government will increase the price of electricity for the wealthiest Egyptians before May's presidential elections, according to the planning minister. "This energy subsidy system is unsustainable; "We don't have time to waste ... It's better for Egypt to start some of these measures at least before the presidential election, just to pave the way for the coming president, to make ...

Egypt: Electricity Price Hikes Shock Rich as Further Reforms Floated

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:45
Egypt's planning minister says the richest fifth of the population will have to pay more for electricity soon

Egypt's Sisi submits bid for president

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:30
Egypt's ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday officially submitted his bid to run for president, with his lawyer handing over the required documents to the authorities, a spokesman said.

Egypt's former military chief takes final formal step to run for president

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:00
Egypt's former military chief has taken the final formal step to run in the May 26-27 presidential election, submitting to the election commission the signatures of at least 25,000 Egyptians demanding that he runs.

Egypt: El-Sissi In Final Step To Run For President

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:53
Egypt: el-Sissi in final step to run for president

Egypt: Fahmy - Egypt-Sudan Ties, Unique Historical

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:43
[Egypt Online]Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said Thursday that the relations between Egypt and Sudan are unique, historical and would never be exposed to effects by changes of regimes or ideologies.

Egypt: Minister - Egypt Touches Positive Stances From WB, IMF

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:17
[Egypt Online]Cairo touches new positive spirit and understanding on the part of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) towards situations in Egypt, as government goes on carrying out the roadmap adopted following the June 30 revolution, said Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ashraf el-Arabi.

Egypt battles energy crunch with ban on too-cold air conditioners

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:01
Egypt, grappling with an energy crunch, will enforce a ban on the production and import of air conditioners that can be set lower than 20 degrees Celsius, aiming to reassure citizens and industry hit with power cuts and fuel shortages. The failure of successive governments in Cairo to develop sound energy policies has discouraged foreign companies from tapping gas reserves needed to meet ...

Egypt's Sisi submits bid for president: spokesman

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:36
Egypt's ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday officially submitted his bid to run for president, with his lawyer handing over the required documents to the authorities, a spokesman said. Sisi, who is riding on a wave of popularity after ousting Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in July, is widely expected to win the May 26-27 election. "Lawyer Abu Shoqa submitted the required documents on ...

Egypt's election body to allow EU monitor presidential elections

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:13
Egypt's election body to allow EU monitor presidential elections

Egypt's 'Military Inc' expands its control of the economy

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 19:45
From bottled water to the Suez Canal, the Egyptian army is tightening its grip on the country's business activities In the shadows of a harsh political crackdown, the military that overthrew Egypt's first democratically elected president last summer is positioning itself to become the country's uncontested economic power. Egyptians have focused in recent months on the likely ascent of military ...

Egypt arrests al-Jazeera journalists

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:36
Three journalists detained as government crackdown intensifies following move against Muslim Brotherhood Egypt's security forces have detained a team of journalists working for al-Jazeera English, arresting three men in a dusk raid on an office and apprehending a fourth from his home, on charges of "spreading false news" and holding meetings with the Muslim Brotherhood. The arrests signal an ...

Egypt arrests alleged 'terrorist' who fought in Syria

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:45
Egypt has arrested a veteran of the Syrian civil war on suspicion of planning terrorist acts inside Egypt, the state news agency reported on Sunday. The Egyptian prosecutor's office in Suez City ordered the arrest of Wael Ahmed Abdel Fattah for 15 days, MENA reported, adding that he was suspected of working with Islamist militant groups. MENA said Abdel Fattah, a former oil company employee ...

Egypt to introduce smart card for subsidised bread by July

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 06:28
Egypt will introduce a smart card system for subsidised bread nationwide by July, in an attempt to curb corruption and smuggling, Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi said on Sunday. "The new system will ... save the subsidies allotted for bread, which cost 22 billion Egyptian pounds ($3.15 billion) a year, from being wasted and leaked," Hanafi said in a statement. Egypt is the world's largest ...

Egypt arrests alleged 'terrorist' who fought in Syria

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 06:23
Egypt has arrested a veteran of the Syrian civil war on suspicion of planning terrorist acts inside Egypt, the state news agency reported on Sunday. The Egyptian prosecutor's office in Suez City ordered the arrest of Wael Ahmed Abdel Fattah for 15 days, MENA reported, adding that he was suspected of working with Islamist militant groups. MENA said Abdel Fattah, a former oil company employee ...

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Sun, 04/13/2014 - 06:17
Egypt will introduce a smart card system for subsidised bread nationwide by July, in an attempt to curb corruption and smuggling, Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi said today. A pilot scheme was launched today in the Suez Canal city of Port Said and will be implemented in other cities next week. "The new system will ... save the subsidies...