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Egypt buys 2.9m tonnes wheat in 6 months

Egypt, the world's top wheat importer, has bought around 2.9 million tonnes of wheat during the first half of 2014-2015 fiscal year, a top official said in a report. According to Mamdouh Abdel Fattah - vice chairman of the Gen

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Tenth Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu

A five-year-old Egyptian child died from bird flu on Wednesday, the tenth death from the virus in the country out of 22 identified cases this year, the Health Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Dr Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the boy

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Lower oil "double-edged sword" for energy-hungry Egypt

The fall in global oil prices will cut Egypt's fuel subsidy bill but could hit the finances of oil-exporting Gulf allies who have showered it with billions of dollars in aid.  

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Qatar and Egypt officials discuss reconciliation

Egyptian and Qatari intelligence officials met in Cairo to discuss a possible reconciliation as part of Saudi efforts to broker an end to the 18-month standoff over Doha's support of the Muslim Brotherhood, security sources said.

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DHL Express backs regional donation drive

Leading logistics service provider DHL recently chartered one of its Bahrain-based aircraft in support of a regional community drive that saw a total of 15 tonnes of blankets and clothes collected from Bahrain and other Gulf states, being flown

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Egypt says lower oil prices to slash energy subsidies bill by 30pc

Egypt expects to slash its energy subsidies bill by 30 per cent in the 2014-15 fiscal year if global oil prices remain low, the oil ministry said, potentially lightening the burden on the cash-strapped co

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Egypt opens Rafah border first time since October

Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said. Rafah is the only major crossing between impoverished G

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Egypt receives 10 Apache helicopters from US

Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the US in the past week, security sources said on Saturday, a sign of easing tensions between the long-time allies confronting Islamist extremism across the region. The United States origi

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Kuwait Energy finds new hydrocarbon site in Egypt

Kuwait Energy, an independent oil and gas company, and its partner the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), have announced the discovery of hydrocarbons on the East Ras Qattara development lease in Egypt. The exploration

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Egypt set to pass mining, industrial land laws

Egypt will pass laws next week related to mining and the allocation of industrial land as it pursues reforms to attract foreign investors deterred by political turmoil, the investment minister said on Tuesday. But Asharf Salman ga

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