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Delays complicate Gaza truce efforts: Sisi

Egypt's President said on Saturday a ceasefire plan proposed by his country offered the chance to end the Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas, but warned that lost time further complicated matters. "The Egyptian initia

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Sisi's bold start on reforms buys Egypt some time

Egypt's new president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has made a head start on tackling the country's economic problems, managing to introduce long-awaited subsidy reform without stirring popular unrest. Sisi's government, formed

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Reforming Egypt's black market - high hurdles, big rewards

The economist behind a plan to unlock at least $380 billion worth of assets from Egypt's black market says President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi must first restore another asset that has depreciated over the years:

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Brotherhood leader sentenced to life

An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison on Saturday, the court's judge said, for inciting violence that erupted after the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last year. B

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Algeria, Egypt's Sisi talk security, gas shipments

Algeria agreed to ship five cargoes of liquefied natural gas to Egypt before the end of the year, a source at Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach said, helping its north African neighbour with its worst energy crunch in years. Th

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Sisi pledges to cut own pay, calls to make sacrifices

Egypt's new president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pledged on Tuesday to give up half his salary and property and called on the Egyptian people to make similar sacrifices in a bid to prepare the public for a period of painful economic austerity.

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Egypt taking fuel shipments for June needs

Egypt is receiving fuel shipments to cover its needs for this month, an energy official said on Friday, despite $6 billion of free fuel given by its Gulf allies after the army took power last year. Amr Mostafa, vice president of t

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Saudi King discusses Iraq, Syria issues with Sisi

The dangerous developments unfolding in Iraq, Syria and Libya topped talks between King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sisi yesterday. The Saudi monarch, during his first visit to Cairo since the 2

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Saudi king to visit Egypt's Sisi on Friday

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah will pay a brief visit to Egypt on Friday in a show of support for its newly elected president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, two Saudi sources told Reuters on Thursday. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab mo

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Start work by 7am, Egypt ministers told

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ordered a military-style regime of early morning starts for ministers on Tuesday as he swore in a new government that hopes to revive an economy plagued by sluggish growth and recent political turmoil.

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