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Suez Canal ‘add-on’ lane to cut waiting times

Egypt’s Suez Canal, which is set to open on August 6, features an additional lane including 35 km of new channels, which will reduce waiting time for ships, a report said. The new channel also includes a further 37 km of new

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Egypt president signs elections law

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed into law election-related legislation, the official gazette said on Sunday, opening the way to setting a date for long-delayed parliamentary polls. The election law allocates 4

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25 militants killed in Egypt air strikes in Sinai

Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there. The sources said the air strikes hit

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Egypt appoints first ambassador to Israel in 3 years

Egypt appointed its first ambassador to Israel since 2012 on Sunday, signalling improving ties between states that both see the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, as a threat. Former Islamist

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Egypt may delay fuel subsidy smart card

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asked his government on Saturday to consider postponing a smart card system for subsidised fuel which was due to come into effect in two days, state media said. "The president direct

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Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader to death

An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other senior members of the group to death for inciting chaos and violence, and gave a life term to a US-Egyptian citizen for ties to the Brotherhood.

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Arab summit agrees on unified military force

Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya and as regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran engage in sectarian proxy wars. Worki

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Egypt needs $200-$300bn to develop: Sisi

Egypt needs $200-$300 billion to develop, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said at an international investment conference on Sunday, pressing his campaign to lift the Arab world's most populous country from years of economic turmoil.

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Regional allies pledge $12 billion to Egypt

Gulf Arab allies pledged a further $12 billion of investments and central bank deposits for Egypt at an international summit on Friday, a big boost to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he tries to reform the economy after years of political uphe

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Sisi decree widens scope of security crackdown

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has signed off on an anti-terrorism law that gives authorities more sweeping powers to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order. The move, announc

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