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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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Sisi meets Qatari envoy, signalling possible detente

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi met a special envoy of the Emir of Qatar on Saturday, the latest step in a Saudi-brokered effort to repair relations, regional news agencies reported. Ties between Cairo and Doha deteriorate

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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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Egypt mulls bigger role for military courts

Egypt is considering expanding the jurisdiction of military courts and displacing thousands of residents to enlarge a military buffer zone near the border with the Gaza Strip following an attack on security forces in the area. Two

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Egypt GDP growth rate up to 3.7pc in fiscal Q4

Egypt's GDP growth rate rose in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013/14 to 3.7 per cent, up from 2.5 per cent, the government said, in the latest sign that confidence is returning to an economy battered by three years of political turmoil.

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Islamic State expands influence to Egypt

Islamic State, fighting to redraw the map of the Middle East, has been coaching Egypt's most dangerous militant group, complicating efforts to stabilize the biggest Arab nation. Confirmation that Islamic Sate, currently the mo

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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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