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Egypt says Russian aircraft crashes in Sinai
by Merrit Kennedy - October 31, 2015 - 4:27am
Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation said a Russian aircraft carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members crashed Saturday in the restive Sinai peninsula.
Egypt central bank devalues pound again to 7.93 per dollar
by Merrit Kennedy - October 19, 2015 - 11:28am
Egypt's central bank weakened the value of the Egyptian pound against the dollar Sunday for the second time in a week.
Cairo's Mother Theresa serves children of Egypt's slums
by Merrit Kennedy - March 11, 2015 - 7:27am
In a slum inhabited by Cairo's legions of informal garbage collectors, children in tattered sandals walk down muddy, trash-strewn alleys to get to Mama Maggie's community center, where their feet are washed, their...
Egypt's president raises cigarette tax
by Merrit Kennedy - February 23, 2015 - 6:08am
Egypt said yesterday it will raise the sales tax on both local and imported cigarettes as it confronts a major budget deficit.
Officials: 25 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot
by Merrit Kennedy - February 9, 2015 - 8:55am
A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 25 people, authorities said.
Opposition party to boycott Egypt election, slams government
by Merrit Kennedy - February 9, 2015 - 3:16am
A center-left political party says it will boycott Egypt's elections next month in protest at what it calls the government's human rights violations.
Egypt court designates Hamas military wing a terrorist group
by Merrit Kennedy - February 1, 2015 - 5:51am
A Cairo court banned the military wing of Gaza-based group Hamas on yesterday, designating it a terrorist organization.
Exasperated Abbas pushes UN end-of-occupation bid
by Merrit Kennedy - November 30, 2014 - 5:08am
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said yesterday he is moving ahead with a proposed UN Security Council resolution on setting a November 2016 deadline to end the Israeli occupation.
Bombs go off at Muslim festival in Egypt, wound 11
by Merrit Kennedy - October 17, 2014 - 3:20am
An Egyptian health official says two bombs have exploded at a Sufi Muslim religious festival in a city in the Nile Delta, wounding 11 people.
Egypt says will boost security at tourist sites
by Merrit Kennedy - September 16, 2014 - 3:46am
Egypt plans to increase the number of security cameras at hotels and popular tourist destinations as part of a series of new security measures aimed at buoying the flagging tourism sector following three years of...
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