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Cairo airport to screen passengers from Sudan for cholera

Cairo airport to screen passengers from Sudan for cholera

Egypt's Cairo airport has started screening passengers arriving from Sudan for signs of cholera because of a reported outbreak there, the head of airport quarantine said on Wednesday. Similar measures are already carried out in Cairo airport for people arriving from Yemen due to an epidemic...

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12 vehicles destroyed crossing from Libya

12 vehicles destroyed crossing from Libya

Egypt's military Tuesday said its air force destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunitions and explosives, after receiving intelligence that "criminal elements" were attempting to cross the western border with Libya. The military said that air force planes had set out to explore the...

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East Libyan forces claim control of central Benghazi neighborhood

East Libyan forces claim control of central Benghazi neighborhood

East Libyan forces said they had gained control on Saturday over one of two remaining districts of Benghazi where they faced armed resistance. The advance in the central Souq al-Hout neighborhood was the latest step in the slow progress of the self-styled Libyan National Army commanded by...

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Morocco protest leader 'beaten' during arrest

Morocco protest leader 'beaten' during arrest

The leader of a protest movement in northern Morocco was "severely" beaten and verbally abused by police during his arrest, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said Thursday. Nasser Zefzafi -- leader of Al-Hirak al-Shaabi, or the "Popular Movement" -- was detained on May 29 in a...

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Egypt doubles capacity of ration cards

Egypt doubles capacity of ration cards

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says the government will increase the monthly capacity of ration cards through which it distributes food subsidies from LE21 ($1.16) per person to LE50 ($2.77) in an attempt to ease the effects of hard-hitting economic reforms. El-Sissi said in a...

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Egypt delivers fuel to ease Gaza electricity crisis

Egypt delivers fuel to ease Gaza electricity crisis

Egypt began on Wednesday to deliver a million liters of fuel to Gaza, a Palestinian official said, in an attempt to ease the Palestinian enclave's desperate electricity crisis. The fuel, trucked in through the Rafah border between Egypt and Gaza, will be routed to the territory's only power...

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Egypt kills 12 militants in North Sinai air strike

Egypt kills 12 militants in North Sinai air strike

Egyptian jets bombed a gathering site of Sinai-based Islamist militants, killing 12 and destroying several four-wheel-drive vehicles, the military said on Tuesday. An Islamist insurgency in the rugged, thinly populated Sinai Peninsula has gained pace since the military overthrew President...

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Car bomber dies in failed attack near Libya's Es Sider oil port

Car bomber dies in failed attack near Libya's Es Sider oil port

 A car bomber blew himself up overnight in a failed attack near a security checkpoint outside the Libyan oil port of Es Sider, a security source and a witness said on Tuesday. Security officials did not say who they thought was behind the attempted attack, which took place a few...

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Morocco arrests more activists in northern protest

Morocco arrests more activists in northern protest

 Moroccan authorities have arrested more activists involved in the country's biggest political protests since the "Arab Spring", lawyers and rights groups said on Tuesday. For months, demonstrators have taken to the streets around the northern city of Al-Hoceima to vent frustration over...

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UN chief set to name new Libya envoy after rare contentious search

UN chief set to name new Libya envoy after rare contentious search

Former Lebanese Culture Minister Ghassan Salameh is set to be named as the new United Nations envoy to Libya by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, ending an unusually contentious four-month search that followed U.S. rejection of his first suggestion. Guterres on Friday officially put...

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Roadside bomb kills Egyptian police officer in Cairo suburb

Roadside bomb kills Egyptian police officer in Cairo suburb

Egypt's Interior Ministry says a roadside bomb struck a police vehicle in a Cairo suburb, killing an officer and wounding four others. In a statement carried by the state news agency, the ministry said the bomb was remotely detonated early Sunday in Maadi, a wealthy suburb that is home to...

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Egypt's investment law executive regulations to be finalised in 10 days

Egypt's investment law executive regulations to be finalised in 10 days

Egypt's Investment Minister Sahar Nasr will finalise the executive regulations for a newly issued investment law within 10 days and submit them to the prime minister for approval, she told Reuters on Saturday. "I formed a ministerial committee which I head with all relevant ministries and...

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More than 900 migrants rescued off Libya

More than 900 migrants rescued off Libya

 The Libyan coastguard has rescued more than 900 African and Asian migrants attempting to reach Europe, a navy spokesman said on Saturday. "A coastguard patrol from Zawiya (west of Tripoli) intercepted five inflatable boats and a wooden vessel carrying 906 migrants at dawn on Friday,"...

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Egyptian court recommends death penalty for 31 over assassination of prosecutor

Egyptian court recommends death penalty for 31 over assassination of prosecutor

A Cairo criminal court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for 31 people convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of Egypt's top prosecutor, the most senior state official killed by militants in recent years. The court set a verdict session for July 22, after referring its...

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Arrests in Egypt as opposition calls for islands protest

Arrests in Egypt as opposition calls for islands protest

Egyptian police have arrested dozens of activists in the face of opposition calls for protests on Friday after parliament passed a controversial agreement to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia. A lawyer working to release the activists said about 50 had been arrested across Egypt since...

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Egypt panel defies parliament on Red Sea islands transfer

Egypt panel defies parliament on Red Sea islands transfer

 A senior constitutional panel in Egypt has concluded that two courts, which ruled to annul an agreement to transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, had acted within their jurisdiction. The panel's report - published on Thursday in Egyptian media - defies Egypt's...

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World Bank approves $500 mln credit for Tunisia

World Bank approves $500 mln credit for Tunisia

The World Bank has approved a $500 million credit for Tunisia to help the North African country with budget support, a government official said on Tuesday. The new loan came just after the International Monetary Fund released a $320-million delayed tranche of Tunisia's IMF loan after the...

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Egypt needs to improve rule of law, freedoms to attract investors

Egypt needs to improve rule of law, freedoms to attract investors

Egypt needs to strengthen its rule of law and allow greater religious freedom if it wants to attract more foreign investment, its top trading partner Germany said on Monday. Egypt's improved security after years of turmoil and an Islamist militancy has helped revive German tourism, German...

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